Real Food

Learn how to find fresh, seasonal and sustainable foods. Plus, healthy real food recipes.

Cooking From the Pantry: 25 Delicious Ways to Use Rice

By Laura Poe

Rice is a pantry staple that is inexpensive and shelf-stable, and it can be used in so many ways to help prevent you from kitchen burnout.


Home Syruping: Finding Solace in Traditional Skills During a Time of Social Distancing

By Dyan Redick, Bittersweet Heritage Farm

While we are besieged by a health epidemic, I’m trying my hand at tapping into resources right here: my maple trees.


The Magic of Koji

In a Mother Earth News Fair stage recording, Meredith Leigh and Kirsten Shockey talk about koji, a mold used for making fermented foods.


Render Animal Fat for Healthful Homemade Lard or Tallow

By Laura Poe

Rendering your own lard or tallow may sound intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple. Rendering animal fat at home entails slowly cooking out all of the water from trimmed animal fat.


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Pantry Preparedness Recipes Featuring Beans

By Dana Gnad

Recipes for quick chili, easy hummus, and bean minestrone are bean-based recipes that come from a prepared pantry bent toward food security.


Easy No-Bake Energy Ball Recipe

By Carole Coates

Who doesn't want to have a quick snack on hand--especially when it's easy, healthy, and full of energy-boosting ingredients?


3 Lentil Recipes for Pantry Preparedness

By Dana Gnad

This is a pantry-cooking series of lentil recipes to have on hand to feed your family during these trying times..


What Does Emergency Preparation Look Like for Your Pantry?

By Dana Gnad

A short explanation and long list of pantry items necessary in an emergency to keep your family healthy and happy.



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