Real Food

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

Fresh, Homemade Salad Dressings


Add a splash of flavor to spring or summer greens with these favorite salad dressing recipes from Mother Earth News bloggers.

Slow Food Journey with Epicurean San Diego

By John Ivanko

As the slow food movement continues to grow, so does culinary travel. In San Diego, Epicurean San Diego Food, Farm and Libation Tours craft foodie experiences customized for travelers eager to get a taste of the local, sustainably-grown or raised, and best the city has to offer.

How to Use Up Leftover Bread

By Hannah Wernet

Looking to reduce your food waste? Start by recycling stale loaves using these delicious traditional ideas.

Dandelion Jelly

By Melissa Souza

How to make dandelion jelly from your own yard.


Eating Bark: How to Harvest and Prepare Edible Bark Without Harming the Tree

By Leda Meredith

Eating bark might sound like something a forager would only do in a survival situation. But surprisingly, bark can be both nutritious and (as in this recipe for pine bark "bacon") tasty.

Make a Ras-el-Hanout Spice Blend for Moroccan Chicken Skillet, Chai Tea, and More

By Wendy Akin

Having special spice mixtures ready at hand on the spice rack makes preparing exotic dishes quick and easy. I couldn’t find ready-blended Ras-el-Hanout even in my upscale grocery, so I mixed up my own and share it here.

Herb Queen of the Spring: Stinging Nettle

By Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt

Recipes and preservation techniques for a wild weed rich in vitamins, minerals & iron.

Home Brewing Kombucha

By Melissa Souza

How to brew kombucha tea at home by the gallon.