Just Food For Thought

Monday, June 6, 2016

“From an early age a recurring theme with my family was growing our own food,” says Kadeesha Williams, describing her life growing up in the family that led the charge to create Tawqa Community Farm. The farm was once an empty lot in her family’s neighborhood in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. Her father, Bobby Watson; her grandfather, Abu Talib; and other community members transformed the space into a garden to be used as a haven for their families and neighbors. 

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Stories
Monday, June 6, 2016

A design student, gardener, holistic nutritionist, and professional chef, Sarah Britton brings a dynamic background to eating in her book, My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season. A vegetarian cookbook with vegan and gluten-free alternatives, My New Roots is centered around seasonal plant-based and whole food recipes. Britton also provides step-by-step instructions for essential cooking techniques,...

Recipes
Friday, April 29, 2016

Combining Vietnamese traditions with contemporary sustainability practices, Linda Ly’s The CSA Cookbook: No-Waste Recipes for Cooking Your Way Through a Community Supported Agriculture Box, Farmers’ Market, or Backyard Bounty (2015) is a great resource for cooking and eating locally this spring. Ly offers strategies for using all edible parts of the plant as part of a “zero waste mentality” that also enhances flavor and nutrition.

*Makes 4 Servings

For the salad:
2 spring...

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