Thursday, July 25, 2013

VeggieDag Thursday: Quick Links for July 2013

VeggieDag Thursday
VeggieDag is an occasional Thursday post on an animal-free diet and its issues.

Quick links for July 2013:
  • "Understanding Your Taste Buds": Supertasters and the science of taste. Via Kojo Nnamdi Show.

  • This is your brain on kale: arguments for kale as a 'superfood.' Via Drew Ramsey, M.D., co-author of 50 Shades of Kale (at Huffington Post).

  • Quinoa —a low-calorie, gluten-free, high-protein grain— "should be taking over the world." This is why it isn’t: agribusiness, escalating demand, and native agriculture. Via Washington Post.

  • Pop rocks, lavender, and cheese! The 2013 U.S. Cheesemonger Invitational. Via Specialty Food.

  • What's really in a hot dog? Via Notions Capital.

  • Study of Seventh-day Adventists links vegetarian diets with longevity. Via JAMA Internal Medicine.

    Eat Fresh Produce - Live Longer

    • How to make the perfect tabbouleh? It's all about (flat-leaf) parsley, says The Guardian.
    • "How to make the perfect cucumber sandwich." Via The Guardian.
    • "How to make perfect watercress soup." Via The Guardian. [In summer, serve it chilled!]
    • A simple summer meal: Gazpacho and kitchen-grilled corn. Via YFGF.
    • Recipe for a Classic Caesar Salad, but vegan, with avocados and chickpeas. Via Isa Chandra at Post Punk Kitchen.
    • How to make sorbet without an ice cream machine. Via Busy In Brooklyn.

  • Why the name VeggieDag? Here. Follow on Twitter: #VeggieDag.
  • Suggestions and submissions from chefs and homecooks welcomed! Here.

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