Edible Gardening 101: Your Best Basil Harvest Ever By Willi Galloway Want to make a huge batch of pesto later this summer? Then start harvesting your basil now! The biggest mistake you can make with basil is not harvesting enough in early summer. To understand why harvesting early and often is so important with basil,…

Gluten Free Potato Salad

Brought to us By VT Gluten Free Potato Salad Serves 8 30 minutes or fewer Plain yogurt and grainy mustard make a light, tangy sauce for potato salad. Serve slightly warm or chilled. 2 lb. fingerling potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt ¼ cup whole-grain mustard 2 tsp. olive oil 1…

Eat Clean For LESS

Brought to us By VT Eat Clean for Less 10 ways to stretch your organic food dollars BY Karen Edwards Does it feel like your weekly grocery bills are approaching the national debt? Food prices are definitely on the rise, but this is no time to stop buying organic. Deborah Madison, chef and author of…

Chia Seeds

A great VT article on Chia Seeds: What they do and how to use them to improve your overall health Healing Foods Chia Seeds The word is spreading fast of chia seeds’ rich supply of heart-healthful omega-3s Popular as a novelty product to the tune of Ch-ch-ch-chia!, the seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant are…

Things to Know About Cooking Gluten Free

Great article shared with us from “The Kitchn” (Images by  Faith Durand) Cocoa to Cornstarch: Are These 10 Ingredients Gluten-Free? I have been aware of gluten-free cooking and celiac disease for a long time — much longer, in fact, than it has been in the public eye. One of my mother’s best friends was diagnosed…

Whole Wheat Vegan Pie Crust

Modified from Kathy Patalsky’s recipe Whole Wheat Vegan Pie Crust Time: Yield: 2 Crusts (4 Item Recipe) Naturally vegan & vegetarian Ingredients: 2 sticks of vegan butter, chopped into small cubes 2 1/4 cups chilled whole wheat flour 1/4-1/2 cups purified well chilled water 1 Tbsp agave Directions: Start your crust process either the night…

Papaya A Healing Food

Papaya A wonderful tropical fruit with amazing health and healing properties.  Enhancing digestion, calming inflammation, and aids in prevention of  heart disease and arthritis. Papaya is the only food source rich in the healing papain enzyme.  Papain is an an anti-inflammatory enzyme that breaks down proteins. Papain is wonderful for aiding digestion, easing burns and…

Raw Pineapple Cilantro Macadamia Nut Salsa

Modified from VT original featured recipe Raw Pineapple Cilantro Macadamia Nut Salsa Time: 10 Minutes Yield: 8 Servings (9 Item Recipe) Naturally Raw, Vegan & Vegetarian Ingredients: 1 large organic pineapple, quartered ½ cup raw unsalted macadamia nuts, chopped ½ cup organic red bell pepper, diced ¼ cup organic red onion, diced 2 Tbs. organic…

Starting your own Vegetarian Dining Club

The New Supper Club What better way to honor Earth Day than to win over friends and loved ones to the delights of plant-based eating? Here’s how to start your own veg dining club BY Nancy Eisman I’ve been incubating the idea of a veg supper club for several years. As a vegetarian for more…

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas

One of our favorite Gluten Free recipes from VT Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas Time: 1 Hour (23 Item Recipe) Yield: Serves 8 (makes 16 enchiladas) Naturally Vegetarian & Gluten Free Right from the start, the originality and flavor profile of this recipe made it a standout for VT taste testers. “My wife and…