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vegan gluten free pistachio cookies

Guest Recipe – Gluten-Free Pistachio Chocolate Cookies

We present for your culinary pleasure a plant-based recipe from Ashley, a talented local home cook and baker. Ashley began experimenting with veganism after struggling with eczema. Finding success with her new diet, Ashley started challenging…

seasonal allergies can be trick, but certain foods can help

Foods to Fight Seasonal Allergies

Springtime is here at last, and the whole world is in bloom. Beautiful flowers are springing up everywhere. The trees are lush and verdant. Birds are singing and you may see some rabbits in your lawn. …

keto friendly snacks

Keto-Friendly Snacks

The keto diet is a popular way to lose body fat while retaining muscle. It involves limiting the amount of carbohydrates one eats a day. A person practicing keto might only eat 40-50 grams of carbs…

organically-grown produce

The Dirty Dozen List: Why Organically-Grown Produce Matters

The pesticide watchdog organization EGW, or Environmental Working Group, recently released their annual “dirty dozen” list. The list categorizes the conventionally-grown produce found to have the highest levels of pesticide contamination. Topping the list this year…

citrus coconut pie

Zingy Citrus Coconut Pie

Is there anything better than biting into the cold, custardy filling of a slice of key-lime pie? It’s a classic American dessert that never fails to satisfy. Try this fresh take on an old favorite; citrus…

Cauliflower Dauphinoise is an excellent addition to any cooking repetoire

Cheesy Cauliflower Dauphinoise

This comforting, delightfully cheesy dish is perfect for relaxing evenings or dinner parties alike. Though based on the traditional French Gratin de Pommes au Terre, Cauliflower dauphinoise is lighter in calories and carbs. Cook up this hearty-but-relaxed…

Homemade bubble tea

Homemade Bubble Tea

Bubble tea, or boba as it is sometimes called, is a unique and refreshing beverage. It originated in Taiwanese tea shops, which combined traditional milk tea with shaved ice and tapioca pearls. The result is half drink,…

DIY charcuterie board

DIY Charcuterie Boards

Charcuterie is all the rage – it’s a sophisticated French snack dominating headlines and food blogs worldwide. It’s not hard to see why; it looks glamorous, tastes great, and it’s fun to eat. A DIY charcuterie…

tofu saag paneer

Tofu Saag Paneer

Saag paneer is a beloved Indian dish consisting of finely chopped vegetables and fresh soft cheese (paneer). It’s as delicious as it is satisfying, so it’s no surprise that it’s a staple of eastern Indian cuisine.…

Post-workout nutrition

Post-Workout Nutrition to Aid Recovery

Post-workout recovery is important for getting the most out of an exercise routine. First, your muscles need protein and amino acids to rebuild and repair themselves. Second, exercise depletes our reserves of electrolytes, so we need…

beat brain fog

Beating Brain Fog

Brain fog is a feeling no doubt familiar to many of us. We live in a distracted and disjointed world, where our attention is constantly pulled in many different directions. Our sleep patterns are disrupted by…

pre workout supplements can be put into a green smoothie like this one.

Pre-Workout Supplements to Fuel your Body

Our bodies are the most complex machines on Earth. Like any machine, they need fuel to run, and the better the fuel, the better the performance. Whether you’re exercising for fun and fitness or training to…

reclaimed vegetable stock

Easy Reclaimed Vegetable Stock

One of many reasons we love vegetables is that they pollute very little waste relative to other foods. There’s little to no packaging, there are no ingredients to source and assemble – you simply harvest it…

Use postbiotics to optimize your GI health

Postbiotics: What You Need to Know

What are Postbiotics? Postbiotics, along with pre- and probiotics, are a hot topic right now. It’s for good reason; your digestive health has a massive impact on your overall health. So what is a postbiotic exactly?…

mug of a coffee alternative

Caffeine-Free Coffee Alternatives

Coffee is a treasured part of the American morning routine, but it can have some downsides. Excess caffeine can cause jitters, anxiety, and post-crash drowsiness. Plus, coffee is acidic, which means drinking too much of it…

Kelp is perfect for sea plant supplements due to its nutritional benefit

Sea Moss and Sea Vegetable Superfoods

Amazing Algae and Super Sea Plants The ocean is the cradle of life on Earth. It’s one of our planet’s most biologically dense ecosystems – tens of billions of lifeforms are contained in the oceans and…

Prebiotics and probiotics help maintain gut health

Prebiotics and Probiotics – What’s the Difference?

Prebiotics vs. Probiotics – What are They? Microorganisms may be invisible to the naked eye, but our bodies simply could not function without them. In fact, there are more microorganisms in and on your body than…

We heart upcycling! There are dozens of ways to upcycle food.

Ways to Upcycle your Food

Waste Not, Want Not Did you know that the average American wastes 1 pound of food a day? Or that 25-40% of all food produced in the United States goes uneaten? Or that 8% of greenhouse…

Healthy mocktails surrounded by botanical ingredients

Healthy Mocktails – Fun and Refreshing

Delicious Healthy Mocktails Drive away the winter cold with some bright, colorful beverages! Healthy mocktails are a great way to relax and treat yourself without consuming alcohol. These recipes are fun and refreshing whether you’re a…

A burger with garlic aoli and caramelized onions, made with beyond burger recipe

Vegan Beyond Burgers with Garlic Aoli and Caramelized Onion

Delicious Burgers – Without the Beef There’s nothing quite like a burger. When the craving hits, it’s an “accept no substitutes” kind of situation; only one thing will do the trick. Well, this Beyond Burger recipe…

Cacao pods become cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and cocoa nibs!

3 Ways to Use Cacao – National Chocolate Month

February is National Chocolate Month, so what better time to celebrate the majestic cacao bean? Here are some ways to use cocoa – other than just eating more chocolate! Cacao beans are the small, oblong seeds…

A grid with the three major Fair Trade certifying bodies represented

What is Fair Trade, Anyway?

What is Fair Trade? Fair trade is a principle; the belief that all producers should earn a living wage, work in safe conditions, and have control over when, where, and how they work. It’s easy to…

Inflammation in the body

10 Foods for an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

What is inflammation? Inflammation – it’s a word we hear a lot in regard to our health. But what is it, and how can introducing anti-inflammatory foods into your diet help you? Simply put, inflammation is…

A mother and daughter baking in the kitchen

Easy Gluten-Free Baking: Celebrate Gluten-Free Day

January 13th is National Gluten-Free day! Have fun celebrating with some homemade treats. Easy gluten-free baking is a cinch; Martindale’s offers a large selection of gluten-free flours and mixes. Take a look at some of the…