Weekend Food Links

Our top picks for cooking this weekend

Healthy and delicious recipes and inspiration from some of our favorite sites.

Cinnamon Almond Baked Oatmeal

TheHealthyApple.com

Warm, crunchy, tart and sweet. An indulgent way to wake up this weekend. Amie’s recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and soy-free, and packed with flavor and nutrition.

Butter Hummus

HomeMadeMommy.net

Try this delicious hummus recipe, made with butter.  The recipe starts with whole, dried chickpeas instead of canned. Cans are often lined with BPA.  Starting with organic dried chickpeas allows you to soak them yourself and coax out maximum flavor.

Pomelo Noodles

101Cookbooks.com

A simple, healthy lunch of noodles, salad greens and edamame, dressed in peanuts and pomelo.  We love salad greens in noodles, and it’s a bright contrast to winter cooked vegetables.

Harvest Crackers with Rosemary, Cranberries and Pecan

TheKitchn.com

These crackers are absolutely delicious with cheese. Make extra for hostess gifts or to bring to weekend gatherings.

In The Kitchen

Drink Tulsi Tea and Ward Off the Flu
Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is a remarkably delicious way to ease stress and boost your immune system this flu season. Many of you are familiar with the health benefits of echinacea and goldenseal, especially their ability to strengthen the immune system and ward off the flu. But if… Read more
Chicken Ginger Broth for Spring Colds
Many people come down with colds, flu and sinus infections when the seasons change.  Here is a recipe for Chinese ginger chicken broth that, with a little bed rest, will have you feeling better in no time. Ingredients One organically raised, ethically sourced whole chicken (giblets removed).  For guidelines on… Read more
Raw Coconut Mango Smoothie
This smoothie tastes a bit like a mango lassie. It’s made with raw, whole food and includes no additional sweeteners, no dairy, nuts or soy. Sustainable Food | Clean Eating | Raw Whole Food Smoothie To make this raw food smoothie, you’ll need to get your hands on some raw… Read more
Vegan basil pesto recipe
Summer Is Basil Season: Try This Easy Vegan Pesto Recipe
It’s summer, which means basil season is in full swing. Either you are harvesting ample, fragrant basil from your herb garden, getting bunches of it in your CSA or buying it marvelously fresh at your local farmers market. Now is the time to make pesto, one of the most delicious and versatile sauces of the season. Read more
Compost, Not Packaging
While it’s better to recycle than send rubbish to the landfill, it’s even better to start with whole foods. That way you make compost, not recycled packaging. I enjoyed a refreshing smoothie today and when I went to clean up, I realized a happy fact: all I had was compost. Read more
classic pumpkin bread recipe and holiday pantry gift
Traditional Pumpkin Bread Recipe
How to make classic pumpkin bread, and an adjusted recipe that you can give as a pantry gift. I’ve noticed a trend in bakery pumpkin bread. It seems to be getting sweeter, with more fat added, resembling a ginger cake more than a traditional pumpkin quick bread. Here is a… Read more

Green Kitchen Product Reviews

eco friendly travel supplies

Top Ten Eco Friendly Travel Essentials

Wondering what to pack for a sustainable, eco friendly vacation? There are so many easy ways we can have our adventures with less of a… Read more
alternative to plastic zip lock bags

Plastic Free Kitchen: Non Plastic Zip Bag Alternatives for Food Storage

Are silicone food storage bags a good plastic free alternative to zip lock style plastic bags? Read the pros and cons of switching to silicone. Read more
Dangers of nonstick cookware

The Best Non Toxic Nonstick Pans

Nonstick cookware is popular largely because cooking does not require the use of oils or fats, which purportedly creates healthier meals. The price for this… Read more