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Goats, Chickens and Compost: Volunteering With Earth Matter on Governors Island

Rebecca Louie | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

I started volunteering with Earth Matter several years ago because I was drawn to the chickens, rabbits and goats. Aggressive squirrels, threatening rats and dive-bombing pigeons made up most of my wildlife interactions in NYC, and I longed to be around creatures more friendly and fun.

Gardening for Dummies

Nina Griffin | Posted 09.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Nina Griffin

Two weeks after we moved to Vermont I received a call from my friend, a native Vermonter who was as excited about our move north as we were. "You need to start your garden." she warned me. "Memorial Day is coming. You need to get your starters hardened off." Whoa.

Your Guide to Selecting the Best Fall Produce

Rodale Wellness | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Rodale Wellness

While we can't divert everyone away from their favorite grocer, we can give you the necessary tips to selecting the best seasonal fruits and veggies. And now that fall is rearing its head any day now (at least we hope so), now is as good of a time as any to get the lowdown on how to pick your purchases wisely.

5 Produce Secrets Supermarkets Don't Want You To Know

Oprah.com | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.14.2015 | OWN

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3 Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips (With Easy Recipes Too)

The Doctors | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 02.06.2016 | Dr. Phil

Before you grab a bag of potato chips to snack on – and then probably end up eating the entire bag – consider these healthier (and tasty!)...

9 Healthy (and Tasty) Back-To-School Snack Recipes

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 09.08.2015 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

I know I'll be better at hitting the books (or pounding the keyboard) if I fuel my body with plenty of fiber, good fats, and vibrant veggies rather than packages of empty carbs.

Tips to Trim Your Waste

Melanie Young | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Melanie Young

Trimming your waste makes sense economizing at home and being more sensitive to the global issues of food waste, food insecurity and the environment. So don't trash your dinner. Reheat! Reuse! Repurpose!

Childhood Nutrition: 4 Strategies for Helping Your Kids Eat Better

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

As a father of three, the idea of children enduring any of this stuff is simply heartbreaking. But there is good news: As parents, we can prevent a lot of these problems simply by feeding our children whole, healthy foods.

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Su...

5 Tips for the Perfect Grilled Gazpacho

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.18.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Your gazpacho lives by the quality of the vegetables--garden or farm stand tomatoes, sweet onions (preferably with dirt still on the roots), local peppers--well, you get the idea. Do not, I repeat, do not refrigerate the tomatoes.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Food52 | Posted 08.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Food52

Today, we're re-running one of our summertime Food52 references. A disclaimer: No fruit flies were harmed or killed in the writing of this post. (But ...

When the Glass Is Greener

Melanie Young | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I finally took the plunge. After months of reading up on the pros and cons of juicing and following enlightened advocates like Kris Carr and Joe Cr...

We're STILL Not Eating Enough Fruits And Vegetables

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.12.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- Most U.S. adults still aren't eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables. In a large national survey, only 13 percent said they ate ...

A Handy Chart For How Long Fresh Produce Will Last

Food52 | Posted 07.06.2015 | Taste
Food52

To maximize the shelf life of your produce, take the time to store everything properly before you put it away. This doesn't mean you need to wash everything--in fact, you shouldn't. Most items will last longer if you don't.

The Easiest, Tastiest, Summer Corn Recipes Ever

Posted 06.29.2015 | OWN

From chowder to cakes to straight off the cob (with some crazy-good ideas for toppings), these dishes remind us why we love this farm-stand classic. ...

The Ultimate Bacon-Wrapped, Veggie-Stuffed Beer Can Burger

Spoon University | Posted 06.24.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

Say goodbye to the days when you tossed a measly ball of ground beef on the grill, threw it on a bun and called it a burger. This summer, all you need is a beer can burger.

Are We Eating Our Veggies Yet?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

We're advised again and again to eat more veggies -- at least 2.5 cups of them each day, preferably much more. A new report from the U.S. Department ...

WATCH: These Healthy Foods Can Make You More Attractive

HooplaHa | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
HooplaHa

Now that the summer season is in full swing, we are all doing our best to look as good as we can in our tank tops and shorts. Don't think that you h...

These Simple Tricks Will Make Your Meals As Healthy As Possible

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.17.2015 | Taste

Did you know you that adding a little full-fat cheese to your vegetables is actually a nutritious thing to do? It's exciting and it's true. This is...

Palatetraining: Parents Aim to Buy the Best Food but Need to Make the Best Food

Dr. Laura Lefkowitz | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Laura Lefkowitz

(Counterclockwise from top right to bottom right: My palette of fresh organic homemade tricolor carrots, sweet potato, butternut squash, Fuji apples...

5 Quick Steps to Become a Farmie

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 06.01.2015 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

Once Memorial Day has passed, it seems that farmers market season in Chicago has truly begun.

Most Requested: Get Started Guide to Vegetable Gardening

This Old House | Posted 05.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

To grow well, vegetables need good soil, the right amount of water, and sunshine. You can amend poor soil and deal with too much or too little moisture by building raised beds (bottomless frames that hold soil above the grade line) to keep vegetables above muck, or by irrigating in dry weather.

Here's How Long All Of Your Produce Lasts

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 09.10.2015 | Taste

Late spring is the time of year when it's really hard to pass by the farmers market without scooping up far more produce than you can actually fit in ...

5 Ways To Get Your Kids To Eat More Vegetables

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living

If your son or daughter isn't all that interested in spinach, you're not alone. Trying and failing to get kids to eat their veggies is a never-ending ...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, Is It Shaped Like a Baby or a Carrot?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

Across the hall from me live two cute and chatty little girls. Because we live in a former factory with very long hallways, all the kids love to play ...