Stand Up For Real Food!

Pesticides, GMOs, pink slime, arsenic, lead, hormones and anti-biotics.  What’s in your food?

Vegan Rajmah with Green Tea-Germinated Brown Rice

Dark red kidney beans in a curry of fresh ginger, onions, garlic, tomatoes and chilies with toasted cumin and coriander, turmeric and cilantro, served over a bed of green tea-germinated brown rice..

Germinated brown rice is approximately 10-20 times higher in protein and amino acids (including GABA) than white rice.  Soaking the rice in freshly-brewed green tea adds a pleasing flavor and increases the medicinal value.  It also helps to prevent the rice from spoiling during its 18-24 hour germination period.

For more information about germinated brown rice, please see this excellent article at Kitchen Stewardship

For The Love of Pizza

Homemade pizza, that is.  Roasted fresh red peppers, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and heirloom garlic, thinly-sliced Soppressata di Puglia, fresh mozzarella and Texas-grown Albahaca basil, all on a thin, crisp cornmeal crust.  Sea salt and cracked black pepper..

Rally For Real Food

The much-anticipated Rally For Real Food was held on the steps of the Capitol in Austin, Texas earlier today.  The energetic crowd cheered a raft of passionate speakers including Ronda Rutledge (Executive Director, Sustainable Food Center), Eric Herm (Farmer, author of Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth), Neil Carman, PH.D. (Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter), Judith McGeary (Executive Director, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance) and Mike “The Health Ranger” Adams (Editor, Natural News) about the right to know what’s in our food.

Many thanks to Mike LaRocca of Beanitos for organizing this important event!  Thanks also to the sponsors, vendors, volunteers and attendees who helped make today’s rally a success.

Rally For Real Food

Rally For Real Food

(Click to see the photostream from today’s event. You are welcome to reuse these pictures, but please credit for the original)


Dining for Life

Austin’s Best Food Event September 12th and 13th

AUSTIN, August 4 2011:  Restaurant reservations are going fast for the 19th annual Dining for Life, voted along with the Hot Sauce Festival as Austin’s Best Food Event in the Austin Chronicle Best of Awards.  Dining for Life is this coming Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13, at select Austin restaurants.

Dining for Life has raised over half a million dollars over the past 19 years, and its power lies in its simplicity: you eat at a participating restaurant and a substantial portion of your tab will directly fund HIV prevention outreach and care services right here in Austin.

The 60-plus participating eateries include Eastside Café, Mother’s Café, Olivia, Wink Restaurant & Wine Bar, Zocalo Café, Foreign & Domestic Food & Drink and Magnolia Café.

Diners are the biggest key to a successful night and Dinner Captains are the liaison between the diners, restaurants and AIDS Services of Austin.

Ann Richards speaks at the first AIDS Walk Austin in 1988

This year’s event offers you the opportunity to be a Dinner Captain by selecting one of your favorite participating restaurants and inviting your friends, family and co-workers to join you in helping to insure the success for both the restaurant and for ASA, whose mission is to respond to needs of the Austin area by providing services that enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community.

Please visit the website for more information or to register as a Dinner Captain.
Questions? Please feel free to email or call Scott Dinger at scott.dinger AT or call (512) 406-6157