Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Try this easy omega-3-rich grilled salmon with a zesty berry avocado salsa for your next…


Dandelion Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs

Dandelions, a bitter green, surprisingly make a great salad. Pair them with hard-boiled eggs and vinegar…


Carrot-Ginger Miso Dressing

Recipe by Connie Weissmuller…


This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with…


Sip this tea alternative to sleep well and prevent disease

Golden milk (or turmeric tea) is a warm, antioxidant-rich drink named for its star spice: turmeric…


This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 14

From quick veggie noodles to a super nutritious power bar, we found healthy on-the-go snacks…


4 Common Yoga Mistakes & How To Fix Them

Whether you’re new to yoga or have been hitting the mat for years, see if you…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 13

This week’s list is loaded with tasty items to help you save time and stay satisfied…


Thai Mustard Greens with Coconut Milk

Phoebe Lapine’s Thai-inspired mustard green casserole with coconut milk, lime juice, crispy shallots and almonds…


10 Tips to a Healthier Holiday Celebration

Instead of giving—or getting—another food and drink hangover, follow these simple tips for a healthy, happy party

You’ve woken with more holiday hangovers than you can count. How can you start the new…


Marcel Vigneron Embraces Eating His Veggies

The Top Chef veteran goes plant-based in his new Los Angeles restaurant

The Top Chef veteran talks about his plant-based L.A. restaurant, Beefsteak, and why eating your…


Healthy Holiday Dishes That Will Please Everyone

Hanging for the holidays with vegan, gluten-free, low-sugar and Paleo eaters? What do you feed them? We have the answers

These sweet and savory recipes will bring eaters with every kind of diet-restriction—vegan, Paleo, gluten…


Sufganiyot

This Hanukkah season try this sufganiyot (jelly doughnut) recipe with healthier, unprocessed ingredients. Your taste buds will…


Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut can mimic the heavy cream used in making whipped cream, without the cholesterol or the dairy…


Spicy Hot Chocolate

This decadent and luxurious spicy hot chocolate is good for colon and heart health and improving your…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 12

Our weekly picks of the best new healthy items out there

Great new healthy snacks for when you’re “hangry” include veggie noodles from Hungryroot, Mikey’s Muffins…


New Nutrition Labels: The Clean Plates Primer

These packaged-food icons are getting their first refresh in decades—here’s what you need to know

Food labels haven’t changed in more than two decades but the new version, debuting in 2018…


Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots

Against All Grain blogger Danielle Walker has become the poster girl for making gluten-free food great…


New, Healthy Ways to Boost Your Energy

Feel better and reduce stress with new delicious, good-for-you products

If you’re eating and sleeping right and you still need a pick-me-up, help is…


Sweet and Earthy Roasted Squash Dip

The chic British Hemsley sisters’ newest cookbook is called Good+Simple for a few reasons, and this…


Chocolate-Beet Allspice Truffles

The I Quit Sugar Cookbook from anti-sugar chef Sarah Wilson is filled with sugar-free recipes…


Pork-Stuffed Mushrooms with Avocado Mayo

This is no meal for meatheads. Cassy Joy Garcia makes Paleo eating easy with her popular blog…


Sound Bites: Which Foods Increase Your Lifespan, Preventing Holiday Weight Gain and More

The latest nutrition and healthy eating news

In this week’s healthy news column, we learn which foods help increase lifespan; how hearing loss…


Raw Cacao Hot Chocolate

Ever want to jazz up your nightly cup of hot cocoa? Try our recipe for Raw Cacao…


Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Eight unusual gifts for the food and wellness lovers in your life

From DIY fermentation kits and rare sea salts to agriturismo tours around the world, here are nine…


7 Yummy Ways to Wake Up Sweet Potato Toast

Got leftover sweet spuds? Here are decadently delicious ways to use them

Got leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving? Whip up these seven healthy sweet-potato toast ideas from popular…


Once you’ve made this delicious, so-simple sauce, you may never consider a can again…


A Pumpkin Pie That Loves You Back

A healthier version of the beloved traditional dessert

To most of us, it’s as essential to Thanksgiving as the turkey. But an average slice…


Are Plant- and Fish-Based Omega-3s Equally Good For You?

The answer may surprise you...

Which is best? Omega-3s from fish or from plant-based sources? We compare the studies and…


Thick Cashew Cream

This recipe is from The Conscious Cook  ($20; William Morrow Cookbooks) by Chef Tal Ronnen of…


Daphne Oz’s Secrets To Being A Happy Cook

Transform your kitchen into your Happiness HQ with these simple tips from The Chew co-host

In The Happy Cook, the Chew’s Daphne Oz empowers lovers of healthy eating with easy and…


What’s In Your Food? 9 Red-Flag Ingredients to Watch Out For

From “natural flavors” to “caramel color,” look for these ten unsafe ingredients on food labels—found even…


Orange is the New Green

The health benefits of fall's bright and beautiful orange fruits and veggies

Fall’s orange foods deliver on flavor, beauty and nutrition. Find out which are true super foods…


Golden Garlic Hummus

You’ll go crazy for our golden garlic hummus. Check out the recipe video and see how…


Can This Green Give You Super Powers?

Shishito peppers’ sweet heat provides 170% of your daily Vitamin C, 80% of your daily Vitamin A…


Munch on These Healthier Halloween Candies

Better-for-you candies that are scary good

Trick your tastebuds on Halloween by treating them to delicious, better-for-you treats not filled with…


Sound Bites: A Longevity-Boosting Herb & Superpowered Produce

Our weekly column on the latest nutrition and healthy eating news

In this week’s healthy eating news: An herb that boosts longevity, how to store tomatoes for…


Grace Bonney's new book focuses on women who make magic happen daily

Daily wellness rituals, gratitude exercises, and more creative healthy habits from In the Company of Women, new…


The Clean Plates Interview: Gunnar Lovelace

Thrive Market co-founder and co-CEO talks about why doing good and feeling good is good

Thrive Market co-founder and co-CEO Gunnar Lovelace on his business, the natural products industry and…


Tips

Like That? Love This! Week 3

4 classic breakfasts get a healthy makeover

Breakfast seems to be the hardest meal for many to crack. We’re usually pressed for time…


Sunflower Caesar Salad

This sunflower caesar salad recipe is from chef Marcel Vigneron of Beefsteak in Los Angeles…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 11

Our weekly picks of the best new healthy items out there

Delicious vegan cookie dough, non-dairy cheese snacks, coffee blends with superfood ingredients, and more tasty, healthy…


Jessica Koslow's new Sqirl cookbook is the essence of California culinary chic

Jessica Koslow’s cookbook showcases the veggie-forward dishes her Los Angeles cafe Sqirl is famous for…


Sound Bites: Good News for Caffeine and Chocolate Fans and a White House Garden Dedication

Our weekly column on the latest nutrition and healthy eating news

Good news for caffeine drinkers and chocolate lovers, post-hurricane food safety, and a reprieve for the…


Tips

Like That? Love This! Week 2

4 classic comfort-food desserts get a healthy makeover

Try our recipe upgrades for healthier versions of chocolate chip cookies, carrot cake, apple spice cake, and…


The Clean Plates Guide to Paris

The city of lights isn't all puff pastry and pomme frites—here's where to go for healthier delicious meals

The best restaurants, cafes, and markets in Paris for healthy eating, including where to find delicious vegan…


Butternut Squash Soup with Turmeric

Butternut squash soup with turmeric—yum…


Ginger Kombucha Vinaigrette With Mesclun, Carrots and Radishes

This ginger kombucha vinaigrette is sure to reenergize your salad game…


The Clean Plates Interview: Drew Ramsey

Foods that boost your brain, the best anti-inflammatory nutrients you're not already eating, and why kale is still king

How to eat for a healthy brain, the best anti-inflammatory foods you’re not already eating…


Tips

Like That? Love This! Week 1

4 classic comfort food dinners get a healthy makeover

Instead of cutting out these comfort food favorites, simply make them with better-for-you ingredients. In…


Cinnamon Raisin Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

We upped the nutrition factor in your typical bagel and cream cheese with our pumpkin cream cheese…


Healthy Chicken Taquitos

These are sure to impress even the pickiest of eaters! They also make great leftovers to take…


Creamy Turkey Sandwich

This turkey avocado sandwich is a satisfying, simple lunch for any day of the week…


Quinoa Spaghetti

This quinoa spaghetti will satisfy your pasta craving…


Baked Carrot Cake Donuts

These carrot cake donuts are too good to be true…


Pecan Honey Amaranth Cookies

For when you need a cookie break…


Onion Jalapeno Oat Stuffing

Wow your guests with our onion jalapeño oat stuffing…


Cauliflower Rice with Parsley

Cauliflower rice is one of our favorite hot trends…


Black Bean Chili with Avocado


Black bean chili is a warm, comforting dish…


Chocolatey Superfood Smoothie

Get ready for antioxidant-rich berries and cacao, vitamin-packed greens, and heart-healthy coconut oil and…


“Creamy” Cauliflower Soup with Spicy Croutons

This few-ingredient, dairy-free soup gets its creaminess from cauliflower alone. You can spice up the…


Chewy Coconut-Chocolate Chip Cookies

For this ultra-chewy and tender coconut chocolate chip cookie, you take out some sugar and half…


Smoked Salmon Phyllo Cups

This recipe is an easy, quick appetizer for any occasion…


Sound Bites: Shady Nutrition Research, Foods that Fight Arthritis, the 5-Second Rule, and B12

Our weekly column on the latest nutrition and healthy eating news

In this week’s healthy eating news, the sugar industry funds nutrition research, and the “5-second…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 10

Our weekly picks of the best new healthy items out there

This week we found five new healthy products—including color-changing tea and low-carb bread—so…


A Chef’s 8 Favorite Healthy Living Hacks

Simple changes and swaps to make your life healthier and more delicious

Eight smart uses for clean ingredients you may already have, including healthier desserts, more nourishing breakfasts, and…


Very Chocolatey Chocolate Brownies

These very chocolatey chocolate brownies are a delicious healthy treat for the whole family…


Before Whole Foods, There Was Rainbow Grocery

San Francisco's first major organic and natural food store helped pioneer how we eat today

Since 1975, when the natural foods collective was started, Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco has embraced—and…


Apple and Pumpkin Purée Bran Muffins

Our original Clean Plates Cookbook recipe uses applesauce. But for the season, we’ve subbed in antioxidant…


7 All-Natural Makeup Products You’ll Love

Forget putting unpronounceable ingredients on your face—try these natural beauty products instead

Applying makeup doesn’t have to mean applying layers of unpronounceable chemicals and preservatives—here are seven…


Crispy Avocado Fries

Avocado fries are an easy, healthy way to satisfy your french fry craving…


Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes & Brussels Sprout Leaves

You’ll be surprised how tasty Brussels Sprouts leaves are on their own when separated from their…


Barbabietole (Beet Salad) from Chef Mette Williams of Culina

Spice up your salad routine with a beet salad from Chef Mette Williams of Culina…


Asparagus Soup and Cashew Cream by Chef Tal Ronnen of LYFE Kitchen and Crossroads

This recipe is from The Conscious Cook ($20; William Morrow Cookbooks) by Chef Tal Ronnen of LYFE…


Creamy Iced Chai

This recipe is from Drink Your Way to Gut Health by Molly Morgan…


Romanesco with Golden Raisins, Tahini and Sumac

This recipe is from Gjelina by Travis Lett…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 9

Our weekly picks of the best new healthy items out there

From low-sugar protein bars to healthy chips (yes, really!), this week we found a kitchen-cabinet…


How to Glow Every Day

Real-fast recipes for real life

Bestselling cookbook author of The Oh She Glows Cookbook and super-blogger, Angela Liddon, is a rare…


Chili Cheese Nachos

This Chili Cheese Nachos recipe is from the Oh She Glows Every Day cookbook by Angela Liddon…


3 Yoga Poses to Help Fight Inflammation

Chronic inflammation can be alleviated with these three simple yoga poses

Chronic inflammation can be linked to conditions such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and even Alzheimer’s…


Fruity Brown Rice

Dried apricots and cranberries mixed here with raisins add bright color and tangy sweetness to the rice…


Sautéed Pork with Mushrooms and Rosemary

For this recipe, thin cuts of pork are sautéed and served with vitamin B-rich creminis…


All-Purpose Cheese Sauce

This recipe is from Oh She Glows Every Day ($16; Penguin Group Random House Company) by Angela…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 8

Our weekly picks of the best new healthy items out there

Since we discovered kale popcorn, we’re never going to eat salads again. Just kidding! Read on…


The Clean Plates Interview: Brendan Brazier

The Ironman champ, co-founder of Vega, and Thrive author on plant-based eating for performance

The Ironman champ, co-founder of Vega and author of the Thrive series gives us an inside…


The Pumpkin Flip Cocktail

This pumpkin-flavored cocktail recipe is from Greenbar Collective , an organic, artisanal spirit producer…


Petite Savory Stuffed Pumpkins

Farm-to-table meal delivery service Paleta offers fresh meals for busy people. Chef Kelly Boyer especially…


Pumpkin Hummus

Charles Chen, a Los Angeles-based chef and wellness coach, transformed his health through food. This quick…


Pumpkin Spice Pudding

New Jersey-based nutritional advisor and recipe developer Diane Piazza created this no-cook pumpkin pudding that…


Sage and Pear Martini

Kick back tonight with this delicious sage and pear martini…


Cranberry Pear Parfait

This cranberry pear parfait from The Clean Plates Cookbook makes for a delicious breakfast or snack…


Sound Bites: Alzheimer’s, Cancer And A Diabetes-Fighting Fruit

Our weekly column on the latest nutrition and healthy eating news

By Megan O. Steintrager For Better Memory, Try a Shake of this Spice Can’t find your…


The Modern Way to Cook

150+ real-life, vegetarian recipes from British cook Anna Jones

Organized by time, the recipes in A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones eat up 15…


Peak Performance: Secrets of the U.S. Open Tennis Players

Four top women tennis players reveal their secrets to staying fit on and off the court

We asked four top female professional tennis players their secrets to getting and remaining energetic and fit…


This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with…


5 New Coconut Products We Love

Can't get enough of the coconut? Here are new food products that you'll be nuts over

Just when you thought you’d run out of ways to enjoy the tropical taste and nourishing…


The Coconut Shell Game

Meredith Baird's cookbook focuses on all things coconut

Meredith Baird’s Coconut Kitchen Cookbook gives all the health benefits for not just coconut milk and…


Raw Bar: 7 Healthier Snack Bars

Our favorite energy bars may be free of GMOs and gluten, but they are filled with flavor

What’s organic, raw, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, trans fat-free…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 7

Our weekly picks of the best new healthy items out there.

