Recipe for a healthier planet.
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What to do with all those tomatoes! - now to manage a successful harvest
10 culinary herbs to grow and dry this summer - these herbs also retain their flavor after drying
Organic meat and milk contain more omega-3 - over 50% more than conventional counterparts
How to make a winter soup to boost your immune system - an antidote to winter ailments
5 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste - how to get the most value for your food costsl
Fresh Greens in Winter: How to grow sprouts at home - sprouts are the super food of winter
Raising Backyard Chickens: My 8 year-old daughter's egg business - a great project for children
The top 6 benefits of pressure cooking - modern pressure cookers are efficient and safe
Swallowing our Pride - eating competitions take a bite out of us all
Perennial food crops being developed to produce food with less environmental impact
5 tips to reduce your exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals in your diet
Eco-impact of wild seafood less than that of poultry, beef
Everything you thought you knew about food is wrong - fiber's bad for you, fat's healthy?
Bottled teas low in health benefits - bottled teas low in antioxidants which make tea healthful
7 Principles for a climate-friendly diet - there is a direct link between our diet and climate change
Nettle tea - how to make a natural, restorative spring tonic
Making apple juice from windfalls - free damaged fruit is easy to come by, and great for juice
Fruits and vegetables yielding fewer nutrients than in the past - another reason to grow your own
Healthy cookware - how to lessen potential risks ...more articles
How to Simplify Meal Preparation
Planning meals in advance, learning a few cooking shortcuts, and understanding the basics of food safety will enable you to eat better with less effort spent in meal preparation.These skills will last a lifetime and result in healthier meals at lower cost.
Eating Better, for Less
A diet rich in organic foods is healthy, and good for the environment, but the selection at supermarkets can be expensive and limited. Here are strategies for finding local sources of organic foods at the lowest prices.
Vegetarian Meals for Meatlovers
Vegetarian meals are healthier for people and the planet, but it can be hard for meat-lovers to try vegetarian fare. These recipes are chosen for those used to hearty, heavier meals.
Some seafood choices are easier on the environment, and help protect endangered species. You can help support sustainable fisheries by the choices you make when buying seafood
Pesticides and Produce
Pesticide and fungicide residues on some produce can be a health hazard, especially to children and pregnant women. Here is a list of which fruits and vegetables have high residue levels, and how you can make them safer to eat.
Shade Grown Coffee
Enjoy a richer cup of coffee grown in the traditional manner - shade grown. You'll also be protecting migratory bird populations and rainforest habitat, while encouraging organic farming.
Too much meat, especially beef, is hard on our health and on the environment. Methane is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas, and livestock production accounts for as much as half of all the water consumed in the U.S. Here are ways to cut back on meat.
Save time and energy in the kitchen, and give your utility bill a break. You can reduce kitchen energy usage while exploring new tastes in healthy cuisine.
Simplest Homemade Beer
Spare the environment the cost of manufacturing and recycling hundreds of cans and bottles. Treat yourself to your own homemade beer at a fraction of the cost of commercial brands.
Kitchen Energy Savers
The kitchen uses more energy than any room in the house. Here are simple ways to use your appliances more efficiently, which will lower your monthly energy bill and help the environment.
How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables
Extend your fall harvest and reduce food waste by these simple methods.
Our Top 6
Raising chickens at home is pretty simple, but we managed to get it wrong at times.
Food Storage Tips
Buying food in bulk will save money and reduce waste, if you can store it successfully.
Here are some tips from our experience you may not see in the canning manual.
Perhaps the most energy efficient cooking method. Here are the top models.