Food and Recipes

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

What is a Food Swap?

By Emily Paster

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

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.

Super Efficient Recipes

By Megan Gordon

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


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.

Drinking Shrubs

By Jenny Flores

An important part of cocktail history, shrubs are a classic food preservation recipe, as tasty as they are packed with health benefits.

Beyond the Latte: Pumpkin and Health

By Pura Botanica

Pumpkins aren't just a seasonal delicacy! They're also a natural source of vitamin A and the amino acid tryptophan, and contain plenty of other health benefits.

Homemade Pear Butter

Follow these easy steps to create a wonderful pear butter.