Real Food

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

Soy/Coffee BBQ Glaze

By Sue Van Slooten

This is the third and final part in my series of things to do with leftover coffee. Why waste a good ingredient?

New Website Uses Health Data To Track Food-Borne Illnesses

By Kayla Matthews

Want to make sure you’re dining out at restaurants that are as clean as you’d like to think they are? This website can help.

Spring Vegetables that Scoop and Wrap

By Ilene White Freedman

These three vegetables are fun to grow and fun to eat—they are fast spring crops that work great as scoops and wraps.

Summer-Garden Basil Pesto Recipe

By Monica Sharrock

Combine garden basil with garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese to craft a delicious summer spread perfect for bread, pasta, and more!


How to Start a Food Pantry from the Ground Up

By Tess Pennington, Ready Nutrition

Those who plan on taking the first steps toward getting their pantry in order may feel a bit overwhelmed at first. This primer will tell you everything you need to know about starting a food pantry and what foods are best to store.

Season of Smoke: 3 Hot- and Hay-Smoking Recipes

By Steven Raichlen

Bring exceptional flavor to backyard cookouts this season by trying these hay-smoked hamburgers, hay-smoked mozzarella, and smoked barbecued onions.

Pickle Recipes for the Picking

Intro by Kristi Quillen and Recipes by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bloggers

Ferment or quick pickle your harvest with this assortment of homemade pickle ideas from MOTHER EARTH NEWS bloggers.

Outdoor Oven Cooking

Story and Photos by William Rubel

Go beyond bread and pizza. Learn strategies for firing your backyard oven and baking casseroles, vegetables, meats, and more.