| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:09 PM
(Editor's Note: A letter to the editor published Jan. 26 regarding the vegan diet and the flu epidemic is a form letter that was published in many newspapers across the country. The version that was sent to the Daily American listed it was by Walt...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 4:19 PM
I'm responding to a recent letter to the editor entitled "Vegan diet and the flu epidemic" in which the author blamed the flu and many other illnesses on the way animals are raised for food.
The letter implies that food safety measures are worse than...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 4:20 PM
In response to Walt Oster's comments in Saturday's edition regarding a vegan diet and the flu epidemic, readers should enjoy the power of lean beef and its boost to our immune system. Beef provides us with many of our daily requirements and...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Over dinner the other day with a new acquaintance, the topic of food and ethics (and thus vegetarianism) came up. My new acquaintance, Mr. W., is about 60 pounds overweight and was enjoying an oversized cheeseburger on a white bun with a side of fries. He...
| Feb 6, 2013
Being vegan doesn't mean you have to give up indulgences. Vegan baking does mean substituting for eggs and dairy ingredients, but it's easier than you may think.
In this cookie, I recommend trans-fat-free coconut oil. It's solid at room temperature, so...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:39 AM
For Maureen Burke, “gluten-free” is not just the latest diet trend -- it’s a way of life.
Since being diagnosed with celiac disease in the late 1980s, Burke has wrestled with her intolerance of gluten. And now, as chef and owner of One...
| Jan 19, 2013
The kimchi dumplings at Matthew Kenney's M.A.K.E. restaurant in Santa Monica might be the poster dish for modern raw cuisine: origami-like bundles of cashews, pickled cabbage and tahini, packaged in wrappers made with dehydrated coconut purée mixed with...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The flu epidemic has invaded 48 states, overwhelming medical facilities, exhausting vaccine supplies, and killing 29 children and thousands of seniors. Both the problem and solution to this disaster hinge on how we relate to animals raised for food....
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Grocery stores in the Chicago area stock a variety of fresh and healthy options, but not many tout the best in nutritious and least in processed shopping.
We visited grocers, specialty shops, health food stores and fresh markets searching for nutritious...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:26 PM
In the latest chapter in my monthlong project to feed my family only on foods from within 100 miles of my house, most of my meals last week came from the Out of the Box Collective. So far, I have made pasta with fresh tomato sauce, poached eggs in stir-...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 11:53 AM
If you can't seem to remember what your mother's breast milk tasted like, the folks at Lollyphile are trying to help. The gourmet Texas-based lollipop company debuted a breast-milk-flavored lollipop Monday.
The website features a happy toddler...