Topic: Food & Health

Locovores in the Kitchen

Winners of the 10th Annual Eat Local Challenge recipe contest. Last month, Utahns participated in an exercise to “localize” their diet—that is, find foods that were grown within ou …

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Food Feasts and Festivals in September

We are moving into peak harvest season this month. Everything that’s been growing— your tomatoes, winter squash, corn— will be ripening and ready to pick. It’s the kind of bounty t …

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The Skinny on Fat

High-quality fat is essential for optimal wellness. For years, saturated fat has been made out to be the dietary villain. We’ve identified the gristle on our streak, that pat of bu …

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Ask Umbra: Is it safe to eat veggies grown near a busy city street?

Q. Dear Umbra, I was getting all excited to plant some herbs and maybe veggies in containers on the balcony of my new apartment this summer. But the balcony faces out to a busy roa …

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Ask Umbra: Berry Sage Advice: Is it okay to eat berries from water-starved California?

I love strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries — which, thankfully, are available locally in New England, even if just for a few weeks per year. Most of the rest of the year I …

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How Local is Your Diet? Take the 10th Annual Eat Local challenge

It’s possible your tomatoes are better traveled than you are. Have you ever asked where they came from? Chances are, if you’re buying that Early Girl outside the months of summer i …

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Comings & Goings: Big O Doughnut shop opens on Broadway, a vegan doughnut shop

Come June 3, between The Green Ant and Copper Common, on 171 E. Broadway, vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike will find a new doughnut shop they all can enjoy. Jessica Curzo …

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Comings & Goings: What’s new at the Downtown Farmers Market

No More Plastic. We all know what a waste it is to use a bottle once and throw it out, yet how many of us do it? Now, the Downtown Farmers Market is living up to their own environm …

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Yoga: Mindful Eating

A habit to savor. On every silent Insight Meditation retreat I’ve attended—at The Last Resort in Southern Utah, or at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California—meals ha …

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Briefly Noted

What’s new around town. Bicycle/pedestrian safety grant On average, 839 bicycle/motor vehicle collisions occurred 2011-2013; 909 pedestrians were struck by motor vehicles in Utah. …

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Comings & Goings: Rye for brunch

– By Sophie Silverstone While Rye was certainly making a splash in the Salt Lake early-morning-to- late-night dining scene since they opened their doors May 2014, as of late Februa …

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Langar: A Sacred Community Meal

As the traditional season of thanks and giving nears, we may consider approaching it with the same heart as was demonstrated for us by our brothers and sisters from the Sikh faith …

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Glyphosate Marketing Organizations

They may be more dangerous to our health than Genetically Modified Organisms. —by John deJong For 10,000 to 50,000 years (depending on which archeologist you listen to), mankind ha …

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Quince

The autumn fruit of the ancients. —by Charlotte Bell When I first moved into my house back in the 1980s, a main attraction—second only to its proximity to the 9th & 9th Market …

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Eating Through the Seasons

It’s melon season! My grandfather was a wonderful gardener. From melons to tomatoes to sky-high corn, he could grow it all beautifully. One of my earliest and best memories of summ …

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