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Sunday Recipe: How to Make Your Own Granola

Bringing new meaning to the term “granola girl.” Food tip of the week: never buy granola ever again. It’s one of the easiest things to make yourself, and because it stores well, you can make up a big batch and have enough for many breakfasts to come. The other great […]

Sunday Brunch: Almond Ginger Granola with Blueberries

A zesty ginger granola is the perfect recipe for a simple Sunday brunch. Brunch doesn’t always have to be an extensive affair. Sometimes you want something a little simpler than the standard rich egg dish. A glorified granola with fresh yogurt perhaps? This week we’re featuring Almond Ginger Granola with […]

Sunday Recipe: Kale and Ginger Green Smoothie

Power charge your morning.  A friend joked recently that if you’re kale obsessed you could call yourself a “kalivore.” Call yourself what you want, but a kale smoothie is the perfect way to start the day. Drink this first thing, and you’re quickly energized. Yes, it’s bright green and you […]

Sunday Recipe: Make Your Own Cold Brew Coffee

The easiest summer addiction. For coffee lovers, cold brew is summer’s nectar. You can of course buy cold brew systems, or end up with an expensive coffee shop addiction, but really all you need for delicious cold brew is a good coffee roast and a French press. The key is letting […]

Sunday Brunch: Triple Cheese And Spinach Strata

We know what you’ll be making for brunch today.  When you’ve spent all week with mornings of yogurt, granola, and flax seeds, the weekend calls for a decadent brunch, particularly in winter. There’s nothing quite like spending a slow Sunday morning enjoying a substantial dish with friends. Thanks to Honest […]

Sunday Recipe: Eggplant-Zucchini Lasagna with Fontina

A vegetarian version of a dinner classic.  In need of some dinner inspiration? Today’s Sunday Recipe comes to us from Cara Eisenpress of Big Girls Small Kitchen, who makes this delicious vegetarian version of lasagna, perfect for serving to a family or at a gathering of friends.

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 […]

Sunday Recipe: Mixed Bean Salad

A fresh and hearty salad that’s easily packable for lunch.  I recently discovered food blog Happy Yolks, and it quickly made its way onto my list of favorites. With beautiful photography and believers in the value of good food, Happy Yolks embodies our own EcoSalon values about eating. As they […]

Sunday Recipe: 5 Seed Crackers with Olive and Cilantro Tapenade

A cracker that’s jam-packed with everything that’s good for you. I recently found myself in an upscale grocery store pulling an overpriced box of “Flackers” down from the shelf. There was a dinner party and I was out of time, but let’s be honest: crackers are the last thing you […]

Sunday Recipe: Kale and Hazelnut Quinoa Cakes

A healthier alternative to your weekly hamburger patty. Somewhere in between burgers and falafel you get quinoa cakes. The benefits? These ones are gluten-free, vegan and packed with protein, but you’d never guess it. Serve instead of a veggie burger, or throw on top of a salad and drizzle with […]

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 […]

Sunday Recipe: Beet Pesto

Move over basil. My mother is known for always having a couple of homemade spreads on hand. In fact, if we’re out of pesto to put on open faced sandwiches in the morning (we’re Swedish after all) she has been known to make a fresh batch at 6 a.m. Completely […]

Sunday Brunch: Creamy Grits with Crispy Leeks

A delicious and creative brunch dish that’s perfect for the vegetarian crowd. Sometimes you need a new spin on culinary classic, and this recipe for Creamy Grits with Crispy Leeks happens to be vegetarian and gluten free, perfect for when you have tired of the bacon and bread combination that […]

Sunday Recipe: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with Lime

Better than popcorn. There has been a lot of talk about the benefits of popcorn, but what about other worthy snacks that are quick to make and pack some taste? Start with these roasted chickpeas. The recipe is simple and straightforward and the end result is easily transportable, perfect for […]

Sunday Brunch: Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Whip up these delicious gluten-free versions of the traditional cinnamon roll.  Many of us have a Christmas morning tradition, and for one of our favorite food bloggers, Shauna James Ahern of Gluten Free Girl, it’s cinnamon rolls. These rolls happen to be 100% gluten free and are sure to please a […]

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 […]

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Sunday Recipe: The Best Birthday Cake Ever

So decadent it could only be for celebrating a birthday.  Who ever said it was sad to make your own birthday cake was wrong. Here’s the thing about baking your own birthday cake: it ensures that you are in full control of what you are eating to celebrate your day. […]

Sunday Recipe: Swedish Apple Cake

Putting apple harvest to good use. When the first Gravenstein apples start to fall from our tree in late August, I pull out this recipe, Brita Nelsons Äppelkaka. I got it in 1970 from a friend (the cake’s namesake) when I still lived in Sweden. It is written with a […]

Sunday Recipe: How to Make Your Own Granola

Bringing new meaning to the term “granola girl.” Food tip of the week: never buy granola ever again. It’s one of the easiest things to make yourself, and because it stores well, you can make up a big batch and have enough for many breakfasts to come. The other great […]

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