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whole grains

Edible East Bay: Spring Side Dishes

May 5, 2014 edible east bay magazine

Five stories about local food entrepreneurs and innovators in the East Bay.

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$4 Toast: The Story Behind the Story Behind the Story

February 3, 2014 baking

Does $4 toast ring any bells? Here’s the back story to the whole bread brouhaha.

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Megan Gordon’s Granola Goodness

January 17, 2014 baking

Start the day with some whole-grain goodness, courtesy of the brains behind the biz Marge Granola.

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Kim O’Donnel on Celebrating the Holidays Without Meat

December 17, 2012 bay area bites

Kim O’Donnel, author of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations, dishes on serving a fun, festive holiday feast without the beast.

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Catherine McCord Dishes on Cooking with Kids

December 9, 2012 bay area bites

The voice behind the popular food blog weelicious shares her tips on family cooking, recipe too.

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The East Bay’s Artisan Food Producers

October 22, 2012 baking

The people and craft behind the East Bay’s artisanal food movement.

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5 Meatless Meals Anyone Could Whip Up on Monday

June 14, 2010 meatless monday

Here’s part two in my Meatless Mondays series.  This week: Simple, nutritious, and delicious dishes anyone could cook for dinner. These are courtesy of the Sarah & Gabe kitchen (that’s me and my kid, peeps). Let me reiterate: I am a very modest home cook. A working single mum, who like many of you out [...]

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Meatless Mondays: A Handy Primer, Part One

May 17, 2010 food organizations

Every Monday is meatless in my home. Most Tuesdays-Sundays as well, as regular readers of this blog already know. Okay, there’s one notable exception, which you can read all about in a recent post, A Culinary Confession. But for the purposes of this blog entry: I’ve essentially been a veg head for the past three [...]

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Granola: A Sweet Start to the Day

January 8, 2010 baking

Fresh starts. New adventures. The whole unexplored landscape that is the year ahead. I welcome January, when anything seems possible. Except, of course, when there’s transition week. Anyone else having a transition week? Come on, you know you are. I can see it in my son as he struggles to get back in synch with [...]

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What's for Dinner? Find Answers on the Web

November 4, 2009 comfort food

How many of you have found those email chain letters in your inbox asking you to share a recipe with a dozen or so others? How many of you actually respond? I’m not entirely sure why, but I never seem to reply to these recipe requests (sorry Anne, Katherine, Ellen, et al.) and wind up [...]

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Simply Delicious

September 16, 2009 comfort food

Dudley’s Rhythm & Motion dance class on Sunday. Yogurt, granola, and berries for breakfast — topped off with a fig, no less — from around the corner at the architecturally splendid Stable Cafe, once the site of the San Francisco mayor’s carriage house in the 1800s, now adding some sparkle to an otherwise scruffy stretch [...]

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Eat Food, Cook Food, and Don't Forget the Salt

July 29, 2009 comfort food

Perhaps the best thing about Cook Food: a manualfesto for easy, healthy, local eating is that it’s a slim little volume. That’s not some snarky reviewer comment. Writer Lisa Jervis aims to demystify how to eat well and cook simple food by keeping her book brief. She includes 20 recipes of the beans, greens, grains, [...]

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The Case for Quinoa

April 27, 2009 recipes

Would you attend a free cooking class if your child’s school offered one? The good folks who run the cooking and gardening programs in my kid’s school district provide five-week parent nutrition classes in the spring. The evening program reinforces instruction about healthy eating these parents’ children receive at public school — and helps time-challenged [...]

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