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Real Food

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

Chocolate Treats from Your Pantry

By Dana Gnad

Recipes for chocolate candies from ingredients you might find in your pantry.

Cooking From the Pantry: 25 Delicious Ways to Use Rice

By Laura Poe

Rice is a pantry staple that is inexpensive and shelf-stable with versatility that prevents kitchen burnout. Learn how to prepare rice for easy digestibility.

A Trio of Pantry Rice Recipes

By Dana Gnad

Musings on the current situation regarding the corona-virus and three recipes featuring rice.

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.

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?

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