Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

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Nov
2017

For centuries many cultures have embraced fish as wonderful cuisine. Over more recent years research and culinary innovators have shown how good fish actually is.
 
Fish are a rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which help control inflammation and clear arteries which reduce one's risk of blood clots...
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15

Nov
2017

It seems like recipes from popcorn to smoothies are calling for turmeric these days. Turmeric has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. This spice also pairs well with potatoes, lentils, cauliflower and rice. Turmeric is touted as a treatment for inflammation...
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08

Nov
2017

tofu
Tofu has been around a many years now, and it seems like a kitchen staple and can be utilized in a number of ways. For one it is an affordable source of protein and can be included in stir-fries or silken pies.
 
Silken tofu is one of my favorite versions because you can add creaminess without the cream. Silken...
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31

Oct
2017

Food Dye
Color additives, what are they and are they safe?
 
A color additive includes food dyes and pigments that can be made from plants, animals, mineral sources, or synthetically. Manufacturers add color additives to our food to enhance natural colors.
 
What I hear the most concern about is...
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26

Oct
2017

apple
As the old saying goes an apple a day keeps the doctor away. There may be a bit of truth in the saying an apple a day keep the doctor away. An unpeeled apple offers a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. An apple is best consumed with the skin. The skin...
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16

Oct
2017

tomatoes
Tis the season of tomatoes. Botanically speaking tomatoes are fruit even though they are often referred to as vegetable. The tomato’s nutrient content is more similar to a vegetable than a fruit, as it contains fewer calories and sugars than other fruits. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A and C and also a good source of...
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09

Oct
2017

Strawberry Hydroponics
Chances are you have probably consumed some produce that has been hydroponically grown. Instead of drawing water and nutrients from the soil, the hydroponic produce is grown with the roots submerged in nutrient-fortified water.
 
The benefits of hydroponics are extensive. Hydroponic farming allows large amounts...
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06

Oct
2017

Swiss Chard Stock
Food waste has been on the forefront of conversations of the past few years. How can you save money and prevent food from ending up in our landfills? Use stalks, stems, peels, and rinds!
 
Fronds and Leaves
Consider using carrot and fennel fronds as garnish, or add to salads. You can...
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27

Sep
2017

Avocado

You are most likely a UCSB student or at least in...

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07

Jun
2017

Carrot Ginger Soup
Gingerbread and gingersnaps. Ginger ale and ginger tea. These are all typical foods and drinks that many of us are familiar with in the U.S. that incorporate ginger- but how much do you actually know about ginger and its natural form? 
 
Ginger is a flowering herbaceous perennial with thin leaves and yellow...
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