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For the Love of Oysters

By The Nature Conservancy, February 6, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by The Nature Conservancy

This story by Jenn Greene is provided by The Nature Conservancy.

I’ve been in a love affair with oysters for nearly 20 years.

I get a little giddy when I see people enjoying our locally farmed, boutique oysters in my adopted hometown of Mobile, Alabama. I find myself wanting to inspect the shape of their little bodies and perfection in the shape of their shell. I get the same feeling when I see crusty clumps of thriving oysters attached to reefs and pilings along our Gulf bays and estuaries. I’ve worked to restore shellfish for nearly 20 years, and I feel as much love and affection for these little bivalves today as I did when I started.

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Daily Dish: Friday

By Whole Story Editors, February 5, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Kale

Photo Credit: @madelineheising

Every day our plates get filled with news from the world of food. Here’s what our editors found most interesting today. 

Love Kale? Thank ‘Mad Men’

Ever stopped to think about why Americans love kale so much? Vogue did, and they found...

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Best Desserts for a Vegan Valentine's Day

By Alice K. Thompson, February 5, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Silky Sweetheart Puddings

Silky Sweetheart Pudding Recipe

Luscious sweets and treats are just about mandatory this time of year. Some of us are planning a finale for a romantic dinner, while others are content just to bake up a little love to share with friends and family. And there’s no reason that vegan desserts can’t tempt the senses just as well (or better!) than conventional treats.

Here’s the lowdown on great ingredients that can make it easy to bake vegan, plus favorite recipes fit for Valentine's celebrations.

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One Bakery Shows Their True Colors with Plant-Based Dyes

By Paige Schilt, February 4, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Fancypants Baking Co. cookies

When you bite into a decorated cookie from Fancypants Baking Co., the first thing you’re likely to notice is the silky-smooth royal icing. What your taste buds won’t tell you is all the behind-the-scenes precision it takes to produce vibrant color without artificial food dyes.

“Many kids have sensitivities to artificial colors,” explains Fancypants co-founder Justin Housman. “That was a big thing for us because a lot of our customers have allergies.”

Justin and his partner, Maura Duggan, built a reputation baking artisan cookies in their nut-free kitchen. They pride themselves on using wholesome ingredients such as cage-free eggs and real Madagascar vanilla.

“Originally,...

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Daily Dish: Thursday

By Whole Story Editors, February 4, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Kimchi

Photo Credit: @15gram

Every day our plates get filled with news from the world of food. Here’s what our editors found most interesting today.

A Little Piece of Heaven

If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you might have seen a recipe for cloud bread in your feed. Pinners are loving this low-carb, gluten-free way to...

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