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San Diego Wildlife Advocates Pave Way To Restore Gray Wolves In California

As for Ms. Richie being "puzzled" by the state's reluctance to designate the one lone wolf in the wild as "endangered"....the answer is simple. Special interests. Special interests. Special interests. The same group backing politicians in AZ and NM to delist the Mexican gray wolves there. Please take a look at the kind of people we have on our "CA Fish and Game Commission"! President of the Commission was (and maybe still is) Dan Richards, who went to Idaho to kill a magnificent 3 year old cougar that he treed using hounds. Then had some cool photos taken of the limp body of this beautiful, exhausted creature in his arms....with a huge grin on his face. Why did he go to Idaho? Because it is illegal to do this in California. Big brave, hunter....given control over what happens to our wildlife and natural resources? Wish the people of California would wake up to the kind of people who populate the very agencies charged with protecting our resources and wildlife.

February 18, 2014 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Using Spring Produce To Cook Delicious Vegetarian Dishes

One great way to start a day is by eating spiced Indian style rice instead of cold cereal or fat-filled bacon and eggs for breakfast. Here's a recipe from my new cookbook, "The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker". (It doesn't seem like anyone addressed the issue of preparing vegetable dishes in America's favorite "pot" on the show, but by staggering your ingredients in terms of time, you can create so much!

Spiced Basmati Rice for Breakfast Cereal

Most Americans would consider eating oatmeal for breakfast, but for the vast majority of Asians, rice is the breakfast food of choice. Here is a distinctly Indian variation on the Asian breakfast theme that can be cooked while you sleep and be ready for breakfast when you wake up.

1 1/2 cups organic brown basmati rice, rinsed well
3 1/2 cups water or soy milk
1 1/2 sticks cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated if possible
1/2 cup currants or raisins
3 tablespoons coconut, flaked and toasted
1/2 cup walnuts or almonds, coarsely chopped and toasted

Place basmati rice and water or soy milk in the slow cooker and cook on LOW overnight, about 8 hours. In the morning, grind cinnamon, cardamom seeds and nutmeg to a powder in an electric coffee mill or mortar and pestle.

Add currants and spices to rice and stir in 15 minutes before serving.

Divide rice into four bowls and pour 1/2 cup milk, cream, rice or soy milk on top of each serving.

April 20, 2010 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Enjoying Holiday Foods

Oooh, how I wish I could've gotten through to tell you my holiday favorite:
Roederer Estate (cheaper version) or Roederer Hermitage (slurp) and Kettle Chips. Simple. Elegant. The perfect pairing from a woman whose business is good food and good wine!

December 15, 2009 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )