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    Butternut Bisque – To Roast or Not to Roast

    That is the question, and for me the answer depends on what else is on the menu besides this delicious butternut bisque.  When you roast butternut, you caramelize, and concentrate the flesh, and get something sweeter, starchier, and richer, which is perfect if you’re enjoying it as a meal,...
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    Is Meat the New Tobacco? What a Meat Tax Means for the Planet

    Photo by Zoltan Kovacs on Unsplash While little compares to the cool factor of Humphrey Bogart pulling on a Chesterfield in “Casablanca” nearly seventy-five years ago, cigarettes today aren’t so cool (Bogey still is, of course). Credit can go to decades of health awareness campaigns that peeled back the...
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    Heavenly Organics is Bringing Jobs to Conflict Zones (and Producing Glyphosate-Free Honey in the Process)

    Last year, the FDA found that most U.S. honey contains glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, but Heavenly Organics honey is one that you can be sure isn’t tainted. How can we be certain? Not only has Heavenly Organics been tested and approved by the Detox Project,...
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    Tourtière – A Meaty Holiday Main Course That’s Easy as Pie

    Many holiday main course recipes involve expensive ingredients, and/or time consuming, complicated techniques, not to mention the anxiety that comes along with worrying whether all that time and money will have been worth it. I’m looking at you, dry, overcooked beef wellington. If you want to avoid all that,...
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    HowGood Digs into School Lunches, and It Ain’t Pretty

    iStock/XiXinXing It turns out the nutritional content of school lunches isn’t the only thing we need to be concerned about. Independent research organization HowGood has found that most conventional school lunches contain harmful ingredients like azodicarbonamide, sodium stearoyl lactylate, and calcium propionate, a veritable alphabet soup of chemicals and...
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    Holiday Cheese Board – Finding Michele

    After posting the long, and relatively complicated croissants video last week, I decided to take a little mental break, and do a video for how to put together a holiday cheese board. I’ve wanted to do this one for a while, and since we’re in the middle of entertaining...
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    5 Reasons to Choose a Heritage Turkey This Thanksgiving

    iStock/LauriPatterson Heritage turkeys can cost up to ten times the price of a supermarket turkey, but don’t let that scare you off. There’s good reason these birds are quickly gaining in popularity across the nation. Recognized as a turkey “Standard of Perfection” by the American Poultry Association since 1874,...
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    How to Throw an Amazing Friendsgiving

      iStock/AleksandarNakic Wether you can’t make it home for Thanksgiving, or just want to show your friends a good time, having a Friendsgiving celebration is a fine idea. We want to help you throw the best Friendsgiving celebration possible, so we reached out to a handful of food, drink,...
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    This is What It’s Like Being an Undercover Animal Rights Investigator

        iStock/agnormark There’s perhaps no bigger nightmare for a vegan than being stranded inside a factory farm, helpless – unable to rush to the assistance of injured or frightened animals. Instead, imagine being forced to just stand there and watch, maybe even having to laugh like you think...