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Celebrate Veg Week in the Bay Area

Celebrate Veg Week in the Bay Area

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

U.S. Veg Week takes place this Monday through Sunday, with events around the country. Check out cooking workshops and get discounts at participating restaurants. Or, if you’re curious, take the seven-day meat-free pledge.

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5 Bites: Satisfy Your Indian Curry and Chaat Cravings in and Around Fremont

5 Bites: Satisfy Your Indian Curry and Chaat Cravings in and Around Fremont

| March 31, 2014 | 14 Comments

With a sizable Asian population according to the most recent census, Fremont’s thriving Indian community outnumbers all others in the city. Venture over to this diverse area and you’ll discover numerous restaurants and shops to explore. From creamy Northern Indian curries to South Indian dosas, there’s a marvelous range of regional cuisines to sample.

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Almost 500 Foods Contain the ‘Yoga Mat’ Compound. Should We Care?

Almost 500 Foods Contain the ‘Yoga Mat’ Compound. Should We Care?

| March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

A report finds that azodicarbonamide wasn’t just in Subway’s bread: It’s in hundreds of foods. While it has been linked to asthma in factory workers, the additive poses no known risk to consumers.

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Eat Plants and Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy on the Meat, Study Says

Eat Plants and Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy on the Meat, Study Says

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it’s still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.

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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just as Well as Vegetarians

Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just as Well as Vegetarians

| February 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.

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Don’t Poison the Guests: Advice on Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

Don’t Poison the Guests: Advice on Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wheat, nuts, fish, dairy–seems like everyone is allergic to something these days. What’s a host to do? An illustrated guide to the difference between intolerance and allergy. And tips for cooking for those with these conditions (and having them leave sated –and alive.)

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Banksy’s Latest Work Takes On The Meat Industry … With Puppets

Banksy’s Latest Work Takes On The Meat Industry … With Puppets

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The street artist’s latest piece is called “Sirens of the Lambs,” and it features a bunch of cuddly puppet animals peeking out of a slaughterhouse truck, squealing with fear. The truck is set to tour around New York City for the next week and a half.

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Food & Spirituality: Serving Up a Holy Feast at the Shiva-Vishnu Temple

Food & Spirituality: Serving Up a Holy Feast at the Shiva-Vishnu Temple

| October 2, 2013 | 8 Comments

Livermore’s Shiva-Vishnu Temple is a major touchstone for the Bay Area’s growing Indian American community. Vegetarian meals are prepared weekly and offered up for free to the gods and the public. Rachael Myrow visited the temple in September, during the 10-day celebration of Lord Ganesha.

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These Folks Went Vegetarian Back When It Was Way Uncool

These Folks Went Vegetarian Back When It Was Way Uncool

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today is World Vegetarian Day, but every day is reason to go meatless at Hiltl’s, the world’s oldest continually operating vegetarian restaurant. This pioneering place opened more than a century ago in meat-loving Zurich.

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Purple Sweet Potato A Contender To Replace Artificial Food Dyes

Purple Sweet Potato A Contender To Replace Artificial Food Dyes

| September 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Consumers are demanding “natural” food dyes, and scientists say purple sweet potato is the most promising source of pigments to make them. But it may be a while before your red Popsicle is made with this kind of vegetable-based dye.

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Oakland Social: Five comfort food date nights in Oakland

Oakland Social: Five comfort food date nights in Oakland

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Five suggestions for eliciting summertime romance over comfort food and a full belly.

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Even Carnivores Are Putting More Fake Meat On Their Plates

Even Carnivores Are Putting More Fake Meat On Their Plates

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vegetarians aren’t the only ones buying products like tempeh, tofu and seitan, a survey finds. Sales of meat alternatives climbed 8 percent between 2010 and 2012, thanks in part to meat eaters looking for a break from meat.

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Curbside Creamery: A New Ice Cream Venture Rolls Into Oakland

Curbside Creamery: A New Ice Cream Venture Rolls Into Oakland

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s a promising newcomer entering the East Bay ice cream scene. Curbside Creamery plans to start scooping from its new space in Oakland’s Temescal Alley this fall.

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Mediterranean-Inspired BBQ Menu for July 4th Weekend

Mediterranean-Inspired BBQ Menu for July 4th Weekend

Lamb is fantastic on the grill, so this Fourth of July, try some lamb burgers jazzed up with cilantro, scallions, and an unexpected hit of fresh ginger, dolloped with cool herbed yogurt. For vegetarians, there’s a smoky spread of grilled eggplant and tahini, scooped into grilled pita and topped with crunchy carrot-mint salad.

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