Raise your hand if you currently or used to think Arctic char was some kind of leafy green. (raises hand sheepishly)
Luckily I now know that Arctic char is one of the yummiest fish around. It’s typically pink like salmon and has similarly fatty, but mild flavor. I’ve come to substitute it for salmon whenever I can because it’s often more affordable and can be used in a variety of different dishes.
This Arctic char recipe highlights one of its versatile uses. It sat in a quick poblano pepper marinade before being roasted, and it got topped with an equally-versatile homemade tomatillo-mango salsa. Trust me, you won’t be able to stop eating this!
Billions of coffee beans make it into our cups each year. Coffee is the second most valuable commodity only behind petroleum, and the industry employs more than 25 million people worldwide.
With any industry that touches so many people, it’s impossible to reap benefits without also being exposed to disadvantages. It’s no secret that many coffee farmers and workers around the world are exposed to terrible working conditions and unfair pay. The Fair Trade movement made great progress in shedding light on the injustices so many people in the coffee industry face. But there’s another disastrous byproduct of the industry that most people aren’t talking about…until now.
Coffee beans grow in fruit pods up in trees. They’re removed from their pods and sold so we can make our daily cup of ‘jo, but the pods are discarded. This leaves 1.5 million cubic feet of waste, which usually ends up in streams.
Luckily, someone right here in Washington identified this economic and ecological problem and came up with a solution: turn it into the world’s next super food and revolutionize not only the coffee farming industry, but also the nutrition of people in developing countries.
I was fortunate enough to sit down with the founder of the company that’s taking the coffee industry by storm and the chocolate company he’s working with to make this super food the next household staple.
When I travel, it’s all about the eats. I rarely care about the tourist spots or local attractions. Rather, I make obsessive Google Maps of where I’m going to eat and the nearby local shops I can peruse between meals.
If you’re like me and base all your travel plans around your gut, then you’re going to appreciate this foodie travel guide to Victoria, BC. You’ll find a list of what to eat and things worth seeing (or drinking) between meals.
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If you got part one of our May events calendar that went out via our newsletter last week, you know the horrible truth about May. It’s full of crazy awesome events…but most of them fall on the same day. What kind of cruelty is this?
We’re all going to be faced with some tough decisions this month. To help make it a bit easier, I’ve curated three of the best events happening in Seattle this Saturday. All you have to do is decide if you want to oyster, beer, or treasure this weekend.
I’m writing this Weekend Wandering post from San Francisco, where I’ve been gorging myself with delicious food and drinks. It’s been go-go-go and I’m utterly exhausted. So though I love traveling, I’ve been counting down the hours until I get back to Seattle.
I’m beyond excited that this weekend has a lot of fun events…almost like Seattle is welcoming me back home. In preparation for the May event calendar dropping in your inbox on Friday, I rounded up four Seattle events that I’m super excited about.