This week we discovered how we much we actually enjoy eating savory oats for dinner. Don’t…


Eat This Now: Radishes

Punch up this health-boosting root with these tasty recipes

Radishes — the small but mighty, peppery members of the mustard family — have been eaten across the globe…


The CleanPlates Interview: Nutrition Mythbuster Jonny Bowden

The best-selling author on fat talks simple ways to fuel yourself for good health

Eat “good” fats like olive oil, but avoid meat. Butter is back—wait, no it isn’t…


Cauliflower Soup with Roasted Garlic Oil

Here’s an excellent example of how quick and easy it is to make a warming homemade…


Recipes that involve bread crumbs—from meatballs to casseroles—always pose a sodium challenge because they contain…


Fresh Tomato Sauce

This tomato sauce is for making when plum tomatoes are at their peak, when the flavor of…


The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Glossier hair, clearer skin, a healthier gut, and a cleaner bathroom, all in one bottle

You probably already love your white vinegar for its house-cleaning superpowers and your balsamic vinegar for…


Kale, Tomato, and Lemon Magic One-Pot Spaghetti

This pasta is a complete revelation. The sauce is magically made from the pasta water and tomatoes…


Grilled Wild Salmon with Avocado and Pickled Ginger

You can add zing to the avocado with a bit of wasabi paste. We drizzled the finished…


Grilled Eggplant Rollatini

Instead of coating eggplant in flour, egg and bread crumbs and then pan-frying it, grill it…


Fermented Juice Is A Thing Now

Get into a pickle for better health

It seems like not so long ago that if someone suggested you drink kale juice, you would…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 6

Our weekly pick of the best new healthy items out there

Our weekly pick of the best new healthy products out there, from pecan butter and frozen organic…


Swiss Chard Frittata with Turmeric

This dish is packed with vitamin-rich greens, protein, and anti-inflammatory turmeric…


Purple Potato Salad with Avocado Oil and Fresh Herbs

Look for potatoes that are uniform in size for even cooking, and simmer them until they are…


A Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Drink

It's easy being green with all of the exceptional benefits this drink provides

Green tea not only keeps you sated but is a great anti-inflammatory beverage that also helps…


Hard Cider Rules

Learn the basics to making this delicious old-school alcoholic apple drink

Cider making is a throwback to colonial times, when hard cider was the everyday drink of choice…


10 Ways to Add Turmeric To Your Diet

Delicious recipes that star the super food turmeric

2016 is the year of turmeric. Related to ginger, this shrub is farmed throughout Asia and Africa…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 5

Our weekly pick of the best new healthy items out there

We love snacks that add a bit of snap, crackle and pop to our day especially when…


12 Grilled Veggies We Love From Instagram

Make your veggies go Insta-great with these inspired grilling ideas

While burgers and pizzas are great on the grill, nothing tastes more of summer—and the grill…


Chunky Corn Chowder

A wonderful way to enjoy summer corn, this is a relatively traditional chowder recipe with one key…


How To Feel Low-So Good

Jessica Goldman Foung's new book on how to live a low-sodium, high-flavor life

When Jessica Goldman Foung was attending Stanford University, lupus attacked her kidneys and brain. The great news…


Lamb Tikka Masala

This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with…


Decolonizing Your Diet

Supercharge your guacamole and eat like a MesoAmerican with this plant-based Mexican cookbook

Chilled ceviche, cool guacamole, refreshing agua fresca—doesn’t some light, fresh Mexican food sound like manna…


Cranberry Caipirinha

A refreshing take on the classic Brazilian drink. The recipe for the cranberry simple syrup can…


Grilled Veggie Soft Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Spiced Crema

This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with…


Baked Brazilian Coconut Crab Dip

Also called Casquinha de Siri in Brazil, this healthy version of one of Brazil’s national dishes…


6 Moovelous Non-Dairy Milks

Lactose-free or not a fan of cow's milk? Here are some good substitutes to try

Lactose-intolerant? Trying to reduce dairy in your diet? Try our go-to non-dairy milks…


Swiss Chard and Rosemary Pesto Pasta

This pasta recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with Jill…


Coconut, Peanut & Cashew Chicken Stew

Also known as Xim Xim de Galinha, this chicken, cashew, coconut stew is a very popular dish…


Crostini with Garlic and Olive Oil

Crostini and Bruschetta are the same except for the size of the bread. Crostini are generally 3…


Gut Check

Go with your gut—hydrate with 3 thirst-quenching probiotic drinks

If you have a phone, television, computer or walked by a book, you’ve probably heard and…


Watermelon-Cucumber Agua Fresca

This recipe is from Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing ($18…


Quinoa Salad with Arugula and Grapes

I love whole-grain salads because they combine the comforting quality of grains with the refreshing quality…


Black Bean “Burgers”

This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with Jill Silverman…


Raw Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with Jill Silverman…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 4

Our weekly pick of the best new healthy items out there

This week we are all about unusual flavor and ingredient combinations. Who knew pizza and almonds were…


1 Fish, 2 Fish: Choose Sustainably with the Blue Ocean Institute

How to choose ocean-friendly fish both in your kitchen and while eating out

How can you ensure the fish you buy or dine on is sustainable and safe? The Blue…


12 Desserts We Love From Instagram

Yes, you can have your carrot cake and eat it, too

Yeah, we know what you’re thinking…Clean Plates is supposed to be all about healthy eating…


Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Salmon, strawberries, and avocado- you could hardly think up a healthier trio of ingredients. They come together…


Lonely Oak Farm

A Farmside Chat with Wisconsin organic farmer Joel Kuehnhold

Farming is hardly new for Joel Kuehnhold, founder and owner of Lonely Oak Farm in Milladore, Wisconsin…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 3

Our weekly picks of the best new healthy items out there

This week we’re finding tasty ways to up your protein intake with these healthy new food…


Cleveland City Guide

The Clean Plates' guide to clean eating in Cleveland

With about 50,000 attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland starting today—and that’s not…


Gluten-Free Brioche? Magnifique!

New York's Noglu Bakery combines a classic French bakery with American sensibilities

What do you do when you’re French, your world revolves around bread and then you get…


Go Fish—Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em

Never has eating a fish been so wonderfully sublime

Lionfish are the drama queens of the sea: Eye-catchingly gorgeous and prone to wreak havoc on…


Classic Daiquiri

3 ingredients never tasted so good. Just do these 4 steps: Combine, shake, chill, drink…


Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Two of our favorite foods—avocado and dark chocolate—create a surprisingly creamy dessert treat that you…


Kitchen Sink Almond Butter Snack Bars

Chockfull of fiber-rich almonds and brown rice cereal as well as heart-healthy coconut (nectar and…


Smashed Avocado Toasts

Casual enough for an afternoon snacks, dressy enough for company, this avocado toast recipe features toasted sprouted…


L.A. Adopts A New Platform

Where to eat and imbibe near Culver City's Metro stop

Platform is a new, architecturally stunning retail complex just steps from the Culver City Metro station that…


6 Fatty Foods You Should Eat

Can't get enough avocados or nuts? Fear not—these ingredients will not make you fat

Afraid of fatty foods? Read this. We found six fatty foods that you could be eating without…


The New Milks

Moo-ve over cow’s milk, the new milks are in town

“Gone are the days when milk always meant cow’s milk,” Dina Cheney writes in the The…


4 Tricks For Keeping Greens Fresh

Simple tricks to make lettuce, kale, and other greens last longer

You went to the farmer’s market and bought bunches and bunches of fresh greens. Then you…


What is Stevia?

We aren't going to sugar-coat it—stevia is a good sweetening option

What is stevia? Get the facts, and compare several brands, here…


Cherry On Top

Sleep better when you sip on this sour nectar

Cherries are one of summer’s sweetest gifts, but it’s the sour version of this stone…


Supercharged Popcorn

So corny: Homemade popcorn can be a super healthy snack…


Oil Up

Striking oil from your diet? No need—just use one of these 3 healthy varieties

If you’re confused by all the oils in the supermarket aisle, you’re not alone. Get…


Almond Milk

A homemade recipe for almond milk…


The Forbidden Rice

Whether you call it black rice or forbidden rice, we call it delicious—and a superfood

Researchers have discovered that black rice is full of antioxidants known as anthocyanins, the same ones…


This recipe is from The New Milks ($17; Atria Books) by Dina Cheney…


These Teas are Toxin-Free

Could your tea be steeped in something toxic? Yes—unless you choose the right type

Ever wonder what’s inside your teabag? Discover these better-for-you brands…


6 Gluten-Free Pasta Alternatives

No-wheat noodles packed with flavor

We’ve all heard about the drawbacks of traditional wheat pasta. It’s gluten- and carb-intensive…


Oh, the Benefits of Oatmeal

An oatmeal hack to smooth out your morning routine

Oats are the perfect breakfast food. They’re full of fiber and B vitamins and studies have…


Ice, Ice Baby

4 Healthy Iced Coffee Drink Alternatives

Recipes for 4 healthier alternatives for your mid-afternoon energy fix on a hot summer day, including…


Cuke For The Cure

Fight anxiety by...eating more pickles?

A new study found that fermented foods like pickles can reduce social anxiety: Here’s how to…


Try a vegetarian take on traditional Korean bibimbap for a hearty breakfast

Try a vegetarian take on traditional Korean bibimbap for a hearty breakfast…


Make your own energy drinks for a healthier and more affordable option

After a sweaty workout session, you’ve got many options for rehydration. Get plenty of electrolytes and…


Amaranth Gains Ground

Ancient grains like amaranth are super super foods

Amaranth, an ancient grain that’s again gaining popularity, especially in gluten-free diets, is a great…


Drinking wine to lose weight—it's a dream come true

Could a nightly glass of your favorite Pinot actually help maintain your waistline? Science says it’s…


Make your salad much more egg-citing

When it comes to salads, a little extra on top can go a long way to turn…


Comforting Quinoa Cereal

Although it’s served warm, this easy quinoa dish is meant to be enjoyed as you’d…


Cucumber Spears

This recipe is from Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking ($35), Madhur…


Braised Baby Artichokes

This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with Jill Silverman…


Amanda Haas' The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook

Can-do advice for fighting inflammation and delicious recipes to go along with it from a new…


Why you should eat avocado pits

What if we told you that the avocado’s pit is not only edible but also the…


Candy Crush

Vegan candy, delivered in NYC

Kimberly Silver always had a sweet tooth. But a degree from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and…


Pasta Gets A Healthy Makeover

A new pasta bar that pasta lovers and non-pasta lovers alike will adore

There are few foods as beloved, yet as demonized, as pasta. It’s the ultimate comfort fare…


This home-brewed elixir gives foods a kick--and boosts your immune system

Bone broth, fermented foods, oil pulling—old-fashioned folk remedies are having a moment…


Chocolate & Apples: A Perfect Pair

Delicious on their own, but together this duo pack a punch of health benefits

Who doesn’t love a great mashup, especially one with chocolate? It’s no longer a secret…


Te Company and Naturopathica Brew It Up

A speak-tea-sy serves up hot cuppas whilst the other heats up your health

Though we love hidden doors, soft openings and speakeasys, New York is not a town known for…


Baja Bliss

Sol Cocina Brings Baja Sun to Los Angeles

If your idea of Baja-style Mexican cuisine is limited to greasy fried-fish tacos, then get…


Lukas Volger shows us one-bowl dishes from ramen to dumplings

There is something both exhilarating and liberating about putting everything you need for a…


Supercharge your honey and your health with beneficial spices

Here’s some good advice that bears repeating: Eat more spices. Cinnamon is full of antioxidants and…


Red Hot

Josiah Citrin's newest restaurant features open-fire cooking

It’s hard to imagine cooking more elemental than this: A head of cabbage buried in…


Kingsley For a Day

It's all greenmarket fresh at this East Village hotspot

When it comes to keeping things local, the numbers at Kingsley, which opened in the East Village…


We know it sounds weird, but this is one trend you will want to blend with

We love smoothies. But what makes for a refreshing wake-up in July can be decidedly less…


Sea Stars

Why should fish be the only ones to gorge on these tasty greens?

Want a sustainable vegetable full of minerals that you can add to almost any dish to give…


Smoothie Move

Green Blender is whipping up weekly deliveries of decadent smoothie ingredients

Smoothie lovers, start your engines. East Coast organic smoothie delivery service Green Blender has arrived…


Maman Knows Best

South-of-France meets Tribeca vibe at this new boîte

For the owners of Maman, opening a Tribeca location came as naturally as walking by the…


Remarkable Root

This once unloved, ignored root is now ready for its close-up

The root vegetable burdock, or gobo, has an earthy flavor similar to mushrooms, and a stellar nutrition…


Ever thought of trying savory yogurt combinations? You will be surprised how good it tastes

If you’re a yogurt with fruit, granola and maple syrup breakfast eater, it might be time…


That's what you'll do after trying all-natural nut butter blend ChoCoco Nut Power

MeeNut Butter artisan nut spreads are good enough to eat straight out of the jar…


Poke Me

Want a poke? We're not talking the Facebook variety but the classic Hawaiian dish

The Hawaiian raw fish dish poké brings sunny island cheer to New York City, whether you head…


Quinoa Carrot Muffins

Quinoa not only adds high-quality protein to these muffins, it also keeps them deliciously moist. This…


Make a Magic Potion

Whip up a potion of turmeric, ginger and lemon to keep the doctor away

Our turmeric-ginger elixir recipe will give your immune system a boost…


Apple and Applesauce Bran Muffins

These apple and applesauce muffins are a super simple recipe that you can change and adapt, depending…


Skip the microwave variety and cook up some homemade kernels

Make your own popcorn complete with healthy toppings…


Brooklyn's Big Cheese

At Brooklyn's Riverdel, vegan cheeses are all the rage

Stroll into Riverdel in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood and you’ll see all the markers of…


This new Culver City fast-casual is the perfect spot to buy a portable feast

Ever wonder what it would be like to eat in the home kitchen of a top-notch…


Cranberry Apple Squash Quinoa Pilaf

This Cranberry Apple Squash Quinoa Pilaf recipe is from Chef Charles of RawYouth.org.&nbsp…


Entube's new spicy condiment lets you feel the burn

Spicy food lovers: At attention! Do you want your meal seasoned—but not bludgeoned—with piquant heat…


Using lemon and orange peels in your food will brighten flavors and boost your immune system

Try these easy ways to use the whole orange…


Brothee has created a heady brew of nutrient-dense broths that are good for your, well, bones

We love to drink bone broth for its warm, nourishing benefits. But, admittedly, the taste of bone…


Hudson Valley Harvest puts peas, tomatoes and more in a deep freeze

Chefs, they’re just like us. Some of New Yorks best culinary minds—including those behind Clean…


Brussel Bytes offers Brussels sprout lovers an addictive new way to eat their favorite veggie

We found an easy way to get all the health benefits of Brussels sprouts…


Ever wonder what sprouted grains are and why they're good for you? Read on...

