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Healthy Salads for Memorial Day Get Togethers!

It’s the start of the outdoor season, so while it’s great to celebrate with friends and family, maybe the salads are a good way to sneak in some extra healthy and satisfying ingredients.   Kamut® Wheat Berry Tangerine and Arugula Salad   Super easy and really deliciously fresh and...

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Different Types of Barbecue

Did you know that May is National Barbecue Month? We love barbecue here at eco18!   What's your favorite type of barbecue?   1.North Carolina Style (my person favorite, being a North Carolinian) Ah, North Carolina barbecue. Pulled pork with a vinegary base. Add some coleslaw, baked beans and a...

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Happy Cinco de Mayo: Our favorite tequilas

Happy Cinco de Mayo! In honor of today, we want to celebrate.   And what's the best way to celebrate? With tequila.   Listed below are a few of our favorite sustainable tequilas. 1.Herradurra   2.Alquimia Organic Tequila   3.Baron Gluten Free Tequila    4.123 Certified Organic Tequila   5.Artá Reposado Tequila   Cheers! Happy Cinco de Mayo!...

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6 servings 
1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 
3 pears - peeled, cored and chopped 
5 oz Roquefort cheese, crumbled 
2 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced ½ cup thinly sliced green onions ¼ cup white sugar ½ cup pecans 
⅓ cup olive oil 
3 Tbs red wine vinegar 
1 ½ tps white...

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Butter Pecan Cookies

This is one of the most deliciously, melt in your mouth cookies recipes we have ever tried! Makes 12 cookies ¾cup                         pecans ½cup                         (one stick) unsalted butter, room temperature ⅓cup                         sugar, plus more for coating 1tsp...

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Forto Strong Coffee Review

A few weeks ago the folks over at Forto Strong Coffee were nice enough to send us over a few samples of their Strong Coffee Energy Drinks! We're coffee fiends over here at eco18, so we'll use any excuse we can to enjoy another cup...

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Healthy Frozen Waffles

Today is Waffle Day! Since we don't have a waffle iron at home (or maybe we have the waffle iron, but not the waffle ironing skills) we thought we'd share a few of our favorite healthy frozen waffles on the market! Van's Simple Delicious  Van's waffles are, by...

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Chicken, Apple and Pecan Salad

Tomorrow is Pecan Day! While we love pecan pie, we thought it'd be fun to incorporate pecans in a savory dish! This salad is a wonderful combination of flavors and textures—sweet, tart, creamy and crunchy. An elegant start to a meal, or a robust lunchtime salad. Serves...

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National Chip and Dip Day!

In honor of National Chip and Dip Day today, we put together a list of our favorite dip recipes!   Queso Fundido With Chorizo, Jalapeño and Cilantro Serves 4 7 oz                     dried chorizo, diced small 1                         jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped 2 Tbs                 fresh chopped cilantro 2                         scallions, finely chopped ¼ tsp                salt 1 pound            Monterey...