Thursday, October 31, 2013

VeggieDag Thursday: Quick Links for October 2013

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

Quick links for October 2013:
  • Seven global reasons to promote a vegetable-oriented diet. Via Business Insider.

  • Oreos may be as addictive as cocaine, according to new research. Via Society for Neuroscience, at Forbes.

  • Vegan food truck for Washington D.C. suburban food 'desert'. Via Washington Post.

  • Why the avocado should have gone the way of the dodo. Via Smithsonian Magazine.

  • How potatoes can cause mass sickness and even death: high concentrations of the toxin olanine. Via Smithsonian Magazine.

  • Why cooked carrots taste so different than raw carrots. Via Smithsonian Magazine.

  • A brief, cinematic, history of popcorn in the U.S. Via Smithsonian Magazine.

  • Twenty million bottles a year: The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce. Via Quartz.

  • Alzheimer's test: Can you smell peanut butter ... with your left nostril? Via USA Today.

  • Mark Bittman: "Why I'm not a vegan," (but 'semi-vegan' for six years).

    • Green sauce, two ways: Salsa Verde and Chimichurri. Via BreezyBum.
    • Cauliflower Risotto. Via Vegangela.

      Sweet Beets
    • Chile-infused Beet Sliders with Avocado Dressing. Recipe from Gatsby's Diner in Sacramento, California, via upcoming cookbook, Dinner in the Beer Garden.
    • Vegan Coconut Cream Pie. Via Isa Chandraat Post Punk Kitchen.
    • How to cook pasta correctly. Via Smithsonian Magazine.

    • Too cute, for Halloween! Vegan Monster Mash Shepherd’s Pie. Via Isa Chandra at Post Punk Kitchen.
  • Why the name VeggieDag? Here. Follow on Twitter: #VeggieDag.
  • Suggestions and submissions from chefs and homecooks welcomed! Here.

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