Wheat Berry Salad Recipe
Refreshing. Hearty. Crunchy. Flavorful. I would say those are the best terms to describe this meal, but let’s be real here, it’s best to just find out for yourself by taking a bite of it! Pair this dish with a bowl of soup, top onto…
Tofu Scramble Recipe
Tofu scramble is a must have in any plant-based recipe arsenal! It is the perfect substitute for scrambled eggs. It also lasts well in the fridge, making it a great make ahead breakfast. You can get creative with fresh veggies from the farmer’s market and…
Ecotherapy reduces stress, anxiety, and depression
Have you availed yourself of ecotherapy lately? Harvard Med School maintains that research in the growing field of ecotherapy has shown a strong connection between time spent in nature and reduced stress, anxiety and depression. We live in troubled, divided, conflicted times. So — this…
The Staycation? It’s Still a Thing! Great Options for a Local Vacation This Summer
A summer road trip is an American tradition. The idea of the wind blowing in your hair, the beckoning of the distant horizon, the kids squabbling in the back seat, and bad road food has a romantic attraction of sorts. But long days over hot…
Cabbage Slaw Recipe
Dive on into summer picnics and potlucks with this incredibly delicious and healthy cabbage slaw recipe! What’s great about this dish is that it is great eaten on its own, as a snack, or packed into all sorts of sandwiches or plant-based burgers. (For instance,…
COOL SOLUTIONS: The Whole House Fan
The summer months in Davis are often pretty hot, and it can be a challenge to keep your home cool and comfortable. Most of us rely on air conditioners to maintain a desired temperature, but there are many other energy-efficient and inexpensive ways to cool…
Stone Fruit Baked Oatmeal
My family knows how to keep me happy as the weather warms up…hand me a ripe peach, apricot, mango, watermelon, or pint of berries and I will be grinning ear to ear! Maybe the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, my mother’s favorite summer…
Partial Fixes for Partial Shade
Tis my delight, alone in summer shade / To pipe a simple song for thinking hearts. — William Wordsworth Wordsworth may have appreciated shade on a summer day, but solar panels do not. Most people know that solar panels produce little on a cloudy day….
Lentil Curry Soup Recipe
It may be getting warmer here in Davis, but the nights are still a bit chilly lending it the perfect weather to enjoy a nice warm bowl of soup! And before you think to yourself that this is just another boring lentil soup recipe, let…
PEACE Club Hosts Lani Muelrath
UC Davis’ student group PEACE Club, People for the Elimination of Animal Cruelty through Education, will be hosting a guest speaker, Lani Muelrath, and celebrating the Grand Opening for their Plant-Based Library on the UC Davis campus. Lani Muelrath, author of The Plant-Based Journey and The Mindful Vegan, will…
Tahini-Lemon Veggie Bowl Recipe
Welcome in Spring with this delicious seasonal veggie and rice bowl! This recipe focuses on asparagus but also incorporates other seasonal spring veggies such as carrots, snow peas, chives, and pea shoots. What makes this meal so awesome is that it’s also very versatile. Don’t…
Chickpea “Tuna” Recipe
When I was young, tuna sandwiches were my absolute favorite. Forget peanut butter and jelly or turkey – tuna was always my go to. I think it’s even accurate to say they were the only non-vegan food I missed after transitioning to an entirely plant-based…
Vegetable Coconut Curry with Rice Recipe
Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 1 can Coconut Milk 2 Cup Russet Potatoes, peeled and diced 2 Cups Yam, peeled and diced 1 can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed 1 Cup English Peas (frozen or fresh) (or asparagus steamed and chopped into 1 inch sections) 1/4 Cup…
Clamless Chowder from Plant Punk Kitchen
Serves 6 INGREDIENTS: 2 Cups Vegetable Stock + 1/4 Cup Vegetable Stock 1 Cup Celery, small dice 1/2 Cup Carrot, small dice 1 Cup Onion, small dice 2 Tablespoons Garlic, Minced 1 Bay Leaf Pinch of Salt (to taste) 1/2 Cup White Wine (or veg…
Federal solar tariffs not a disincentive for Davis
On Jan. 22, President Trump issued his long-awaited ruling on the penalties to be imposed on the world’s solar module manufacturers who sell their equipment into the U.S. market. Effective Feb. 7, there is a 30-percent solar import tariff for crystalline-silicon solar cells and modules….
Per Capita Davis: Seven big reasons for hope
I love getting knocked out of my bubble, where it sometimes seems to constantly rain bad news about the climate crisis that crowds out anything positive. There was a recent article in The Guardian, a news organization dedicated to “independent investigative journalism,” that brightened my…
Tax Changes and Your Choices for 2018
Recent tax policy changes have generated concerned for non-profits like Cool Davis. Keep in mind there are some silver linings ringing the recent changes: Numerous local donors are dedicated to our work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable and resilient solutions. We trust that…
Winter Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice (Vegan Recipe)
Enjoy this vegan recipe from Plant Punk Kitchen! Winter squash make for warm fall eating. Most squash ripen well after summer is over, and the butternut squash season is at its best between late autumn and winter. For more Consumption Cool Solutions, visit our Cool Solutions page. INGREDIENTS:…
Vegan Recipe – Broccoli Stuffed Pasta Shells
Check out this yummy vegan recipe with broccoli or other seasonal favorites from Plant Punk Kitchen! Serve with some nice warm crusty bread to sop up the tomato and “cheese” sauce. For more Consumption Cool Solutions, visit our Cool Solutions page.
Laundry Solutions for a Sustainable Lifestyle
Spending a little time thinking about how you wash and dry your clothes can have a big impact on your sustainable lifestyle. Combine your grandparents’ wisdom with some modern ingenuity and get some truly fantastic results.
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Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more via @CBSPolitics
Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more
The 46th president is undoing some of his predecessor's executive actions.
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