“Green” Smoothie

"Green" Smoothie | This "green" smoothie is absent of all leafy greens (which shouldn't be eaten frequently in their raw form). It's a blend of granny smith apple for a bit of sweetness, celery, a carrot, some parsley, ginger, and coconut water -- the perfect pick-me-up as the afternoon slump hits! Or a great way to start your day! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

This “green” smoothie is absent of all leafy greens (which shouldn’t be eaten frequently in their raw form). It’s a blend of granny smith apple for a bit of sweetness, celery, a carrot, some parsley, ginger, and coconut water — the perfect pick-me-up as the afternoon slump hits! Or a great way to start your day! [by Andrea Sabean]

50 Fermented Salsas, Dips, and Spreads

50 Fermented Salsas, Dips, & Spreads | My family are huge fans of my homemade salsa, bean dip, and pesto -- which are all lacto-fermented. As I put together this round-up of 50 amazingly healthy and colorful fermented salsas, dips, and spreads, my eyes were opened to all the ways I can add even more beneficial bacteria into our foods... and probably without anyone noticing. ;) | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

My family are huge fans of my homemade salsa, bean dip, and pesto — which are all lacto-fermented. As I put together this round-up of 50 amazingly healthy and colorful fermented salsas, dips, and spreads, my eyes were opened to all the ways I can add even more beneficial bacteria into our foods… and probably without anyone noticing. 😉 [by Lindsey Dietz]

KYF #125: DIY Herbal Coffee Substitutes

DIY Herbal Coffee Substitutes | Coffee lover but shouldn't be drinking it? Meet Jessica. She's a coffee lover, too, and she had to give it up for her healing journey. But she really missed the taste and experience of coffee. So... she developed her own easy, tasty, allergy-friendly, and healing herbal coffee blend recipes. Even for coffee shop drinks in your own home! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/125

Coffee lover but shouldn’t be drinking it? Meet Jessica. She’s a coffee lover, too, and she had to give it up for her healing journey. But she really missed the taste and experience of coffee. So… she developed her own easy, tasty, allergy-friendly, and healing herbal coffee blend recipes. Even for fancy coffee drinks in your own home! [by Wardee Harmon]

Green Plantain Crackers {and Resistant Starch Info}

Green Plantain Crackers and Resistant Starch | Raw green plantains contain resistant starch, a healthy prebiotic that sets the stage for a healthy colon. However, they're usually not palatable. Undeterred, I wanted to create a green plantain treat, something really good as well as being really healthy. And here it is... green plantain crackers that my family loves! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Raw green plantains contain resistant starch, a healthy prebiotic that sets the stage for a healthy colon. However, they’re usually not palatable. Undeterred, I wanted to create a green plantain treat, something really good as well as being really healthy. And here it is… green plantain crackers that my family loves! [by Megan Stevens]

Real Food for the Trail: Eating Well in the Backcountry

Real Food for the Trail: Eating Well in the Backcountry | It's possible to hit the trail (or paddle down the river) without compromising your health! Whether out for a day hike, or on a wilderness adventure with loaded pack or canoe, here are foods that will keep you nourished! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Light, easy, and calorie-dense food is a must-have for going hiking. While commercially-prepared freeze-dried are light and convenient, they are also heavy on starches, grains, preservatives, and additives. And expensive! Luckily for you, it’s possible to hit the trail (or paddle down the river) without compromising your health. Whether out for a day hike, or on a wilderness adventure with loaded pack or canoe, here are foods that will keep you nourished. [by Andrea Sabean]

Smoky Cucumber Soup

Smoky Cucumber Soup | I discovered this soup last summer during the garden abundance of yellow lemon cucumbers. I love that it requires only a food processor -- no oven at all! The color is a delicate pink, making it ideal for a feminine summer gathering such as a bridal shower, yet the smoky flavor is robust enough that my husband enjoys having it for dinner. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

I discovered this soup last summer during the garden abundance of yellow lemon cucumbers. I love that it requires only a food processor — no oven at all! The color is a delicate pink, making it ideal for a feminine summer gathering such as a bridal shower, yet the smoky flavor is robust enough that my husband enjoys having it for dinner. [by Jenny Cazzola]

24 {Cold!} Main Dishes & 22 Sides for Hot Summer Days

24 Cold Main Dishes and 22 Cold Sides | The last thing you want to do is stand over a hot stove. It's time for something cold! These gorgeous and nourishing recipes are all about keeping you (and your house) cool and keeping your stove off -- 24 cold main dishes and 22 cold sides to get you through the rest of summer! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

The last thing you want to do is stand over a hot stove. It’s time for something cold! These gorgeous and nourishing recipes are all about keeping you (and your house) cool and keeping your stove off — 24 cold main dishes and 22 cold sides to get you through the rest of summer! [by Lindsey Dietz]