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Vanilla Almond Butter Recipe

This vanilla almond butter recipe is a simple, go-to nut butter recipe that gives you the opportunity to experiment and create the nut butter of your dreams. These days, nut butters are increasingly accessible and are offered in so many unique flavors and combinations. Regardless of the options out there, […]

Foodie Underground, Extra Fresh Edition: Foodprint Toronto

Sometimes one Foodie Underground a week just isn’t enough. In fact, we couldn’t keep this one on ice until Monday, so we’re bringing you an Extra Fresh Edition to feature Foodprint. The partnership between food and cities is a no-brainer; travel itineraries are often created around the food of a […]

Foodie Underground: Big on Bacon

Bacon is oh so hot right now, and if you’ve missed the bacon trend you may have been living in a cave. There’s bacon chocolate, bacon vodka, baconnaise. Restaurants are experimenting with a variety of bacon wrapped delectables; if you’re feeling edgy try bacon wrapped asparagus from Bacon Underground. But […]

Sunday Recipe: Beet Pesto

Move over basil. My mother is known for always having a couple of homemade spreads on hand. In fact, if we’re out of pesto to put on open faced sandwiches in the morning (we’re Swedish after all) she has been known to make a fresh batch at 6 a.m. Completely […]

All We Are Saying Is Give Peas a Chance

ColumnTricking your children into eating their veggies presents an ethical and culinary dilemma. Several years ago, Jessica Seinfeld (or as she is more commonly known, “that woman who married Jerry Seinfeld”) was involved in a messy court battle over a book she had written. Another author, Missy Chase Lapine, had […]

Two Different Kinds of Pesto: Sorrel and Basil & Celery

Two different variations of homemade pesto, both equally delicious. Some may think it’s silly to grow your own sorrel when you have it growing wild just around the corner. As the cultivated sorrel has a slightly milder and nicer flavor, I believe it’s a great idea to include this sour […]

What If We Committed to Grow Food, Not Lawns? Foodie Underground

If you commit to “grow food not lawns,” you’re not just committing to better food security, you’re committing to a better community. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I’ve been thinking […]

Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

The following sweet potato muffins recipe is 100% vegan and even more delicious! Enjoy warm, with a slab of coconut butter. To me, the best part of autumn and winter is the advent of the sweet potato in my diet. It is sweet and light, but incredibly filling, warm and […]

Foodie Underground: What Does It Take to Be a Foodie City?

When it comes to cuisines, a city’s status isn’t just about collecting restaurants with 3 Michelin stars. These days it’s all about a holistic approach: numerous hole-in-the-walls serving up hard-to-find goods, ample access to fresh and local (preferably organic) produce, a local wine culture. Just as the underground food movement […]

10 Foods to Fight Breast Cancer

October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But just because leaves are largely fallen and pumpkins are patching up doesn’t mean that breast cancer awareness should wait another year. The Center for Disease Control shares that breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in all women and the […]

5 Natural Ways to Fight the Flu

The flu is already spreading like a Malibu wildfire in my Bay Area community with dozens of kids out the first few weeks of school and contaminated parents unable to play nurse. It’s going to happen, no way of avoiding it all together, but there are some simple steps to […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Escarole Salad with Oranges & Spiced Pecans

Sarah filled us in on the details about escarole earlier this week. I love escarole because it’s crunchy and refreshing like lettuce when served raw, but it has a little bit of bitterness to keep things interesting – though not as much as some greens. It’s equally at home braised […]

Recipe Contest: Send Us Your Favorite Seasonal Dishes

In need of a new eco-friendly outfit? Send us your recipes! Our friends at Horny Toad are as food obsessed as we are, so to celebrate the start of autumn, we’ve teamed up to put together a fun food contest that’s inspired by celebrating fall days with friends, steaming cups of coffee on […]

Lustables: Crow’s Dairy

Fresh farmstead cheese from purebred Nubian Goats. Got a hankering for something tastier than the mass-produced brick of cheddar on your grocer’s shelf? Try fresh goat cheese, gelato, or quark, a sour cream substitute, courtesy of Crow’s Dairy in Buckeye, Ariz.

Behind the Label: Pret A Manger

How do Pret A Manger’s sustainable values extend to all of its locations? Pret A Manger was founded in London by two college friends who wanted to make a “proper” sandwich with natural ingredients, “the sort of food they craved but couldn’t find anywhere else.” As the story goes, “Pret […]

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15 (Mostly) Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes That Don’t Suck

We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Most of them are healthy, opting for vegan, sugar-free, or wheat-free alternatives to traditional ingredients. Regardless of whom you invite over for this year’s Thanksgiving feast, everyone will leave raving about these dishes. 15 EcoSalon-Approved Thanksgiving Recipes 1. Vegan Apple Pie […]

Eat This Levitating Cake, You Will? [Video]

Since I began working at a bakery, I’ve become a bit obsessed with all things floury. So, you can imagine the joy I felt when I saw what a baker made for “Cake International — The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show.” Christine Jensen made a levitating cake in honor […]

Immunity-Boosting Ginger and Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe

Fresh grapefruit and ginger are smart additions to your immunity-boosting winter diet. Paired together in a ginger and grapefruit cocktail recipe, these plant-based powerhouses help protect you from winter bugs and also keep you intoxicatingly refreshed. Grapefruit is a low-sugar citrus fruit that provides a bounty of health benefits. In one […]

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Get Gorgeous Winter Natural Beauty With EcoSalon’s The Box!

  EcoSalon’s Winter Natural Beauty Box features items that will keep that glow going strong! November is delightfully colorful and transitional, so celebrate one of the most beautiful months of the year with a box of 20 fabulous products from 11 magnificent brands – worth $438.30–all for just $129 + free shipping! November is here! It […]

Can Good Vegetarian Mexican Food Finally Take Over Manhattan?

Chef Ivy Stark does not run your average Mexican restaurant. At Dos Caminos in New York City, she has constantly and consistently been trying to add a new spin to the Mexican food we all know and love, from innovating Mexican classics to bringing vegetarian Mexican food to the forefront of […]