By Axel Peterman I know a few patches of stinging nettles within easy walking distance of my house, and this spring I’ve visited them regularly, gloves and canvas bag in my back pocket. Nettle greens are like spinach on steroids, and I pick the tender new growth, being careful not to take too much. No
September is National Organic Month, so grab some organic veggies and celebrate! With the harvest season now here, it’s a good time to consider switching to organic, if you don’t already buy it. Why go organic? When it comes to food labels, the USDA Certified Organic seal is the gold standard and indicates so much
Give summer one last hurrah this Labor Day weekend with a fabulous party filled with friends, family, food, and fun. While we can’t help you with the other three, we’ve got you covered with the food! Here are 10 recipes to help you plan your Labor Day menu. Southwestern Grilled Chicken A simple marinade
It’s back to school time, which has us thinking about lunch! If you’ve been searching for new ideas for what to pack for your mid-day meal, we’ve got just the recipes for you. Mixed Greens and Asiago Hoagie Sandwiches can be a healthful, satisfying meal when you stuff them with an entire salad! Opt
If you are on the Zero Waste path, then you probably already have a reusable water bottle and reusable shopping bags. But these things will only get you so far in your quest to decrease the plastic you use. If you want to ditch plastics for good, there are a few other tools available to
Summertime is the perfect time to add local foods to your shopping list. Food grown right here is fresher and often has more nutrients because of that. Here are the top ten local fruits and veggies to look for now and in the coming weeks, along with recipes for inspiration. Apples – Early apples start
When the weather heats up, one of the best ways to cool down is with a sweet frozen treat. While there are lots of ready-made options available, making ice-cold desserts at home is fun for kids and adults alike. Here are five of our favorite frozen treats for you to try on that next blazing
Whether you’re cutting back on beef burgers for health, cost, ethics, or just plain boredom, diving into the world of veggie burgers can be a total adventure. New flavors! Different textures! Veggie burgers offer so much room to experiment and explore. Below are our top five favorite vegetable-based burgers. Jamaican Bean Burgers A
It’s dad’s day, so treat him to something special! For Father’s Day, share a delicious meal together or even just a homemade treat. Try one of these recipes or mix and match a few to make your Father’s Day menu complete. Avocado and Egg Brown Rice Bowl This hearty, whole grain dish couldn’t be
Summertime is the perfect time to hit the road for an adventure! But when you’re away from home, it can be hard to eat both healthy and cheap. Here are some quick tips for packing food to make your summer road trip deliciously fun and affordable. Pack Snacks – Stock up on healthy, inexpensive snacks
If you’re looking to eat healthy but have to do it on a tight budget, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some tips to create a plan to help you spend less, shop smart, and still eat good food. Make a plan Meal planning will not only help you
We are so ready for grilling season, how ’bout you? If you’re ready to cook and relax outside, here are some of our summer favorite recipes to help you grill and chill!
A mushroom is a perfect food for smoking, since it is porous and spongy by nature. The meaty portobello will shrink and become intensely concentrated as it cooks. Just be careful that you don’t overcook.
Slightly spicy, slightly sweet blueberry barbecue sauce is a surprising but delicious complement to pork chops!
Add eye appeal to your salad with a colorful mix of red, blue and white new potatoes, drizzled with a light vinaigrette. Meat, fish or tofu done with a white or red balsamic marinade or glaze will bring a sweeter contrast to your meal.
Tangy and sweet, this festive salad is great for potlucks, picnics or dinner anytime.
Blanching the broccoli and carrots preserves the flavors and health benefits in this bright and tasty salad.
It’s amazing how delicious seasonal, organic vegetables can be with a splash of olive oil and a dash of sea salt when they are caramelized over a bed of bright red coals (or your glistening gas grill!).
Grilled and slightly caramelized marinated vegetables and nutty couscous combine in this delicious Mediterranean salad.
Tofu is like a sponge, soaking up smoke and getting firmer and denser as it sits on the grill. Just keep it on the cool side of the grill and give it plenty of time to get nice and smoky.
Crunchy cornmeal on the outside and Southwestern flavors on the inside, these bean burgers please all kinds of eaters.
Topped with a basil, mint mayonnaise, this is flavorful recipe is a great way to change up your burger.