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August 15, 2016
THE PHILLY-BORN PiperWai brand doesn't look like drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants. Packaged in a teal-wrapped glass jar, the soft grey solid seems - and smells - more like a fancy candle than a morning hygiene standby that absorbs sweat and eliminates odor. But, judging from the product's 800-jars-a-day sales, that's what it does. Two West Mount Airy besties created PiperWai, named after a family dog and a tribe in Guyana, as an alternative to aluminum- and paraben-laden big-name brands.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2011 | By Maria Zankey, mankeym@phillynews.com 215-854-5444
DON'T FEEL too guilty as you crack open that coconut-cream Easter egg, though you might want to save half for later. After nearly two decades of being considered "forbidden" in a healthy diet, coconut and products made with it are being viewed in a new light by some scientists, health nuts and chefs. Coconut - be it oil, meat, water or milk - has gone from being a cholesterol criminal to an antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal "super food. " Monica Glass, dessert chef at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert in the Ritz-Carlton, said she inadvertently stumbled upon coconut oil as a potential cooking fat when Googling cholesterol-friendly recipes about two years ago. "Coconut oil was showing up in a lot of gluten-free recipes," the West Chester native said.
FOOD
June 1, 1994 | By Marilynn Marter, INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
A month ago, roughly 70 percent of movie theaters nationwide were still making popcorn, as they had for decades, with coconut oil. Today, all but one major chain and some stragglers have stopped using coconut oil. And that one chain, United Artists Theaters, says it is offering an air-popped popcorn option along with its traditional coconut-oil-popped corn. Some cinemas, such as the Ritz theaters here and the General Cinema chain, have been using canola oil for years. The problem with coconut oil, in case you missed the recent popcorn brouhaha, is that it is 86 percent saturated.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2011
GREEN JUICE 2 cucumbers 1/2 cup celery stock 1 apple 1 handful spinach 1/2 bunch parsley 1/2 each, peeled lemon and lime 1 inch peeled ginger Blend until smooth. Makes one serving. SWEET POTATO PASTA 1 or 2 sweet potatoes 1/4 cup chopped spring onions 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup chopped basil 1/4 cup diced sundried tomato 1/4 cup chopped raw black olives 1 teaspoon lemon zest and juice 1 teaspoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Cut the raw sweet potato into spirals.
FOOD
April 22, 2016
Serves 8. 6 sheets of matzo 1 cup almonds, blanched (no skin) ½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped ½ cup coconut oil, melted in the microwave 4 cups rhubarb, chopped 3 cups strawberries, sliced 1 1/3 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup sugar ¼ cup potato starch 1 lemon, zest and juice 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. In a food processor, grind the almonds to a coarse crumb. Add the matzo and grind to a fine crumb.
FOOD
January 7, 2016
Makes 8 servings For the grain-free flour mix: 21/2 cups raw buckwheat flour Generous 2 cups almond flour 93/4 tablespoons finely ground flaxseed meal 11/4 cups potato starch 11/2 cups arrowroot flour For the Banana Bread: Vegetable oil, coconut oil, or butter for greasing the pan 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 large eggs 1/2 cup maple syrup ...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2014
PHILLY is increasingly known as a vegan-forward town, with places in most neighborhoods where you can enjoy an animal-free dinner or lunch. But what about breakfast? Recently, a friend staying in town overnight asked for a good weekday vegan breakfast spot, and I was stumped. Partly that's because I tend to be at my house at breakfast time, and partly it's because breakfast flies under the radar: You don't think about it that much until you really need it. I posed the question on the Web and got some great info from fellow vegans and "vegan-friendlies.
NEWS
November 13, 2015
SABZI KHORDAN (FRESH HERB PLATTER) 8 ounces feta cheese 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon caraway seeds 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Coarse salt, such as Maldon, fleur de sel or kosher 2 bunches whole fresh herbs, in any combination: spearmint, basil, cilantro, flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, dill, chives, marjoram 1 bunch scallions, quartered crosswise, roots removed 2 cups walnuts (see...
FOOD
October 1, 1986 | By SONJA HEINZE, Special to the Daily News
Q. What kind of oil do movie theaters use for their popcorn? The theater I go to says "Butter-Flavored. " Pat Goodman Oakland, Calif. A. Whenever anything is labeled "butter-flavored," it means it's artificially flavored to taste like butter, but isn't really butter at all. Of the four theaters that I personally surveyed, three of them used a product called Durkee's Liquid Dress-All, which is a soybean oil, described as an artificial butter-flavored...
FOOD
August 7, 1991 | by Bonnie Tandy Leblang and Carolyn Wyman, Special to the Daily News
Tanimura & Antle Broccoflower. $.79 to $2.49 a head. Bonnie: On vacation in Holland, the president of a produce company noticed a green plant in a cauliflower field. He brought the seed of that old European plant back to the states and started growing it. That was the start of broccoflower - a member of the cabbage family that's a natural hybrid between broccoli and cauliflower. It's higher in vitamin C and folic acid than either broccoli or cauliflower and will last longer in your refrigerator.
