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What If We Committed to Grow Food, Not Lawns? Foodie Underground

If you commit to “grow food not lawns,” you’re not just committing to better food security, you’re committing to a better community. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I’ve been thinking […]

Nurturing the ‘Home Farming’ Movement

Triscuit and Urban Farming are encouraging the widespread interest in local and homegrown food by helping people start 50 community-based “home farms” around the country. Article by Katherine Gustafson and image by OakleyOriginals via Flickr. First published March 2010 at Tonic.com. Triscuit, the Nabisco brand of crackers, is teaming up […]

Fall Farmers Market Guide: 10 Seasonal Products and Recipe Ideas

10 seasonal farmers market items to put in your basket. Hello harvest season! It’s good to see you again. Right now, the farmers market is brimming with all of the glorious produce that fall has to offer, and if you’re trying to stick to more seasonal foods, it’s time to take advantage. Shopping […]

A Primer on Current Food Safety Politics for Non Policy Geeks

On the heels of the devastating article in the New York Times about a young woman who paid dearly for the horrifying practices and lack of oversight in the meat industry, the Center for Science in the Public Interest released a list of the top 10 riskiest foods regulated by […]

50 Awesome Soup Recipes to Make This Fall

From parsnips to pumpkin, 50 soup recipes using delicious fall ingredients.  Colder weather calls for warmer dishes, and what better way to heat up than a delicious bowl of soup? Taking advantage of seasonal ingredients, there are plenty of different options to keep your palate entertained. Want to try more […]

Foodie Underground: Give ‘Em Something to Tweet About

The fact that Twitter changed the food cart movement is no news; foodies consume deals and specials from dining entrepreneurs like they’re candy. But the micro-blogging site hasn’t just become a guerrilla marketing tool to get the word out about tacos and tempeh, it’s becoming a source of foodie inspiration. […]

Foodie Underground: The Bike-Thru

The drive-thru: an iconic institution fueled by the American spirit to hit the open road. But in this day and age, drive-thrus have become synonymous with unhealthy lifestyle habits, both because of the food they serve and the mode of transportation used to get there. But what if the food […]

Unique LA’s Local Love Event

LA shows the love for local designers, artists and makers of food. This past weekend, local makers of food, fashion and art gathered at The California Market Center in LA for Unique LA’s Local Love event — the largest independent design show in the country. As a relatively new East […]

Last Minute Ideas for a Seamless Thanksgiving Day

To-do list: shop, prep, make easy appetizers, think now about what to do with leftovers. Your guest list is done, the menu is planned – now the fun part begins. Whether it’s vegan tofurky, a traditional elaborate menu, or the potluck path, here are some tips and ideas for making […]

The Mixed Grocery Bag That Is Walmart

Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that whatever the giant retailer, Walmart, does sends shock waves through their supply chain. Lately they’ve introduced some bold initiatives in greening their supply chain. Are the efforts real or are they marketing? Will they help the environment, consumers, workers and producers […]

Foodspotting Friday: Did Someone Say Pumpkin?

15 aesthetically pleasing foods you can make with pumpkin. In honor of Halloween, which we assume many of you will be celebrating in various ways over the next few days, this week’s Foodspotting Friday is dedicated to the most iconic of fall foods: the pumpkin. Put it in a cupcake, […]

Make Your Own Salad Dressing: 7 Tasty Vinaigrettes

I’ve never understood why anyone would buy ready-made salad dressing. Salad dressing is incredibly easy to make and most likely, you already have the ingredients in your cupboards. I highly recommend learning a few simple salad dressings as a way to not only continue your efforts to reduce buying processed food, […]

The Green Plate: News From the Food World

ColumnNews worth eating. Once a month, The Green Plate harvests the most interesting, biggest, weirdest, and puzzling recent news stories on food politics, the food industry, eating trends, and edible discoveries from around the web, and shares them with you. Read on and learn about McDonald’s latest foray into “sustainable […]

Curried Cauliflower Soup with Mustard Seed Oil

When cauliflower is in season, as it is this time of year, it’s revelatory. Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli are better when the weather turns chilly because the cold makes them sweeter and more deeply flavored. People who think broccoli and cauliflower are bitter and stinky may have only […]

Foodie Underground: Cycled Coffee

Kombucha, organics, whole grains, kale – there’s a lot happening in the underground food movement that relates directly to living a healthier lifestyle – except for maybe cupcakes. Foodies have long understood the value of living a balanced lifestyle, and having an appreciation for good food is often teamed with […]

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100 Things to Do This Summer if You Love Food: Foodie Underground

For the last few years I have been doing a summer roundup of food-related activities. Things to challenge you in your food repertoire, as well as things to simply enjoy eating well. Ready? Print this list out, hang it up on your refrigerator and start checking things off. This is […]

What If We Committed to Grow Food, Not Lawns? Foodie Underground

If you commit to “grow food not lawns,” you’re not just committing to better food security, you’re committing to a better community. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I’ve been thinking […]

Do We Need Farm-to-Table? Foodie Underground

As the farm-to-table movement grows, so does farmwashing. What can we do about it? I have always been pulled to restaurants that promote a farm-to-table ethos. What’s better than making a connection between the food that you are eating and the people who produced it? So when Vanity Fair recently […]

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The Nordic Diet: Eating Like a Viking is Good for All of Us

Is the Nordic Diet just the new “it” thing or is it actually a sustainable approach to food? If it’s not one diet, it’s another, because let’s face it: we want the magic trick that will keep is fit and slim. The truth is, there is no magic trick, the best […]

What If We Committed to Grow Food, Not Lawns? Foodie Underground

If you commit to “grow food not lawns,” you’re not just committing to better food security, you’re committing to a better community. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I’ve been thinking […]

10 DIY Tea Recipes for Cozy Winter Evenings

Tea recipes so you can make your own unique blends. If winter is good for one thing, it’s for curling up with a good book and a mug of tea. This is the season to embrace coziness. In Denmark, they have a word to describe this exact feeling: hygge. Creating […]

Do We Really Know How to Eat Healthy? Foodie Underground

Do we really know how to eat healthy, or do we just think we do? I saw an image on Pinterest last week, a baking pan full of frozen fruit, being topped off with cake mix. Below it was this caption: “Frozen berries, dry cake mix, and 1 can of […]