Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sustainable Eating and Your Connection to Nature

July 31st, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

As humanity faces the biggest challenge it has ever faced - to live sustainably on this wonderful and mysterious blue-green planet - all of our habits and assumptions have come under question. What we eat, of course, has been no different


Plastics and Their True Impact

July 30th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Plastic might seem like more of a general environmental issue than a food-specific issue, but because of the large amounts of plastics involved in food, from packaging to cooking and storage, our food and drink choices directly relate to our plastic consumption


Grow Your Own Food Challenge: Fall Garden Planning

July 29th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Our friends at Sustainablog reminded us not too long ago that it's time to start planning that cool weather garden, so I'm making a list of what seeds I want to order and start as my container garden transitions out of summer. I thought it would be fun to talk garden planning and see what you guys are planting, too! If you're working on a fall/winter garden, let us know what's on the agenda in the poll below!


Big Chicken [VIDEO]

July 29th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

The Pew Environment Group released a report detailing the environmental impact of 'Big Chicken', and the details are grim


Cajun Recipe: Maque Choux Soup (Psst! It’s vegan!)

July 28th, 2011 | by Bonnie Heath

Vegetarian and vegan recipes in Cajun cooking are few and far between. This one is a twist on the traditional corn side dish called maque choux, which is pronounced "mock shoe." My grandmother made it in the summer time when fresh corn is sweet and abundant. My mother usually serves it with barbeque chicken and dirty rice


Community Garden Tour: Edgewood Community Garden

July 28th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

It seems like every neighborhood in Atlanta has a community garden these days, and since my running partner and I have been marathon training, I've been seeing more and more of them during our long, winding, weekend runs. I thought it might be fun to grab the camera and share some community garden goodness with you guys!


Happy Meal Change: The Healthier Happy Meal

July 28th, 2011 | by Heather Carr

McDonald's announced they are changing up their Happy Meals to make them healthier. Apples will be added to the Happy Meal and the portion of fries will shrink. How will this affect the nutrition of the Happy Meal and will it improve the Happy Meal enough to get around the toy bans?


Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 27th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

We love a good vegan dessert, and these chocolate chip cookies with a touch of sea salt fit the bill perfectly! Who says that eating vegan means skipping out on a decadent dessert



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