DIY Make Your Own Kimchi

Written by zzz zzz. Posted in D.I.Y., Recipes

Kimchi is Korea’s national dish and considered to be one of the world’s healthiest foods.  Low in calories and with loads of vitamins and dietary fiber, Kimchi is an ideal food to kick off the New Year. One serving can provide 50% or more of the daily recommended amount of carotene and vitamin C as well as good helpings of vitamin A, B1, B2, iron and calcium. And, because it contains a variety of lactic acid bacteria, it provides great digestive properties to boot!

make kimchi, kimchi recipePerhaps you are now wondering how you can make your very own kimchi. Well, you could get all traditional and bury that shit in your backyard but let’s not get crazy! Here’s a quick and easy version of it that we sort of adapted from Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee’s Quick and Easy Korean Cooking (which is an awesome cookbook, by the way).

Make This Now: French Vegan Picnic

Written by Kathie Bergquist. Posted in Featured Posts, Recipes

What’s better during the long, lazy days of summer than packing up a basket with yummies and heading out to a favorite park with a few buddies, the family, a sweetheart, or just a good book, and enjoying a leisurely meal al fresco, beneath the summer sun or stars?

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It seems like almost everyone loves a good picnic, but the French have a special affinity for the summer tradition. French food is typically not associated with the vegetarian or vegan diet, but here we present three delicious vegan and gluten-free traditional French recipes perfect for enjoying au plein soleil. What makes these dishes especially great for a picnic is that because they have no dairy products, you can keep them out of refrigeration for a long time without worrying about spoilage.

Make This Now: Ivory Lentil Salad

Written by Jessica Young. Posted in Jessica's Blog, Recipes

On a recent trip to the market, I discovered a new legume I’d never seen before: Ivory Lentils.

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Gorgeous, aren’t they? So small and pearly, I just had to put them in my cart. I tend to be one of those MacGyver cooks—I like to buy new foods and see what I can make with them, so after flipping through some recipes and a stroll through the produce section, I came up with this recipe for a lovely, simple Ivory Lentil salad. It’s a perfect side for an outdoor picnic or a great light meal when it’s too hot to turn on your oven. Plus, these little babies pack a great nutritional punch. They’re a great source of iron, fiber and ¼ cup dry provides nine grams of protein!

Friday Favorites: Five Favorite Early Summer Veggies

Written by Kathie Bergquist. Posted in Cool Stuff, Eat Features, Featured Posts, Recipes

It’s finally summer, and in Chicago where we’re headquartered, that means the farmer’s markets are finally open again, and teeming with bounty from the earth. To celebrate the arrival of fresh, seasonal and local goodness, we’re dedicating this week’s Friday Favorites to our top five late spring and early summer veggies. Which are your faves?


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