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Valentine’s Day Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Fondue

Does anything say “I love you” quite like a rich and creamy vegan chocolate fondue recipe? What brings more eager eyes to the table than a pot of melted cheese or chocolate fondue? It’s the indoor version of fireside s’mores! Chocolate fondue is a fantastic way to introduce hands-on fun […]

Foodie Underground: The Beauty in Simplicity

ColumnHave we lost our ability to do – and appreciate – the beauty of the simple things in life? I had walked by the socca stand once before. All the way in the back of Paris’ popular Marché des Enfants Rouge, full of various food stands and markets, there was […]

Sunday Recipe: Marinated Cilantro Cucumbers

Prep your mason jars.  Pickling is in, but quite frankly, who has the time? I grew up on a steady Swedish summer diet of marinated cucumbers, always kept on hand by my grandmother. They remind me of her kitchen, and unlike pickles, only have to sit for an hour for […]

Indie Foodzie: Interview with Co-Founder Emily Olson

Just when you thought a website like Etsy was fulfilling in satisfying your every desire to buy unique and handmade, Foodzie, a food marketplace shows up and tantalizes us with their “artisan producers and growers.” Foodzie co-founders Rob LaFave, Nik Bauman and Emily Olson (twentysomethings all) started the online farmers […]

The 10 Stories That Defined Food in 2011

A look back at the stories that inspired what we ate and how we ate it.  When it comes to comnsuming, it’s not just about what’s on the table, it’s about how it got there and how it is being enjoyed. Over the last year we have come to make […]

Vintage Recipe Revamp: Egg Nests With Fresh Mint and Honey

Would you pay 42 cents for this 1977 version of egg nests? A 42 cent lunch would be nice! However, I’m not quite sure I’d even fork over that amount, measly it may be, for the above egg nest featured in a March 1977 publication of Homemakers. From the looks […]

Halloween Cocktail Recipe: Grapefruit Gin Fizz with Blackberry ‘Guts’

Skip the spooky green punch and go for something refreshing and elegant like this Halloween cocktail recipe with grapefruit juice and fresh blackberries.  Since it IS practically Halloween, get into the spirit by adding fresh blackberry compote or “guts” into the flesh-colored mixture of grapefruit, gin and club soda. While […]

Celebrate Summer With Cheese: The Surprising Seasonal Food

Who knew that the hand-crafted ricotta in your shopping cart had a seasonal shelf-life? Surprise: milk is actually one of the most misunderstood ingredients from the farm, and a truly seasonal food. EcoSalon readers will agree that as a farmers market-shopping, tomato-growing, eco-conscious subset of society, we’ve become pretty savvy […]

Sweet Corn Recipe with Miso Butter and Scallions

 This sweet corn recipe will impress your guests with sweetness and bright flavors. At the end of summer corn is at its best and sweetest. Sometimes pale yellow and sometimes bright canary yellow, the kernels are as sweet as candy and just divine with a little salt and butter alongside […]

Behind The Label: The Kashi Controversy

After a photo of a grocery store note went viral, the discussion about food marketed as “natural” got a lot more heated. Natural cereal brand Kashi made headlines in recent weeks after information about the company’s corporate ownership and use of genetically modified and pesticide-containing ingredients went viral in the […]

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 […]

Foodie Underground: Urban Wine at Enso Winery in Portland, Oregon

ColumnForget countryside wine tours, the latest in vino is what’s being made right down the block. Living in Portland, Oregon, local food is a must and not necessarily because it’s greener or healthier, but simply because being smack dab in the middle of the Willamette Valley, not eating local is […]

Asian Soup for Two

Have I got a healthy, healing soup for you! Soba noodle soup it is and the cooking time is very brief. Most of the active time is spent preparing and sauteing the vegetables while bringing water to boil for the noodles and heating the stock. Overall time is about 30 […]

Five Herbs and Spices To Boost Your Immune System

5 herbs and spices you’ll want to make part of your daily diet. Fresh or dried, chances are you aren’t getting enough of these five herbs in your diet. Make no mistake, they aren’t just around for taste – spices and herbs are indeed nutritional powerhouses that can complement your […]

3 Avocado Toast Recipes that Will Make You Drool

Avocados are my favorite fat source. These little guys may look like grenades on the outside, but their green meat is to die for. Since avocados popularity will only increase as more people become aware of their tasty awesomeness, we’ve rounded up the following recipes to help you keep your […]

Foodspotting Friday: Sweet Potato Fry Frenzy

Food porn in the way of sweet potato fries. In Foodspotting Friday we like to bring you some of the best of the best in food photos from our favorite app, Foodspotting. Yeah, yeah, we’re completely and utterly food porn obsessed, but you’re right here with us reading this post, […]

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Salad Nicoise Recipe with Anchovy-Lemon Dressing

Add a little sophistication to your next salad with this protein-packed salad Nicoise recipe. Everything sounds better in French, even if the term is describing something as simple as a salad. Salad Nicoise (better written: Niçoise) is a high-protein salad composed of tomatoes, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, Nicoise olives, and anchovies. […]

Are Supermarkets the Key to Destroying Food Waste?

It’s time to get to the bottom of food waste in America. Forty percent of food in the U.S. is thrown out every year, despite the fact that one in seven households is still struggling to buy food. We can make efforts at home and in restaurants, but the surprising saving grace […]

Vegan Lemon Cake Recipe: Light, Refreshing, Perfectly Tart

Lighten up your dessert with this delicious vegan lemon cake recipe. When I think of dessert cake, I imagine decadence, density, and a surefire means to a splurging waistline. However, not all cakes are created equal. Some thrive being light and fluffy, just like this vegan lemon cake. It bears […]

Why Hasn’t the FDA Banned Food Coloring Yet?

M&Ms, Skittles, and Starburst are just some of the American candies slowly removing artificial food coloring from their ingredients lists, but Red No. 40, Yellow No. 6, and Blue No. 1 are still relatively commonplace in the U.S. This may seem strange, given recent food trends toward more natural, conscious eating: […]

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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 […]

Vegan, Gluten-Free Crepes Recipe: An Oat-Inspired Take on a French Classic

These vegan, gluten-free crepes bring more sophistication (and nutrition) to your hassle-free breakfast routine. Say au revoir to the egg, butter, and white flour-based crepes of yore and bonjour to their better half: vegan, gluten-free crepes! With a base of oat flour, coconut sugar, almond milk, and coconut oil, these […]

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 […]

Zucchini and Corn Fritters Recipe

This zucchini and corn fritter recipe adds spring flavors to a fried favorite. Fritters are fried patties that seem just a notch healthier when made with vegetables. In this zucchini corn fritter recipe, patties are based in whole-wheat flour and cornmeal, paired with zucchini and corn, and then lightly fried […]