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RFD Celebrates National Farmers’ Market Week

  Photography by Culinary Director, Chef Tara Punzone  This week, August 3rd-9th, 2014 is declared as National Farmers Market Week. This official proclamation by the USDA, signed by Secretary Vilsack, marks the 15th Annual National Farmers’ Market Week – allowing us to take a moment out of our busy lives to recognize the importance of […]

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RFD and Muir Ranch’s Mud Baron Collaborate

I’m honored to say that I’ve been asked to sponsor the talented Mr. Mud Baron’s “Garden Chic” Farm-to-Table Dinner at Muir Ranch this Saturday night. Held in the organic garden of John Muir High School in Pasadena, the event will be catered by my restaurant, Real Food Daily, using some of the fresh organic produce […]

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Hear the Dirt from Real Food Daily’s Plant-Based Twitter Party

By Ann on January 22nd, 2014 in Blog, Organic, RFD Events, Testimonials, Vegan

Real Food Daily hosted a Twitter chat last week, including me and fellow plant-based experts on the topics of nutrition, diet and exercise. Read my recap below to get a sense of what our discussion revolved around and explore the convo at your own risk! PANELISTS Real Food Daily founder and CEO, Ann Gentry (@AnnGentry)  Award-winning plant-based […]

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January 2014: Pledge to Eat Vegan for 14 Days and Cleanse….at RFD

By Ann on January 10th, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Gluten-free, Lifestyle, Organic, Uncategorized, Vegan

                  With the New Year comes new goals and taking the time to recharge.  I like to reset, emotionally and spiritually by cleansing in various ways.  From altering the Feng Shui of my physical space to reading an uplifting message in my new favorite novel – it’s […]

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Three Summer Recipes

By Ann on September 27th, 2012 in Blog, Gluten-free, Organic, Vegan

It was a fun night last week at Whole Foods Market in Pasadena with lots of beloved RFD regulars as well as many newcomers. Thanks to all of you for turning out. As promised, here are the three summer recipes I demoed. All ingredients are accessible and these recipes are really easy for any home cook. […]

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Farm Bill, changing now in 2012.

By Ann on June 7th, 2012 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Organic, Sustainability

2012 Farm Bill in Congress NOW! In a national poll last year, 78 percent of Americans said making nutritious and healthy foods more affordable and accessible should be a top priority in the 2012 Farm Bill.  I know you are like me and want to make sure that our food choices are protected and honored and that we […]

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It’s the Golf Courses Stupid! NYTimes vs. Organic Farmers

By Ann on January 9th, 2012 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Organic, Sustainability

It’s the Golf Courses Stupid! NY Times vs. Organic Farmers I’m always amused by PR efforts to demonize organic farmers. When I started Real Food Daily in 1988, there was no USDA National Organic Program. Organic farming was more of a novelty. Today organic farming is a burgeoning segment of modern agriculture innovating cost effective […]

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My Favorite Cookbooks of 2011, mostly vegan and then some

By Ann on December 16th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

This was an exceptional year for cookbooks focused on healthy eating and living. My latest cookbook, Vegan Family Meals, Real Food for Everyone has made several Favorite Cookbook Lists.

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Roasted Vegetables Recipe: Japanese Sweet Potatoes

By Ann on December 6th, 2011 in Blog, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Reading Lisa See’s books, Snow Flower and The Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy lured me to Japanese Sweet Potatoes.
I have been roasting, eating and enjoying these soft sweet potatoes ever since.

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Thanksgiving for Seven Billion

By Ann on November 29th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Being a restaurateur and a mother, I spend a lot of time thinking about food and how to feed both my customers and my family. When I think about how to feed the world, it seems logical that a plant-based diet is the solution.

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