Living

For when you karo too much

In honor of MLK, Jr. Day, my great-grandmother’s pecan pie recipe

In which I make peace with regular old corn syrup, and you should, too.

A1 fake sauce

Ask Umbra on the sustainability and safety of fake meat products

Is trading hot dogs for not dogs better for your health? Is swapping chicken wings for chik’n wings better for the planet? Ask Umbra investigates. Read this if you like meat or are meatless!

Soymilkin' it

How truly delicious tofu gets made [VIDEO]

Tofu master Minh Tsai of Hodo Soy Beanery in Oakland, Calif. explains how he makes artisanal, organic tofu that even Asians would enjoy eating, in this video by 'Food. Curated.'

Tom’s kitchen

Short-rib tacos for the occasional meat eater

I'm just back from Mexico -- and here is my tribute to the cooking of that country's great food markets.

Wake up and smell your vegetables, America!

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of fatness

When did a diet of processed, sugary junk foods become what "real Americans" eat? Messaging by Big Food -- echoed by a cynical GOP -- has taken many people hostage in what I call American Fast Food Syndrome. And it's killing us.

HOMO & GARDEN

Why are gays more eco-friendly?

A recent poll says gays and lesbians are more likely to support the environment. So why are the gays greener?

dirty business

Think composting stinks? Here's a fresher idea

Brooklyn company Vokashi is a composting service for people who don't want to harbor rotting vegetable matter in their kitchens.

The Magical History Tour

Ask Umbra Book Club announces 'At Home' by Bill Bryson for next read

Ask Umbra announces the new book club selection, At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson. Join and discover why we live the way we do!

Set the Alarm Clock: Don’t Sleep Through the Green Revolution

Originally posted on The Great Energy Challenge “There is nothing more tragic than to sleep through a revolution.” The revolution Dr. King spoke of in …