Take your whole grains to the next level—go sprouted…


Poached Skate with Ginger and Scallions

Use local and/or organic ingredients whenever possible. Substitute grapeseed or sesame oil for canola oil. Choose…


A New Cure

In West Hollywood, meat lovers will find the freshest, cleanest meat around

Salt’s Cure is serving local and sustainable meats in a new location…


Lunar Landing

At this Lower East Side spot, what make this Chinese spot stand out are all the local ingredients

Yunnan BBQ’s Chinese New Year specials are your good luck charm this year…


Sweet Thing

EKG Project desserts are gluten, grain, dairy and soy-free

EKG Project makes guilt-free, healthy desserts…


Simple ways to incorporate almonds, walnuts and other heart-healthy nuts into your diet

Try these easy ways to add more nuts into your diet…


Black and White Sesame Seed Crackers

These sesame crackers are all they cracked up to be. The two-hued sprinkle of crunchy black…


Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potatoes, carrots, and spices come together to make this hearty, warming soup. Accompanies a meat dish…


Roasted Root Vegetables

This colorful mélange will brighten any holiday table. Using locally grown, organic vegetables offers superior nutrition…


High Tea

You'll think you're at a hip wine bar at the American Tea Room

American Tea Room’s new downtown LA location serves premium teas and delicious food…


Did anyone say, "the Chipotle of Indian?" Oh, that was us...

Instead of calling Inday the “Chipotle of Indian food,” we’re going to call it like we…


Souped Up

Marco Canora of Hearth gives us his favorite bone-warming recipes in his latest book

Marco Canora’s set the both broth standard in his new cookbook…


Grapefruit: Ripe For a Citrus Comeback

The recently maligned grapefruit is making a zesty return to meals

Grapefruit’s health benefits are reason enough to incorporate the fruit into your next salad…


Cucumber Soup 

From The New Greenmarket Cookbook ($20;Da Capo Lifelong Books) by Gabrielle Langholtz…


Tropical Smoothie Bowl

This recipe is adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon: Simple and Inspired Whole Foods Recipes…


This recipe is from A Girl and Her Greens ($25;Ecco) by April Bloomfield…


Charred Long Beans

This recipe is from Feeding the Fire ($20; Artisan) by Joe Carroll and Nick Fauchald…


Mango Fonio Salad

This recipe is from Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl ($35), by…


Beet Ravioli with Almond Thyme Pâté & Basil

This recipe is from This Rawsome Vegan Cookbook: A Balance of Raw and Lightly-Cooked, Gluten…


International flavors are found at this sexy Santa Monica restaurant

When it comes to eating out on date night, the last thing on your mind may be…


The Pennsy Holds Court

At New York's Penn Station, top chefs and global flavors come chugging in at this new food court

Anyone who’s tried to find a delicious and healthy meal around Penn Station knows that the…


Whole Wheat Lavash Crackers with Sesame Seeds

This recipe is from The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook: Artisanal Baking from Around the World ($35…


Sushi Bowl with Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Daikon and Avocado

This recipe is from Bowl: Vegetarian Recipes for Ramen, Pho, Bibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish…


Golden Chicken Broth

This recipe is from Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook, by Marco Canora…


Your cup of hot cocoa never tasted so rich and silky

Grownups may not get snow days off of work, but that’s no reason to miss out…


Counter Intelligence

Pare down, declutter, reorganize with these 8 simple steps…


Making chocolate cake can be time-consuming, but this gluten-free mix makes it easy peasy

When you want to bake a cake at home, conventional store-bought mixes are awfully tempting…


Urban Decay

An easy way to put your kitchen on a compost diet today

If you take a stroll around the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens or Park Slope…


Veggies, On Fleek

In Michael Anthony's new cookbook, vegetables receive star-chef status

When was the last time your mouth started to water just from looking at a Jerusalem artichoke…


Tulsi: Liquid Yoga

The aptly named holy basil, tulsi, is nature's equivalent of a magic potion

What’s the secret to living a stress-free life? We don’t have a magic potion…


Elevate with eLOVate Kitchen

This Santa Monica vegan haven is a favorite of stars and food lovers alike

Roberto Martin, formerly a private chef for vegan power couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Ross, opened…


Uma Temakeria’s Wrap and Roll

Roll your own at this Japanese sushi chain

Californians have been having all the fun with sushi burritos: These extra-large, tubular takes…


A soylike sauce without the soy for the Paleo crowd

Prepare to clear a space in your fridge door: It’s time to meet coconut amines. With…


Kefir is as easy to make at home as yogurt--here's how

What’s one of the best ways to stick to your weight loss and wellness goals this…


Crispy Nuts and Seeds

Making crispy nuts and seeds is very easy to make, affordable, and delicious!  All you need…


Panir Sabzi

Panir Sabzi is a Persian platter served with a delicious mix of fresh herbs, mint, walnuts, radishes…


This Slow-Cooked Chickpeas Toast is the Perfect Breakfast

Chickpeas are no longer a boring food with these slow-cooked chickpea toasts. In this recipe, spices…


Kabocha Soup Recipe

This roasted kabocha soup is the perfect thick, creamy fall soup with a kick of turmeric to…


2015 Food Trends

What was hot In healthy foods this year

Our goal is to turn you on to new products, recipes, cookbooks and trends that help make…


How to Motivate Yourself

The year's best Motivate tips

The problem with resolutions is simple: they’re rarely simple enough. So instead of making grand…


Organic, non GMO energy bars that will make you say, "Yes, please, can I have some more?"

For clean eaters like us, the holiday season involves a lot of saying “no.” No to the…


Two new healthy bread cookbooks give rise to the perfect loaf

Two new healthy bread cookbooks give rise to the perfect loaf…


Emily von Euw's new book, The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook

We have no plans to go 100 percent raw or vegan any time soon, but Emily von…


Cauliflower Is This Year’s It Vegetable

You can mash it, rice it, make it into pizza dough--cauliflower is one versatile vegetable

From rice to pizza crust to mashed potatoes, cauliflower is the latest healthy substitute for many starchy…


Teff Tops

An ancient grain is again in the spotlight, appreciated for its protein, calcium, and great flavor

If you’ve been to an Ethiopian restaurant, then you know teff. This tiny grain…


Urban Plates Up Organic Fare

This Playa Vista reinvents the idea of cafeteria food

Remember the school cafeteria line? It was often an unpleasant journey past a steam table of limp…


The Four Horsemen Gallop In

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy opens a new wine bar in Williamsburg

The real star of The Four Horsemen is the 200-bottle wine list…


Great Gifts Under $100

What to get the foodie who has everything

Avoid the last-minute shopping crunch and get loved ones one of these healthy gifts…


5 steps to making sense of that great cold frontier known as your fridge

  We’ve all opened up our refrigerator’s crisper drawers and found some poor bit of…


Yes, Virginia’s

Virginia's for lovers...of kale, butternut squash and porcini mushrooms

Virginia’s puts a creative spin on new American dishes…


Lodge Bread Finds A Home

This Culver City bakery rises up with ancient bread-making ingredients and methods

Bring bread back into your diet with healthy loaves from Lodge Bread…


This drama will make you want to flush out what's happening with your water supply

Kimberly Levin is a woman of many talents. As a biochemist, she did field research testing stream…


Madhur Jaffrey Cooks up Vegetarian

The Julia Child of Indian cuisine showcases her beloved country's best vegetable recipes

In Madhur Jaffrey’s latest cookbook she focuses on vegetarian Indian dishes…


What’s Up Wasan?

Modest in decor but extravagant in flavor, this Brooklyn eatery near the Barclays Center delivers big

Wasan’s new Brooklyn outpost is a hit…


Winging It

It's all about the hormone-free baked wings and carrot fries at this Melrose hangout

Love Baked Wings has got your healthy game day food covered…


Thanksgiving leftovers never looked so good

Leave your holiday lethargy behind and get help digesting all that stuffing and pie…


This Thai fruit can be a great flavor substitute for meat and other proteins

Jackfruit is the next meat substitute you should incorporate into your diet…


Don't be a sap--enjoy a little of the brown goodness for a health and flavor boost

Maple syrup is better for you than you think…


An organic southeast Asian opens in Pasadena's Old Town for rave reviews

Green Zone is putting a healthy spin on your favorite Asian foods…


Farm2Tacos Time

Forget Taco Tuesday--every day is the right time to feast on these beauties, delivered straight to your door

Swap the morning-meeting donut for these delicious breakfast tacos…


Move over avocado toast, try some of this avocado mayonnaise on your bread instead

This mayonnaise is vegan and made from avocados…


Allergic to chicken eggs? Duck eggs might be just the right answer

Make the switch to duck eggs…


Club Med

Local ingredients shine at this new eatery that serves up flavors from Greece to Morocco

Yalla Mediterranean’s wraps and salads are healthy and delicious…


From burgers to cookies, here are ways to get this mighty--and delicious--seed into your daily diet

Incorporate more sunflower seeds into your diet…


Garden Of Eden

Avant Garden is NYC's new vegan hotspot

Avant Garden puts a creative spin on vegan dishes…


This Fonio Is For You

Incorporate the superfood gluten-free grain into your baked goods or as a rice substitute

Quinoa was worshipped by the ancient Incas, and in modern times by all of us who…


Broccoli leaves deserve a star turn in your kitchen--not the compost pile; here's why...

Did you know that about 40% of food in the United States goes uneaten? If you measure…


Gjelina Jets off

A beloved Los Angeles chef serves up exceptional vegetarian recipes in her new cookbook

When Venice restaurant Gjelina opened in 2008, it drew comparisons to power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina…


Sugar House Creamery Is Sweet

An Adirondack creamery molds some organic cheeses that are at peak perfection

Margot Brooks and Alex Eaton are living the cheese dream: They met in college, fell in love…


Cleaner Candy

Fair-trade chocolate and organic ingredients make these candy treats that much sweeter

It’s that time of year: The air is cooler, the spooky decorations are up, the stores…


Don't walk and eat, just walk and talk if you're hoping to keep calories at a healthy level

Halloween and the season of candy consumption it kicks off is the start of an unhealthy eating…


Hopdoddy Burger Bar Is Hopping Good

Sustainable meats and bbq classics are found at this Texas outpost now in California

We tend to think that the best burgers come from the happiest and healthiest cattle. So…


More than 20 cloves of garlic are distilled in this bottle of fragrant flavor

his cold season, instead of gagging down cloves of garlic to keep the sniffles at bay…


Ghee Whiz

Swap out your butter for lard and ghee

It seems like everyone has gone loco for coconut oil in the past year (including us). But…


Choose not just pink but green, purple, and red when it comes to eating healthier to increase survival rates

Skip the pink and try a colorful diet instead…


Shirred Eggs with Asparagus and Goat Cheese

A new, clean way to enjoy your morning eggs

This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with…


Manhattan House Dominates Skyline

In Manhattan Beach, this little-pub-that-could towers over its competition

When you park your car at Manhattan House, the new Manhattan Beach pub, you might…


Indie Fresh Soups Up

Gluten-free and dairy-free soups from the founder of Juice Press, delivered straight to your door

We fashion ourselves pretty decent home cooks, but sometimes you’ve just got to let the professionals…


A Cup of Teaonic

Pour yourself an herbal tea that is good for specific parts of the body

Poor tea: it’s always playing second fiddle to coffee. Just when we’re all on board…


Shroom To Breathe

7 ways to devour the wondrous shittake mushroom—and none include foraging

Are you noticing a familiar tickle in the back of your throat? Scratchy eyes? Feeling a little…


Dudley Market On Venice’s Boardwalk

Chef Jesse Barber serves grass-fed beef even though it's sand in his restaurant's backyard

Eating clean on the Venice Beach Boardwalk can be a tall order—and we don’t mean…


La Pecora Bianca’s Pasta With A Purpose

Mark Barak serves up homemade organic pastas made from ancient einkorn wheat

What is most apparent at La Pecora Bianca, the NoMad neighborhood’s new airy Italian…


Travel Channeling

Heidi Swanson delivers delicious recipes from far and wide in her new cookbook

Heidi Swanson’s new cookbook, Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel, is…


A recipe for Apple Spice Dump Cake

As the weather cools down, you may notice an upswing in cravings for warm, sweet treats. But…


Comfort Inn

Chloe opens a fast-casual vegan spot that is stylish and sophisticated

By Chloe’s vegan comfort food is as good as the original…


Fair-trade chocolate made in a home kitchen

Fall in love with The Sweetness of Being’s chocolates…


Mason jars make attractive and versatile serving and packing tools

Make a delicious to-go salad with this easy trick…


Under The Sea

The benefits of adding kelp to your smoothie

Here’s an easy way to get all of kelp’s nutrients into your diet…


Get guilt-free cupcakes from Swole Cakes

If there’s one thing that can sabotage our clean-eating routine, it’s cupcakes…


Call Of The Wild

Head to the Lower East Side for local fare from Wildair

Wildair’s creative dishes make it easy to go wild…


Emerald City

Matcha Box, L.A.'s new (and first) matcha bar

Make the switch from coffee to Matcha Bar…


Avocado toast's new challenger: coconut butter toast

Tired of avocado toast? Try coconut instead…


The benefits of eating the banana peel

Don’t throw away your banana peels just yet…


Good Fortune

Brooklyn's new local Chinese spot

Kings County Imperial is not your average Chinese joint…


The benefits of drinking Desert Farms' camel milk

Desert Farms wants to change your dairy choice — to camel’s milk…


Go Fish

Seamore's, NYC's new Insta-worthy seafood spot

Seamore’s means you don’t have to go to the beach for a seafood shack-vibe…


Where you can find it in LA

Peruvian restaurant Los Balcones has partnered with vegan chef Rachel Carr to open Chavela, a plant-based…


Megan Kimble's year without processed food

We’d all like to consume less processed food, but could you take on the challenge that…


Superiority Complex

Vegetarians rejoice at the East Village's Superiority Burger

Here’s why we love the amazing veggie burger (and everything else) at Brooks Headley’s Superiority…


Whip It Real Good

A vegan fro-yo alternative arrives in LA

Australia’s CocoWhip—a vegan fro-yo alternative crafted from coconut water and bio-fermented coconut and…


The Amazon's newest superfood, macambo

Quinoa, maca, cacao, lucuma, camu-camu…and now macambo, the new Amazonian superfood you need to try…


Amazing Graze

Belcampo Meat Co. opens its third outpost for organic, pastured meat

Conscientious carnivores can dig in at Belcampo, a butcher-slash-restaurant focused on meat from pastured animals…


You Dig?

Say hello to the all-organic North Brooklyn Farms

The all-organic North Brooklyn Farms is is a place to walk your dog, stop by the…


Our picks for better-for-you ketchup

We’re loving the healthier ketchup varieties from True Made Foods and Hatchup…


Get Me to the Greek

EONS, the Chipotle of Mediterranean food

Follow the Mediterranean diet at EONS Greek Food for Life, an upscale fast casual joint in Kips…


Falafel Mania

Where to find the best falafel in LA

See all the ways you could be eating falafel…


This is one kitchen tool worth making some room for

We’re not usually ones for one-use kitchen gadgets: Fun for a minute, then they turn…


Faro brings authentic Italian to the Italian American haven of Brooklyn

To get to Faro, you’ll need to take the L train past those initial Brooklyn stops…


Mexican food doesn't have to be greasy: Toca Madera is L.A.'s new health-centric spot

Whether it’s quesadillas oozing cheese or refried beans packed with processed lard, Mexican…


The Homemade Vegan Pantry will help you stock up on kitchen essentials

The Homemade Vegan Pantry will help you stock up on kitchen essentials…


Get Real

The Wanderlust Cafe's healthy fare is reason enough to visit the new yoga center

The Wanderlust Cafe’s healthy fare is reason enough to visit the new yoga center…


Edible Art

Untitled at the Whitney is also creating masterpieces

There’s a new installation at The Whitney Museum of American Art. And it’s a permanent…


That Sugar Film is anything but sweet on sugar

You’ve seen this trick before: Man eats unhealthy food, gets sick and makes a movie about…


Beaming, the superfood cafe, is more than just smoothies and juice

Not to get all hippie-dippie, but do you ever feel like every electron in your body…


Marc Meyer's Rosie brings an inventive touch to Mexican cocina

It seems like all that Marc Meyer touches turns delicious. That’s why we’re especially psyched…


Peganism is the new eating philosophy, combining the Paleo and vegan movements

At first glance, the tenets of the Paleo and vegan movements seem to be diametrically opposed…


Firmly Planted

Chef Matthew Kenney opens two new additions to L.A.'s vegan landscape

If summer barbecues of sizzling burgers and steaks are giving you the “vegan blues,” cheer up…


Hudson Garden Grill is nestled within the New York Botanical Garden

Lunch at Hudson Garden Grill comes with an extra-large side of greens. That’s because the…


Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes

A classic with a twist.

This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with…


One-Stop Shop

Haggen, with its natural brands and local farmers and producers, has arrived in Los Angeles

Haggen, a grocery chain with a long history of commitment to organic offerings, natural brands and local…


Go to the Mountain—or at least Brooklyn—for a day of wellness

If Mountain were a beauty product, it would be a 10-in-1. This Brooklyn spot has…


A2 milk for the lactose-intolerant may soon become A21 in your book

At this point, you’ve got your milk descriptors (organic, grass-fed, antibiotic-free, pastured, raw, local…


Ever heard of soft-serve fruit? Chloe's introduces us to our new obsession

Chloe’s makes soft-serve you can eat for breakfast without feeling guilty…


Diner 2.0

There's nothing greasy spoonish about Ingo's Tasty Diner

There’s a reason that American diners have been nicknamed “greasy spoons” for nearly a century…


When pigs fly and other piggy tales from renowned writer Barry Estabrook

Barry Estabrook examines the pork industry and how pigs are raised…


See Salt …

A sea salt conservatory at Terranea Resort gives diners a lick of good taste

So you know that vast ocean sitting right next to us? Yeah, the Pacific. It won’t…


Candy Crush

Sun Cups are the healthy and nut-free alternative to Reese's

For Colorado chocolatier David Lurie, a knock on the door proved life changing. On the other side…


Irvington hits Union Square Cafe with its own blend of greenmarket flavors and drinks

Move over Bloody Mary, you’ve been dethroned as the healthiest brunch drink in town…


Dinner, Solved

Munchery, LA's newest meal delivery service

Munchery’s solving your weeknight dinner dilemmas…


Clean Habits: Bryan Dayton

Our chat with this Colorado restauranteur

Bryan Dayton shares how he leads a healthy lifestyle…


Fijian Voyage

LA's newest pan-Asian restaurant, E.P. & L.P.

Head to E.P. & L.P. for a Fiji experience closer to home…


Mark Titus' new film, The Breach

The breach is a must watch for any conscious minded consumer…


Home Sweet Home

Sweetgreen arrives in LA

East Coast chain Sweetgreen’s L.A. location is more of a homecoming…


Go Go Getaway

At Treehouse Retreats relaxation and living well's the key

You may want to give your landlord notice now, because once you visit Heather Cox’s idyllic…


Two new cookbooks you need this season

Get the most out of your meats and vegetables…


Cranberry Simple Syrup

For the thinner, stove-free version of simple syrup, just mix and shake…


Clean Habits: Moby

Our chat with this vegan singer-songwriter

Moby opens up about his vegan lifestyle and new restaurant…


Two new protein-packed snacks

These protein bars are a great alternative to your usual oat-nut-dried fruit-bar routine…


The Veg Table

Vegetable, a new vegetarian restaurant in Studio City

Vegetable restaurant serves healthy vegetarian comfort-food faves…


Matchado

Chalait, a new matcha spot in the West Village

Get in on the matcha trend at Chalait…


Our picks for gluten-free pasta

Try these delicious alternatives to standard wheat pasta…


Try Goodbites for organic, vegan, gluten-free treats

Goodbites’ addictive snacks are made using a short list of wholesome, raw and nutritious ingredients…


Cuppow compartmentalize's your mason jar to keep dry and liquid ingredients separate

We thought we’d worked out every last use for glass Mason jars. You’ll find them…


Top chef Mark Peel opens up Bombo, a healthy seafood spot

In the fast-healthy-fresh lunch department, things have gotten a little repetitive lately. Sure, we love…


Snack Break

Two new snack spots we love

Pair your pick-me-up with a quality food at these coffee shops…


Non-GMO and sustainably grown white chia seeds and chia oil from the Chia Co

We love chia seeds, really we do. Their health benefits are myriad: They are the highest known…


Kor Shots are an easy way to reap the benefits of roots like turmeric and ginger

As L.A.’s juice trend (cold) presses ahead, we’ve been keeping our ear to the…


Say whey to go for another probiotic source in your diet

Add another source of probiotics into your diet: whey…


Bouquet, OK

You might not realize it but your traditional flower delivery is full of pesticides

Flowers: so pretty, so natural, so shellacked in pesticides? Hold up: It’s time to rethink the…


Hungryroot makes it easy to satisfy noodle cravings and get your vegetable servings in

We love noodles. We love vegetables. Simple math told us that we were really going to love…


Clean Habits: Akasha Richmond

Akasha in Culver City offers veggie-driven New American dishes...

Akasha Richmond has been a personal chef to the stars and a celebrated restaurateur with her…


It's possible to bake with little to no sugar says Joanne Change of Flour Bakery

It’s no surprise when your healthiest friend says she’s cutting back on white sugar. But…


DO! Delivery

Renee Gunter is bringing organic produce to underserved areas of L.A.

We have a new favorite food truck. You can’t chase it on Twitter, and it isn…


Nothing's better than A Girl and Her Greens

Chef April Bloomfield is just as talented with vegetables as meats…


The Dude Abides

Check out this guide for guys and dude food

With new cookbook Dudefood’s easy-to-read recipes you have no excuse to avoid the kitchen…


Cold Rush

Pressed Juicery flips the script on dessert logic

Pressed Juicery’s redefining soft-serve…


Hidden Kitchens

Go on a literal culinary adventure with League of Kitchens

Want to learn how to make food from around the world? Take a class from League of…


You'll want to shell out for all that Coconut Organics offers

You might love coconut, but George Metrik is obsessed with it, so much so that he launched…


Life Is A Beach

And then you eat healthy pizza

Pizza Beach’s pies are the healthiest slices around…


Growing Pains

Videos tell the story of going from farm to fork

Have you been taking your food for granted? Signs of a failure of appreciation could include lobbing…


Forget The Freezer

With ingredients this fresh, you won't need it anyway

The District by Hannah An’s Vietnamese food is so fresh they don’t even have a…


Radically different

Radicle Farm salad greens are fresher and more environmentally-friendly than the bagged varieties

Has this ever happened to you? You buy greens at the market with the best of intentions…


You'll want to sprout some new roots after checking out these cookbooks

Two new clean-eating cooking guides are hitting bookshelves…


Salads Go Glam

Greenleaf's new Hollywood location

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop is expanding with its designer salads to Hollywood…


SugaVida is a healthy alternative to refined sugar

Refined white sugar is a cruel mistress. She pulls you in with sweet claims and leaves you…


Vegan Cheese, Please

Los Angeles is having an artisanal vegan cheese movement—who knew?

ive years ago, chef Youssef Fakhouri decided to sequester himself in his West Hollywood home kitchen with…


These dates stuffed with almond butter are extremely easy and delicious…


Chef Franklin Becker of The Little Beet shares his recipe for blistered broccoli

The road to wellness has been a winding one for chef Franklin Becker. Stops on his personal…


Give your immune system a boost with Honeydrop juice…


Made by Lukas veggie burgers aren’t your typical supermarket pattie…


Barneys Gets Fresh

Barneys New York’s restaurant gets a makeover…


Dr. Frank Lipman is challenging traditional health rules…


Upland combines the best of Californian and Italian cuisine…


This Produce Pops

Here’s your new favorite produce spot…


Make sure you’ve got these foodie apps on your phone…


Stephen Orr’s encyclopedia of herbs cookbook will introduce you to new flavors…


Make your Malibu Farm favorites at home with this luscious new cookbook

Hold onto your surfboard: Malibu is emerging as L.A.’s modern agricultural oasis. Vineyards are covering…


Flower Power: Cauliflower

Serve cauliflower as a steak for a great meat alternative…


A Good Wrap

Jeanne Chang isn’t your typical restaurateur. She’s got a degree in molecular biology and has…


This one is seriously nuts

Discover tigernuts, which actually aren’t in fact nuts…


Time to celebrate: two of our favorite veggies are now one

Kale + Brussels sprouts = kalettes, the new green on the block…


Easy Love

No wonder we're crushin' on Vic's

Vic’s: casual, affordable with food that will have you coming back again and again…


Coffee 2.0

This one is bulletproof

Amp up your coffee with coconut oil and grass-fed butter…


Rather than go on a juice cleanse, keep your body nourished with a soup cleanse

We love organic, cold-pressed juice as much as anyone. But juice cleanses? Hmm…


Good food to reboot your health

Try this good-for-you salad from Hearth’s chef Marco Canora…


2014 Round Up

Top picks for 2014

As the year draws to a close, we’re looking back on our greatest, tastiest and healthiest…


Clean Habits: Tucker Yoder

How the Clifton Inn chef stays healthy year-round

Check out our interview with Tucker Yoder, the executive chef of the Clifton Inn, a luxurious Relais…


Healthy Swag

The joyous holiday season can be even merrier when you give gifts that promote health and sustainability…


We’ve made gift shopping easy this year…


The great eight

Cozy up with our guide to gifting a whole lot of good…


Minus The Meat

And an emphasis on veggies at this local hot spot

The Gadarene Swine’s vegetable cuisine will even win over meat lovers…


Healthy smoothies, no matter what

Two smoothie companies are making it even easier to blend a healthy snack…


Sprouted grains: our new go-to

The case for sprouted grains vs. nonsprouted…


Try planning for a more mindful morning.

Try this savory breakfast recipe from the Huckleberry cookbook…


Little Name, Big Flavor

Courtesy of local and fresh ingredients, of course.

Check out chef Andrew Carmellini’s new spot Little Park…


The new online market that's blown our minds

Try Thrive Market, your one-stop source for the best grocery items…


You’re Golden

Swap your pumpkin spice latte for something a little healthier…


Nice To Matcha You

Stay warm with a cup of matcha this winter…


Try a recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi’s new veggie-centric cookbook…


Fall’s Green Leaves

Try celtuce and a-choy at Silverlake’s Pine & Crane…


Clean Habits: Takashi Inoue

How this meat maven stays healthy

Takashi Inoue shares his healthy habits…


ShopFreshSeafood is your ticket to sustainable fish and more…


Make kabocha soup from The Fat Radish’s new cookbook…


Scared of FODMAPs? No need to be with these tips…


Merci Maman

Try Maman’s seasonal and fresh French cuisine, which changes daily…


Clean Habits: Victor Scargle

Our talk with Lucy Restaurant & Bar's executive chef

Chef Victor Scargle opens up about keeping a healthy balance…


Join the Club

Unconventional ways to dine out in NYC

Shake up your dining experience by joining a supper club…


Next time you need to indulge reach for a bag of healthy Jackson’s Honest Chips…


Pick up a pint of healthy, vegan ice cream from Downtown Creamery…


Super Duper

Green coffee, maca cashews and mulberries are three superfoods you can get from Navitas Naturals…


We’re loving Urban Sproule’s artisan sea salt…


Make a quick-and-easy blueberry chia jam with no cooking required…


Clean Habits: Scott Reinhardt

Gramercy Tavern's assistant general manager

Gramercy Tavern’s Scott Reinhardt shares his healthy living habits…


These products will help keep your produce fresh longer…


Dan Barber reimagines the farm-to-table movement and examines the future of food…


Fermentation Nation

Get on the probiotic bandwagon with fermentation

Fermentation doesn’t have to be difficult or scary…


Why oregano deserves a little more attention

Dietitian Marissa Lippert makes the case for using more oregano…


Like Mad

Focus on the veggies with this new all-vegetarian tasting menu.

Chef Mads Refslund from Copenhagen’s Noma brings a nordic spin to Acme’s menu…


Real food, no questions asked

Nancy’s lets you enjoy non-GMO yogurt, kefir, cheese and more…


Clean Habits: Ashley Newsome

How a restaurant manager/fitness instructor finds balance

Roman’s Ashley Newsome works hard to stay healthy…


Bar None

Unprocessed ingredients and real energy wrapped into one little bar

These snack bars are healthy and delicious…


Dumpling Delight

The integrity of the dumpling, kept intact.

