How to Become a Vegetarian (or Eat Less Meat)

I have some personal news: I went vegan about three or four months ago. Considering that I’ve written thousands of words about how much I love tofu and black bean burgers, this “news” is hardly shocking, but with meat discourse reaching furious new heights (or depths?) every day, it seemed too relevant not to share.

To be honest, this has been a long time coming. I’ve never been morally or ethically opposed to eating animals—I’m still not—but capitalism is another story, and at this point there’s no separating the two. You don’t need me to tell you

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Mexico City Roaster Buna Driving Quality Through Protecting EcosystemsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Buna works with Mexican producers through soil testing and management practices. All images courtesy of Buna.

Launched as a small cafe by a pair of high school friends in 2012, Mexico City-based coffee company Buna has since evolved to offer a unique vision for protecting Mexican ecosystems.

Now a full-fledged roasting company with high-end restaurant clients throughout North America, Buna embraces the concept that the loss of complex ecosystems in places where coffee is grown can translate to unusable land. Thus, the company offers a three-tiered approach to ecosystem protection that values social relationships.

“You can’t conserve an ecosystem if

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Ravneet Gill’s recipe for coffee, cardamom, almond and mascarpone cake | Baking

I’m a big fan of coffee-flavoured anything: ice-cream, cake, actual coffee – just give it to me. But when it comes to ordering a slice of coffee cake, nine times out of 10 I find it to be dry and cardboard-like. So I set about testing a few versions, and found that the oil-based versions were best. Honey & Co in London sells one of the best I’ve had: it’s a Turkish coffee cake with cardamom and walnut, so I’ve taken my memory of that cake to form the base flavours for this one.

Coffee, cardamom, almond and

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15 Unique Cinco de Mayo Recipes

While the most obvious choice for celebrating Cinco de Mayo might be your old taco night standbys and a big bowl of guacamole, for the ultimate spread, we recommend branching out and trying some new dishes. Impress your fellow mojito-drinking buddies with your vast knowledge of Mexican cuisine, from spicy soups to chalupas you won’t find at Taco Bell. Don’t forget the essential every-kind-of-hot-sauce bar either. Try these 15 Mexican-inspired recipes for the most delicious fiesta.

1. Elote: This tasty street food snack is so fun to eat. Grilling gives the corn a nice char and smokey flavor. However,

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New restaurant at Dr. Wilkinson’s in Calistoga offers ‘healthy comfort food’ | Food

“I feel like it has a little dash of Palm Springs thrown in,” Logan said.

Logan’s menu is a match for the resort’s adopted “detox and retox” mantra. The idea is to detoxify your body with spa treatments and healthy food so you are ready to take on wine country. Or, take on wine country, then detoxify, repeat as necessary.

“It’s all about finding a balance,” Logan said. “Detox so we can retox. Having fun with it and being self-aware that we all want to cleanse, and we all want to play. This is, after all, wine country.”

Many of

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Creative flavors trending in cookie innovation | 2021-05-04

KANSAS CITY — To cope with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and at-home lifestyles, people turned to nostalgic treats, which drove sales of packaged cookies over the past year. Last December, TOP Data reported that American cookie consumption increased by more than 25% during the pandemic with 1 in 5 Americans admitting to consuming three or more cookies on an average day.

“Variety was the recipe for success last year, making packaged brands King of Cookies,” said Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice president and practice leader, client insights, IRI. “The cookie category finished the year strong with 7% growth,

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