Real Food

Learn how to find fresh, seasonal and sustainable foods. Plus, healthy real food recipes.

Video: Make 2-Ingredient, 30-Minute Cheese for a Farmstead-Style Queso

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

Making two-ingredient, 30-minute cheese—otherwise known as white farmstead homemade cheese—can yield you with fresh chevre blanc, queso blanco or queso fresca.

Cooking with Edible Flowers: Recipes for Nasturtium Balsamic Chicken, Beans with Flower Confetti, and Violet Coconut Cake

By Sheryl Campbell, The Lazy Farmer

Learn how to start cooking with edible flowers. They add taste, color, and texture to every part of your meal.

In Defense of Food Liberty: The Right to Farm in Our Communities

By John Klar and Dave Berg

Homesteaders are the antidote to a growing effort to transfer responsibility to mega-corporations for that which we once did ourselves—grow healthy food and eat it.

Healthy Grilling

By Marian Burros

Nontraditional barbecue ideas, including recipes for grilled vegetables and grilled fish on cold tomato vinaigrette. Originally published as "New Grill in Town" in the July/August 1989 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


42 Frugal Homestead Breakfasts for an Extreme Budget

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Feeding a family of six is expensive, especially with gas and food prices increasing. We cooking 42 breakfasts for under $20 total.

Home-Based Food Business Case Study: Clare's Nutty Concoctions

By Kurt Jacobson

With so many farmers markets and distributors looking for new food products, now is a great time to start selling your home-based foods. This Maryland-based nut confection seller has figured it out.

Foraging for Wild Watercress

By Trish McAlister

Foraging for wild watercress: Turn a summer hike into a grocery shopping expedition with bushels of free food for the gathering. Originally published as "Watercress" November/December 1982 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

How To Be a Food Waste Champ

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions

How to reduce fresh food waste, protect the environment, and help others.

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