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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: 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: Anna’s Dutch Appeltaart with Cardamom

A trip to Amsterdam requires adventures in the kitchen upon return. I was destined to fall in love with the appeltaart. When I travel I have a tendency to fall for local foods. It may be the most basic of foods in that location, but when you’re an outsider, it’s […]

Sunday Brunch: Sour Cream Pecan Crumb Coffee Cakes

We know what you’ll be making for brunch today.  Welcome to Sunday Brunch, a new weekly series that’s bringing you inventive and delicious brunch recipes from our favorite food blogs around the web. Today, it’s Sour Cream Pecan Crumb Cake from Turntable Kitchen in the oven. And since Turntable Kitchen […]

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: 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 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: 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 […]

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 Recipe: Healthy Banana Bread

Banana bread revamped and loaded with essential fatty acids. When it comes to recipes, we all have a few go-to classics, many that we grew up on. Be it apple pie, banana bread or oatmeal cookies, these are our comfort foods. But a lot of the comforting concoctions stashed in […]

Sunday Recipe: Fig and Almond Energy Bites

Forget the oven, just mix and roll. These Fig and Almond Energy Bites are quick, easy, and don’t involve any baking. They go just as well with an afternoon bike ride or post-run recovery snack as they do with a Sunday evening movie. This is cookie dough without the need […]

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 […]

Our 8 Favorite Sunday Brunch Recipes

Delicious brunch recipes from some of our favorite food blogs. For the past two months we’ve been running our Sunday Brunch series. We’re wrapping it up this weekend to leave room for a new series – keep an eye out for it next weekend – but we wanted to celebrate […]

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: Fig and Coconut Walnut Cake

Have your gluten free walnut cake and eat it too. Packed with protein, omega 3s, and antioxidants, walnuts are an excellent source of energy. Their rich flavor also makes them perfect to bake with. And why wouldn’t you want to bake a cake entirely out of walnuts? Enter the Fig and Coconut Walnut […]

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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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