Year: 2014
blue cornbread
Dec 2014

When did we start expecting cornbread to taste sweet like cake? When did we start adding other flours in addition to corn meal? This recipe makes a rustic, real-deal cornbread that is not sweet.

Dec
2014
Dec 2014

We love that you are watching Eat Well Be Happy, our cooking show. If your public access TV station isn’t airing, ask them to because you pay for programming with your tax dollars. If you don’t have a TV and want to watch on line, go to: http://actontv.org/on-demand/public. The latest? Eat Well Be Happy is

Dec
2014
creme caramel
Nov 2014

Made here with full-fat coconut milk so it’s dairy free. I also love this recipe with cow or goat milk.

Nov
2014
channa masala
Nov 2014

A shortcut to Indian food. We used canned chickpeas, and a spice packet. You add oil, and your own optional vegetables. Just heat and eat!

Nov
2014
Nov 2014

We were thrilled to be awarded 2014 Retailer of the Year (Community Engagement) at Natural Product Expo East. A quarter century as your natural market, and now the 2014 Retailer of the Year (Community Engagement) in the US natural products industry. Thank you for walking through our doors.

Nov
2014
sleeping baby
Nov 2014

Having a hard time getting to sleep? Staying asleep?

Nov
2014
Oct 2014

Mark your calendar – Debra’s Natural Gourmet Turns 25! Birthday Party and Non-GMO FOOD FAIR, Saturday October 18. 10:00-2:00. We will have birthday cake and ice cream, of course, but also a ton of our favorite companies sampling food. Come have a great time and help us celebrate! We’re all grown up! And, as a

Oct
2014
Injera
Sep 2014

The traditional Ethiopian pancake bread uses a sourdough fermented batter, and the gluten-free grain, T’eff. It’s easier than you think!

Sep
2014
glowing brain
Sep 2014

Can natural medicine make you smarter? Can it help with dementia, like Alzheimer’s? There are mountains and mountains of research out there. And that research is, for the most part, highly nuanced, and still inconclusive.

Sep
2014
Sep 2014

For those of you who have been asking, we have more Vitamix 7500’s on the way, and you, too, can reserve a black, white or red one at the extraordinary price of $479.  Call today so we put your name on your new whirlwind of a machine.  This is a great price, and Vitamix has

Sep
2014
Sep 2014

Are you watching our television cooking show on your public access TV station?  Let us know because soon we’re going to launch a chance to win something if you watch us on TV… You can watch on line too.  http://actontv.org/on-demand/public

Sep
2014
Aug 2014

Eden Foods Puts Their Money Where Their Mouth Is, and Now We Wish They’d Put Their Foot Where Their Mouth Is, But We Still Will Not Boycott Eden Foods In our industry, there’s a very, very short list of companies that have stood the test of time, managing to grow large and successful without compromising

Aug
2014
Aug 2014

Eat Well Be Happy, our great new cooking show on Public Access TV is airing happily in many towns.  Now in Concord (showing Monday at 5:00, Wednesday at 9:00, Thursday at 2:00 and Saturday at 4:00), Littleton (showing Tuesday at 12:30, Thursday at 5:30, Saturday and Sunday at 7:00), Lexington (showing Monday at 1:30, Wednesday

Aug
2014
green gazpacho
Aug 2014

A bit of fresh pear or mango adds natural sweetness to this cooling summer soup. Avocado adds richness. This is really a salad — masquerading as a soup.

Aug
2014
the gout, historical illustration
Aug 2014

No longer “the disease of kings,” this painful affliction can strike any of us. Natural medicine to both prevent and address gout symptoms.

Aug
2014
tomato and watermelon salad
Aug 2014

“Combining tomatoes and watermelon seems to be all the rage today.  Typically such recipes call for adding feta cheese too, but I skip that because I think the feta makes the salad look messy.”

Aug
2014
Jul 2014

Did you know that flower growers have used molasses to feed the blooms for decades in order to get stronger and longer lasting blossoms?  Molasses supplies trace minerals along with bio-available sugars to feed the plant immediately.

Jul
2014
Jul 2014

This just in from the Boston Business Journal: Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Science got a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to run a five-year project to build RoboBees. Yep, fake bees to pollinate… Why?

Jul
2014
running legs
Jul 2014

Cordyceps mushroom is a rare, high-altitude medicinal treasure to maintain endurance and lung function. Creatine is a dietary supplement to increase muscular force.

Jul
2014
mango chia pudding
Jul 2014

This is an easy one — but your guests won’t know. Just soak the chia, chop the fruit, and layer in a nice glass.

Jul
2014
sabich
Jun 2014

Also known as Sabich in throughout the middle east, this combo of baked (or fried) eggplant, eggs, vegetables, and hummous is a winner every time.

Jun
2014
Jun 2014

Thank you to everyone who shopped the day before Mother’s Day, a benefit day for Vitamin Angels.  We were able to send Vitamin Angels a check that allowed them to reach an additional 5,000 children with the essential nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. Vitamin Angels recently visited beneficiaries in Honduras and found

Jun
2014
street sign that says Heartburn
Jun 2014

Painful heartburn is an occasional pitfall for enthusiastic eaters. Or an everyday fact of life for others. Either way, natural medicine can put out the fire.

Jun
2014
Apr 2014

Rooibos Tea Rooibos tea is red tea from South Africa, and we’ve carried it since 2001. We love all our organic rooibos teas (we have bulk red tea and red tea in tea bags; we have some red tea in tea bags in combination with other plants and herbs too). One tea box says, “Since

Apr
2014
Apr 2014

We’ve got shows in the can. Local friend, Nancy Kaplan, has played the music for our theme song. My brother, David Stark, has done some fun graphics, and we’re shooting four more cooking shows at the beginning of May. Not long now until our cooking show will air. What’s the show called? Eat Well, Be

Apr
2014
Apr 2014

Many of you, our customers, are fabulous cooks. How do we know? Well, over the years, we’ve all exchanged recipes and cooking ideas and they’ve been great. So, to celebrate warmer weather, we’re holding a cooking contest!

Apr
2014
woman sneezing
Apr 2014

Allergies are the result of a healthy, robust immune response — at the wrong time. You attack pollen or animal dander like it’s a dangerous invader. Sneezing and hives ensue…

Apr
2014
beet salad
Apr 2014

Cultured veggies are sort of like pickled veggies, except better and more delicious. Instead of preserving vegetables by pickling them in vinegar, culturing involves live healthy bacteria – sort of like the bacteria that turn milk into yogurt.

Apr
2014
lemons on cutting boards with herbs
Apr 2014

We sell cleanse kits where you take the herbs, follow some simple instruction, and can keep eating pizza. This one, though, isn’t just a cleanse, but a reset for the entire diet. AND — you won’t be hungry.

Apr
2014
dukkah
Mar 2014

Dukkah comes from the Arabic word for “to pound.” Traditionally made from pounded sesame seeds, salt, and savory spices, we make ours in the food processor.

Mar
2014
Mar 2014

We had a great run with Benbow’s Coffee Roasters out of Maine. And we’re still going to keep many of the old flavors in bags for you die-hard fans. But we’re switching to Dean’s for our bulk bins because: Dean’s supports Fair Trade and social justice like nobody’s business Dean himself gave an awesome speech

Mar
2014
Jan 2014

I found this simple recipe for koji (Japanese gruel) in my files at home and it reminded me that sometimes the simplest foods are what do a body good. That the old time remedies really work. They not only soothe, they make us well. Their very simplicity is in itself calming and healing.

Jan
2014