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Spring Is Here!!!

By RFD on March 22nd, 2016 in Blog, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

To celebrate here are three recipes that incorporate the many spring vegetables sprouting up everywhere.   Niçoise Salad This is the perfect salad to welcome in the season of spring. I like to toss the components together in a bowl, combining the flavors and textures, rather than arranging some elements separately on a top. Whichever […]

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Why Organic is Worth the Price?

Several weeks ago, David Lazarus who writes a column in the business section of The Los Angeles Times, wrote a piece about Millennials being somewhat disinterested in Organic, viewing the “organic” label as something of a marketing ploy to charge more. My brother-in-law, Organic Farmer, Larry Jacobs is a pioneer in the movement since […]

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SUPER FOODS are many foods…

By RFD on June 2nd, 2015 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

In RFD, we encounter curious people always asking intriguing questions. One that comes up a lot is do you serve SuperFoods? In the last few years, exotic or rare super foods have made it into our marketplace and gained a great deal of popular attention from nutritionists and the media alike. I too, jumped on […]

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Live a big life!

By Ann on January 13th, 2015 in Blog, Lifestyle, Vegan, Vegetarian

As a young woman, Michio Kushi inspired me to live a big life. I look back now with experience and wisdom and realize how fortunate I was to be in the presence of a master. Living in New York City, I was ready to take the big apple in one bite. I ate my way […]

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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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World Vegetarian Day 2013—Unprocessed for a Healthy You

By Ann on October 5th, 2013 in Blog, Lifestyle, Vegan, Vegetarian

This past Tuesday, October 1st was World Vegetarian Day. To honor the day, aware individuals made a conscious decision to eat a meat-free day. I have friends who participated in this movement and, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, by just not eating meat for one day they saved driving 1,160 […]

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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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