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  • Grassroots recipe #2: Fat Nic’s Vegan Friendly Beans

    From Nic Romano, a social worker friend and guitar hero fan from Baltimore: Fat Nic’s Vegan Friendly Beans & (rice, cornbread, whatever…) Here’s a good cheap recipe that always serves me well. It’s cheap, simple, and very adaptable to anyone’s tastes. Fresh herbs and veggies really make it good, but a little goes a long […]

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    food crisis and free markets

    Scary. Transnational corporate agribusiness has managed to create a global food crisis. Readers of Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine will be unsurprised at how Cargill, Monsanto, etc. are profiting from the crisis (not unlike how oil companies are reaping windfall profits) — thus offering little financial incentive to stave of the “social uprisings” that rightly make […]

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    Grassroots recipe #1

    Child nutrition advocate DeShauna Ponton was kind enough to share this delicious summertime combination of fresh vegetables and pasta. Zucchini Spaghetti 1 large zucchini (cut into 1/2-1 inch pieces)2-3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 large onion, diced1 chopped green pepper1 box angel hair pasta1 can stewed or diced tomatoes, drained (save juice)1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped […]

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