Thursday, February 27, 2014

#VeggieDag Thursday: Quick Links for February 2014.

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

Quick links for February 2014:
  • How the Ethiopian Coffee Bean Commodity Exchange helps small farmers but may hurt bean diversity. Via Kojo Nnamdi Show.

  • It was DC Meat-Free Week, 3-10 February in Washington, D.C., as organized by website, DC Vegan.

    Spent grains (02)
  • The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) of the Department of Agriculture proposes rules to regulate the spent grain from the brewing process sold or traded by breweries to dairy farmers as animal feed. Via Craft Brewing Business.

  • The most influential burger of all time is ... White Castle. (Well, yes, it's meat.) Via Notions Capital.

  • "Phenotypic plasticity": an experiment reveals what corn may have looked like 10,000 years ago. Via Smithsonian Magazine.

  • Why doesn't the national federal Farm Bill subsidize the foods that are "better for us"? Staple crops (corn, wheat, oats, barley) vs. "specialty crops" (fruits and vegetables). Via Washington Post.

  • Milk Processor Education Program drops two-decades-long national "Got Milk?" iconic advertising campaign. Via Ad Age.

    End of the harvest?
  • The bisexual world of bell peppers. Via Show Me Oz.

  • Study published by Journal of the American Medical Association confirms that vegetarian diet promotes lower blood pressure much more so than meat-centered diet. Via The Atlantic.

  • Whole Roasted Beets with Dried-Apricot Mole Sauce. Via Washington Post Food.
  • Chestnut Spaetzle, as served at a White House state dinner.
  • White House recipe for Kale Salad, with spiced Marcona almonds.
  • "Perfect" Veggie-Burgers. Via Oh She Glows. And, a tutorial on how to prep and freeze the 'burgers.'
  • How many tablespoons in a cup, and other cooking volume conversions. Via Chasing Delicious.
  • Waffles with chicken seem all the brunch rage. So, here, a recipe for: Vegan Chicken & Waffles, via Post Punk Kitchen.
  • Recipe for vegan Split Pea & Cauliflower Soup. Via Forks Over Knives.
  • Vegetarian 'haggis', made with wonderfully named "pinhead oatmeal." Recipe via Guardian Food.
  • Why the name VeggieDag Thursday? Here.
  • Read all the posts: here. Follow on Twitter with hashtag: #VeggieDag.
  • Suggestions and submissions from chefs, writers, and home-cooks welcomed! Contact me here.

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