Food and Cuisine

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How Fresh is your Orange Juice?

Most people like to enjoy a nice glass of orange juice with their breakfast. We’ve been told it’s a healthy way to get our vitamin C and even calcium. And dammit, it just tastes like liquid sunshine, which most people need this time of year anyway! But there is evidence to show that we’re being […]

January 6th

Rockin with Willie Nile & Running from Crazy: Inspiring Week

GD Meg got a private concert (well almost, there were about 10 people in the HomeGrownRadioNJ studio) with Willie Nile, who has just released a new CD, American Ride . . . GD Mizar and I went to New York for the premiere of Running from Crazy and not only got to see Mariel Hemingway again, but we got to meet Bobby Williams in person finally, and we made some new friends before the show.

November 5th

Product Review: Prairie Organic Spirits

File under: I love my job. Green Living Ideas was recently sent some organic gin and cucumber vodka from Prairie Organics. In addition to creating delicious, organic spirits, they are true stewards of the land and the craft, which adds them to the ranks of companies we love! Prairie is a truly sustainable company, working […]

October 28th

5 Quick Tips for Winter Squashes

Winter squashes are one of the most lovely foods of the season, but many cooks are intimidated by these hardy vegetables. But fear not, winter squashes (or pumpkins, depending on your regional nicknames) are easy to cook up in a variety of ways. These acorns, butternuts, kabochas, kuri and others are great for roasting, boiling, […]

October 21st

Natural Cocktails for a Healthier Happy Hour

We were recently sent some Prairie Organic Gin and Vodka for review (#ilovemyjob) and all summer we made delicious, organic cocktails with these fantastic spirits. In this post we’ll share our tips for how to make healthy cocktails and share two recipes for simple happy hour beverages: a Lemon Ginger Gin Fizz and Herbal Vodka […]

October 14th

How to Choose Pumpkins for Eating and Growing

October is the month of harvest: pumpkins are harvested for jack o’ lanterns and winter squashes are picked to be stored for Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Pumpkins and winter squash can be harvested and stored through much of the winter – if you know how to choose, grow and store them properly. Is there a difference […]

October 8th

Harvest Tips, Adventures in Eco-Friendly Maine & Conservation (video)

A fun Green Divas Radio Show last week with a variety of topics, ranging from GD Meg’s adventures in eco-friendly Maine to a new Foodie-Phile segment about apples, and Green Diva Mizar’s DIY segment on what to do with all those great veggies from the garden or farmer’s market this harvest season! On a more serious note, we spoke to Deb Thomas and Cait Kennedy of the Powder River Basin Resources Council, who talked about what oil and natural gas extraction is doing to the heart of our beautiful country.

September 24th

How to Find and Use Wild Foods

Green Living Ideas is happy to feature another guest post from Alexis of The Art of Sacred Body today! Alexis is a mama, permaculturalist, gentle living activist, aspiring midwife, freelance writer and health blogger. Picture this: You’re sitting at a plastic bench on a concrete sidewalk next to an ice cream stand where you’ve just […]

August 15th

Vegan Plantain Burger Recipe

Like many Americans traveling to the Dominican Republic, I became disillusioned toward my dreams of eating only organic tropical fruit for my entire stay there. I quickly came to realize that fried meat and mystery meat were the main players in any meal. To make up for the nutrients you lack in your flour-covered and […]

July 27th

Tealet: Sharing Responsible, Sustainable Tea with the World

Among the companies we love here at Green Living Ideas is an international tea wholesaler called Tealet. The company was founded by a Elyse Petersen, who completed her MBA at the University of Hawaii and who was a leader of the Net Impact chapter there. (Net Impact is a non-profit organization focused on sustainable business; we […]

July 8th

DIY Delicious: Homemade Herbal Teas

During warmer months I love coming home to some cold iced herbal teas. Though I cannot surrender my hot green jasmine tea in the morning, warm afternoons require something a bit more refreshing, and there are often at least two varieties of iced herbal teas in the fridge at any given time. The following are […]

May 6th

Host a Homemade Cocktail Party

If you are looking for a clever and homesteady theme for warm weather celebrations, what about hosting your own homemade cocktail party? This idea comes to us from Small Measure, one of my favorite DIY and homesteading blogs. Ashley English and her family hosted a party featuring infused vodkas with a variety of natural mixers, […]

May 1st