Mimi Cheng uses only the best ingredients in their dumplings—a difference you can definitely taste…


We Say Tomato

You say tomato

Tomatoes’ health benefits continue to surprise us…


Get Happy

The new hydration trend is maple water…


Butter Me Up

Pick up this natural moisturizer and ditch the chemical-laden ones…


Doggone Good

Get the hot dog, minus the mystery meat

Yeah Dawg!!! makes delicious vegan hotdogs that won’t creep you out…


Raw recipes for those hot summer days

Give your stove a break and try your hand at some raw dishes…


Head to the Greenmarket for one of our favorite veggies this season

Make a cool cucumber soup this summer…


Power Up

It's like super green tea

Runa energy drink is a great way to try guayusa…


Jerked Around

Why jerky can be a smart way to snack.

Jonty Jacobs uses traditional South African curing methods for their beef jerky…


You've heard of iced coffee, but what about iced...cacao?

Swap your iced coffee for iced cacao…


Clean Habits: Nick Anderer

His tactics to staying healthy as a chef

Maialino’s Nick Anderer talks healthy habits…


Parks and Recreation

5 things to help you picnic stylishly and sustainably

Pick up these picnic helpers…


Green juice, even more refreshing than before

Innocent Ice Pops will keep us cool all summer…


Incorporate watermelon into your diet with a fermented cooler…


Fat isn’t the enemy: Find out more…


Under The Sea

Seaweed and butter unite

Whip up some delicious seaweed butter…


Home Shopping Network

These delivery services take the chore out of grocery shopping

We’re big fans of sitting down for a great meal. But all that darting around town…


The Sweetest Thing

Try these specialty bakeries…


Plant these three nutritional powerhouses in your garden this year…


Behind The Wheel

This food truck’s serving up delicious food and doing good at the same time…


Sugar High

In Fed Up, Katie Couric details the unsweet truth about the nation's dangerous sugar addiction

In a galaxy far, far away, a nation of people is in crisis, its citizens are all…


Add some zip to your cooking with these three updated condiments…


A vegan coconut yogurt? Yes please…


Here’s why you should be eating rhubarb…


You won’t be able to put Brooklyn Delhi’s jars down…


Make your own almond milk…


Step Aside, Green Juice

Blended LuliTonix drinks

Make the swap from juice to blended LuliTonix drinks…


Butter is just better in the spring…


Try this chef-approved method of popping your grains…


Mermaid’s Garden

Prospect Heights' new sustainable seafood shop

Mermaid’s Garden is our new favorite fish shop…


Very Chocolatey Chocolate Brownies

You had us at "chocolate"

Vegan brownies are delicious too…


Get a great new water filtering carafe…


Nothing to bug you here

Give cricket snacks a chance…


Bean growth in Mexico

Try a new legume—Mexican favorite Moro beans…


Tips for cutting out sugar…


Get eco-friendly hand soap…


Use kombucha for a healthier mixed drink

Kombucha’s great on its own, so why not turn it into a cocktail…


The surprising versatility of veggies

We love this new line of vegetable yogurts created by chef Dan Barber and his team at…


Gluten-free dishes for Valentine's Day

Cookbook author and blogger Shauna James Ahern, also known as Gluten-Free Girl, shares with us her…


This quiche features a brown rice crust that’s easy, gluten-free—and delicious. Though the recipe…


Cashew Milk

I remember how weird it felt to make cashew milk the first time. Then, I turned on…


Preserved Lemons

Traditional preserved lemons are a thing of beauty but they also take months to be fully cured…


Tips for finding the true meaning of olive oil labels

Make sure your olive oil is actually extra virgin and from Italy…


Carrot-Avocado Guacamole

Because who doesn't love guac

By just adding Vitamin A and fiber-filled carrots, Chef Matt Lightner of the Michelin two-star…


Think seven-layer dip has to be unhealthy? Think again…


7 Tips for 7-Layer Dip

Perfect for those weekends watching football

Michelin two-star chef Matt Lightner shows us how to lightens the Super Bowl’s favorite snack…


Give your winter soups an umami boost with kelp stock…


Beet Soup

Beet soup packs an unexpected umami punch with kelp stock and miso…


Super Healthy Kelp Stock

This versatile kelp stock is delicious, nutritious, and shockingly easy to prepare. It’s sure to become…


“Eat more quinoa.”

New Year's resolutions for 2014

Ok, let’s be honest: have you already swept your New Year’s resolutions under the rug…


10-Minute Miso Soup

Award-winning cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo shares her favorite 10-minute miso soup recipe…


How do the eating and drinking pros recover after a night (or entire holiday season) of overindulging…


Best of Clean Plates 2013

Which Clean Plates stories were most clicked in 2013? Read our top 5 countdown…


Try This Organic Icelandic Treat!

Look out, Greek yogurt: there’s a new, protein-rich organic yogurt in town…


Want a holiday cocktail mixer that’s free of artificial anything? Try this one…with a surprising…


Clean Plates’ 2013 Gift Guide

Need a great gift? Each item in our 2013 gift guide can help make the holidays happier…


Got extra guests coming, or need to whip up a dish in a hurry? Check out these…


This Coffee is Mold-Free

Could your coffee contain mold? Check out this boutique roaster for mold-free, toxin-free beans…


Which grain is gluten-free, has as much or more protein than quinoa, and doesn’t have…


Is your salt worth its salt? Discover s.a.l.t. sisters’ nutrient-filled, unrefined sea salts…


Pink is for eating your way to health, not just ribbons. You can fight breast cancer by…


Have You Tried Amaranth?

This whole grain is packed with protein

This ancient grain is gluten-free, and it’s a complete protein. Discover amaranth…


Super Spice: 5 Surprising Uses for Turmeric

How to get this spice into your diet

A certain spice in your pantry may ward off inflammation, certain cancers, and even fight depression as…


Not all gluten-free items are created equal. Check our list for the best ones…


4 Easy Ways to Add Moringa to Your Diet

Have you heard about the latest superfood? Discover moringa—and some tasty bites that contain it…


The New “Sugar”: Monk Fruit

This one is sweet

Maybe it’s time to try Monk Fruit, and discover why it’s being called sugar’s…


And why they're so darn good

Are you missing out on an unusual nutrient powerhouse? Discover fermented foods…


The Easy Plant-Based Diet (it’s not vegan)

No deprivation here

Tired of diets that don’t work? Try our easy plant-based diet (it’s not vegan…


And how to manage it

Stressed out? Surprise: there are certain foods that cause stress. Find out which they are, from Dr…


Quality over quantity

Nutritionist and Clean Plates founder Jared Koch busts the myth that calorie count is crucial when it…


5 Better-For-You Junk Foods

What to reach for when you get really hangry

Got a craving for a sweet or salty treat? Try our 5 picks for better junk foods…


The Foods You Should Buy Organic…to Avoid Obesogens

The name may be funny but the facts are not

Could chemicals called “obesogens” be making you fat? Find out which healthy foods contain them, and how…


5 Guilt-Free Grill Tips for Your BBQs

Here's hoping your next BBQ is your healthiest

When you grill, are you making the best meats you can? Avoid a side of carcinogens with…


Food Talk: The Happy Egg Co.

Finally, an egg brand you can actually trust

Do happy hens lay better eggs? Read about this Certified Humane company, and you decide…


For the newbie or the advanced gluten-free diet

Going gluten-free, or just want a more nutritious alternative to plain pasta? Try these non-whole…


Freaky Facts about Conventional Orange Juice

Take care when picking your citrus

Is your orange juice hiding something from you? Check out these weird facts about conventional OJ…


Is Canola Oil Healthy?

See our answer here

Is canola oil heart-healthy, or something to be avoided? Get the facts on this popular cooking…


Grab these online freebies, and kick-start your journey to a cleaner diet…


Food Talk: Balinese Cuisine with Selamat Pagi

Discover cuisine from Bali—plus a recipe for one of Indonesia’s favorite condiments, sambal…


Dear Clean Plates: Are Granola Bars to Blame for My Bloat?

The lowdown on granola bars

Are granola bars to blame for your bloat? A particular “high-fiber” product additive might make your…


The Dish: 5 Celebrities Who Eat Healthier

Celebrities everywhere are getting into clean eating. See who we spotted, and where…


Wish you had some less sweet, or even sugar-free breakfast options? Try four delicious choices from…


Food Talk: Jennifer Esposito

Interested in going gluten-free? Get tips and a recipe from actress Jennifer Esposito, who just opened…


Spring Cleansing: Rouge Tomate’s Green Tornado

Ready for spring cleaning? Try this delicious green juice (it can be made in a blender or…


Celebrating St. Patty’s? Try these 5 healthier, festive picks…


Comfort Food Makeover: Casserole by Back Forty

Does your casserole need a makeover? Toss the canned soup, and try Spaghetti Squash and Farro Casserole…


Grab these online freebies that will kick-start your journey to a cleaner diet…


Are you craving a hearty winter chili? Ditch the can—and the meat—and try this delicious…


Food Talk: Jil Larsen of Magic Mix Juicery

Magic Mix Juicery founder Jil Larsen used to suffer from melasma, a skin condition that caused dark…


Confused by which foods are best for weight loss? Check out our surprising list…


Food Talk: Scandinavian Style at Aska

Is your knowledge of Scandinavian cuisine limited to gravlax and IKEA cafés? Learn about the new…


Dear Clean Plates: What is Brominated Vegetable Oil?

And why was it in sports drinks?

A certain chemical was just removed from Gatorade. What is it, and why was it there in…


Dear Clean Plates: Is the “Color Added” to Farmed Salmon Unsafe?

The benefits of wild vs. farmed salmon

Ever noticed the words “color added” beside the salmon at your supermarket? Find out what that means…


Natural Trips: 5 Organic Getaways

Enjoy fresh, Clean Plates-worthy food on vacation

Would your ideal vacation include Clean Plates-worthy food in a gorgeous setting? Check out the latest…


Dear Clean Plates: What is Erythritol?

Read our answer here!

Dear Clean Plates, I’ve seen something called “erythritol” on the labels of sodas and new foods…


Do you know what’s really inside that pretty red box? Here are four healthier sweets to…


The wasabi you know and love may not be what you think…


Upper Crust: Alternative Pizzas

Wish pizza didn’t leave you feeling like you ate a brick? Try the new trend: crusts…


Want some delicious ways to get over the flu? Check out our 5 surprising, flu-fighting foods…


Grab these online freebies that will kick-start your journey to a cleaner diet…


Dear Clean Plates: How Can I Prepare Beans to Avoid Discomfort?

Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat… uh-oh. Try our tips…


Is there MSG hiding in your food? You might be surprised. Here are some secret ingredients to…


Thyme Carrot Chips with Potato-Yogurt Dip

Want a winning snack for this Sunday’s Super Bowl? Forget the bagged snacks; whip up this…


A staple of the Stone Age, a venerated foodstuff of the Vikings: Nordic Breads’ whole grain rye…


Coco-nut Granola

You might just beat not only the cold, but a cold with this coco-nutty granola, baked…


Macrobiotics

Is a macrobiotic diet right for you? Find out what this philosophy means, and how to make…


On Our Radar: Hanjan

Hooni Kim, chef at the newly-opened modern Korean restaurant Hanjan, shares his tips for creating a…


Food Talk: Harley Pasternak

Celebrity trainer and nutritional consultant Harley Pasternak shares his secrets to a healthy diet…


Ever try “coffee cupping?” It’s like wine tasting, but with java. The experts from Toby’s…


Think all rum comes from abroad? Think again: here’s a non-GMO version that’s being…


Swapping out meat for tofu is the healthy way to go. Or is it? You might be…


Food Talk: Bryan Kest

What does a star yogi eat? Surprise: it may not be what you think…


On Our Radar: Urban Garden

This Fairfax restaurant is full of classic and contemporary twists on Mediterranean food

Are you familiar with fattoush, lebneh or zaatar? Discover them all at a new Middle Eastern spot…


Make the soup of your dreams with Brooklyn Bouillon's bases

Got a hankering for homemade soup? Whip it up fast with these organic, locally-sourced soup stocks…


These "healthy" foods might be fooling you

Think you can recognize a healthy snack? Sometimes, it’s not so easy. Here are five foods…


Going (Modern) Paleo with Hu Kitchen’s Jordan Brown

This Manhattan chef demystifies paleo

Should you be eating like a Stone Ager? The owner of Manhattan’s Paleo diet-inspired Hu…


Pomegranate Party: A Twist on the French 75 Cocktail

A Michelin-starred restaurant's take on a classic cocktail

Paint the town red with Rouge Tomate’s recipe for a twist on a classic cocktail…


Ho, Ho, Ho

Clean Plates' founder shares a laugh

Clean Plates’ founder, Jared Koch, shares a laugh-worthy holiday gifting moment…


On Our Radar: The Pikey

Head over to Sunset for updated, organic pub food

The Pikey brings quality, organic food back to pub culture…


Market Driven: Farmigo

Farmigo connects local farmers with health-conscious consumers

Wish you had a farmers’ market at your doorstep? Check out Farmigo—and get a taste of…


These festive treats get a gluten-free update

What’s better than a jelly donut? How about one that’s made with more nutritious oil…


The Clean Plates Special: Acting Sqirlly

An exclusive interview and recipe with SQIRL chef Jessica Koslow

In an exclusive article for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Daily, we interview chef/jam and fermentation…


On Our Radar: Maysville Food & Bourbon

Maysville brings Kentucky flavors to the Flatiron district

This southern-inspired spot highlights local, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and sustainable seafoods and organic produce…


On Our Radar: Cortez

From the founders of Echo Park's Cookbook green grocer

Marta Teegen and Robert Stelzner, the successful duo behind the popular Echo Park green grocer, have translated…


On Our Radar: Aska

This Scandinavian restaurant brings local, seasonal flavors to Williamsburg

New Williamsburg restaurant Aska’s ingredients are as local as possible—even the flowers on the tables…


Founder Mott Green chats about his organic tree-to-bar chocolate

Mott Green launched Grenada Chocolate Co. in 1999, possibly the first organic, tree-to-bar chocolate makers…


No gluten, no problem for Vermont-based bread company Against the Grain

Against the Grain leaves grain out entirely, replacing it with excellent, fresh, locally produced ingredients—like fresh…


Talking Turkey with the Godfather of American Poultry

Frank Reese wants you to eat heritage turkeys

Frank Reese, a heritage turkey farmer for sixty years, discusses heritage turkey breeds, sustainable poultry farming, and…


This gluten-free, vegan apple tart is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


Showcase seasonal produce with these vegetarian Thanksgiving sides

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


The Clean Plates Special: Escarole with Top Chef’s Antonia Lofaso

An exclusive interview with 'The Busy Mom's Cookbook' author

Welcome to the latest in The Clean Plates Special, written exclusively for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living…


Thanksgiving Sides Series: Roasted Roots Recipe

This classic side dish is perfect for any holiday feast

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


Thanksgiving Sides Series: Start with Soup

This curried carrot and sweet potato soup is healthy and hearty

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


Waste-Free Groceries: Ingredients

This Austin grocery store is zero-waste and package-free

In an effort to reduce packaging waste generated by food, a new Austin grocery store is shunning…


