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Freshly Oakland: 7 Farmers Markets For Your Daily Dose Of Fruit & Veg. There are many organizations and individuals promoting food justice in Oakland, but farmers markets are on the front lines when it comes to providing communities with healthy, affordable options.

Freshly Oakland: 7 Farmers Markets For Your Daily Dose Of Fruit & Veg

Visiting a farmers market isn't just a way to eat well: it's also an opportunity to ask direct questions of the people who raised your food, something that doesn't occur with shrink-wrapped items from the supermarket. Make a shopping list, grab some sturdy shopping bags, and consider paying a visit to one of these spots where you'll find some of the best fruit, vegetables, seafood, meats and artisanal foods in the Bay Area.

Old Oakland Farmers Market9th Street at Broadway | Fridays, 8am–2pm (year-round) Grand Lake Farmers MarketGrand Ave. & Lake Park Ave. | Saturdays, 9am–2pm (year-round) Regarded by many as the finest farmers market in the East Bay, Grand Lake Farmers Market brings together more than 40 local farmers, 30 specialty food purveyors and several local artisans. The Guide to the Regional Moles of Mexico - Lucky Peach. Mole is not one dish—the term encompasses a range of flavors, textures, consistencies, and ingredients, a heterogeneous spectrum that unrolls like a table-covering treasure map.

The Guide to the Regional Moles of Mexico - Lucky Peach

The word “mole” comes from the Nahuatl “mulli,” meaning sauce or stew. Though the word is pre-Hispanic, the moles that we know today are the result of centuries of marrying and modifying regional ingredients and new and old techniques. Most start with a paste made from dried chilies, nuts, seeds, and spices, and are thickened with a starch—masa, tortillas, or bread. The results are eaten alone with tortillas or as a vehicle or sauce for proteins.

Great Bay Area restaurants that aren't in San Francisco. The 10 Hottest SF Bay Area Barbecue Joints. The Beauty of Bakersfield's Basque Cuisine. Traditional Basque family-style dining is a way of life for some, a special treat for others and a regular indulgence for those in and around Bakersfield, California.

The Beauty of Bakersfield's Basque Cuisine

The city is an enclave of this unique culinary experience. We visited Wool Growers and The Noriega Hotel, widely regarded as two of the best examples of this regional specialty, to discover how hard-working shepherds (or wannabes) dine. Even in the most urbane eateries today, it's still pretty easy to eat like a ravenous farmhand. Guide to 5 Great Dumpling Spots in San Francisco. There are a lot of different kinds of dumplings — so many, in fact, that it’s easy to get confused between pork buns and pork potstickers, steamed or baked, Xiao Long Bao or Sheng Jian Bao.

Guide to 5 Great Dumpling Spots in San Francisco

This might be why many San Francisco dumpling places have a back-up ordering method of pictures and pointing for their non-Chinese-speaking clientele. It was a method I admit I resorted to more than once on this dumpling quest. There are those who can debate for hours the merits of various dumpling locations, but for those of us less well-versed, a quick tutorial: Dim Sum refers to a variety of dishes, and is more about the style and time of the meal. Typically, the Cantonese-style small dishes are served as snacks and are accompanied by tea. The Alarming Truth About How Old Your Grocery Store Eggs Really Are. Everyone has a little-known secret up their sleeve when it comes to grocery shopping—like time-saving tactics, coupon-clipping strategies, or meal planning systems to reduce waste.

The Alarming Truth About How Old Your Grocery Store Eggs Really Are

But did you know that the eggs you're picking up in the dairy aisle might be hiding a secret? For starters, they might not be as fresh as you think, despite the carton's "best by" label. Here's what you need to know in order to avoid some bad eggs. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below A recent post on Facebook that has gone viral shows eggs at the grocery store that were more than 30 days old. The Best Brunches in East Bay - San Francisco Bay Area Brunch. In-N-Out Secret Menu ® - 80+ Hidden Items for 2016.

In-N-Out secret menu is perhaps one of the most well known in the fast-food industry, being much longer than most, boasting a list with dozens of burger modifications, extras, drinks and treats you didn’t even know existed.

