It’s Summer Salad Season Keep Your Lettuce Crisp and Delicious What’s better on a warm summer day than a big bowl of crunchy, fresh salad? This time of year, Bay Area farmers’ markets are brimming with many varieties of lettuce, much of it grown in nearby Salinas Valley, dubbed “America’s Salad Bowl” for obvious reasons.…

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The 10-Minute Fridge Reality Check Food Waste Revelations and New Habits to Try As January fades, I can see that my New Year’s resolutions haven’t made it past the initial enthusiasm stage. Take my plan, for example, to incorporate more healthy greens into my diet: At the store, I eagerly pick up several bunches of…

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  What’s the best part about the holidays? For most of us it’s joyful gatherings with friends and family and indulging in delicious food. With a little planning, hosting a holiday party can also be gentle on the environment. Here are some tips:   Ditch Disposables Serve your guests with real dishes and silverware instead…

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All are invited to a free community conversation and lunch focusing on the issue of food waste. Nonprofit cooking school 18 Reasons has partnered with StopWaste to discuss food waste and how to keep valuable, nutritious food out of the landfill. Join in for lunch, a presentation, and a chance to share your views and learn…

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Just a few sprigs of fresh herbs can add amazing depth and flavor to a dish and boost nutritional value too! Parsley, basil, chives, mint, tarragon, cilantro, and dill all have high amounts of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. But even when recipes call for more than a garnish, the better part of most herb bunches…

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  Stop Food Waste Two Power Moms Take the Challenge Xouhoa Bowen and Christina Means have a few things in common: Both are activists working to empower women, are raising young children, and don’t like wasting food. Last fall, the two joined StopWaste’s “Food Waste Challenge,” measuring how much food was going to waste in…

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  At this time of year, holiday festivities abound—and with them an abundance of food, sometimes more than guests can eat. If you’re hosting a catered event at home or work, plan ahead for the donation of any trays of extra food with these tips from StopFoodWaste.org.   At least a few days before the event,…

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Nohemi Perez, co-owner of Ed’s Cheesesteak, packed this BLT in a GO Box for Paul Liotsakis, who launched GO Box in the Bay Area. Ed’s Cheesesteak is a GO Box vendor and also serves as Oakland’s wash site for the boxes. GO Box brings reusable take-out containers to Oakland By Rachel Trachten Photos by Cheryl…

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Cherishing What We Have and Wasting Less Around the world, feasts of gratitude for a good harvest are among the oldest traditions, marked by a rest from working the fields and plentiful meals. An abundance of food is at the center of our Thanksgiving celebrations as well, yet few of us have a deep connection…

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Arts, Education & Entertainment BAUMAN COLLEGE  Nutrition Consultant and Natural Chef training programs encompass the revolutionary ideas and scientific approach to nutrition. baumancollege.org EAST BAY WALDORF SCHOOL  Where Children Thrive. Located 20 minutes from Berkeley at 3800 Clark Rd, El Sobrante. eastbaywaldorf.org EMERYVILLE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS  Gala opening on October 5. Exhibition runs October 6–28. emeryarts.org…

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