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Healthy Comfort Food: Vegan Cauliflower and Potato Currycurry-finalcurry-potatoescaulifloweronion-garlic-caulifloweronion-garlic-cauliflower-cooktomato-spicescooked-dish1curry-pan-finalcurry-final

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:23:10 PST

Vegan Cauliflower and Potato CurryPut the potatoes in a saucepan with cold water to cover, add a few teaspoons kosher salt, then bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low to maintain a simmer and cook until tender, about 20 minutes.Soak the cauliflower in cold water to cover for about 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.In a large frying pan, melt 1 tbsp coconut oil over medium-high heat, then add the onion. Cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Add the cauliflower and a sprinkle of salt.Cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown in spots, about 6 minutes. Transfer the cauliflower mixture to a bowl.In the frying pan over medium heat, add the diced tomatoes. Cook until bubbling and warmed through, then add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, and the cayenne if using. Stir well, then let simmer for about 3 minutes until thickened.Add the cauliflower, chopped potatoes, and ½ cup water and stir to combine. Cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, 5 to 8 minutes.Stir in the garam masala and cilantro.Vegan Cauliflower and Potato Curry


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A Tale of Two Veggie Burgers: Impossible vs. BeyondThe Impossible Burger at Cockscomb in San Francisco.The caramelized, bloody interior of the Impossible Burger.The Beyond Burger at the Veggie Grill.The inside of a Beyond Burger at the Veggie Grill.Despite claims, the Beyond Burger didn’t bleed.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:03:12 PST

The Impossible Burger at Cockscomb in San Francisco.The caramelized, bloody interior of the Impossible Burger.The Beyond Burger at the Veggie Grill.The inside of a Beyond Burger at the Veggie Grill.Despite claims, the Beyond Burger didn't bleed.


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Let’s Get Healthy: Green Chicken and Veggie Currygreen-curry-final-overheadgreen-curry-beansgreen-curry-peppersgreen-curry-sauce-blendgreen-curry-add-saucegreen-curry-chix-potgreen-curry-chix-cookinggreen-curry-chix-cooked-boardgreen-curry-add-veg1green-curry-add-scallionsgreen-curry-pick-chixgreen-curry-add-chixgreen-curry-cooked1green-curry-serve-on-rice1green-curry-final

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:58:17 PST

Green Chicken CurryTrim and cut green beans into 1-inch lengths.Seed and cut red bell pepper into thin 1-inch strips.In a blender or in the bowl of a food processor, combine the yellow onion, garlic, chicken broth, fish sauce, ¼ cup of the cilantro, brown sugar, curry paste, lime zest and juice.Salt the chicken, then add to a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Pour the curry sauce over the top, submerging the chicken pieces.Bring to a low boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low, cover partially, and simmer until the chicken is very tender, about 20 minutes.Simmer until the chicken is very tender, about 20 minutes.Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a cutting board or plate.Add the coconut milk, green beans, bell pepper, and green onions to the saucepan.Simmer until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes.Meanwhile, shred the chicken, discarding any gristle or fat.When the vegetables are tender, return the chicken to the pot.Simmer gently until the curry is warmed through.Serve over steamed rice.Garnish with the remaining cilantro and serve.


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As California’s Organic Farming Pioneers Age, A Younger Generation Steps InFood Commons Fresno took over the Willeys’ food box program — Ooooby — a year and a half ago.kiel_schimdt_custom-5569597a1570d27569c16996d7d32254832d8a1a-s700-c85The Masumoto Family Farm in Del Rey, Calif., is going through a change in season.The Loewen family farms around 80 acres of tree fruit in Sanger, Calif.

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:36:07 PST

Food Commons Fresno took over the Willeys' food box program — Ooooby — a year and a half ago.Jenny Saklar and Kiel Schmidt are both on the Food Commons Fresno team. Schmidt says he would like to see the Central Valley turn into a farm-to-fork hub like Sacramento.The Masumoto Family Farm in Del Rey, Calif., is going through a change in season.The Loewen family farms around 80 acres of tree fruit in Sanger, Calif.


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L.A.’s Moves to Protect Immigrant Street-Food Vendors Come With a CatchChicharrones, or pork rinds, fry in the piñata district in Los Angeles.Merced is a vendor in the piñata district. She is worried that the city council’s plan for a legal permitting system for sidewalk vendors, as proposed, will severely limit how many vendors can be on a given sidewalk, leaving many without a place to do business.

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:42:14 PST

Chicharrones, or pork rinds, fry in the piñata district in Los Angeles.Merced is a vendor in the piñata district. She is worried that the city council's plan for a legal permitting system for sidewalk vendors, as proposed, will severely limit how many vendors can be on a given sidewalk, leaving many without a place to do business.


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Meet Freda DeKnight, A ‘Hidden Figure’ And Titan Of African-American FoodFreda DeKnight’s Banana Orange Caramel Cake, from her 1948 cookbook Date With A Dish. Banana-based dishes have a long history in the South. Ships ferrying the fruit from the Caribbean to be distributed across America would drop off ripe ones at Gulf Coast ports like Mobile, Ala.Covers from two editions of Freda DeKnight’s cookbook. The first edition was called A Date With A Dish. Later updates were rebranded as The Ebony Cookbook.img_4711_1-copy_custom-d99f51b6cc70c12e9bc354e723a7f2d00eb95fba-s700-c85A recipe for chocolate chip cookies from the 1948 edition of A Date with A Dish.

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:56:13 PST

Freda DeKnight's Banana Orange Caramel Cake, from her 1948 cookbook Date With A Dish. Banana-based dishes have a long history in the South. Ships ferrying the fruit from the Caribbean to be distributed across America would drop off ripe ones at Gulf Coast ports like Mobile, Ala.Covers from two editions of Freda DeKnight's cookbook. The first edition was called A Date With A Dish. Later updates were rebranded as The Ebony Cookbook.The Ebony Cookbook.A recipe for chocolate chip cookies from the 1948 edition of A Date with A Dish.


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Refugees’ Life Stories Deepen the Brew at 1951 Coffee Company_2-wall-info-20003-Tshirt-20004-Doug-and-Rachel-2000_5-lines-on-floor-20006-Nazira-20007-Nazira-and-Batool-20008-Diorama-20009-Meg-2000

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:03:15 PST

1951 Coffee Company is named for the date the UN set up protections for refugees.1951 Coffee's T shirt reaffirms their mission.Rachel Taber and Doug Hewitt, co-founders of 1951 Coffee Company.The colorful stripes on the cafe's floor suggest the long journey to resettlement.Nazira was a journalist in Afghanistan. She has just begun a new life here.Nazira works with Batool, a Syrian refugee who was interviewed on The California Report. See link below to hear her family's story.This diorama aims to educate patrons about the many steps and uncertainties faced by refugees.Senior barista Meg shares his experience by training new employees.


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How Chocolate Became A Sweet (But Not So Innocent) Consort To Valentine’s Daycasanova_custom-5fc69443c89da4f85c787e75b393b048ab48eb77-s700-c85It was Cadbury that first linked Valentine’s Day with those heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates nestled in lace doilies. Here, women work on a production line at Cadbury’s in England in 1966.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:18:12 PST

Giacomo Casanova, the Venetian-born adventurer, gambler, and womanizer, called chocolate the "elixir of love."It was Cadbury that first linked Valentine's Day with those heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates nestled in lace doilies. Here, women work on a production line at Cadbury's in England in 1966.


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