Food News

Change, we can: Concerned about the Farm Bill making its way through the U.S. Senate, California-based Roots of Change is seeking endorsement of a letter that urges the Senate to revise the bill to steer it toward making healthy foods more available and affordable rather thans subsidizing farming of commodity crops.

Go to [] for background and to see the letter.

From the Kokoro: In celebration of its fifth birthday, Nobu Waikiki is offering a Kokoro Amakase (“chef’s choice meal from the heart”) through the month of June, composed of some of its most popular dishes. $65 per person.

Go to nobuwaikiki for specifics; phone 237-6999; reservations, []

Quinoa try someting new?: ‘Alewa Heights vegan personal chef Alyssa Moreau is representing TruRoots organically grown, GMO-free quinoa products, offering recipes that go beyond the usual steamed starch: Quinoa Smoothies, made with rice and soy milks and frozen berries, for example. They also do sprouted rice, lentils and mung beans and chia seeds.

Go to [] and tap the recipe page.

Pesky: If you noticed a lack of basil in stores at farmers’ markets, it’s due to the discovery recently that some local farms were using illegal pesticides on the crops. A team from the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources is working with farmers to identify alternatives and get our pesto and pho garnish back on track.

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