Equal Pay Day…It’s Time To Get Even.

The fact that in 2018 women are still not paid equally is shameful. Where are we going? It’s certainly not fast forward. According to the Economic Policy Institute’s 2016 analysis of federal labor statistics, the median wage for U.S. women is about 16.8 percent less than...

OUR FAVORITE EASTER RECIPES

Whether you celebrate Easter, or just want to say “Hello Spring”, these wonderful fresh recipes will liven up any table. Spring is a perfect time to lighten up our meals, try something new and introduce more seasonal foods. These recipes are great for every food...

Eco18 at Natural Products Expo West!

We recently attended the 38th annual Natural Products Expo West & Engredea, the world's largest natural, organic and healthy products event. This year again saw another record-setting show with more than 85,000 attendees including industry pioneers and a new generation of innovators shaping the future...

TASTY TUESDAY: Dark Cherry Tart

I’ve never understood why February is Cherry Month – there are no fresh cherries to be had. But frozen cherries as well as frozen flaky pastry work really well and cut the prep time in half.   Makes 6-8 Servings: 1 sheet frozen flaky pastry 1 lb frozen dark...

6 Healthy Soups You’ll Love

1.Moroccan KAMUT® Berries and Chickpea Stew (vegan friendly) Makes 8 servings: 1 Tbs olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons ground cumin ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon paprika ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon ground pepper 1 teaspoon salt 3 carrots, cut in ¼...

Easy Romantic Valentine’s At Home

I love Valentine’s Day, but really hate going to a restaurant to celebrate. Reservations can be difficult to get, the food is rarely great and the service is usually rushed. So, after many disappointing Valentine dinners, we finally decided to celebrate at home—the best decision...

Snacking – the New Way of Eating

There’s a new snacking culture in the US and like with every other industry across business verticals, millennials are having a significant impact on the CPG food category due to their prolific love of snacking. According to Mintel, millennials are more likely than any other...

ECO18 QUESTIONS: 7 Years On

  As we start this new year in a midst of troubling news from the White House to Hollywood, it seems appropriate that I should take a look back at my original 18 questions posted when we launched eco18 back on July 18, 2011, and see...

Hearty Grain Bowls

These loaded veggie-grain bowls are hearty enough for a cold winter day, high in fiber and full of great textures – filling, energizing and heart healthy­ ­– plus they taste great!   Kale, Sweet Potato and Avocado Bowl Light, smoky flavor from the spiced sweet potatoes and the...

The Power of Kindness

Other than the mere fact that being kind is a good thing to be, spreading kindness can change the world. According to Science Daily, spreading kindness doesn’t only bring joy to those around you, but it can bring joy to yourself too. It is often...