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NEWS
August 15, 2016
THE PHILLY-BORN PiperWai brand doesn't look like drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants. Packaged in a teal-wrapped glass jar, the soft grey solid seems - and smells - more like a fancy candle than a morning hygiene standby that absorbs sweat and eliminates odor. But, judging from the product's 800-jars-a-day sales, that's what it does. Two West Mount Airy besties created PiperWai, named after a family dog and a tribe in Guyana, as an alternative to aluminum- and paraben-laden big-name brands.
FOOD
April 29, 2016
Makes 2-3 servings For the noodles: 1 small head cauliflower 11/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted Generous pinch of salt 4 ounces soba noodles Generous 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts For the dressing: 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated (about 1/2 teaspoon) 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (unseasoned) 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon miso paste (I used brown-rice miso, but any will do) 1 teaspoon low-sodium tamari or soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/2 cup cilantro 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a Silpat.
FOOD
April 22, 2016
Serves 8. 6 sheets of matzo 1 cup almonds, blanched (no skin) ½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped ½ cup coconut oil, melted in the microwave 4 cups rhubarb, chopped 3 cups strawberries, sliced 1 1/3 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup sugar ¼ cup potato starch 1 lemon, zest and juice 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. In a food processor, grind the almonds to a coarse crumb. Add the matzo and grind to a fine crumb.
FOOD
January 7, 2016
Makes 8 servings For the grain-free flour mix: 21/2 cups raw buckwheat flour Generous 2 cups almond flour 93/4 tablespoons finely ground flaxseed meal 11/4 cups potato starch 11/2 cups arrowroot flour For the Banana Bread: Vegetable oil, coconut oil, or butter for greasing the pan 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 large eggs 1/2 cup maple syrup ...
NEWS
November 13, 2015
SABZI KHORDAN (FRESH HERB PLATTER) 8 ounces feta cheese 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon caraway seeds 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Coarse salt, such as Maldon, fleur de sel or kosher 2 bunches whole fresh herbs, in any combination: spearmint, basil, cilantro, flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, dill, chives, marjoram 1 bunch scallions, quartered crosswise, roots removed 2 cups walnuts (see...
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: What about using coconut oil as a lube? I'm trying to stick to natural products these days. Mia: You could. Just make sure you're using the real thing - not some faux junk with lots of added ingredients. Also, I wouldn't risk using it with latex condoms. You don't want anything that might degrade the integrity of the latex. There are some natural lubes on the market you may want to experiment with. But read the labels first and exercise caution. You don't want to get a nasty infection - or worse.
NEWS
December 19, 2014
K ENNETH OKUGBENI, 32, of South Philadelphia, is founder of Lafiya Foods. The firm, which makes natural and organic foods and personal-care products, connects small farmers and co-ops in West Africa with American consumers. Lafiya donates 2 percent of gross sales to community-development programs in health care, education and sustainable agriculture in Ghana. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Lafiya? A: I have a background in finance. I saw a disconnect between African farmers and American consumers who wanted to lead healthy lives and use organic and natural products.
NEWS
October 3, 2014
A NUTRITIONIST as well as a food-allergy sufferer, Allison Lubert has had a big impact on "restrictive" eating around Broad and South for the past four years, since the first Sweet Freedom Bakery opened there, with delicacies free of gluten, eggs, dairy, soy, corn, peanuts and refined sugar. Now, after opening additional locations in Collingswood and Bryn Mawr, she'll share her innovative recipes in Baking You Happy: Gluten-Free Recipes from Sweet Freedom Bakery , coming this month from Peter Pauper Press . Here are highlights from my phone chat with her. Q: For a long time, it seemed you felt proprietary about the recipes you'd developed.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2014
PHILLY is increasingly known as a vegan-forward town, with places in most neighborhoods where you can enjoy an animal-free dinner or lunch. But what about breakfast? Recently, a friend staying in town overnight asked for a good weekday vegan breakfast spot, and I was stumped. Partly that's because I tend to be at my house at breakfast time, and partly it's because breakfast flies under the radar: You don't think about it that much until you really need it. I posed the question on the Web and got some great info from fellow vegans and "vegan-friendlies.
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tina DeSilvio is so determined to give her teenage daughter marijuana, she is mixing cannabis buds with 180-proof alcohol and letting the concoction evaporate into a sticky, olive-green substance to add to coconut oil. Jenna, 14, cannot smoke marijuana, but she can swallow a half-milliliter of the oil - a few drops - when it is stirred into applesauce or yogurt four times a day. "Don't I sound like the mother of the year?" DeSilvio asks, chuckling. Her yellow kitchen counter displays a minutely calibrated scale, a dropper, a 9- by 11-inch glass baking dish, and a clear, tightly sealed plastic container of pungent medical marijuana.
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