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Holiday Recipes: Cook With the Seasons

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 01.30.2013 | Taste
The Nature Conservancy in California

What better time than the holiday season to celebrate the bounty of California? To make it easy for you, the Conservancy asked chefs and food producers to share a favorite recipe that features sustainable, seasonal ingredients.

NY Times vs. Organic Farmers -- It's the Golf Courses Stupid!

Ann Gentry | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Ann Gentry

NY Times vs. Organic Farmers - It's the Golf Courses Stupid! I'm always amused by PR efforts to demonize organic farmers. When I started Real Food Da...

Lucy Blodgett

How LA Chefs Spent Thanksgiving | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 11.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Crashing carts in the grocery store rush, frantic meal planning, sending guests for cranberry sauce and setting the table for eight -- oh, just some o...

Thanksgiving for Seven Billion

Ann Gentry | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Ann Gentry

All seven billion people of us sit at the table together, not only this Thanksgiving, but also every day of the year. I think we can all do something to help feed them.

Last Minute Winter Squash Recipes For Holiday Cooking

Ann Gentry | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Ann Gentry

Winter squashes are one of my favorite foods. Here is a quick rundown of my "Squash 101" lecture.

8 Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Ann Gentry | Posted 01.15.2012 | Home
Ann Gentry

2011-11-15-Screenshot20111115at1.41.37PM.jpg Whether or not you want to forgo the turkey, these recipes can be great substitutions or additions to your holiday meal.

Healthy Food - Against the Law?

Ann Gentry | Posted 12.31.2011 | Home
Ann Gentry

Did you ever think there could be a police crackdown against raw food? It's a reality, and right here in Los Angeles.

Foodies. Are They Better Than the Rest of Us?

Ann Gentry | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Ann Gentry

Cooking is something we do to create a richer, more abundant life without needing to spend a lot of money, impress anyone, or do violence to animals. Does that sound elitist to you?

Is Our Food Getting Dumbed Down?

Ann Gentry | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home
Ann Gentry

Why, with only weeks left in tomato season, do supermarkets provide mealy, flavorless tomatoes when the juicy, sweet, local variety is still in abundance? Is it because they believe we don't care?

Eating, an Act of Diplomacy

Ann Gentry | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Ann Gentry

We all want to eat well, and that means we all care about how food gets to our plate. That's the starting point for diplomacy in the kitchen and at the table.

Ice Cream for a Cooler Planet

Avital Andrews | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
Avital Andrews

We asked dessert experts to recommend their favorite eco-friendly ice cream, so you can cool your palate and the planet at the same time.

Meatless Monday: Founder Of Real Food Daily Keeps It Real

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Going vegan "changed my life and changed the course of my life," says Ann Gentry. "I couldn't see it then. I just thought I was changing my diet."

Changing Charity to a Charity That Changes You

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lee Schneider

I'm trying to approach this whole charity thing differently -- simply by not thinking of it as charity.