Where to Eat Local? A City-by-City Guide

The best locally sourced and sustainable food businesses across the country

Where does one find these nearby butchers, bakers and popsicle makers preparing delicious, sustainable products and creating…


A new dairy CSA with a serious social mission

Milk Not Jails is not only a dairy marketing and distribution co-operative, it’s also a…


On Our Radar: LYFE Kitchen

Organic local sourcing for a new kind of fast food

Delicious food served quickly, affordably and ethically sounds too oxymoronic to be true. But these kitchen savants…


On Our Radar: The Butcher’s Daughter

Despite the name, a juice bar with vegan versions of meat dishes

A new juice bar and vegan café, The Butcher’s Daughter, opens in Nolita later this month…


On Our Radar: The Hart and the Hunter

A taste of the South on Melrose

The hot Abbot Kinney pop-up, Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, focused on locally sourced country-style…


Off the Hook: NYC’s Community Supported Fishery

Learn all about Village Fishmonger and their sustainable seafood mission

New York is a city of villages: the butcher, the baker, even the gefilte fish maker. But…


Ruby Roth: Children’s Author and Vegan Advocate

Demystifying the vegan diet kids (and adults)

Vegan art teacher Ruby Roth looked for books that would help explain her diet to children; when…


Beer’s the Thing: SoCal Brews to Try For Fall

Three vegetarian recipes get masterful beer pairings

We presented three delicious vegetarian recipes from the Clean Plates blog and invited — nay, challenged — Sayre Piotrkowski…


Drink to Your Health with Bottled Ayurvedic Tea

MissionRoot brings this ancient holistic medicine to your fridge

The ancient healing system of Ayurveda has been followed throughout India for more than 5,000 years…


Build-a-Bowl: A Healthy Meal Everyone Will Eat (We Promise)

Custom bowls are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater

One of the easiest ways to please everyone’s palate while still providing a healthy meal is…


The Clean Plates Special: Kale with Chef John Marsh

An exclusive interview with the GreenSquare Tavern chef

We dished with chef John Marsh of GreenSquare Tavern about everyone’s favorite green, kale…


On Our Radar: Hu Kitchen

A new paleo spot in Union Square

Just last Friday, in a nod towards paleo and pre-industrial times, fast-casual restaurant and market…


It’s No Secret: Stag Dining Group is Here

This secretive supper club is making waves with its concept and food

There isn’t much mystery in the name: Stag Dining Group (SDG) was founded by a group…


La Slowtería: Tulum comes to Brooklyn

Chef Hugo Orozco updates his Mexican restaurant with local produce

Chef Hugo Orozco brought his fresh take on Mexican cuisine from Tulum, the sleepy town on the…


It’s Alive! Barry’s Tempeh

This Brooklyn-made tempeh redefines "fresh"

Think you know tempeh? You don’t know tempeh. Barry’s Tempeh is organic and fresh-frozen…


The Clean Plates Special: Mustard Greens with Chef Daniel Angerer and Restaurateur Adam Eskin

An exclusive interview with the men behind Dig Inn Seasonal Market

Welcome to the latest in The Clean Plates Special, written exclusively for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living…


A Radish Grows in Brooklyn

This Williamsburg gem is perfect for seasonal, locally-sourced, picnic-ready meals

Radish may be Williamsburg’s favorite spot for seasonal prepared foods, picnic necessities and local farms’ and…


Gefilteria: Fish cakes get fresh for the holidays

Gefilte fish get a sustainable makeover from Brooklyn company Gefilteria

For those who may not be ready to de-bone their own carp but want to know…


Local Food Lab Incubates Nourishing Start-Ups

Two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs tackle the local food industry

Local Food Lab, a business incubator, is applying the techie model to the ever-burgeoning food world…


Brooklyn’s Youth Farm: Sowing the Seeds of a New $1 Menu

High school students learn about healthy eating and food sourcing on one of NYC's largest urban farms

This isn’t your average high school: The 1.25-acre Youth Farm out front serves as…


A Garden Floats in the Anable Basin, LIC

An architecture student wants to bring a hydroponic garden to the East River

Urban farming can be found across the city, taking gardens to the sky on building rooftops. Now…


Our favorite stone fruits are back in season—here's how to enjoy them

Bite into a perfectly ripe peach before summer takes its leave — rich in vitamins and minerals, and…


Farming and Fun at the Flip Flop Ranch

Two hours east of LA, the Flip Flop Ranch gives visitors a slice of the farm life

City life hides our land’s natural elements behind billboards and freeways. Flip Flop Ranch offers families…


This family-run, vertically-integrated creamery is bringing artisanal cheese to the tri-state area

At Valley Shepherd Creamery, one family controls the product from pasture and pasteurization to cave and counter…


City Bakery’s Creative Juices are Flowing

This iconic NYC bakery gets a juice update

The City Bakery has always led a double life: decadent bakery in the front, health-conscious food…


Up your burger game by using delicious, local ingredients

Though summer’s end is bittersweet, we love celebrating with a BBQ full of big, juicy, grass…


On Our Radar: Prospect

Prospect brings farm-friendly fare to Fort Greene

Don’t let the name of this new farm-to-table restaurant lead you to the wrong…


The Clean Plates Special: Short-Grain Brown Rice with Chef Kuniko Yagi

An exclusive interview and recipe from the up-and-coming food world star

Welcome to the latest in our new series, The Clean Plates Special, written exclusively for Martha Stewart…


Take the stress out of snacking with this new subscription service

No matter how good we are about healthy meals, it’s the snacks that often suck us…


So you know what you're eating, on the go

NerdTraveler published its “Top 10 Food Apps for Conscientious Eaters” this week, and Clean Plates iPhone App…


Explore the many creative ways to eat summer's favorite fruit

Cherries might be the unofficial fruit of summer. With powerful anti-inflammatory properties, they make a perfect…


The Clean Plates Special: Quinoa with Chef Ray Garcia

The Santa Monica restaurateur gives this ancient grain a new twist

Welcome to the first installment of a new series, The Clean Plates Special, written exclusively for Martha…


Afire's coconut charcoal makes delicious, healthy grilling easier

It’s BBQ season; what matters isn’t just what you cook, but how you cook it…


Trash Talk: Leslie VK Campbell on Sustainable Restaurant Design

The SustainLA founder wants the food world to go greener

Leslie VanKeuren Campbell began SustainLA as an experiment: The green restaurant design firm pioneered a new…


Thank Goodness: Cafe Gratitude Lands in Venice

The feel-good food chain lands opens its second location in LA

Venice is no stranger to hardcore health nuts and now it’s made room for a truly…


A Guide to Storing Summer’s Bounty

You've got the season's freshest produce—then what?

Summer’s bounty: the Internet is teeming with recipes for seasonal produce, but how do you store…


Mario Batali on Botanical Dinners, Michigan Love and Duck Testicles

The celebrity chef also shares a seasonal squash recipe

Mario Batali gave us the scoop on The Edible Garden, being an Italophile and locavore, and duck…


Coloring and Quinoa: Family-Friendly Dining in Los Angeles

Bring your kids to these parent-approved LA eateries

LA restaurants are a thrill, with healthy, sustainable cooking and respect for many dietary needs…


Founder Jared Koch’s Interview on The 24th Letter

Advice on embracing your bio-individuality and figuring out what foods work best for you

Janera Soerel spoke with Jared Koch for The 24th Letter before his discussion last weekend at the…


Summertime, and the Eating is Easy: Alfresco Fare with Chef Seamus Mullen

The Next Iron Chef star brings seasonal summer fare to the Standard

A new pop-up is in town with owner of Spanish restaurant Tertulia and Next Iron Chef…


Smorgasburg: Eating Clean at this Foodie Wonderland

This weekly Brooklyn pop-up has plenty to healthy food options

Smorgasburg is an artisanal food fantasy come to life: about 100 vendors sell freshly prepared foods, local…


Diversify your veggies with this underwater green

You’ve probably heard, “Eat your greens,” but do you include veggies from the sea too? Seaweed…


Beyond Sushi: Nothing Fishy About It

Chef Guy Vaknin's vegan and vegetarian rolls will have you rethinking sushi

Vegans and vegetarians weary of the cucumber avocado roll will rejoice at the opening of Beyond Sushi…


Expand your food horizons with these local, weekly deliveries of seasonal produce

Are chain grocery stores getting more of your business than you’d like? Here’s a solution…


Pick of the Barrel: Damn Fine Pickles at Brooklyn Brine

These artisanal pickles come in seasonal and classic varieties

When you smell the vinegar, you’ve arrived. Jars fill the windows and barrels line the floor…


A Harvard professor's new startup promises to eliminate food packaging waste

Good things come in edible packages. In an attempt to reduce the waste from food packaging, Harvard…


For Your Own Good: A Green Getaway

Head to Vermont for a relaxing, food-centric getaway

Good Commons is a boutique retreat and vacation spot in Vermont. The Commons’ uncommonly good getaways…


Urban Zen: Clean Plates at Donna Karan’s Wellness Series

Urban Zen’s Sustainable Wellness Series brings speakers at the fore of the wellness movement, including Clean…


Celebrate Summer in SoCal at FIG’s Farm Dinner

One local family farm gets the spotlight at this Santa Monica staple

Chef Ray Garcia of FIG brings respect for terroir to the table at his delightful quarterly Farm…


Park Life: Brooklyn’s New Farmer’s Markets

Brooklynites can enjoy the summer bounty with two new farmer's markets

During sticky New York City summers, being a weekend warrior means sticking around for the days that…


All Along the Water Towers: Art Project Raises Awareness

Jay-Z, Jeff Koons and others are starting conversations about water conservation

All water is not equal — some has the ability to sustain life, while other types can deplete…


Digging in the Dirt: Satur Farms

The Long Island farm is a shining example of sustainable farming done right

With local farmland under threat of decline, Satur Farms remains a beacon of hope on Long Island…


The Ultimate Omakase: Get Fed at FIG

Chef Ray Garcia ups the local and sustainable dining ante

Want to gild the seasonal lily? Treat yourself to FIG’s Feed Me dinner. The omakase-inspired…


On Our Radar: Rosemary’s Enoteca & Trattoria

Indulge in this West Village Italian dream

If you can’t make the trip to Italy, the dream can still be yours at Rosemary…


A Slice of Eataly in LA

Mario Batali's flagship restaurant heads to the City of Angels

Mario Batali’s stamp on Los Angeles has thus far been the indulgent Osteria Mozza…


As NYC tries to ban soda, we take a look at some soft drink substitutes

It’s official: soda is evil. With Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban on sales over 16 ounces…


This LA farmers market staple uses Old World fermentation to get nutrient-packed pickled produce

LA is a city big on preservation—and we’re not just talking about Botox and fillers…


Bokashi, What? A New Old Way to Compost

An ancient Japanese style of composting gets an NYC update

Bokashi, an ancient Japanese style of composting, embraces traditional fermentation to create new soil. Thanks to Brooklyn…


Everything you need to know about making your own smoothies

Get DIY instructions to make your own perfect smoothie…


Summer’s Coolest Food Truck? It Serves Kids Free Healthy Lunches

The New Haven School Food Truck wants no kid to be without a nutritious lunch

The New Haven School Food Truck ensures kids who receive free or reduced-price lunches during the…


Getting There: The Hidden Key to Farm-to-Table Success

Jennifer Goggin of FarmersWeb shares how they're connecting farmers to restaurants for true farm-to-table sourcing

Ever sit in your favorite restaurant, stare at your seasonal greens and wonder: “What was their journey…


Long Island Vintners: Gamechangers in Sustainability

A new non-profit organization is educating wine consumers and producers alike

Looking for local wines as sustainable as can be? Sip this: Several Long Island winegrowers have launched…


The Pie Plate Cometh: New Greenpoint Shop Opens Soon

Greenmarket favorite Pie Corps is finally setting up shop on Driggs Avenue

Pie: it’s not just for dessert any more. Handmade sweet and savory pies are set to…


The Brooklyn Standard: An Organic Locavore Bodega

This update on the classic NYC bodega offers vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options and local artisanal products

The Brooklyn Standard is the organic, locavore version of a classic New York bodega. With a chandelier…


Up on the Roof: Where to Dine Al Fresco

Eat under the stars with these three NYC restaurants

NYC rooftops aren’t only for cocktails—there are several breezy spots serving delicious, healthy food along…


A Rooftop Chat with Chef Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo

The Brooklyn chef talked volunteering, gardening and cravings

We chat with chef Gautier of Palo Santo in his rooftop garden about the brilliance of tortillas…


The New Autry Farmers’ Market: Wild West Produce

Check out a new Saturday market, right by the Autry National Center of the American West

In LA, it often seems April showers bring May markets. Newly blossomed is the Autry Farmers’ Market…


Clean Plates Party Prep, Take II: Dinner

Everything you need to know and have to throw a fantastic dinner party

“To invite a person into your house is to take charge of his happiness for as long…


Four Local Farms Laying Fresh and Interesting Eggs

Skip the supermarket for these great local egg purveyors

Fresh eggs laid by happy, healthy hens are beautiful: They boast multi-hued shells, superior nutrition, bright…


Raw Beauty: 6 Foods for Gorgeous Skin

Glowing skin is anything but skin deep. Here are six go-to beauty foods…


Bright Farms: Bringing Fresh Produce to Brooklyn

Sunset Park might be the new home of the world's largest rooftop greenhouse

Is Brooklyn becoming the new epicenter of the local food movement? Plans have begun to build the…


Schoolhouse Rocks: The Greenhouse Project

A new NYC citywide initiative brings gardening to grade-school kids

Photosynthesis, aquaponics, decomposition; some concepts are best learned by experience. The Greenhouse Project drops knowledge through hands…


Butter Beans Grow in Brooklyn: Refreshing Healthy Kids Programs

Providing homemade, healthy and tasty meals for kids to take to school

A mom-led, Brooklyn-based organization, Butter Beans, takes their fight against childhood obesity and unhealthy eating…


Clean Plates Party Prep, Take I: Cocktails

Take your party drinks to another level with these eco-friendly, delicious cocktails

In an age of celebrity mixologists, it’s daunting to host a party with cocktails. But it…


DIY Sprouting Kits

Sprouting: It’s not just for hippies and raw foodists anymore. Growing your own sprouts is an…


Get Outside! Three Options For Healthy Picnics

Take in the sights and tastes of NYC, three ways

From quick lunches in the park to sunset nibbles by the river, there are many springtime excuses…


The Incredible, Edible Jenna Spevack: 8 Extraordinary Greens

The Brooklyn-based artist's new exhibit asks viewers to consider the value of food

