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Nora Pouillon: Organic Pioneer

By Rona Berg / July 6, 2015

Nora Pouillon, founder of Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the U.S. Before “farm-to-table,” “slow food,” and the explosion of farmers’ markets in this country, there was Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the U.S., founded by chef, restaurateur and local-food advocate Nora Pouillon, who opened the elegant D.C. establishment in 1979. […]


Organic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

By Rona Berg / July 6, 2015

Try this savory Strawberry Rhubarb creation from slow food guru Nora Pouillon just the way it’s served in organic Mecca, Restaurant Nora. 8 servings PIE CRUST 2 cups organic, unbleached white flour 1 tablespoon sugar Pinch salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes 1½ to 2 tablespoons ice water 1 egg yolk mixed with […]


In the Kitchen with Steven Satterfield

By Feifei Sun / April 22, 2015

In honor of Earth Day, writer Feifei Sun enjoys sustainable cuisine with Chef Steve Satterfield It’s a storybook spring morning when I arrive at Steven Satterfield’s home in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood. The sun hangs high in a clear blue sky, and a gentle breeze cuts through the heat of the 70-degree day. But inside […]


Happy Year of the Lucky, Lovable Lamb!

By Zoe Helene / March 13, 2015

Celebrate the Year of the Lamb with these life-affirming, lamb-inspired products that are eco-friendly, ethically produced, artisan made, vintage or any combination of those things. There’s just nothing sweeter than a lamb, and that’s truth. Take a look at these super-sweet little faces—they will make you smile, and smiling makes you feel warm and happy […]


Meditating on Chocolate

By Laura Beans / February 12, 2015

Busy schedules of everyday life prevent us from slowing down and savoring; this Valentine’s Day, practice an introspective mindfulness exercise with one of those gifted chocolates Rich, dark chocolate is more than just a decadent dessert, it also has many noted health benefits. Packed with antioxidants and fatty acids, in moderation, it can even help […]


New 100 Percent Grassfed Label Feeds Consumer Demand

By Laura Beans / February 10, 2015

Navigating food labels can be tricky. From the vaguely reassuring to downright confusing, finding trustworthy stamps of approval can be hard. Now, a brand-new grassfed meat certification steers shoppers away from false claims and allows them to rest easy knowing this label is the real deal The recently introduced Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) Certified Grassfed label is the only […]


10 Great Gifts for Your Eco Valentine

By Rona Berg / February 6, 2015

We’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite natural, organic and sustainable gifts, ones that we know your Valentine will love. (Part 1 of 2.) Alter Eco Organic Chocolate Truffles These meltingly delicious and decadent USDA certified organic Sea Salt and Salted Caramel truffles will bring a smile to any chocoholic who also […]


Best Natural Deodorants

By Rona Berg / February 2, 2015

It’s a tall order. We want our deodorant to keep us smelling fresh, but most traditional formulations contain aluminum-based compounds, which block the sweat glands. Some studies have linked aluminum, as well as other common ingredients like parabens, triclosan and phthalates, to hormone disruption and even breast cancer. Why take the risk, when there are […]


Weaving a Tale

By Nora Zelevansky / January 19, 2015

Fans of these Fair Trade Guatemalan scarves include Natalie Portman and Rachael Leigh Cook They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree—especially when it’s organically grown. Maya Colop-Morales is living proof. After watching her father oversee agricultural and educational programs for a nonprofit, and her mother work as an artist and businesswoman, socially […]


Juicing in Winter

By Nora Zelevansky / January 8, 2015

It may seem counterintuitive, but top juicers tell us why juicing is essential to winter wellness During the cold weather months, we tend to leave juice behind, like so many summer flings. After all, we hardly need to hydrate with fruity refreshments while fireside in subzero temperatures, right? Actually, that’s precisely what we need: Mid-polar […]


Pinon Pine

By Amy Galper / December 29, 2014

Relaxing to the lungs, deepening the breath and lifting the buried parts of our true self upward and towards the heavens.

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