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Get to Know Tamari and Shoyu

By Alana Sugar, May 11, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Tamari and Honey-Glazed Scallops

Tamari and Honey-Glazed Scallops

Made from soybeans, salt, water and a fermentation starter, tamari is a form of soy sauce with little or no wheat that has been fermented for about six months. The result is a salty, savory thick sauce with a darker color and richer flavor than shoyu, the type of soy sauce you likely already know and use.

Tamari is a good example of “umami”, the Japanese term used to describe a deeply satisfying, savory flavor. It lends itself well to dipping, basting and grilling...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, May 10, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

The school year is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the need for fast and flavorful dinners stops. Drawing on inspiration from the season as well as old classics, we’ve done the work of meal planning for you so you can get a good meal on the table.

Grilled Swordfish Sandwiches with Summer Succotash

Grilled Swordfish Sandwiches with Summer Succotash


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4 Ways to Keep Your School Garden Growing All Summer

By Anna Medica, May 9, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Anna Medica

School Gardens | Whole Kids Foundation

When the kids are away, the garden weeds will splay!

One of the biggest issues of maintaining a school garden is that it often goes untended during the summer, wasting the great efforts of spring and becoming a mess for fall growing.

Here are four ways to keep your school garden growing. For all of these it’s important to work closely with school administration and custodians for access to the campus, garden and resources like water.

School Garden Drop-In Hours

Work with your school to set weekly hours when volunteers can drop in and tend to the garden. These hours can be supervised or...

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Dairy-Free Frozen Treats to Beat the Heat

By Megan Myers, May 8, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

It’s only May, but I know the steamy temperatures and sun-filled days aren’t long off. And along with those days are the intense cravings for sweet treats that help us cool down.

Frozen desserts are some of my favorites (even in winter!) and they’re easier to make than you might think. All you really need is a blender, a container, and a freezer, and you’re on your way.

No matter how you like to beat the heat, here are some delicious dairy-free recipes...

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A Memorable Spread to Kick Off Summer

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, May 6, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Summer SaladsI grew up in the Midwest where by late May, warm weather had finally arrived. No matter what the calendar said, Memorial Day kicked off the start of summer and grilling season. My neighborhood had a big gathering, which meant some serious cooking with the season’s bounty. There were long tables of salads (leafy green, potato, fruit and bean, oh my!), platters of grilled meats and veggies, desserts and cold beverages.

Even though I now live in Texas where plentiful sunshine keeps us dining outdoors nearly year round, I still associate Memorial Day with summer’s first big outdoor gathering with friends.

Hosting a get-together? Just gather friends and the best,...

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