Food and Recipes

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

Case Study: Expanding Wheat Varieties for Flavor and Sustainability

By Simran Sethi

In an effort to reduce shipping inefficiencies, a group of geneticists, farmers and bakers bring more wheat diversity – and tastier breads – to the east coast.

Guide to Olive Oil Varieties

By Mother Earth Living Staff

Olive oils come in a range of varieties, each with a different flavor profile. Learn which ones fit your palate.

So You're at the Store...An Olive Oil Buyer's Guide

By Tabitha Alterman

Try these buying tips for reading labels and ensuring you get the best extra virgin olive oil for your money.

What is a Food Swap?

By Emily Paster

Learn what a food swap is and how to start your own exchange of delicious goods!


Super Efficient Recipes

By Megan Gordon

Create a meal plan and try cooking with leftovers to create these quick weeknight dinner recipes.

Reducing Food Waste

By Mother Earth Living Staff

Cut down on wasted food in your home through grocery planning and supporting responsible businesses.

Hearty Salads for Winter

By Mother Earth Living Staff

Get cooking inspiration with these ideas for salads that make the most of seasonal greens, dried fruits and healthy whole grains.

The Hen of the Woods

By Leda Meredith

Maitake or Hen of the Woods is one of the easiest to identify and nutritious mushrooms found in North America.