Daddy's home with his strange groceries! Say, did you know the misunderstood pumpkin is a nutrient treasure trove? Yes, yes—you can reach into its slimy interior, hollow it out and make a Jack O'Lantern. And who wouldn't! But we’re here to tell you that there is more to the pumpkin than a slimed forearm.
We can't all love all vegetables all of the time. “Hate” is an ugly word, though. Detest? Reject? Abjure? How about a Shakespearean revulsion? “Prithee, mother—no more spinach. My gorge rises at it!” Based on numerous polls, here is a wildly opinionated list of our most feared vegetables.
“Tree-Hugger” is rarely (never) offered as a compliment. The term is generally intended to lightly mock someone as laughably naive, irrational, and blindly devoted to “nature”. On this Indigenous People's Day, let's look at the actual history of the term.
Cordyceps; yes, the name is strange, but not as strange as this superfood’s bizarre origin story. Cordyceps is not a nodding little blossom delicately posing in the sun, and science is increasingly amazed at the healthful potency of what this weird stuff contains. But what exactly is it? Cordyceps is a ... well, it's ... maybe you should sit down.
Flexitarians recognize the soundness of the reasoning around leaving meat behind … and quite reasonably dread a life devoid of bacon. But they are willing to try. Flexitarianism is — yes —a philosophy. It embodies the imperfect but unstoppable human energy that will tackle what we can change today, and work diligently at longer-term repairs that will redefine tomorrow.