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Food History: The History of Food Trucks

Where do our favorite dishes come from? In our ongoing series ‘Food History’ we take a look at classic dishes and their roots, this time we step away from a specific dish and look at our all-time favorite food trend: the history of food trucks.  Creme brulee carts and tacos sold in […]

Millet, Buckwheat, and Other Healthy Grains To Try ASAP

Pass on the brown rice and quinoa and add more excitement to your dishes with these healthy grains and seeds! The following healthy grains and seeds have elite status in the foodie world. Not only do they balance fiber with protein and offer an extensive list of nutrients that’ll keep […]

A Look at the Human Hands Behind Our Food

I recently had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion about farmworker justice entitled, “The Fruits of Their Labor.” Update 9/24/09: The panel was organized by CUESA, The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture and they’ve posted a link to the audio files of the panel, so you can […]

The Green Plate: Get Your Soil On

ColumnEcoSalon’s best gardening articles to get you going. We’ve sprung forward. Now it’s time to coax life from your own backyard soil. Get out there and start those starts, sow those seeds, and grow your own food. Here’s a handy roundup of our best gardening articles to help you get […]

What’s in the Cheese?

I’ve always been a cheese fanatic. It started when I was a kid with sharp cheddar cheese from Wisconsin and the massive blocks of baby Swiss my father used to receive from one of his patients during the holidays. I would gleefully trim off ever-so-thin slices, curl each one into […]

Vegan Bacon Recipe: Healthy And Delicious!

Conventional bacon is chock-full of calories and fat and is often made from low-quality meat. But eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to go without the smoky, salty goodness that bacon provides. Who better than Mother Nature to provide us with a compromise? When she made eggplant, she also gave bacon-lovers near […]

In Savannah: A Little Green and Paula Deen

Turns out it isn’t easy being green in Savannah – the spooky Southern city known for its historic squares and trees dripping with Spanish moss. According to the Green Restaurant Association, a Boston-based nonprofit, there’s only one green-certified restaurant in Savannah and it’s a takeout joint – not surprising in […]

Lustables: Nau Café Luxe Kit

Every coffee lover should own a transportable French press. Our love for coffee is nothing new, and as the summer season kicks off, it’s time to celebrate by eating outside. That’s  why we are loving the limited edition Café Luxe Kit from Nau which combines the two.

Learning About Types of Wine: What is Natural Wine?

As you explore types of wine you may find yourself wondering what exactly natural wine is. When it comes to wine, there’s a lot out there. There are reds, whites, rosés, bubbles, and within those a whole variety of grape varietals and tastes. But nowadays we’re starting to see even […]

Paleo, Clean Eating and Beyond: Are We Diet Obsessed? Foodie Underground

ColumnPaleo, Clean Eating, raw foods: is our industrial, processed food system forcing us to eliminate? I can’t go a day without seeing the words “Paleo“, “raw,” “egg-free,” “gluten-free” or “clean eating” show up somewhere. Look at any magazine rack with a couple of food titles and these healthy eating regimes […]

Calling All Carnivores: 7 Painless Ways to Be an Almost-Vegetarian

Call it flexitarianism, conscious meat consumption, or low meat eating, lots of people are saving the flesh for special occasions and adopting a veg-centric diet. If you’ve been thinking about going vegetarian or vegan for the planet, but you really like meat and think you’ll miss it, or you’re worried […]

Foodie Underground: Illegal Delicacies

At first glance, foodies might come off as organic-touting, free-range loving, culinary gurus. But not all foodie trends are friendly. Some go far for their delectable delights, so far that they embrace the controversial. We’re talking about whale meat: the other other white meat that’s keeping an entire violent food […]

The Friday 5: The I Have A Dream Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week. For Mohamed Nasheed, elected President of the Maldives island chain, climate change is personal. We’ve already written about his search for a solution to the threat of rising sea levels, but now, in the wake of his ousting in February (apparently at gunpoint), his […]

A New Gadget for Storing Recipes, and a Killer Lentil Stew

The other day I saw an advertisement for The Digital Recipe Reader. Kinda cool, as it has a 7″ touch screen, holds up to 2,500 recipes and not a single tree was hacked nor CO2 emission spent delivering cookbooks. Sold through Neiman Marcus, the ad said that owners have access to a […]

Salad Days: A Review of 15 Popular Foodie Greens

In thinking about salad greens we know and love, and those we don’t know so well but might also love, I wondered how best to compare them. Should I rate different salad staples according to my own opinions? I thought back to the obsessive watercress phase I went through or […]

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Prep and Eat a Whole Artichoke: No Cans or Jars Required

Learn how to cook and eat an artichoke to perfection with these tips! You may love artichokes, but how often do you prepare and cook them yourself? They come in a rough package with their tough outer leaves,and demand seemingly exhaustive preparation. But, au contraire! Whole artichokes are actually super […]

How African Farmers Saved Their Dying Land [Video]

This group of African farmers did an amazing thing: they helped adapt their farming operation to ensure it could survive a drier climate. “In the steep fields of Ethiopia’s highlands, when rain falls on the parched, overworked land it runs downhill, carrying soil with it. Farmers commonly lose 130 tons […]

Gluten-Free Fig Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (Yep, Cookies for Breakfast!)

Have cookies (for breakfast!) with this delicious fig oatmeal breakfast cookies recipe. Weekday mornings are all about on-the-go rituals, including what you eat for breakfast. And when it comes to grabbing and going, what better solution than cookies? No, not the white sugar, white flour, and butter-laden varieties; I’m talking […]

Grilled Chicken Skewers Recipe with Coconut and Pineapple

Dust off the grill and fire it up for these delectable grilled chicken skewers with tropical notes of coconut and pineapple. Delicious! Makes 16 Skewers Ingredients 16 ounces Coconut Pineapple Sparkling Water (such as Sparkling Ice) ½ cup olive oil + extra to brush pineapple 2 teaspoons harissa paste or other […]

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Diplomatico Rum: Your New Favorite Liquor is Sustainable and Delicious

Looking for a happy hour choice that’s as sustainable as it is delicious? Diplomatico Rum may be the answer. This Venezuelan rum is made by one of the only liquor companies in the world to have earned the ISO 14001 certification, a prestigious recognition that helps provide practical tools for […]

The Avocado Hummus Recipe You Didn’t Know You Needed!

Alas, two plant-based favorites – the avocado and hummus – have joined forces to create something we admittedly regret not having discovered sooner. Avocado hummus is a smooth, creamy dip or spread that sits somewhere between guacamole and hummus, without being decidedly either. It has all the fixings you’ll find […]

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe: Sweet, Dense, and Indulgent

This peanut butter fudge recipe defies the norm, serving a crowd (it makes more than 60 servings!) and taking under 15 minutes to prep. Oftentimes the words “simple” and “dessert” aren’t found in the same sentence. To many, a sugar fix entails grocery store shopping, preparing, mixing, baking, waiting, and […]