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Foodie Underground: Sharing the Food Love

No matter what your personal opinions are on the foodie trend, you can’t deny that an increased appreciation for good food has lead to an increased support of DIY gastronomy. In the beginning stages of the column earlier this year, we covered the growing trend of amateur involvement in culinary […]

Quick and Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Shrub Drink  

This shrub drink is a delightful pick-me-up made with fresh fruit, sugar and vinegar. What’s a shrub? In two words: drinking vinegar. Before refrigeration was invented, shrubs were an excellent way to preserve fruit. Fresh fruit was mixed was sugar and fermented over several days creating to create a thick […]

7 Edible Flowers with Tasty Health Benefits

Edible flowers aren’t just beautiful… they’re good for you too. Add edible flowers to a meal and not only will you add a little color, but you’ll throw in some extra health benefits as well. Many edible flowers are full of valuable nutrients. Think of edible flowers as you would […]

Cracklin' Rose You Make Me Smile

If you ask me, there’s nothing more relaxing than the sound of a crackling fire (the same probably can’t be said for Neil Diamond). Yet, I can’t even remember the last time I used my fireplace as more than just a decorative mantle to display frames and books. Really, who […]

It’s Unprocessed October: What’s in Your Cupboard?

Every month it seems that there’s a different blog-driven food challenge. This month, it’s Unprocessed October. Just like the challenge of defining local for September’s Eat Local Challenge, one of the challenges (besides restricting your diet) is defining unprocessed. Whole, single ingredient foods like fresh fruits and vegetables are obviously […]

Foodie Underground: When Healthy Food Is Hot

“What’s good here?” I asked my friend as we sat down to a crowded and lively brewpub in San Francisco. “Fried brussel sprouts,” she responded. “Excuse me?” My eyebrows shot up and scrunched together as I looked around at this place that believed in white linen table clothes and handpicked, […]

Sunday Recipe: Salted Cherry Cardamom Chocolate Bark

You’ll never go back to a regular chocolate bar.  You’re having a chocolate craving. Resist the urge to down a box of cherry cordials and make this elegant yet simple chocolate bark instead. With dried cherries, a dash of sea salt, and some lemon zest, it’s the perfect after dinner […]

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 […]

Foodspotting Friday: Food Truck Madness

From Cap’N Crunch creme brulee to emu burgers, some of the most delicious and weirdest food truck dishes.  Is there anything better than a food truck? The answer is no. Except for maybe a glass of vino at a local winery with a spread of artisan cheeses. Food trucks, and […]

Get Your Om On With EcoSalon’s Mind And Body Box!

EcoSalon’s The Box, Mind and Body Edition, features items that will bring balance to your head, heart, and home! Find inner peace with a box of 12 harmonious items from 11 fabulous brands – worth $441.54–all for just $129  $79 + free shipping!  Do you feel it, too? We’ve all got it: […]

Foodie Underground: Is Foraging Destroying Our Forests?

Is the food industry’s foraging addiction fueling the destruction of forests and wetlands? That’s what the United Kingdom’s National Trust and Forestry Commission thinks. With the support of local-centric chefs like Jamie Oliver, mushroom foraging has gone from simple pastime to foodie obsession, with many restaurants incorporating wild fungi into their menus. […]

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 […]

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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Political Chocolate Bars Make Politics a Bit Sweeter [Video]

Politics don’t have to be ugly—in fact, if you add a little chocolate, some nuts, and dried fruit, political topics can be pretty sweet. Here’s proof: “This election season, D.C. graphic design firm Design Army and chocolate manufacturer Harper Macaw have teamed up to create a series of chocolate bars, […]

Smart Vegan Food, Thanks to A.I.? [Video]

What makes good vegan food? Science and artificial intelligence, apparently. The video below shows how a group of Chilean scientists, using artificial intelligence and technology,  have formulated “smarter and better-tasting meat replacements,” Treehugger reports. “Founders Matias Muchnick, Karim Pichara and biochemist Isidora Silva of food-tech startup The Not Company are […]

Vegan ‘Chicken’ Spring Salad Recipe

Get iconic chicken salad flavors without the chicken with this vegan chicken salad recipe! Growing up, my favorite snack was a chicken salad sandwich. I love the combination of celery, mayonnaise, and chicken, pressed between two pieces of white bread – just thinking about it makes my mouth water! However, after […]

3 Easy Grilled Appetizer Recipes for Your Next Cookout

Please a crowd with these 3 delicious easy grilled appetizer recipes. Firing up the grill is a spring and summer season prerogative. The best part about rolling out the grill is that it is never a singular affair – it’s a family, friends, and overall party-worthy occasion. But don’t just […]

Egg Noodles with Wild Mushrooms and Spring Greens

April is the month when you may start to find local greens and wild mushrooms at your neighborhood farmers market or natural food store. It is always surprising how early in the season delicate lettuces and greens can be grown. Our local CSA starts to deliver more and more young […]

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The Avocado Hummus Recipe You Didn’t Know You Needed!

Alas, two plant-based favorites – the avocado and hummus – have joined forces to create something we admittedly regret not having discovered sooner. Avocado hummus is a smooth, creamy dip or spread that sits somewhere between guacamole and hummus, without being decidedly either. It has all the fixings you’ll find […]

Get Your Om On With EcoSalon’s Mind And Body Box!

EcoSalon’s The Box, Mind and Body Edition, features items that will bring balance to your head, heart, and home! Find inner peace with a box of 12 harmonious items from 11 fabulous brands – worth $441.54–all for just $129  $79 + free shipping!  Do you feel it, too? We’ve all got it: […]

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe: Sweet, Dense, and Indulgent

This peanut butter fudge recipe defies the norm, serving a crowd (it makes more than 60 servings!) and taking under 15 minutes to prep. Oftentimes the words “simple” and “dessert” aren’t found in the same sentence. To many, a sugar fix entails grocery store shopping, preparing, mixing, baking, waiting, and […]

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 […]