In-N-Out Secret Menu ® - 80+ Hidden Items for 2016

Already-popular Animal Fries aren’t on the menu, but known by the public. This decadent extra is the extent of secret menu knowledge for many, so scroll down and see all you’re missing out on! The Burgers Animal Style (Burger) Only for the most ravenous. Adding this delicious sauce to your burger gets you pickles, an overload of In-N-Out’s famous sauce, grilled onions, and mustard fried onto each patty. 2xanything The combinations are endless. Burger, not known to many, is an option that removes the standard burger buns, leaving the customer with a savory mountain of meat and cheese. Caution: this dish can get sloppy fast. Toasty Buns Grilled Cheese. Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Pizzerias.

Large, floppy New York-style pizza slices served on a paper plate.

Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Pizzerias

Crispy thin Neapolitan-style pizza served fresh from a blistering hot wood-fired oven. A deep dish pie with thick and chewy crust, loaded with meat, oozing cheese and veggies. Are you drooling already? It’s hard not to love pizza but it may be a little more difficult to pin down a list of favorites with so many styles to choose from. Here is a helpful guide highlighting ten popular pizza restaurants in the South Bay Area. 6 Foods to Make Your Metabolism Work for You. I'm not referring to the refried beans you get alongside tacos at your favorite Mexican joint.

6 Foods to Make Your Metabolism Work for You

Stay away from those! Instead, pick up some dried red beans the next time you're at the grocery store. Pictures of 10 Ways to Rev Up Metabolism, Burn Calories, and Lose Weight. (1) Leland Bobbe / Stone / Getty Images (2) Radius Images / Photolibrary (3) Eric Audras / Photoalto / Photolibrary (4) Bruce Laurance / Photographer’s Choice / Getty Images (6) iStockphoto (7) iStockphoto.

Pictures of 10 Ways to Rev Up Metabolism, Burn Calories, and Lose Weight

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Healthy News and Information. By MICHAEL EDWARDS Parasites are more common than most people realize.

Healthy News and Information

There are many different kinds. Internally, there’s a pretty good chance that you and a third of the people you know have them. If we consider the possibility that there are many common parasites that we are as of yet unaware of, most of us could be suffering from them. The Food Lab: 15-Minute Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese. Just as fast as the blue box, but way, way better. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Recipe : Ellie Krieger.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.Slice the zucchini into 1/4-inch thick rounds. In a medium bowl, toss the zucchini with the oil. 5 Bites: Fantastic French Croissants in the East Bay. Flaky, buttery, crispy with a pillowy soft interior — warm croissants fresh from the oven accompanied with a large bowl of café au lait are the classic components of a petit déjeuner, or a small French breakfast (although they’re actually an adaptation of a Viennese pastry). Francophiles living in the East Bay are fortunate to have several delightful French bakeries to satisfy their pastry fix, and these are worth traveling to if you live outside of the area.

Let us know your favorites in the comments. Vegan Cheese is Better Than Ever: Try These 11 Brands. More than ever, people are saying bye-bye to dairy and looking for non-dairy alternatives to some of their favorite foods. Dairy-free milks have become a popular staple in coffee shops and grocery stores alike, but increasingly, dairy-free cheeses are also gaining momentum. How to Make Lavender Lemonade to Get Rid Headaches and AnxietyHealthy Holistic Living. Flavoring your lemonade with lavender is a great way to utilize the amazing medicinal properties of lavender. Lavender is a wonderful aromatic herb that calms the senses. Pure lavender oil is an incredible essential oil to use for your own health and wellness.

It’s among the gentlest of essential oils, but also one of the most powerful, making it a favorite of households for the healing properties and uses of lavender essential oil. 3 Heavenly Regional Pies — and their Fascinating Stories. Camp Cutthroat Canteen: Trail Mix 'n' Match — INFOGRAPHIC. Filipino food for beginners - Adobo, Lumpia, Pancit. “Better Than Ice Cream”: Frozen Custard Comes To the Bay Area. 50 Things You Need To Eat In LA Before You Die. The Blue Cheese Matrix. Gelato vs. Ice Cream: What's the Difference? Gelato, that Italian dessert staple, is gaining U.S. fans, with sales hitting an estimated $214 million in 2014, an $11 million increase from 2009, and driving growth in the frozen dairy dessert market. But did you ever wonder what the difference is between ice cream and gelato — or if it’s just a matter of semantics and a higher price point?

In fact, gelato is really quite distinct from ice cream, NPR’s The Salt blog notes.