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Ecosalon Recipes: How to Make Miso Soup

Miso soup is one of the easiest, lightest, healthiest and most restorative soups out there. And it’s made with one of the healthiest forms of soy, miso. Miso is fermented so it’s good for the digestion and has other healthy properties. Some misos are fermented with grains such as barley […]

Haute Diggity Date: Natural Granola Bar Review

“Real Food” products are gradually taking up shelf space as more people are looking for alternatives to synthesized food products with lists of unrecognizable and unpronounceable ingredients. Hallelujah! Amongst these new products are all natural granola bars made by 18 Rabbits. I’d never seen hide nor tail of these bars […]

Cooking Lessons in Marrakesh

Moroccan cooking inspired by the streets of Marrakesh. The best tagine I have ever had is the one I cooked myself while attending a cooking class in Marrakesh, Morocco. It’s probably also the only proper tagine I have ever had. Raja (the cook), who really did most of the work […]

17 Surprising Sources of BPA and How to Avoid Them

After years of claiming it’s not a risk, the EPA has announced that it will formally list Bisphenol A (BPA) as a “chemical of concern”. Considering all the studies showing how this hormone disruptor can affect our bodies, this is great news – but don’t expect big changes anytime soon. […]

What to Eat When You Have a Urinary Tract Infection

Each year some 8.3 million Americans visit the doctor to treat a urinary tract infection (UTI). They are far more prevalent among women than men, with 20 percent of women who have had one statistically bound to get another. However, UTIs are relevant to men and women alike, as there […]

Ribollita (or Italian Bread Soup)

An extra hearty vegetarian (or not) soup that can serve as a one-dish meal, Ribollita is Italian peasant food. It’s a great way to use up stale bread and it provides plenty of nutrient-rich leafy greens. Ribollita is rich and satisfying and the beans provide all the protein you need. […]

Foodie Underground: Truck Farm

ColumnThe film “Truck Farm” proves that small scale urban farming efforts are part of the solution. I’ve seen Truck Farm pop up around the web over the last year, in fact I remember when it was up for a NAU’s 2nd annual Grant for Change. But beyond some cool looking […]

Modern Ambrosia

Hold the marshmallows and Cool Whip, please. Here’s an updated take on an old-fashioned holiday favorite. Instead of canned fruit, use local, organic fruit from your farmers’ market. The dressing is creamy and satisfying without being cloying. The fruits in this salad are abundant in Northern California this time of […]

Ag Industry Leaders Turn to Hollywood to Influence Public Opinion

Agribusiness spinmeisters reach new level of sophistication. I recently received no fewer than three press releases (plus a phone call) regarding a Food Dialogues event to be held in Hollywood. I thought, “Wow, they must really want me to go.” The event was billed as a series of discussions about […]

Foodie Underground: The French Connection

Column What is it that makes us so obsessed with French food culture? Travel and food go together like… well… travel and food. There’s no better way to get to learn a place, except for maybe pack up and move there, which is of course not usually possible. Food allows […]

5 Gluten-Free and Vegan Sauce and Soup Thickening Agents

These gluten-free and vegan thickening agents will redefine your next creamy, decadent sauce or soup. Often for a soup or sauce, I am reduced to making a “roux” – a mixture of equal parts butter and flour – to thicken the dish. Even after all the vegetable goodness thrown into […]

The Holiday Food Box: Because Everyone Loves Food Edition!

Just in time for holiday shopping and gift giving: The Box is back! Our exclusive EcoSalon shopping must-have, the curated eco product assortment known as The Box, is back, with the Holiday Food Box. We’re offering $500 worth of holiday eco-goodies for just $99 and these won’t last. That’s a […]

Honest Tea: Keeping Coca-Cola Honest? Behind the Label

Column In the world of all-natural ready-to-drink beverages, Honest Tea is a key player offering simple, low-sugar and sugar-free options. But, the company is now owned by Coca-Cola. How honest does that make them? We go behind the label to find out. Honest Tea began like many startup operations: to fill […]

Zucchini Patties Recipe with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

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 […]

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Venezuelan Coffee Basically Doesn’t Exist Anymore

If you’ve ever sipped on Venezuelan coffee, consider yourself lucky. Venzeula’s coffee industry has been in a steep decline in the last several decades. Once prized for its coffee including varieties from the Maracaibos port and Caracas (named after the capital city) of the country’s eastern mountains, Venezuela now makes […]

Teff Raspberry Chocolate Crumble Bars Recipe

Why is chocolate crumble not a thing? Adding some cocoa powder to a basic crumble bars recipe works wonderfully here! The crumble itself isn’t very sweet, but the jam-coated raspberries balance things out. I recommend using jam with the highest fruit percentage you can find. That is, unless, you don’t […]

2015’s March Against Monsanto Was a Success [Video]

So, a lot of stuff happened over this busy holiday weekend. One thing that we particularly love? The March Against Monsanto. This March Against Monsanto footage comes from Tucson, Arizona. The march occurred on May 23, 2015. Was there a march in your area? If so, share the footage with […]

Herbs for Stress: Are Adaptogens the New Antidepressants?

One thing is for sure. Antidepressants abound these days. Seems doctors are prescribing them for everything from hormonal imbalance to headaches. But many people today are looking to herbal solutions as mood boosters and stress reducers. Adaptogens are herbal compounds taken to modulate stress. Not well known in the U.S. […]

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The Nordic Diet: Eating Like a Viking is Good for All of Us

Is the Nordic Diet just the new “it” thing or is it actually a sustainable approach to food? If it’s not one diet, it’s another, because let’s face it: we want the magic trick that will keep is fit and slim. The truth is, there is no magic trick, the best […]

Matcha Green Tea: Putting Other Teas to Shame

Matcha green tea’s vibrant green powder tastes a lot like green tea, but it offers more potent and meaningful health benefits.  Matcha green tea is a fine powder green tea native to Japan. Matcha green tea tastes like green tea, only a bit more full-bodied. In one gram of matcha […]