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Ecosalon Recipes: Lentil Soup with Spinach and Lemon

It’s soup weather again. High protein, tasty lentils make an eco-friendly and satisfying meatless meal. Plenty of vegetables make this soup balanced. And lentils don’t take long to cook, so this can even work as a weeknight dinner. The lemon and spinach give this soup a bit of a Mediterranean […]

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 […]

3-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce Recipe

Caramel sauce is essentially sugar that has been melted down to a brown liquid. To make it more palatable and easy to work with, it is then traditionally mixed with butter and cream. Ultimately, the sauce is a recipe that does little for your health and more for your muffin […]

20 Chocolate Quotes to (Ahem!) Inspire Your Sweet Tooth

Chocolate is my favorite hobby. No explanation needed – I’m sure you all understand. I always keep an emergency piece (or two) of chocolate in my purse and never go to bed without at least one bite of it. And, I am most certainly not alone. The following 20 chocolate […]

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 […]

8 Local Foods Worth Traveling For

Basic dishes you might consider getting on a plane for.  Travel isn’t travel without eating. You can’t get to know a place without tasting the local specialties, and food is often one of the best mediums to explore a culture. Be it in a market, on the street, at a […]

There’s Quinoa in Your Cocktail: Foodie Underground

ColumnIs that quinoa in my cocktail? Quinoa ranks right up there with kale. Throw it into a dish and you can immediately ensure it’s rise to foodie stardom. Blueberry porridge? Boring. Blueberry quinoa porridge? Yes, please. Ice cream sandwich? That sounds processed. Quinoa ice cream sandwich? Can I get one […]

365 Days of Summer

Is summer fresh produce from Chile growing on you? Are you grateful to be able to buy grapes, plums, peaches and other August fruit in the dead of winter because of that 2004 free trade agreement? That mindset is what the earthquake-ravaged country is cultivating in a new Cornucopia television […]

EcoMeme: Healthy Food Gets a Budget Boost

“Why not give me a choice besides french fries or french fries?” Morgan Spurlock asked the American food industry and regulators in his 2004 fast food exposé Super Size Me. President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2011 begins to answer that question. Of particular interest to slow food activists and […]

D.I.Y. Delicious: A New Cookbook by Vanessa Barrington

Homemade food tastes better. It’s cheaper and uses less packaging. Still, while we may want to pickle those cute, little Persian cucumbers straight off the farm at the market, it turns out we might not know how. As such, Vanessa Barrington’s new cookbook, D.I.Y. Delicious comes to us in a […]

Foodie Underground: Pop Up Cuisine

For foodies, the last year has seen an enormous rise in the street food trend, bringing quick, authentic and diverse food to the masses. For fashionistas, it’s been pop-up shops, taking advantage of unused retail space and allowing for unique shopping experiences that can focus on more local and sustainable […]

It's a Lemon! It's an Orange? It's a Meyer!

Thank goodness citrus ripens in the winter, because after months of the chilly blues, we need that tangy pick-me-up. Today we celebrate the exotic Meyer lemon, revving up our chilled taste buds with a more fragrant, less acidic flavor than the more common Eureka and Lisbon lemons, and packing a […]

7 Rules to Eating Kosher Foods

Even if you don’t practice Judaism or Jewish at all, you’ve most certainly encountered the term “kosher.” But do you have any idea what that means? Kosher describes food that meets the standards outlined by Jewish law. Here, we break it down for you so you can get a feel […]

Recipe: Zucchini and Goat Cheese Sliders

Create a new summer food staple to add to the family recipe archives. Zucchini is a summer staple in my kitchen. It’s light and versatile. I like to pair it with Italian flavors, such as goat cheese, tomatoes, and basil, and create unique variations of antipasti. This recipe bakes zucchini […]

Farro Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Cranberry Beans

I love risotto, pasta, bread. You name it. I’m a carb fanatic. But whenever I eat a big plate of pasta or a huge bowl of white rice, I don’t necessarily feel like I’ve done my body good. Enter whole grain risottos made with complete, protein-rich less processed grains like […]

Foodie Underground: Food, Farmers and Choice

ColumnWhy eating locally isn’t just smart. It’s the socially just thing to do. We all know the benefits of locavorism: eat food that comes from close to where you live and you not only support the local economy, but you have better access to the people that produce your food. […]

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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 […]

How to Start a Podcast About Food: Foodie Underground

Love food? Love learning about it? Love talking about it? Then maybe you’ve been thinking about how to launch a podcast about food. We learn how from Emily Dilling of Paris Paysanne. While we live in an age where content is churned out faster than you can blend together a kale […]

Move Over, Food Trucks! Food Bikes are Taking Over

People go bonkers for food trucks. And who can blame them? Food trucks typically show up at outdoor events at just the right time (right after you’ve had one too many). Well, there’s a new kind of portable food provider in town, and we think you’re going to like it […]

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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 […]