Land on Loan: Understanding and Keeping the Earth with Ellen Davis

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A few years ago a friend and I were discussing the ethics of the coffee we were drinking and where it came from. As we walked out of the coffee shop, she mentioned that she was reading a book for her Christian ethics class at Fuller Theological Seminary.  The book, Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, describes the connection between biblical text and the land that was created. The author, Dr. Ellen Davis, is the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of ...

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Food and Fitness: One Athlete’s Journey of Learning to Compete with Food Allergies + Gluten Free and Lactose Free Game Day Foods


  I am an athlete. I have played soccer for 25 years, competed in marathons and triathlons, studied Bikram Yoga, and I recently plunged into the world of Ultimate Frisbee. I am a food lover. Thai food, chicken and waffles, Chipotle burritos—yes I know that guacamole is extra—granola, donuts, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, and carbs… mmm… nom nom nom. Living in Los Angeles with high quality food, eating pupusas in El Salvador during my year as a missionary, and now living in Austin with ...

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Elizabeth and Ashley’s Herb Tips + Tricks


No matter where in the country you are, the days are getting warmer. Here, in Pasadena we had temperatures in the 90s last week! Naturally, our minds turn toward making fresh and light foods in the springtime, particularly with fresh herbs. Ashley and I have small containers of herbs that we grow year round, so naturally the herbs act as a complement in our cooking. Below, we have listed some of our favorite ways to better feature herbs, elevating their place in our homes. We wanted to share ...

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Ashley’s Garden Tips + Lavender Latte Recipe


My family has always loved gardening. As a child, no matter where we lived, my mother told me stories about spending summers with her aunt and uncle in the Virginia countryside. She would drink fresh milk from dairy cows and help pick ingredients for meals in a beautiful garden. She regaled me with images of rows of dark green broccoli, leafy lettuces, and ripe red tomatoes. She planted tomatoes at almost every house we lived in, I imagine in part due to her fond memories of ...

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Video: Kimchi Fried Rice + Recipe


KIMCHI FRIED RICE Ingredients ½ Organic Yellow Onion (Diced Finely) 1/3 C Tamari 1 ½ C Organic Brown Basmati Rice Cooked (make a few days before-follow the instructions on the bag) 1/3 C Kimchi 1 Organic Free Range Egg 1 Organic Chicken Breasts (Cubed) 1 Large Organic Bok Choy 2 Tbsp Oil Instructions Heat a wok over the stove. Medium-High Heat. Add oil. Once the oil has heated for about 30 seconds add the chopped onions. Sautee until soft. Add already cooked rice. Add ½ ...

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