Reverie Bakeshop in Richardson is Open, Makes Vegan and Gluten-Free Goodies

Nancy Castillo and Racene Mendoza couldn’t be happier. These two friends opened Reverie Bakershop together in Richardson on Monday, September 23; and their vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free treats have been flying off the shelves ever since. Even after working 19-hour days, the owners maintain a chipper attitude and proudly describe that first hectic day when there […]

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Urban Orchard Market, a Downtown Dallas Grocery Store, is Opening on September 26

Get all your shopping carts ready, ’cause downtown Dallas is about to get a little more vegetable friendly. Starting next week, Urban Orchard Market (the grocery store that will carry mostly organic foods) is opening to the public at 1500 Jackson Street. At least, that’s what its Facebook page told me. There’s also going to be […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: How to Make Firm Tofu

Alright, tofu-loving people. We need all your brains today. Anybody got answers for this poor gal? She needs the secret to making extra, extra firm tofu. Shoot your tips in the comments down below. You can even include recipes. How do I make firm tofu? I can’t get it right. I buy the extra firm […]

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Pack Bento-Inspired Lunch Boxes For Your Kiddos This Year

It’s the first week of school, and every parent out there is clogging up my Facebook feed with cute photos of their adorable offsprings wearing their adorable backpacks. Thanks, moms and dads. My productivity level has gone way down. Thanks. Bento boxes, which have been trending for quite some time, are a pretty good way […]

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Uno Dué Go Expands, Brings Healthy Food to Plano

Dallas airport staple Uno Dué Go is upgrading from tiny terminal status to full-fledged restaurant at 4901 West Park Boulevard, Suite 521. In fact, the corporation is so confident its expansion will pay off in Texas that Uno Dué Go has two Plano locations in the works, thanks to corporation employees like CEO Ian Baines who […]

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Urban Acres is Building a Farmstead in Oak Cliff

Everybody and their mother is using Kickstarter these days to get their businesses up, but sometimes the cause is so worthy I have to put it up on SideDish. Like this one. Urban Acres, your source for local, organic food, is expanding on its “co-op style” produce program and trying to impact the Dallas community […]

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Let’s Help Kickstart Terra Tech, an Indoor Farm, in Deep Ellum

Jake King-Gilbert is a Connecticut-native living in Dallas, and he’s done something most people haven’t: he’s turned his entire apartment living room into a hydroponic system that’s 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. long, and 4 ft. wide. Hydroponics is a way of growing plants in water without soil. He chuckles when I ask him the dimensions […]

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Where to Pick-Your-Own-Peaches This Season

It’s June, which means it’s peach season. Usually we can pick them ourselves at orchards surrounding Dallas to completely craft our cobblers, pies, and juices. Unfortunately, this year Mother Nature had other plans. Because of the freezes that occurred in March, some farms aren’t bearing any peaches this season. A few places, though, have a […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: 13 Survival Foods You Need in Case There’s Ever an Apocalypse

With the weather getting wackier than a two-handed pirate, it’s high time we discuss the necessity of preparing your food supply in case the big one hits your town. Not to mention that the plausibility of zombie attacks grows every year with instances such as the bath salt addicts, bioengineered viruses displaced by a sloppy-mouthed […]

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From Greenhouse to Al Biernat’s: the Success Story of Amelia’s Farm Tomatoes

With her chunky blue necklace and fitted blazer, Amelia Von Kennel bears little resemblance to your typical farmer. Neither does her husband, Ben Von Kennel. But then again, they don’t really consider themselves farmers. “We grow tomato plants,” Ben explained, “and we feature them to local markets and restaurants.” The couple now sources their hydroponically-grown […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Origin Natural Food

As I was leaving my favorite salon yesterday, I noticed a new coffee shop called Origin Natural Food across the street. I was intrigued by its window displaying terms like “healthy, preservative-free, chef-prepared, and hand crafted coffee.” I thought we would be getting another genuine, craft coffee shop with handmade goodies to go with. But then […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Attend “A Community Cooks” at Paul Quinn College on April 11

Every year, the football field-turned-We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College puts on a fundraiser that I mark into my calendar with a bright pink highlighter. Not even two free tickets to the Dallas Symphony’s April 11 concert (featuring Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, by the way) can sway me from my commitment to […]

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Urban Acres is Moving to Beckley Avenue in Oak Cliff

Mr. Bradford Pearson alerted me to this happy news: Urban Acres is moo-oo-oo-ving. Whoever wrote this blog post is very excited (!) and so are we (!) Yup, IT’S OFFICIAL!  Our Urban Acres store is moving to the corner of Beckley & Greenbriar this spring, right by Methodist Hospital.  We’re taking over the old gas station building […]

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate With Juice Cleanses in DFW (Includes Giveaway)

Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses here in DFW. For twelve days, we’ve been highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Juice Cleanse Day. For more gift ideas, […]

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate With Gifts That Give Back

Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses here in DFW. For twelve days, we’ll be highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Gifts That Give Back Day. If you’ve […]

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Eat This Now: Raspberry Chia Mousse From Gina’s Organic Kitchen

Last week, at a come-and-go tasting lunch hosted by the recently launched Gina’s Organic Kitchen, I fell head-over-heels in love with this raspberry chia mousse. One bite and I was a goner. Gina Villalobos, the Organic Health Queen, whipped together this dessert made from chia seeds, coconut milk, raspberries, and dark agave nectar. It’s dairy-free, amazingly […]

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Gina’s Organic Kitchen Delivers Healthy Food Right to Your Door

About nine years ago, Gina Paterno Villalobos was diagnosed with high-risk breast cancer. To combat the disease, she completely changed her diet and turned to organic whole foods. She witnessed amazing results. After training at the Kushi Institute Center for Natural Healing and getting certified at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health, Villalobos is […]

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