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By Riki Shore Each year, the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) organizes a conference on health and nutrition that attracts more than 1000 health practitioners. This year’s meeting, which takes place this coming weekend in Dallas, is called Wise Traditions – Mythbusters. WAPF president Sally Fallon Morell says attendees to the conference “will come away with a sense of relief that delicious foods like butter, meat, eggs, and raw milk are not dangerous substances as claimed, but rather foods that support optimal health.” Since I can’t make it to Dallas this weekend, I decided to catch up with a couple […]

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By Riki Shore Valerie Aikman-Smith travels the world styling food, working with some of the best photographers in the world. A native of Scotland, she now resides in LA, where she works as a food stylist for films, TV and print. Her list of clients is long, including films such as Titanic and Oceans 11, TV stars like Giada De Laurentiis, and print outlets such as Bon Appetit, Sunset and Vanity Fair. Her photos are nothing less than breath-taking. I had the pleasure recently of catching up with her in between trips to find out more about how she does […]

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By Riki Shore UPDATE: We’re up to 109 Likes on Facebook! Thanks so much to all of you who have helped us get this far. But now it’s Friday, and I’m in peril of keeping this awesome Crooked Fingers CD for myself. Don’t let this happen. Hop over to the Three Squares Facebook page and click Like. To sweeten the deal, I’m throwing in an extra prize for a second lucky winner. Our friends at Spice Station have donated two of their custom spice blends: Harissa and Something Sweet Autumnal Blend. Harissa is a blend of North African chiles and spices that’s […]

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Note: We’re excited to include an original illustration by Nicolas Micciola with this post. By Rob Schick, PhD Could you live on just 10 foods? If so, what would they be? I got to thinking about this after some recent reading. The first thing that caught my eye was a recent discussion thread on PaleoHacks.com that asked people what their 10 essential foods were. The jist of the question was: can you survive and be maximally nourished with only 10 foods? I thought it would be interesting to visualize these lists, and made the word cloud below. The one thing that jumped out of […]

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Guest Post for Robb Wolf!

September 30, 2011

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By Riki Shore If you read a lot about nutrition you know that a strict gluten-free diet is very similar to a Paleo or Primal approach. One of the best champions of the Paleo diet is Robb Wolf, whose New York Times best-selling book The Paleo Solution helped me get started when I was diagnosed as gluten-intolerant.                     Whether you’re trying to eat gluten-free or Paleo, you need some advance planning to get healthy meals on the table all week. Jump over to Robb’s website to check out my suggestions for […]

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By Jin Ju Wilder I was fortunate enough to join Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and other local leaders and nutrition advocates in Sacramento on September 26. Secretary Vilsack launched the first of seven themed messages in support of the MyPlate food icon at Farm Fresh to You, a California producer, and at a roundtable discussion later in the day. The first themed message is Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables, and you can show your enthusiasm by participating in the MyPlate Fruits and Veggies Video Challenge. USDA is encouraging all individuals and teams to submit inspiring and instructive videos that provide innovative, easy, and practical […]

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By Jin Ju Wilder President Obama’s administration, especially the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has consistently supported the growth of sustainable local and regional food systems. Recently, USDA increased funding of a program that supports sustainable local food systems and, they believe, also addresses the issue of food deserts. Food deserts are areas with limited access to affordable and nutritious foods, and they can be found in urban, rural and tribal neighborhoods. This USDA Locator shows where the currently identified food deserts are found. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will competitively award grants to projects that develop producer-to-consumer market outlets, […]

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By Rob Schick Was your house one of the ones I envied as a kid? You know, the one where your Mom bought Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries? Cocoa Puffs? Fruit Loops? And the house where you could have all the Tang, Hi-C, and Capri-Sun you wanted? If it was, you cannot imagine how much I wanted to live in your house, eat all your sugary cereal, and drink (or eat) Tang till I passed out. You see my Mom wouldn’t buy us sugar cereal. She relaxed this rule over time, but when I was really young all we got […]

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By Jin Ju Wilder “If you’re eating non-organic celery today, you may be ingesting 67 pesticides with it, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.”  Yikes! That sounds horrible. This was the opening for a CNN article that was published June 1, 2010. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit focused on public health, publishes an annual list of fruits and vegetables, frequently referred to as the “Dirty Dozen,” suspected of carrying a high number of pesticide residues. In 2011, the No. 1 Dirty Dozen item changed from celery to the all-American apple. This prompted the Huffington […]

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By Riki Shore By now you’ve probably heard of the arrests of Sharon Palmer and Virgina Bloch of Healthy Family Farms in Santa Paula, CA, and James Stewart of Rawesome in Venice, CA. The three were taken to jail following a multi-agency armed raid and a year-long investigation of the production and sale of raw goat milk products. We buy all of our eggs and poultry from Healthy Family Farms at the South Pasadena Farmer’s Market. The guy who works the stand, Juan Carlos, is always friendly and professional, and we’ve never been disappointed in the products. It caught my eye then to […]

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