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    Growing Lettuce

    There is nothing more foundational to eating fresh vegetables than lettuce. It comes in many varieties and in many dishes on your table. Though usually not spectacular to eat on its own, it is a cornerstone of many beloved salads and a topping for an infinite variety of wraps, sandwiches, tacos, and so on. It’s […] More

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  • 8 Tasty Lettuce Recipes – No Salads Here!

    Spring is here, and we’re already knee deep in lettuce thanks to our local CSA. My husband and I aren’t big salad eaters, and I always feel guilty for tossing those bags of browned lettuce into the compost at the end of the week. Since I bet I’m not the only one having trouble with the lettuce bounty, I thought I’d share some salad-free lettuce recipes that I’ve been digging lately! More

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  • Cookbook Review: Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Recipes Included)

    Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes is the latest vegan cookbook from Isa Chandra Moskowitz. The recipes are nearly all under 400 calories and many are under 200, while still being filling and nutritious. I recommend this cookbook for anyone, vegan or not. Try the OMG Oven-Baked Onion Rings and Quinoa, White Bean, and Kale Stew (recipes at the end of this review) and see what you think. More

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    DIY Soap Recipes

    As an urban homesteading enthusiast, I definitely have the DIY bug. Gardening, landscaping, and chickens are all great for outdoor ideas, but in rainy Seattle it’s nice to find an indoor project too. I love all of the crazy scents available at our local farmers market (thai basil & lemongrass?!), that I chose this as […] More

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  • Cookbook Review and Giveaway: Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!

    If you only think of peanut butter and jelly when you hear ‘vegan sandwich,’ it’s time to expand your horizons: Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day offers a smorgasbord of deliciously creative recipes, destined to forever revolutionize your approach to the (not so) humble sandwich! Enter our giveaway contest to win your own copy; then try these amazing recipes for Green Monster Bread and the Almighty BLT, for a sneak-peek at just how tasty vegan sandwiches can be. Your lunchbox — and your belly — will thank you! More

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  • smoked chicken on plate

    20 Smoker Recipes

    Heat, air, and smoke. There’s something almost primal about the satisfying taste experience of eating food infused with the flavor of wood smoke. As Chef Ben Vaughn says of smoking, β€œit only takes a little effort to turn the average cut of meat into something spectacular.” Matthew / Flickr (Creative Commons) Not just a flavoring […] More

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    Best Dehydrator Recipes

    If you’re lucky enough to have an overabundance of fruit, veggies, or meat, you also have a problem. How to preserve this bounty? Refrigeration may only keep the stuff fresh for a few days. Freezing? Maybe a few monthsβ€”less if your power happens to go out. Dehydration is the best way to store food for […] More

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  • sauerkraut in jar and cutting board on wood table

    40 Fermentation Recipes

    Fermentation is a time-honored tradition that dates back to the mid-1800’s when the study of yeast first began. Since then, we have created recipes that ferment everything from milk to pickles. And of course, we can’t forget about good ol’ sauerkraut! So what’s the difference between canning and fermentation? Well for one, canning requires vinegar, […] More

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