Real Food

How to find fresh, seasonal, sustainable foods, plus delicious, healthy recipes.

Country Lore: Use Canning Jars for Storing Leftovers

By Sonya Welter

Storing leftovers but don't want to use plastic containers? Canning jars are a perfect alternative. Originally published as "Country Lore: Use Canning Jars to Store Leftovers" in the April/May 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Country Lore: Delightful Dandelion Greens Recipe

By Claudia Yapp

While dandelions are in season (and when are they not?), this tasty dandelion greens recipe makes an excellent garnish on baked potatoes.


Restaurant Chains Slow Down Fast Food

By Tina Deines

O’Naturals, a chain of organic fast-food restaurants, is part of a growing effort to “slow down” the U.S. fast-food industry and introduce delicious, healthier food alternatives into Americans’ busy lifestyles.


Kitchen Counter Gardening: Try Sprouting Seeds

By Tabitha Alterman and Barbara Pleasant

If you want tasty, nutritious fresh vegetables during winter, sprouting seeds is the way to go. Moisture, air, a suitable container, a handful of seeds, and a few days are all you need. Originally published as "Kitchen Counter Gardening: Try Sprouts" in the February/March 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


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Ecogastronomy: A Pioneering Food Studies Program

By Jessie Fetterling

Ecogastronomy is a unique food studies program offered by the University of New Hampshire for students interested in nutrition and sustainabile food production. Originally published as "A Pioneering EcoGastronomy Program" in the February/March 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


The Return of a Great Red Corn Variety

By William Rubel

This heirloom red corn has traveled the world. Nows its rich, distinctive flavor has finally come home. Originally published as "The Return of a Great Corn Variety" in the February/March 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

By Barbara Pleasant

It’s true! You can reduce your grocery bill, and enjoy better and healthier food in the bargain. Originally published as "Cut Your Food Bills in Half" in the February/March 2009 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Tested, Tasted and Terrific Olive Oils

By Heidi Hunt

Olive oil tastes good and is good for you. We did a taste test to see which common brands we liked the best. The results might surprise you.