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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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Last Minute Winter Squash Recipes For Holiday Cooking

By Ann on November 22nd, 2011 in Blog, Gluten-free, Kids, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

When I do my own personal food shopping at my local natural foods store or farmer’s market, it’s inevitable that while I am in the produce section or piling sweet dumpling squashes into my shopping bags, I am often stopped my fellow shoppers with looks of bewilderment.

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8 Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

By Ann on November 19th, 2011 in Blog, Gluten-free, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

I am in the restaurant business and Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year. In my first year in business, I was looking forward to a day off. My plans for a much-needed day off had nothing to do with cooking or eating or the demands of feeding others.

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Healthy Food – Against the Law?

By Ann on November 2nd, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Did you ever think there could be a police crackdown against raw food? It’s a reality, and right here in Los Angeles.  In fact, the police are taking “heat” (pun intended) for one “crackdown” that’s back in the news. The story of the “bust” itself last summer was already an insult to our freedoms, but […]

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October is Non-GMO Month

By Ann on October 18th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Kids, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Last week my local natural foods store, the Co-opportunity sponsored an educational evening at the Santa Monica Public Library. HIDDEN IN OUR FOOD, GMOS AND YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW I shared the stage with two dynamic people: Megan Westgate, Exec. Director of the non-GMO Project and David King a local Angeleno, who I call the […]

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Every Picture Tells A Story

By Ann on October 1st, 2011 in Blog, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

My great aunt, Marie Antoinette aka Arnie, (don’t ask me how she went from being named after a queen to being tagged with a manly nickname.) I reminisced about sitting in a “parlor” hanging on to every word my namesake Ann Elizabeth said. These grand dames were influenced by the work of Dorothy Drake, the interior designer who changed the style of their homes and many others from post Civil War décor. Nor more Scarlett O’Hara green velvet drapes keeping out the sunshine.

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