Food and Recipes
Find recipes and tips for a healthy diet based on local, seasonal eating.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bites

Use maple syrup in lieu of refined sugar and mix well for this addictive confection.

Delicious & Quick Morning Meals

These simple but unusual ideas for better breakfasts will help you get in a filling and nutritious meal even on your busiest mornings.


Browse more great food and recipes content in the Mother Earth Living archives.

Spring Recipes

A Field Guide to Salad Greens
Our guide to greens will help you use any local harvest to build a better salad.

Glazed Baby Carrots with Maple Mustard and Tahini
Dress up sweet, tender baby carrots with this recipe.

Papaya Sorbet
Try this fruity sorbet recipe with an intriguing taste of tarragon.


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How to Make Roasted Chickpeas

This recipe for roasted chickpeas packs a savory, satisfying crunch and is easy to make. It comes together in a couple of minutes.



  • Overall size - 20' x 14'
  • Lower deck - 9' x 8'
  • Upper deck - 12' x 12'
  • Can be built with standard lumber
  • Adaptable to all grades
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Adaptable to all grades, this split-level deck can be built with standard lumber. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 20 feet wide and 14 feet deep.

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The era of the penicillin miracle is over. Through our indiscriminate use of pharmaceutical antibiotics in hospitals and factory farms, humans have created "Superbugs" — tenacious and virulent bacteria that develop resistance to solitary antibiotic compounds at an alarming speed.

In this empowering book, Stephen Buhner offers conclusive evidence that plant medicines, with their complex mix of multiple antibiotic compounds, are remarkably effective against drug-resistant bacteria. You'll learn how antibiotic herbs such as aloe, garlic, and grapefruit seed extract represent our best defense against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and Salmonella — and how their use will ensure that, in the future, antibiotic drugs will still be there when we really need them.