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The Cookstr Weekly: Earth Day Eats

April 25, 2012

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The first Earth Day took place April 22, 1970, and this celebration of environmental education and awareness is still going strong over 40 years later. To honor Earth Day’s early proponents, we’ve put together a menu of Earth- and people-friendly foods that we think they’d approve of, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy. Start out with this recipe for Easy Homemade Granola, made with lots of whole grains and wholesome sweetness. And April is a great time to plant a vegetable garden in your backyard – or just an herb garden in your windowsill! Fresh cilantro, mint and parsley will come in handy for some of the earthy recipes listed below.

More Earth Day Recipes from Cookstr

Allergy-Free Desserts Giveaway Winner Announced

Congrats to Courtney, who won a copy of Elizabeth Gordon’s Allergy-Free Desserts book and goodies from Bob’s Red Mill!

Courtney says, “I had to swat my husband’s hands away from these; in fact, he loves all the things I make from these cookbooks, too! My daughter is a gluten free vegan due to all her allergies, and both of Elizabeth’s books have been lifesavers for us!

Make your own version of Elizabeth’s Delicious Baked Donuts from Cookstr!


Recipes Recently Added:
Pan-Roasted Green Beans with Golden Almonds

“This simple almond-shallot topping goes with just about any simply cooked vegetable, but it tastes best with green beans. Instead of simply blanching the beans, I char them until they develop a smoky richness.”

– Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Home Cooking with Jean-Georges

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