Jenna Spevack is an artist with roots in permaculture certification and master composting whose current exhibit reflects…


On Our Radar: Yopparai

Local ingredients and a dizzying sake bar come together in this Manhattan gem

Thanks to Manhattan’s newest quasi-secret Japanese spot, you can get your Yopparai on (Japanese for…


The Best of Spring’s Super Greens

These vital veggies are a welcome boost to any diet

Farmers markets across the country are bursting with artichokes, asparagus, arugula, watercress and spring onions. These vegetables…


Celebrate Mother’s Day Two Delicious Ways

Whether Mom's more into brunch, lunch, or hands-on cooking, we've got your Mother's Day covered

Whether your Mom would prefer to celebrate with brunch, dinner, or a hands-on cooking class, Clean…


M Café’s Menu Gets a Makeover

Winter comfort foods are set aside for detoxifying spring fare

At M Café, a popular European-style eatery serving macrobiotic cuisine, the hearty comfort foods of winter…


Residents are taking healthy, affordable food into their own hands

Faced with a lack of accessible fresh food, East New Yorkers are turning waste into compost: Cypress…


From Slaughterhouse to Sustainable Sanctuary: Chicago’s The Plant

The vertically-integrated farm aims to produce "net-zero waste"

There are a few ways Chicago’s The Plant describes itself: part vertical farm, part research and…


Table Talk: Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43

We asked the food world expert about beer, breakfast and sourcing ingredients

Jimmy Carbone knows his way around a kitchen, the greenmarket and especially the East Village. We dish…


The Sustainable Side of the GoogaMooga Festival

Learn all about farm-to-fork practices at this music, food and drink festival

You’ll want a ticket for this ride: The Great GoogaMooga Festival takes place in Prospect Park…


Vigilant Eats Gets Vigilante with Oatmeal

This organic cereal wants to give your breakfast a gluten-, additive- and preservative-free update

Rise and shine! Whether it’s a healthy breakfast you’re in search of or just a…


Chef Einat Admony of Balaboosta Talks Travel, Cookbooks and Israeli Soul

The Tel Aviv native shares her favorite dishes and places to be

Chef Einat Admony of Balaboosta, her restaurant in NoLita, chats about drawing inspiration from her native Tel…


For Earth Day, Whole Foods is committing to sustainable seafood practices

In celebration of Earth Day, Whole Foods Market made a big change at the fish counter: The…


On Our Radar: Candle Cafe West

The popular vegan chain gets an Upper West Side outpost

Upper West Side vegans, rejoice! The Zagat-rated vegan oasis of a restaurant, Candle 79, has just…


Interview with Ann Gentry: This Vegan Chef Keeps it Real

The founder of Real Food Daily shares the tale of her vegan conversion

Ann Gentry, founder of LA’s iconic organic vegan restaurant, Real Food Daily, dishes about the decision…


Positively Delicious Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Frosted or not, this carrot cake is a tasty, feel-good dessert

Contributor Nick Oddo shared his delicious Gluten-Free Carrot Cake recipe: Serve it simple and unadorned or…


On Our Radar: Talking with Neal Harden of M.O.B.

The executive chef of Brooklyn's hippest vegetarian restaurant dishes on its menu

Maimonide of Brooklyn’s executive chef Neal Harden talks about working with Cyril Aouizerate and Alain Senderens…


Delectable Earth Day Eats in Los Angeles

Pay Mother Nature respect with these environmentally conscious and delicious eats

Here are some Clean Plates-approved eateries that stand out in their dedication to Mother Earth—from…


Find Dinner in the Park? Go Foraging with a Wildman

"Wildman" Steve Brill walks us through some common NYC greens

“Wildman” Steve Brill, New York’s favorite foraging guru, runs park and trail tours throughout the state…


A Conversation with Francine Stephens of Franny’s

Co-owner Stephens dishes on this Brooklyn staple's best and most underrated dishes

We sit down with Francine Stephens to talk about her upcoming cookbook, new restaurant and the most…


Breezy Spring Eats: Clean Plates’ Brooklyn Picks

Enjoy the springtime weather with these outdoor eating areas

With spring temperatures in the forecast, here are Clean Plates’ picks for restaurants with spaces under the…


Keep your kitchen stocked with products from indie artisans in the tri-state area

With the recent onslaught of artisanal products across the Empire State, New Yorkers can find just about…


Making cooking more cost-effective, delicious and healthier

From the farmers market to the stove’s flame, the following tips are not only better for…


Celebrate Earth Month with Eco-Friendly Restaurants in the City

These NYC restaurants take eating healthy and sustainably to a new level

While eating local is a great way to celebrate Earth Day, it’s month and beyond, we…


Sign up for their CSA, or submit a one-time order

Move over Fresh Direct. There’s another organic and local food delivery service out there: Rustic Roots…


Interview with Seasonal Chef Andrew Kirschner

The Next Iron Chef competitor opened Tar & Roses in his hometown of Santa Monica

Andrew Kirschner of Next Iron Chef fame finally built his dream restaurant, Tar & Roses, in Santa Monica…


Clean Plates’ Picks for the Brooklyn Flea

The best of the best at this Fort Greene Saturday staple

Headed to the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene on Saturday? Check out these delicious, Clean Plates-approved…


Skip the artificial dyes this Easter, and go for natural dyes to decorate your eggs

With natural dyes, potential alchemy can be found anywhere in the kitchen: coffee grounds, red cabbage, beets…


Put together these health-conscious charoset recipes before tomorrow night

Passover starts Friday evening at sunset; to celebrate the Jews’ exodus from slavery, I’ve included links…


Weekend Away: Glenmere Mansion in the Hudson Valley

Escape the city with this local produce-focused culinary getaway

Located 50 miles from New York City in the Lower Hudson Valley, the adults-only Glenmere Mansion…


Amp your dishes up with high quality ingredients like organic produce and nutrient-rich grains

Enjoy this vegetarian Easter menu packed with nutritious ingredients like spring peas, asparagus, fresh herbs, squash, farro…


Take The Lid Off: Brooklyn Salsa

Founder Matt Burns shares his "condimovement" and a great michelada recipe

Get the inside scoop on the “condimovement,” conscious methods and how to salsa power your suds. Seriously…


Clean Plates Picks for Lovely Spring Eating in the City

These West Village eateries let you enjoy your food and the spring weather

Chickadees are chirping, the sun is shining and NYC restaurants’ outdoor furniture is finally re-emerging. Enjoy…


Farmscape Transforms City Spaces into Organic Gardens

No farm, no problem—Farmscape makes organic home gardening accessible

Farmscape is a company determined to make an organic home garden accessible to anyone with a patch…


Brooklyn Fare is Coming to Manhattan

The three Michelin starred-eater makes its way across town

Brooklyn Fare—Brooklyn’s only restaurant with 3 Michelin stars (and a Clean Plates seal of approval…


Gluten-free, organic, whole grain options abound in our healthy matzoh roundup

Make your own matzoh, or choose from the healthiest brands of matzoh available from websites and grocery…


Avoid a food coma with these Easter dinner ingredient tips

Easter doesn’t have to mean candy comas and too much honey-glazed ham…


Chai Mookie Spices Things Up, Healthfully

Zest up your tea with Chai Mookie's organic spice blends

Chai fans, put Chai Mookie on your radar. The fledgling company offers a variety of chai teas…


How is the Warm Weather Affecting Local Greenmarkets?

The unseasonably warm temperatures have been a boon for consumers, but not for worried farmers

A warm winter and early spring spell good news for greenmarket shoppers, but present plenty of challenges…


Celebrate Spring with Spinach & Green Pea Empanadas

Kick off the first week of spring with these tasty veggie-packed treats

Welcome the first week of spring with a batch of these delicious empanadas filled with spring vegetables…


Fresh Food Bike: A Whole Foods Concierge Who Delivers

LA residents can skip the Whole Foods parking lot for Naeem Tohid's grocery service

Fresh Food Bike’s Naeem Tohid will shop for you at Whole Foods and deliver up to…


Starbucks Gets in the Juice Game

The ubiquitous coffee chain gets into the growing juice market

“Juice and nutrition is no longer a fad. It’s a full-blown trend,” says Jeff Hansberry…


Sea to Table: Sustainable Seafood Delivered to Chefs’ Doors

Sea to Table co-owner Sean Dimin talks bringing sustainable seafood to NYC-area chefs

Many Clean Plates chefs get their seafood from Sea to Table, a service that connects sustainable, wild…


The Seed Library of Los Angeles lets users "check out" heritage, non-GMO, native seeds

A library full of books? How old fashioned. In Venice, The Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA…


Host a Food Revolution Supper Club

Take part in Jamie Oliver's healthy, sustainable food movement in your own home

Between a TV show, a mobile food revolution, and trying to solve the obesity crisis in America…


On Our Radar: Foragers City Market Restaurant

The Brooklyn staple's new full-service restaurant opens in Chelsea

DUMBO’s Foragers City Grocer plans to open a farm-to-table restaurant in Chelsea this month…


Jeff Leaf's nut-based nectar is both highly nutritious and very delicious

Ever had liquid, almond-coconut ice cream that’s actually good for you? Now you can…


Karen Freer turned getting fired into her own Williamsburg-based gluten-free bread business

The silver lining for Karen Freer after being fired from her administrative job last year? More baking…


Swap out for some more health-conscious ingredients in this divine chocolate cake without losing the deliciousness

Guinness and chocolate make for a winning combination in this recipe from the Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella…


A Conversation With Chef Abigail Hitchcock

The Camaje chef opens up about her new Prospect Heights restaurant, Abigail

The chef at Camaje talks about her new “cozy neighborhood spot,” Abigail…


ABC News Turns the Spotlight on Clean Plates

Clean Plates founder Jared Koch spoke to ABC News at Brooklyn restaurant Brucie

Clean Plates founder Jared Koch spoke to ABC News at Brooklyn restaurant Brucie…


Learn Sausage Making with Brooklyn Cured

Scott Bridi's ode to charcuterie keeps the Italian-American pork legacy alive

To Scott Bridi, his charcuterie store Brooklyn Cured is about more than preserving meat; he hopes to…


On Our Radar: Kreation Juicery in Beverly Hills

The second LA Kreation Juicery offers smoothies, cleanses, cold press juices and concoctions

A spin-off of Santa Monica’s Kreation Kafe, Kreation Juicery in Beverly Hills offers made-to…


Founder Jared Koch shares his favorite healthy habit

“If you do decide to indulge, eat it, enjoy it, and forget about it. Stress and guilt…


Chatting with Vegan Chef and Entrepreneur Ayinde Howell

The man behind vegan pop-up WildFlower shares his vegan origin story

Ayinde Howell is the visionary behind WildFlower, a vegan pop-up restaurant, as well as I Eat…


Black & Yellow Breakfast Potatoes

The vegan chef shares his tasty take on potatoes

Vegan chef Ayinde Howell shares a simple recipe for breakfast potatoes…


The scotch egg gets a health-conscious ingredients update

Try these Scotch eggs made with better-for-you ingredients like nitrate-free, organic sausage and whole…


Hamantaschen Recipe

This Purim staple gets a flavor and nutrition boost in this recipe

This recipe for hamantaschen, a cookie traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim, uses natural sweetener…


Coco Cafe: Caffeination Meets Hydration

This new Venice company blends espresso with coconut water

The idea for Coco Cafe was born when co-founder Elan Eifer made espresso with coconut water…


Clean Spirits: Five Organic Vodkas

Organic vodka is both healthier and tastier than its non-organic counterparts

A vodka a day may not keep the doctor away, but drinking organic could help…


Interview with The Juicy Naam’s Giuliana Torre

This Upper East Side offers juices, smoothies, and a full raw/vegan menu

The Juicy Naam, located at The Hotel Wales on the Upper East Side, offers organic juices and…


The Detox Market: One-Stop Wellness

All the organic, sustainable and healthful products you could want, in Venice and Beverly Hills

The Detox Market features eco-friendly, toxin-free products created by small companies, ranging from organic stone…


Author Gabrielle Bernstein Answers The Clean Plates 5

The motivational speaker and life coach dishes on her go-to health-conscious food

Author, motivational speaker and life coach Gabrielle Bernstein joins us to answer the Clean Plates 5…


A Chat with Bareburger CEO & Founder Euripides Pelekanos

On his favorite menu item and the importance of sourcing quality, humanely-treated meat

“We love meat, [but] we don’t want to eat meat from animals that have been raised…


On Our Radar: Fundamental LA

The Westwood sandwich shop has opened its doors for dinner

Fundamental LA, an artisanal sandwich shop on Westwood Boulevard, has been drawing rave reviews since its June…


Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day with a healthy update on this popular snack

Our makeover of these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars is packed with better-for-you ingredients…


New Must-Read Book from Dr. Mark Hyman

The Blood Sugar Solution breaks down the science and effects of "diabesity"

Bestselling author Mark Hyman, M.D. has a new book out called The Blood Sugar Solution. I…


Interview with Seasonal Chef Bill Telepan

The Wellness in the Schools advocate shares the importance of eating local, unprocessed foods

Chef Bill Telepan chats with writer Megan Murphy about his passion for seasonal cooking, helping make schools…


Oscars Potluck: A Food for Every Film

Get in the awards season spirit with these Clean Plates-approved eateries

Pick up treats tied to the themes of this year’s winning films from Clean Plates-approved…


The Best Local Mushrooms Come From a Repurposed Trailer

Fred Ellrot's F & F Farms brings locally-grown oyster and shiitake mushrooms to the LA area

At F & F Farms up in Moorpark, Fred Ellrott cultivates exquisitely delicious shiitake and oyster mushrooms…


These Oscars-approved snacks get a Clean Plates health-conscious update

Have a red carpet experience from the comfort of home with these delicious recipes, perfect for an…


Neighborhood Spotlight: SoHo

From brunch spots to specialty marts, here are some of our favorite SoHo spots

Discover writer Jessica Colley’s favorite eats in her SoHo neighborhood, from brunch spots to smoothie joints…


The Greenhorns: Young Farmers Unite

We spoken to Greenhorns director Severine von Tscharner Fleming about how to get young people involved in farming

“The Greenhorns are a posse of young people who care a lot about the future of agriculture…


Bareburger Expands in East Village, UES and Queens

With options for meat lovers and vegans alike, NYC-based Bareburger can't stop expanding

The NYC-based chain Bareburger is rapidly growing its footprint on the city…


Just because something's organic doesn't mean that it can't suffer from long supply chain problems

Researchers from Dartmouth University say they found dangerous levels of arsenic in foods featuring organic brown rice…


