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Bringing Back the Bees: How One Bay Area Company is Using Wildflowers to Create a More Sustainable Food System

Bringing Back the Bees: How One Bay Area Company is Using Wildflowers to Create a More Sustainable Food System

| January 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Bay Area based company Seedles wants to strengthen our food system by bringing back the bees. They’ve created gumball-sized seed balls that can be thrown anywhere to plant wildflowers and increase bee pollination.

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From Paleo To Plant-Based, New Report Ranks Top Diets Of 2015

From Paleo To Plant-Based, New Report Ranks Top Diets Of 2015

| January 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

The caveman way of eating ranked near the bottom of a list of 35 diets ranked by medical and nutrition experts. The winners? The Mediterranean-like DASH and the plant-centric Ornish eating plan.

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Two East Bay Restaurants Take Unique Approach to Noise

Two East Bay Restaurants Take Unique Approach to Noise

| January 5, 2015 | 8 Comments

Restaurant acoustics is a frequent complaint by patrons and continues to be a growing problem with industrial-style spaces. Two East Bay restaurants have tried to remedy the noise problem by installing sophisticated sound systems by the Berkeley-based Meyer Sound.

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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That’s making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

| January 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Want to change the food system? You can vote with your fork, but you can also support a campaign that’s confronting the problems head on.

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Kendra Baker’s New Santa Cruz Food Empire Gaining Fans

Kendra Baker’s New Santa Cruz Food Empire Gaining Fans

| January 2, 2015 | 7 Comments

There’s more than surf up these days in coastside Santa Cruz, where pastry chef Kendra Baker and business partner Zach Davis have launched no less than six successful food outposts since 2010.

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Tapping Into Turmeric’s Superfood Powers

Tapping Into Turmeric’s Superfood Powers

| January 1, 2015 | 3 Comments

A guide to reaping the health benefits of curcumin, the ingredient found in this ancient spice that’s gaining new recognition for its proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year’s Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don’t fret: Science offers some guidance.

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Bay Area Bites New Year’s Eve Party Menu: 6 Fabulous Appetizers

Bay Area Bites New Year’s Eve Party Menu: 6 Fabulous Appetizers

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Throwing a New Year’s Eve cocktail party takes gumption, and a slew of terrific appetizers (and cocktail recipes). But don’t let the idea of throwing a NYE party intimidate you! Use this collection of tasty, fully-tested recipes and make all other parties pale in comparison.

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New Year’s Party Dessert: The Amazing, Indulgent, Truly Remarkable Mini Chocolate Pudding Puffs

New Year’s Party Dessert: The Amazing, Indulgent, Truly Remarkable Mini Chocolate Pudding Puffs

| December 29, 2014 | 5 Comments

Just imagine biting into a mini chocolate cream puff oozing with deep, dark chocolate pudding and then run, don’t walk, to your kitchen to make these decadent treats.

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How California’s New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

How California’s New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

| December 29, 2014 | 11 Comments

On Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens living in more spacious digs. The rules have disrupted the egg industry, and pushed prices up at grocery stores in California.

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Umami and Tang for New Year’s: Spicy Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

Umami and Tang for New Year’s: Spicy Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Salty, tangy, sweet, vinegary, crunchy, and juicy: these chicken wings are the bomb!

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New Year’s Heavenly Puffs: Crab Hush Puppies with Remoulade Sauce

New Year’s Heavenly Puffs: Crab Hush Puppies with Remoulade Sauce

| December 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

It’s Dungeness crab season and this is one crave-worthy way to make a little bit of sweet crabmeat feed a crowd.

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Fast and Simple New Year’s Party Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

Fast and Simple New Year’s Party Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pressed for time and need a quick and easy appetizer for a bunch of last-minute guests? This simple recipe will save you!

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