Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman

Bedford 2020 forum tackles the politics of food

CLOSE The halls of Fox Lane High School were teeming with nearly a thousand food activists this weekend. From veteran farmers to community-minded home cooks to entrepreneurial teens, attendees of the Bedford 2020 Food Forum all had one thing in common: they were hungry for ways to get involved in the local food movement.

Look at how awesome Ellen Calves is!!!! She organized this amazing event this weekend that pulled together "nearly a thousand food activists" for a forum on the local food movement!

Rajat

Rajat Yes indeed, local food goes hand in hand with sustainability.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

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Egg Sandwich

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Finally a dining hall creation! On my dining hall, we have a sandwich station, but as a vegetarian, there aren't many options when it comes to protein. So--- first I went to the breakfast station to get scrambled eggs. At the sandwich bar I got: foccocia bread, cheddar, provolone, tomato, avocado, and chipotle mayo. Then, I melted the cheese and added the eggs. YUM!
Rajat

Rajat Maybe you want to try buck wheat it is very high in protein. Mix it up in salads etc.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

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Spicy, Crunchy, Yum

My new favorite snack!
Take a fresh green bell pepper, and cut it into quarters. Then, put a dollop of plain Greek yogurt on top. Sprinkle some cayenne powder on top for a tasty kick! I've had this a few times this summer, and now that I'm back at school I realize it's the perfect study snack, maybe even a light dinner. Enjoy :)
Ellen Calves

Ellen Calves Those look so nice and fresh and crunchy! Maybe you could add shredded carrots, diced tomatoes, or chopped cucumber from the salad bar? Not sure how messy that would get to eat, but would be pretty!

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Rajat

Rajat Or maybe some crushed red pepper and sprinkles of brown sugar! Also could use baby colored peppers, tho may not be available in the dining hall.

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Jeff Gordan

Jeff Gordan And you get plentiful of Vitamin C and E which don't get burnt in cooking.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman Sounds good, Ellen Calves!! Those little peppers would be fun to experiment with

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma Looks like you're onto something! http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/stuffed-baby-peppers-yogurt-and-floral-honey

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma

Sober is the new drunk: why millennials are ditching bar crawls for juice crawls

On a Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Rachel Floyd and her boyfriend Paul Isham take a shot of a dark yellow liquid called Mother F*#%in' Fireball. "It kind of makes my leg hair follicles feel like they're standing out," says Isham, a 33-year-old audio visual technician whose grey hoodie is decorated with a Bernie Sanders sticker and button.

"Most attendees are millennials with new-agey reasons for socializing sober. Ask and they’ll say they “love real, authentic relationships”, and want to “open up to others on the same journey” and be “centered and calm to appreciate the day”.

In plain-speak, they think booze makes interactions less meaningful and that hangovers get in the way of their goals.

“I just feel like you have deeper conversations with people when you’re not distracted by drunkenness,” says June Zhang, a 26-year-old MBA student who drinks at most once a week."

Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma The juice trend is a bit amusing too. There was a NYT article recently on the misconception that juice cleanses the body of toxins. It sure is a great marketing line though! http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/health/juice-cleanse-toxin-misconception.html

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David Trefler

David Trefler It seems like a lot of these people are just doing this as another way of defying cultural norms. They package themselves just like any other stereotypical young adult, except with juice bottles, yoga chants, and Bernie Sanders attire!

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma

No Bake Mango Cheesecake

No bake mango cheesecake is a fruity, delicious treat. The fresh mangoes used in the recipe give the dish a burst of sunshine. The most difficult part of making this dish is waiting for the cheesecake to set. This usually takes about 4 hours, but I like to leave it in the chiller overnight.

I want this :(

Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Vidushi Sharma you want to make this too???

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma i think i'll have Vanita Sharma make this at home ;)

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma posted a photo in blog 'My Experiments ...'

A spread made of peas!