On Our Radar: Allswell

The former Chef de Cuisine at the Spotted Pig puts his stamp on a new Williamsburg gastropub

Chef Nate Smith, formerly Chef de Cuisine at The Spotted Pig, helms the kitchen at Allswell in…


Farm to Table? Try Farm to Baby

A new subscription service brings the locavore movement to babies

Ready to raise a little locavore? Try Farm to Baby, a new small-batch food service that…


This Saveur magazine recipe gets a health-conscious but no less delicious makeover

Enjoy the rich Indian flavors in this recipe for Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Curry Leaves, made…


Farmstead Meatsmith Shares the Beauty of Butchery

The Washington state-based company offers and educates farmers on slaughtering, butchery and charcuterie services

“Short of apprenticing with a master, good butchery instruction is in film,” says Brandon Sheard, co-owner…


5 Valentine’s Day Date Spots

Fall in love with these Brooklyn restaurants' Valentine's Day specials

Whether it’s your first date or your 500th, Valentine’s Day is a nice excuse for…


Red Velvet Pancakes for Your Valentine

We've updated a classic breakfast recipe with healthier ingredients, just in time for Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day, treat that special someone to our makeover of Tidy Mom’s decadent Red…


On Our Radar: Moon Juice

The Venice shop has developed a cult following for its organic juices and concoctions

Forget waxing and waning—Moon Juice, on Rose Avenue in Venice, is already a star…


On Our Radar: Talde

Top Chef contender David Talde brings inventive fusion food to Park Slope

Top Chef and Top Chef All Stars contender Dale Talde is back in the limelight right here…


Chocolate doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure with these healthier, quality options

This Valentine’s Day, show those you care about a little extra love with these top quality…


On Our Radar: Spring Natural Kitchen

Spring Street Natural's new sister restaurant takes root in the Upper West Side

The new Spring Natural Kitchen on the Upper West side is an offshoot of Spring Street Natural…


5 Valentine’s Day Date Spots

We've rounded up some of Manhattan's best Valentine's Day specials

Sparks will fly this Valentine’s Day thanks to creative chefs whipping up romantic feasts citywide…


Found in Koreatown: A Fermented Fantasy Come True

KTown's Galleria Market boasts a plentiful buffet of probiotic-rich kimchi

A guide to Koreatown’s Galleria Market and its giant salad-bar-style presentation of kimchi and…


Art in the Age looks to local history to inspire their organic spirits

Three organic spirits inspired by one man’s family history in Pennsylvania Dutch Country…


3 Favorite Winter Dishes

These Brooklyn restaurants serve up comfort food that's heavy on the nutrition, not the calories

Three delicious dishes that are sure to comfort on a cold winter’s day…


These decadent breakfast puffs get a health-conscious update

Try my makeover of Smitten Kitchen’s Cinnamon Brown Butter Breakfast Puffs—same deliciousness, packed with better…


Tips for a Healthier Super Bowl Sunday

We've made over some Super Bowl staples for healthier snacking

Get tips and recipes to help you enjoy Super Bowl Sunday without next-day bloat…


Food for Football Watching

Just because LA doesn't have a football team doesn't mean we can't indulge in these Super Bowl-friendly foods

These five LA eateries offer organic, vegetarian and vegan versions of your favorite football treats…


Brooklyn Grange Expands to Brooklyn Navy Yard

Despite its name, the world's largest rooftop farm had been located in Queens

Brooklyn Grange, the urban rooftop farm that supplies many NYC restaurants and markets, is opening a new…


On Our Radar: North End Grill

Top Chef winner Floyd Cardoz's new Battery Park City restaurant is building serious buzz

The just-opened North End Grill in Battery Park City is fast becoming the neighborhood’s power…


Buffalo Wings for Super Bowl Sunday

Bring buffalo chicken wings and blue cheese dip to a healthier level

These wings are guaranteed to score high marks, even if your favorite team doesn’t…


Interview with Locanda Vini e Olii Chef Michele Baldacci

In conversation about serving unfamiliar and unexpected Italian food

“We aren’t serving safe food here,” says Chef Michele Baldacci of Locanda Vini e Olii in…


Including: eat more raw honey and watch new documentary FRESH

It’s not too late to make 2012 your healthiest year yet. These tips from nutritionist and…


Cookbook LA: The Ultimate Green Grocer

This tiny Echo Park space boasts gorgeous hyper-local produce and food products

In Echo Park, Cookbook LA’s unassuming storefront conceals a delightful green grocer with a daily selection…


Haven’s Kitchen: An Oasis for Cooks in Union Square

With classes, events and fresh produce, Haven's Kitchen has it all

Haven’s Kitchen, a gorgeous new cooking school/market/event space in Union Square, stands out in…


University of California's Master Food Preserver Class takes advantage of LA's fruit-full bounty

Los Angeles is a veritable urban orchard, which may explain the popularity of the Master Food Preserver…


These flexible CSAs bring farm-fresh goods to New Yorkers scared of commitment

A crop of local CSAs let you opt in on a weekly basis. Get groceries straight from…


Including: get more sleep and eat more nuts

From managing cravings to improving your sleep, Clean Plates founder and nutritionist Jared Koch offers five tips…


Oliver's Food Revolution literally drives through Southern California

The so-called Naked Chef has long been on a quest to help kids swap French toast…


Including: get your caffeine kick from tea and put down the remote

It’s not too late to make 2012 your healthiest year yet. These tips from nutritionist and…


Hearty, Comforting and Packed with Nutrients: Favorite Winter Dishes

These NYC restaurants marry comfort and nutrition in some stellar winter dishes

Throughout NYC, chefs are whipping up hearty winter meals that are comforting and nutritious to boot. Here…


Community Supported Alcohol: Enlightenment Wines

Winemaker Raphael Lyon shares his philosophy and future plans for Enlightenment Wines

Go inside Enlightenment Wines, a New York state winery that offers a “Cult Mead and Wine CSA…


Indulge in this classic dish with these nutrition-boosting ingredients

Try this better-for-you (but still delicious) take on Mario Batali’s Lasagne Bolognese…


Practicing mindfulness not just for your food, but also your body

Our focus here at Clean Plates is on healthy eating, but clearly, there’s more to living…


A Vegetarian Supper Club Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Fork and Spoon is an intimate new supper club that'll sate both veggie- and meat-lovers

Glimpse underground dining, veggie-style, courtesy of Brooklyn’s Fork and Spoon Supper Club…


Food Trucks Living the (Green) Dream

These LA food trucks are worth tracking down

Since the food truck explosion began in LA—thanks in large part to Roy Choi’s Korean…


Warm yourself up with these healthy updates on hearty gumbo

Cook up a steaming batch of this better-for-you gumbo on a cold winter day…


Including: drinking green juice and experimenting with breakfast

It’s not too late to make 2012 your healthiest year yet. These tips from nutritionist and…


3 Organic Cocktails We Love

Boozy beverages with local ingredients? Bottoms up!

Bottoms up! These cocktail recipes from The Tar Pit, Black Market Liquor Bar and Rosa Mexicano feature…


Organic meat that everyone—even vegans—can't get enough of

At this butcher shop, all of the meat is organic and comes from small, in-state local…


Mashup: Adam Platt’s Top 101 NYC Restaurants + Clean Plates

Showing that healthy eats hold up in NYC's bustling restaurant scene

We took a fine toothed fork through Adam Platt’s 101 Best NYC Restaurants list for 2011…


Interview with Macrobiotic Chef Lee Gross

Gwyneth Paltrow's former personal chef talks macrobiotics in the kitchen and at home

The former personal chef of Gwyneth Paltrow, Lee Gross helped launch M Café in 2005, and his…


Cozy Fireside Dining in NYC

Get literally toasty with these NYC restaurants' fireplaces

Here are five NYC restaurants with fireplaces that are worth the trip on a cold winter’s…


Butternut Squash Soup

This vegan winter soup is flavorful, healthy and heart-warming.

We’re big fans of GreenSquare Tavern in Chelsea (read our review). Here’s chef John Marsh…


Recipe Makeover: Deviled Eggs from Epicurious.com

Our healthy spin on this classic dish

Substitute Greek yogurt for mayo, plus other ways to boost the health quotient of this popular hors…


Where to find them in NYC

Make a toast to your health and the environment by choosing an organic or biodynamic wine for…


Recipe Makeover: Peppermint Hot Chocolate from The Food Network

Our healthy revamp of this classic winter drink

Try our makeover of the Food Network’s recipe for delicious Peppermint Hot Chocolate…


A New Online Shop From the Food Artisans of Brooklyn

Visit With Love, From Brooklyn this holiday season

With Love, From Brooklyn is an online shop started by Culinary Institute of America grad Dara Furlow…


Chef Peter Berley Offers Cooking Classes in Beautiful North Fork

The culinary educator and cookbook author teaches students in the field

Chef Peter Berley’s new culinary education facility, My Kitchen, offers cooking classes in a beautiful setting…


Our picks for this holiday season

Warm a foodie’s heart (and belly) this holiday season with these eco-friendly and beautiful gifts…


4 Healthy Fast Food Spots in Brooklyn

Our great tasting, sustainable picks

We went on a quest to find the best tasting, most sustainable fast food take-out spots…


Our healthy rework of this famous chef's recipe

We reworked Emeril Lagasse’s Spanish Meatballs recipe by swapping in healthier ingredients…


Plus her recipe for Caraway Sauerkraut

Relish the thought of enjoying quality, local produce all year long. Crock & Jar founder, Michaela Hayes, chats…


How this bill affects you

Renewed every five years, the “Secret Farm Bill” dictates how our food system runs, and we thought…


What I’m Grateful For

A message from our founder, Jared Koch

Several years ago I began Clean Plates to share my passion for eating healthier without sacrificing pleasure…


Ingredient Spotlight: Cranberries

The vibrant color on the Thanksgiving table

If votes were being cast for favorite Thanksgiving dish, cranberry sauce would earn mine, hands down…


Our healthy revamp of this classic Thanksgiving dish

For your Thanksgiving dinner, try our healthy spin on Martha Stewart’s Cornbread, Bacon, Leek and Pecan…


Our wine suggestions

On Thanksgiving, choosing the right wines to pair with your holiday feast can be just as important…


Delicious Autumn Cocktails

Try these seasonal drink recipes

November is time to give thanks to fall flavors—on your plate, and in your glass. From…


And where to go meatless in NYC

Did you know that going meatless one day a week can reduce your risk for many chronic…


8 useful tips for success

Here are some tips to make navigating farmers’ markets simple and fun…


Recipe Makeover: Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts with Maple Glaze

Our revamp of Joy the Baker's recipe

Our healthy spin on Joy the Baker’s recipe for Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts with Maple Glaze…


Where and how to get fresh, local food

With its short lag time between harvesting and eating, fresh, local food not only tastes amazing—it…


Heritage Foods USA's new movement

As part of their No Goat Left Behind initiative, Heritage Foods USA is dubbing the month of…


In Season NY: Local Pumpkin Beer

Our roundup of pumpkin beers

We’ve rounded up a list of local pumpkin beers; enjoy knowing that your dollars are supporting…


The Bourbon Red and Other Forgotten Birds For Thanksgiving

Try these heritage turkeys at your table this year

Heritage birds roam freely, far from a feedlot, and have higher levels of omega-3s than your…


Recipe Makeover: Guy Fieri’s Chili

Our healthy revamp of this celeb chef's recipe

Try this delicious makeover of celeb chef Guy Fieri’s Dragon’s Breath Chili, packed with better…


One of the most nutritionally dense superfoods around

A new superfood, E3 Live provides 64 absorptive vitamins, minerals and enzymes…


Summer Essentials: Healthy Eating During the Outdoor Event Season

Our picks for quick, healthy bites

We found restaurants with the Clean Plates Seal near four of the biggest summer event sites. Pack…


The fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticide residue

The Environmental Working Group released its seventh annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists Monday, signifying those…


4 Cocktail Spots for Summer

Try these NYC spots for refreshing cocktails

Our picks for the best summer cocktails in NYC…


Good Eats on Wheels: 5 Food Trucks to Track Down in NYC

Eco-conscious meals on the go

The next time you want to order lunch from a roving kitchen, line up at one of…


Spring brings this delicious vegetable

Asparagus does more than satiate our taste buds; it also provides a much-needed nutritional boost…


These dietary guidelines have a long way to go

Today marks the start of a new image for the much-criticized federal dietary guide, and with…


Meet the Founder of Temple Turmeric

Made and bottled in a New York City kitchen, Temple Turmeric combines eight carefully selected ingredients to…


Q & A with Gramercy Tavern’s Michael Anthony

Chef Michael Anthony discusses sustainability and more

Chef Michael Anthony’s farm-to-table approach focuses on using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients and…


NYC Summer: Dining Al Fresco

Four picks for summer dining

Summer has almost officially arrived in New York, and that means it’s important to know where…


Three new organic juice spots open in the Big Apple

Spring has sprung, and so has our urge to put aside the hot chocolate and fill our…


How to get the most out of your local farmer's market

With spring comes the opportunity for you to buy local, fresh and direct from farmers and producers…


4 Culinary Escapes from New York City

Get out of the city for a new culinary experience

If you’re looking for a table with generous breathing space and the opportunity to go for…


Eating Well On The Go: 7 Speedy Midtown Eateries That Break The Mold

Our picks for a quick, healthy and sustainable bite

Here are some of our picks between 14th and 59th Streets for the conscious (but busy) eater…


The Beginner’s Guide to Juicing in NYC

Where, why and how to juice in NYC and beyond

Where, why and how to juice in NYC…


Sarma Melngailis of Pure Food and Wine

Traditional culinary training combined with raw principles

At Pure Food and Wine, Melngailis takes her traditional culinary training and combines it with raw principles…


High Quality Organic Turkey Delivered to Your Door for Thanksgiving

Have a healthier and more sustainable Thanksgiving dinner

You can have a healthier (and more sustainable) organic turkey shipped to you in time for Thanksgiving…


Vegetarian Dating A Carnivore? Community is the Place for You (Both).

The Upper West Side's new flexitarian haven

Say hello to the flexitarian haven of Community Food and Juice, a delicious Upper West Side restaurant…


How to Navigate the Stormy Seas of Sustainable Seafood

Guidelines for choosing sustainable seafood

A recently released list from Food and Water Watch helps you choose healthier and environmentally-friendly fish…


The “Fast Food” Track to Unhealthy Living

The shocking effects that the fast food industry has on our society

While fast food is unhealthy, there are many other shocking effects the fast food industry has had…


Want to Save the World? Just Say No to Meat – Once A Week.

Meatless Monday's goal is to reduce meat consumption by 15% and improve personal and planet health

Read all about the Meatless Mondays movement…