Food and Recipes

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

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.


3 Delicious Whey Protein Drink Recipes

By Abby Olcese

To improve health as well as build muscles, consider these healthy drinks to make with whey protein powder.

Into the Wild: Foraging in Urban Landscapes

By Amy Zavatto

Learn how to get the most from backyards, parks and woodlands by crafting one-of-a-kind cocktails with nature’s bounty.

Traditional Herbal Recipes from Around the World

By Mother Earth Living staff

Get a taste of global cuisine with tips and traditional herbal recipes.

A Guide to Italian Herb Seasonings

By Rosalind Creasy

Expand your Italian cooking horizons by growing your own herbs, and finding new uses for parsley, basil, marjoram, and other herbal seasonings.