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Zucchini Patties Recipe with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

zucchini patties

These indulgent zucchini patties highlight the sweetness of this popular late summer vegetable.

If the word “fried” scares you don’t run screaming after step 3. Yes, you will need to fry these zucchini patties once they are assembled but it’s just a flash fry and most of the oil will drain off on paper towels. These patties are the perfect starter to your light late summer meal. If you’re serving a salad for dinner, start with fritters to delight your guests as they assemble individual lettuce wraps.

Use a box …

How to Make Your Own Drinking Vinegar


Drinking vinegar: perfect for healthy sodas or creative cocktails. 

In the U.S., drinking vinegar, also known as a “shrub,” go back to colonial days, which makes sense: if you didn’t have a refrigerator and wanted to preserve fruit, mashing it up with sugar and adding a little vinegar was a great way to do so. Vinegar-based drinks go back even farther than that, all the way to Roman times in fact, when vinegar and water were mixed together for the drink called posca.

Tart and sweet all at the same time, drinking vinegars are …

5 Delicious Ways to Get Seaweed Benefits Into Your Diet




Not quite sure seaweed benefits are for you? You might want to think again.

Seaweed is a rich source of iodine and is known to stimulate the thyroid and cleanse the system of toxins, which makes it super beneficial to the diet. Some pinch their noses around it and others fear it is far too exotic and specialized in nature to prepare in the comfort of a home kitchen. However, seaweed is quite easy to work with and there are many different variations that you can experiment with to get …

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

farm picture photo

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 can’t even feed their own?

Michael Olson of Food Chain Radio explored the issue of hunger in rural America.

“The grandparents farm never did make much money, but it did produce the best kind of food imaginable,” he said. “When the …

Snackpocalypse? Snack Foods Kill and There’s a Video to Prove It: Foodie Underground


ColumnWhat if we saw snack foods for what they really are?

Cheese puffs, bags of mini chocolate chip cookies and caramel chocolate bars, that’s what good snacks are made of, right?

Of course we all know better than that, but if you were to take a look into the vending machines of most schools over the past few years, you might have thought otherwise. Companies spend around $149 million a year on marketing to kids in schools, most of it going to beverages. To change that, the Obama administration has implemented new

5 Food Art Inspired Stylish Wardrobe Ideas to Bring the Table to Your Closet

lemon printed skirt with angled hem

Whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall, fresh food art is always in season. From juicy fruits to earthy acorns, we’ve got you covered with five delectable pieces to incorporate into your closet this season.

  1. Lemon Print Pointed Hem Skort by Topshop, $68

A little sweet, a little bit tart, this adorable skort (pictured above) is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Its color palette harmoniously complements any season with pops of sprightly-hued yellow and muted shades of …

How to Fast or Detox According to Your Specific Health Needs



While you may think you know how to fast–by not eating for several days–there’s actually a lot to it.

There is a lot of discussion surrounding the latest (and enduring) detoxification craze. More and more cold-pressed juice bars about popping up and the green juice has become the new morning must-have, can’t-live-without cup (or two) of coffee. Raw, vegan foods are making waves and the no-added-sugar, gluten-free labels are putting the white flour and white sugar culprits where they should be: in the past. But, when it comes to a more …

10 Food Preservation Ideas to Keep Eating Summer Produce All Year-Round


Freeze, dry and can: food preservation ideas to ensure you have the taste of summer all year long. 

As the warm days wane, it’s easy to start mourning the loss of summer food. While the thought of root vegetable dishes might feel cozy now, you know that there’s going to be a time of complete and utter food boredom when all you want is to stuff yourself with blackberries. Fortunately, we live in the modern era of freezers and ovens, and storing some of summer’s bounty is easier than you might think.

If you …