Concerned about damage to soil that cattle grazing can bring switch from cows to almonds.
In Almonds Every Which Way, More than 150 Healthy-Delicious Almond Milk, Almond Flour and Almond Butter Recipes ( Da Capo Lifelong Books, March 2014), Cheeky Kitchen Brooke McLay shows us ways to cut down on wheat and dairy products.
Here's a first dip into the book, a gluten free one
Creamy Almond Butter and Honey Apple Dip
(Gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian)
Quick and easy to toss together for snacking, almond butter and honey mixed with yogurt make a great dip for apples, strawberries, or slices of bananas and kiwi. Little cubes of banana bread also pair well with this yummy dip.
3 tablespoons creamy almond butter 4 ounces cream cheese ¼ cup Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons honey ¼ teaspoon apple pie spice 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into ½-inch slices.
1. Whip the almond butter, cream cheese, yogurt, and honey together in a medium bowl and chill for 1 hour to let the flavors meld. 2. Sprinkle with the apple pie spice before serving. Serve with the apple slices for dipping.
Makes 8 servings
Per serving (1/8 recipe) Calories: 121 Calories from Fat: 72 Total Fat: 8.0g, 12% Saturated Fat: 3.3g, 17% Total Carb: 12.2g, 4% Dietary Fiber: 1.9g, 7% Sugars: 9.4g Protein: 2.4g Cholesterol: 16mg, 5% Sodium: 63mg, 3%
From Carlos Felipe Pardo of Despacio (Columbia) to Jeppe Mikél Jensen, "a Social Geographer and Communication Consultant currently working as a sustainability and mobility consultant for the Union of the Baltic Cities Commission on Environment (Turku, Finland)" and Esther Anaya (Catalonia) "doing research about public bicycles, cycling mobility history in Spain and bicycle mobility integration in schools", 25 authors contributed one chapter each to a book, Cyclists and Cycling around the World documenting how to create liveable and bikeable cities.
Where in wealthy countries, riding a bike is often a lifestyle-evironmentally minded choice, in Africa for example, groups like Coop Africa (cycling out of poverty) help people generate income (fruit bars on wheels, garbage collection, deliveries), education with rides to school and healthcare (bike4care, bike ambulances and bikes for healthcare workers so they can reach patients as shown below).
I heard about the book via Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize who was in Lima for book launch (he took photo of his copy of book as shown below)
Life on 2 Wheels around the globe in 1 book for Green Day # 264
Foraging has almost become a must do thing for any chef with a bit of a following.
I cannot remember tasting chocolate made from foraged cocoa beans so news of the release of limited edition ONE! Bar by Thomas Haas in Vancouver caught my eye.
"Available at the two Thomas Haas cafés in North Vancouver and Kitsilano and select high-end retailers, is priced at $11.75 and arriving on store shelves Oct. 22, 2013, each box of two 50-gram bars is adorned with a uniquely numbered stamp."
This limited release has a 1000 pieces run, all numbered.