Grow your own

screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-1-00-04-pm-1432385 Seasonality of what you consume is more important than ever. Not only are restaurants adopting the practice of creating dishes that use ingredients that are in season, but many grocery stores are also beginning to do the same. One of the most important things you can do is to arm yourself with the knowledge of what's in season during certain months so you can make the most out of the produce. In-season produce not only tastes better, but you're also supporting the local farmers and eliminating your carbon footprint by minimizing orders for items that aren't available in your area, but are grown across the world and have to be shipped. Here's what's in season during Fall 2016.

7-sara-jenkins-roast-chicken-400-1123035 Summer is great and all with its hot, sunny days and patio dinners, but there's something beautiful about fall. Between fall fashion and comforting dishes, autumn is one of our favorite season. Of course, one of the downsides to summer to coming to an end is the lack of variety in fresh produce. Worry not, though: autumn's also got an all-star line-up of flavor.

shutterstock_735418571-3786926 Seasonality of what you consume is more important than ever. Not only are restaurants adopting the practice of creating dishes that use ingredients that are in season, but many grocery stores are also beginning to do the same. One of the most important things you can do is to arm yourself with the knowledge of what's in season during certain months so you can make the most out of the produce. In-season produce not only tastes better, but you're also supporting the local farmers and eliminating your carbon footprint by minimizing orders for items that aren't available in your area, but are grown across the world and have to be shipped. Here's what's in season during Summer 2016.

bubble-terrarium-1229712 Cost of housing is increasing every year while the spaces get smaller and smaller. These smaller spaces are forcing us to come up with novel ways to make the most of what we've got. One thing that many people end up sacrificing because of this is indoor gardening. But a little bit of green can go a long way, from producing fresher air, to just having something beautiful and green in your home. A good alternative to indoor gardening is the terrarium. These are self-contained gardens that use glass homes and ultimately produces its own climate to grow. The best thing about terrariums is that they are completely customizable, and you can decorate it so that it fits to your aesthetic completely. Want little toy dinosaurs to rule your terrarium? No problem. Want it as minimal as possible so that the greens are the star of the show? That'll look great, too. Here's how you can build a terrarium for your home.

screen-shot-2016-03-11-at-11-16-12-pm-3500940 In addition to its impact on health, meat consumption and production has been inciting some criticism. A lot of this criticism has been drawn from the fact that the production of meat has left a devastating effect on our environment. Documentaries like Cowspiracy have shown that meat production creates pollution through the use of fossil fuel, as well as water and land consumption. Of course, this isn't to suggest that it would be morally wrong to eat meat. A lot of the organic meat that we see in the grocery stores are from farms that practice sustainable methods. But let's say you are toying with the idea of going vegetarian, but you really, really love steak. Well, lucky for there's an actual term for such a lifestyle. It's called flexitarianism. And it's exactly what it sounds like—flexible vegetarianism.

sauteed-spring-vegetable-recipe-5-8482094 Seasonality of what you consume is more important than ever. Not only are restaurants adopting the practice of creating dishes that use ingredients that are in season, but many grocery stores are also beginning to do the same. One of the most important things you can do is to arm yourself with the knowledge of what's in season during certain months so you can make the most out of the produce. In-season produce not only tastes better, but you're also supporting the local farmers and eliminating your carbon footprint by minimizing orders for items that aren't available in your area, but are grown across the world and have to be shipped. Here's what's in season during Spring 2016.

45a07163671bdeab3d12e95886f0e2538816b180-9310890 Winter is coming. The cold bursts of air are probably enough to make you want to curl up in bed and just watch Netflix all day. Sounds like the makings of a great December, right? Another popular favorite of every winter to add to that mix is all the delicious, comforting soups and stews that everyone seems to cook this time of year. Here are 8 healthy stews to keep you warm all winter long.

beets-1024x681-7444906 Seasonality of what you consume is more important than ever. Not only are restaurants adopting the practice of creating dishes that use ingredients that are in season, but many grocery stores are also beginning to do the same. One of the most important things you can do is to arm yourself with the knowledge of what's in season during certain months so you can make the most out of the produce. In-season produce not only tastes better, but you're also supporting the local farmers and eliminating your carbon footprint by minimizing orders for items that aren't available in your area, but are grown across the world and have to be shipped. Here's what's in season during Winter 2015.

easy-summer-appetizers-646-3364634 Avocado will never go out of style. Smooth, creamy, and an awesome addition to just about every dish under the sun, avocado isn't only delicious, but it's also loaded with that good fat everyone's been talking about. The buttery fruit (yes, fruit!) is packed with alpha-linolenic acid, better known as omega-3 fatty acid, and oleic acid. They're also a great source of pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Alright, so that's all the good stuff. Time to eat avocado with everything.