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Honey, Ginger Sparkling Lemonade with Rosemary

A sparkling dose of summer.  My friend Beda and I have an ongoing long distance food affair. Settled in a small town in Colorado, we send each other recipes on a regular basis, recommending new food books and asking for tips on what we should bring as a side to […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds

The ancient grain quinoa has an intriguing crunchy texture and is super tasty and healthy. Great for vegetarians and vegans due to its high protein content, it’s a healthy whole grain that is versatile in the kitchen. In this pilaf-like dish, you’ll encounter nutty, crunchy, sweet, and tart flavors in […]

10 Fad Diets to Steer Clear of This Bathing Suit Season

10 diets that should make you want to run (for your life). It’s okay to be a little freaked out by the prospect of stuffing your pale, corduroy-shielded backside into a bathing suit in just a few short weeks. It’s also okay to cut back on the pasta and do […]

10 Absolutely Delicious Avocado Recipes to Try

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There are very few people that I’ve ever met that don’t like avocados. They’re delectably cream, not to sweet, incredibly flavorful and completely satisfying – what’s not to love? Not only are avocados delicious, they are also full of Vitamins A, E and K, and are considered one of the most nutrient dense foods packed full of essential minerals, B Vitamins and dietary fiber. So try them in our top 10 avocado recipes and fall in love with them all over again!

Figs: Not Just for Newtons

There they sit in their dusky purple or light green glory. So sweet, so soft, so decadent. Figs. Figs have two short seasons: July and late September”¦ so get them while you can. They are special because they don’t travel well, don’t last long and their season is short, so […]

Easy No-Bake Açaí Berry Truffle Recipe

‘Tis the season of sweet treats! Avoid all the toxic sugar and food coloring with this nutritious truffle recipe from Debbie Adler, author of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes. If a blueberry walked into a bar and hooked up with a cosmopolitan piece of chocolate sass, their love […]

Barely Legal: A Look Inside the Underground Food Craze

You may have noticed some of the interesting new foodish ventures happening in various parts of the country. L.A., Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area all have thriving street food cultures. New York always has – especially in Queens where informal vendors gather under the overpasses at odd times […]

America’s Priciest Steak Houses Still Serving Factory Beef

Free range and grass fed at Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris and BLT Steak House? Sadly, that’s a tall order, one that appears too rare for the tastes of these popular dining destinations. You have to wonder why when considering the health of  loyal customers lapping up ten ounces of beef in […]

Seasonal Vegan Pear Quick Bread Recipe

This is a pear bread recipe recipe I grew up with. We have two large pear trees in our background and every August and September, when the pears were in full bloom and ripe, my sister and I were tasked with grating the pears, shoving our mouths with the shreds […]

The Green Plate: Food Is Big in 2011

ColumnIt’s only April, but 2011 promises to be a big year for food issues in the news. We’re not talking about big food (so long, Supersize). But food is big this year. From longtime recipe columnist Mark Bittman of the New York Times switching to a food issues beat, to […]

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 […]

A High-Fructose Corn Syrup Researcher Answers His Critics

This is Part 1 of 2 posts of in-depth analysis into the breakthrough work on high-fructose corn syrup and weight gain by Princeton researchers. I have to admit that I was fascinated to watch the fallout over the Princeton HFCS study. What I thought would generate a “oh, look, another […]

Nutritional Breakdown: Pizza’s Healthier Half Takes Center Stage

Slice the calories, fat, and sodium with a cauliflower-based alternative Pizza very well may be the world’s favorite food, but it can really bust your diet. The more mainstream it has become, the further it has diverged from the use of authentic, high-quality ingredients as well as the larger the […]

In a Pickle: Cucumbers, Okra, and Green Beans

I love that everyone I know is canning and pickling this summer. It’s such a great way to preserve the harvest for later and it’s so gratifying to put up your own food. Pickles are great for beginners because they are high enough in acid that they don’t need to […]

Goat Milk Yogurt Ranch Dressing Recipe

  This goat milk yogurt ranch dressing recipe gives Hidden Valley a healthy run for its money. While salad greens may be light as a feather, the dressing you often put atop them is not. Ranch dressing is a popular type of salad dressing that is both creamy and flavorful. […]

Video: The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers

VideoAmericans eat an average of three burgers a week. What is that habit costing us? On average, Americans eat three times more meat than people in other countries. Not only that, but we also eat an average of three hamburgers per week. Yes, you read that correctly. Three hamburgers a […]

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Watermelon Salad Recipe With Heirloom Tomatoes and Feta

Summer is slowly coming to an end, so it’s time to get the best of the season’s deliciously juicy produce while you still can. Nothing is an emblem of fresh summer goods quite like heirloom tomatoes and watermelon, and they come together in this salad recipe that is healthy and […]

Can You Be Too Alkaline?

You are concerned about your health and living a healthful lifestyle. You’ve heard that one effective way to ward off disease and premature aging is by keeping your pH balanced through an alkaline diet. But is there such thing as being too alkaline? Avoid acidic foods, eat alkaline foods. This […]

10 Delicious, Light, and Fun Labor Day Recipes

Labor Day conjures imagines of grilling, picnics and outdoor festivities surrounding by friends, family, and neighbors. So instead of letting the reason to celebrate go to waste, gear up for a Labor Day to remember, making recipes perfectly fit for the occasion. The following 10 Labor Day recipes are meant […]

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Luscious Amalfi Coast Pasta Recipe with Lemon Sauce

This pasta recipe gets a burst of freshness from a bright lemon sauce, perfectly balanced with parmesan cheese and cream. In Italy, the lemons are the size of watermelons. While that may be a slight exaggeration, some varieties that grown on the west coast of Italy are almost 5 times the […]

5 Masters of Italy’s Eco-Renaissance

Italy has faced major environmental controversy but it’s also in the middle of an eco-renaissance.  On the heels of its Nutella scandal it’s important to acknowledge the individuals, winemakers, hotels, restaurants, and even a corporation dedicated to sustainability while preserving some of Italy’s oldest traditions that are slipping away. Here are 5 Masters […]