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Last Minute Ideas for a Seamless Thanksgiving Day

To-do list: shop, prep, make easy appetizers, think now about what to do with leftovers. Your guest list is done, the menu is planned – now the fun part begins. Whether it’s vegan tofurky, a traditional elaborate menu, or the potluck path, here are some tips and ideas for making […]

How to Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables and Herbs in 10 Steps

There’s no weekend excursion you relish more than getting your hands on the local harvest at organic farmers’ markets, but picture this instead: You’re craving a crisp salad garnished with savory herbs. You step outside into your garden, pick some tomatoes, peppers and basil, and enjoy a natural meal without […]

Why Is Rural America’s ‘Farm Country’ Going Hungry?

As a nation, we are losing our ability to feed ourselves. One in 5 Americans won’t eat dinner tonight and the greatest percentage of them live in rural America. In fact, 15 percent of rural households use food stamps to survive. How could it be that the places that provide most of our food […]

10 Alcoholic Drinks that Can Improve Your Sex Life

With ingredients like cardamom, ginger, jasmine and chili peppers, these 10 cocktails & non-alcoholic drinks will get you revved up and ready for some action. Can a cocktail facilitate better sex? Sure, once you’ve had a certain amount of alcohol, your inhibitions begin to slip away – but when you […]

Kentucky Fried Marketing

We’ve got our eyes on you, KFC. For years now you’ve been a cornerstone of the fast food movement, bucketing out deep-fried meat and refined carbs in every direction and every conceivable portion size – relentlessly filling American faces for decades. You’ve taken criticism on the chin, which was brave […]

Throwback Recipe: A Classic Bubbling Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce

For something extra special this holiday season, make this indulgent baked brie and cranberry sauce appetizer. Brie is a cheese platter staple. Its amazingly creamy texture makes it a perfect spreading cheese that also goes well with slices of fruit. While usually served at room temperature, I like to serve my brie […]

The Green Plate: Frito Lay, How Green You’re Not

ColumnFrito Lay may be a natural at greenwash, but they’re not green. The other day, when a banner ad touting the greening of SunChips popped up on the granddaddy of green blogs, Treehugger, we were dismayed and confused. It goes like this: Treehugger = the green original. Sunchips is a […]

A Conscious Thanksgiving Dinner: 6 Tips for Hosting a Successful Meal

Tips for ensuring your Thanksgiving dinner is as conscious as it can be.  No matter who sits down at your Thanksgiving dinner table – the gluten intolerant, the semi-vegetarian, the raw foodist, the vegan, the grain-free, the passionate Paleo, the lactose avoider – you want to have some options. This […]

Crunch into Spring with a Green Bean Fries Recipe

It’s almost time to dust off the grill and de-web that patio furniture. With warm weather on its way, we’re itching for barbeque season. Whether you are planning a Sunday cookout, a pool party or gearing up for a Memorial Day gathering, we’ve put together an awesome menu of delicious, […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Easy Pureed Seasonal Vegetable Soup

I like to spend an hour or so on the weekends making soup for the week. It’s a meditative process that helps the entire week go more smoothly. A little time invested means you will have soup to take to work for lunches and soup to enjoy for dinner on […]

11 Ways the World Drinks Coffee

For many people, a morning cup of coffee is a deeply-ingrained ritual that can’t be budged. This holds true for many cultures around the world, in which coffee plays a role not only in the day-to-day lifestyle but also in historic tradition. Every country has some sort of coffee culture, […]

Can Quinoa Be a Local Food? Foodie Underground

ColumnIf quinoa starts to grow in your backyard, what happens to the farmers that made it big? In the last decade, quinoa has seen more than fifteen minutes of fame. It has become the beloved grain of vegetarians and carnivores alike, touted for its nutritional superfood benefits of high protein […]

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 […]

30 Gorgeous Photos of Farming and Agriculture

From farm, to table. The farm-to-table movement has been around for ages, even before locavore was named Word of the Year. But in recent years, it’s gained serious momentum, especially in urban areas. Yuppies are going vegetarian and joining CSAs, and it seems like everywhere you look there’s a new artisanal […]

The Green Plate: News from The Food World

ColumnNews worth eating. Once a month, The Green Plate will harvest the most interesting, biggest, weirdest, and puzzling recent news stories on food politics, the food industry, eating trends, and edible discoveries from around the web, and share them with you. In this, our first installment, learn how Whole Foods […]

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Vegan Pancakes Recipe with Orange Moscato Syrup and Pine Nuts

Jason Wyrick, executive chef of The Vegan Taste and author of “Vegan Tacos” contributed this delectable vegan pancakes recipe to Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur’s recent book, “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life.” Says Jason: “I created this recipe when I was leading a vegan food tour in the south of […]

Nebraska May Soon be Known for Citrus [Video]

When you think about the Midwest, you probably don’t think “prime citrus growing region.” Well, if this geothermal greenhouse becomes popular, people may be able to grow citrus anywhere. Watch how the growing technology works below. Related on EcoSalon Aromatic and Light Winter Sangria Recipe: Bully Winter Blues Away with […]

Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe with White Beans and Basil

This creamy vegan tomato soup recipe unlocks the incredible power of tomatoes and heightens their flavor and benefits with aromatic garlic, fragrant basil, protein-packed beans, and spicy red pepper. Replacing a meal with a plant-based soup is one of the best ways to stock up on nutrition without overloading the […]

We Need Something Sweet to Eat, Stat [Video]

Ever felt like cutting into your food to mutilate it before you consume it? Me too. I used to carve my bread and vegetables before I ate. My friends would call me a “food cutter.” Well, it appears that there is at least one other person who likes to cut […]

Blood Orange, Olive, and Basil Salad Recipe

Jason Wyrick, executive chef of The Vegan Taste and author of “Vegan Tacos” contributed this recipe to Gene Baur’s “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life” book.  Says Jason: “This salad, typically made with whatever fresh oranges are on hand and made with blood oranges here, is a popular winter dish throughout […]

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The Alternative to the Alternative: 3 Nut-Free Vegan Cheese Recipes

The following 3 vegan cheese recipes are light alternatives to regular dairy cheese as well as heavy nut-based cheese. It’s easy to buy into the vegan cheese craze, which takes the beloved cheese-noshing experience and reimagines it so that you not only get to have your cheese but save a few […]

Vegan Tacos with Salted Grilled Plantains, Salsa Verde, and Pepitas

Jason Wyrick, executive chef of The Vegan Taste and author of “Vegan Tacos” contributed this tacos recipe to Gene Baur’s book, “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life.” Says Jason: “If the tortilla is the soul of a taco, then the filling is the body, and fresh lime and spicy salsa are […]

Eating Like a Peasant: a Healthy Lifestyle You Can Afford

The “poor man’s diet” may just be your ticket to a healthy lifestyle that sticks. One of the unfortunate perceptions when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle is that it is very expensive. And the assumption is more or less founded – organic produce is more pricey than conventional […]

Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe with White Beans and Basil

This creamy vegan tomato soup recipe unlocks the incredible power of tomatoes and heightens their flavor and benefits with aromatic garlic, fragrant basil, protein-packed beans, and spicy red pepper. Replacing a meal with a plant-based soup is one of the best ways to stock up on nutrition without overloading the […]