Making Your Kitchen More Kid and Eco Friendly

In becoming more and more aware of the looming dangers of plastics, toxicities and other harmful chemicals embedded in the products we use daily, it’s important to recognize and reconsider what products we choose to use for the future, and most importantly—what products (and ingredients)...

Cold Soups for Summer

We just love summertime…farmers markets, fresh produce, no-cook meals… it’s just the perfect time of year to take advantage of nature’s bounty! The difference between fresh, farm-grown tomatoes and store bought ones is like night and day. So when you are making a simple dish...

Blueberry Pudding Cake

Plump blueberries, cooked until juicy then poured over a simple batter, make for a delicious and moist pudding cake that’s bursting with summer goodness! Cook and serve in a cast iron skillet. Blueberry Pudding Cake Makes 8 servings ⅓+ ½cup sugar ¼ cup water 1Tbs fresh lemon juice 1tsp cornstarch 2 cups...

Best Ice Cream Spots in NYC

Today we will be talking a topic everyone (we hope!) enjoys – Ice Cream!!! Did you know that July is ice cream month? Yes, we were ecstatic too! Lucky for you, the Eco 18 team will be writing an ice cream post (think recipes etc.)...

5 Food Brands That Are Made in the USA

Make this Fourth of July truly patriotic with these five eco-friendly, American food brands that will surely make Uncle Sam (and Mother Nature) proud. Organic Valley  Founded in 1988 by local family farmers in the Midwest who were fed up with the chemical agriculture taking over...

CHILLED ASPARAGUS SOUP

Farmers markets are the best places for just-cut, farm to table asparagus. I can’t get enough of it. This simple recipe can be adapted easily for a vegan/vegetarian version. I have frozen it (without the asparagus tips for garnish) and heated it in cooler months....

Color Your Plate Red

Red is a really vibrant color for good health especially this time of year as all the berries and summer fruits are in season and tomatoes are beginning to ripen on the vine. Mother Nature is very good to our plates and our palettes and...

Perfect Picnic Recipes

It’s that time of year again! Eating outside, picnics, time for enjoying all the wonderful fresh, healthy produce, and what better than raw salads for your next picnic. These two recipes are a snap to prepare and make great summer eating. Both vegetarian. Corn and Tomato Salad So...