I saw a picture of something like this earlier yesterday and it haunted me. I knew it was made of peas but couldn't remember where I saw it so I couldn't get a recipe. Well, nothing wrong with discovering your own spread! The menu for the night was cold pasta salad and garlic bread. So I boiled some frozen peas with garlic, put them in the grinder with salt, pepper, and some fresh sage ( because that's what I had available) and added some olive oil and lime juice. We felt something was missing. Some raw taste was there. So indianized it!! Made a small chhaunka of a spoon of olive oil on fire and added the tiny mustard seeds (rai). Toasted bread, spread this luxuriously, and really enjoyed with the pasta salad. Next time, I will try added avocado to it. All good fat!

 

Sofia Perello

Sofia Perello This is awesome! What is a chhaunka?

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Hmm.. Chhaunka is a Hindi word. It is the process of taking a small amount of oil - ghee, olive oil, or any other -- and heating it on the stove and then adding some spices to it like asafoetida (heeng), cumin (jeera), mustard seeds (rai), etc. Once the spices start sizzling and impart their flavor to the oil, add the oil to the dish.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

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B*tchn' Bean Burgers

Being a vegetarian has been... Interesting. My diet here has largely consisted of eggs, white rice, white bread, black beans, and pizza. I was getting sick of filling up on unhealthy things for lunch, so I made these Delicious bean burgers! The ingredients were really decided by availability. In this version of bean burgers are: garbanzo beans, red beans, red peppers, yellow onion, garlic, bread crumbs, corn, eggs, salt, and tomatoes. My friend Maddy and i mixed up the ingredients (after cooking the beans and sautéing the veggies), and put half of the mixture in the blender. Then we divided the mixture up in plastic bags and stuck them in the fridge! Now everyday I take a handful of burger mixture out, plop it on a skillet, cut a slice of of my weekly tomato, and make a fresh burger for lunch! Also, I finally found some Mustard in the grocery store for some tasty flavor!
Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma This is awesome! Is it hard to eat out and get vegetarian options in Cuba? For me, in NZ, the options are largely the same as in the US. I got really lucky because I found an Indian grocery store nearby, so I've been able to make myself some delicious dinners with Anju Sharma's recipes.

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Sofia Perello

Sofia Perello Do you get your ingredients at a local market, or are there any big supermarket chains in Cuba?

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Emma Zahren-Newman

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RICE SALAD

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It’s time to get creative with the Salad Bar! I agree with the majority of people who say that plain-ole lettuce salad isn’t enough for dinner. That’s why this delicious dish includes not only those veggies full of good things, but also protein like tofu, and grains like rice. Another name for this dish might be “Cid’s Healthy Happiness”—but more on that dish later.

I challenge you… create your own healthy happiness. Pick a grain, pick a protein, load it up on veggies! Remember, mixing hot with cold adds a very interesting dynamic! My personal favorite combination is: brown rice, nuts, cranberries, clemintines, red pepper, and spinach!

Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma Do you dress it with anything? I find salad with no dressing to be really hard to eat, so I usually at least add olive oil, lime, and salt!

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Sofia Perello

Sofia Perello I recommend this salad dressing from the New York Times! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/health/nutrition/12recipehealth.html?_r=0

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Emma Zahren-Newman

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Vegan... Tuna?

Capers

Quinoa

Black/Brown lentils

Cilantro

White onion

... You won't belive me until you try it, but this combination reminds me a lot of tuna, in a good way. When I was little one of my favorite things to eat was tuna melts. Now as a vegetarian, my cheese-covered tuna sandwich days are over, but luckily a replacement is in sight! I'm curious to see what you guys think! Let me know if you try it and if you agree. When I get back to the states I'm going to try to make a vegetarian tuna melt :D

 

Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma This looks and sounds good! I will certainly try it out...

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma posted in blog My Experiments ...

Marinated cauliflower

Easy to make especially for bigger groups. Broke a huge cauliflower into smaller pieces. Added all masalas (salt turmeric coriander powder amchur red chilli powder and some Shaan achar pickle masala) to about a cup of dahi (yogurt). And yes also added some garlic ginger paste. Marinated gobhi pieces in it overnight. Baked them at 400 deg in the oven for about 40-45 minutes turning over once. On the side fried some onions cut lengthwise. When ready to serve sprinkled onion and dhania patta on top. Another awesome dish.