Archive | February, 2014

Black Bean Chili With Winter Squash

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large chopped onion (1 1/2 cups) 1 medium diced yellow bell pepper (1 cup) 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups vegetable broth 3 cups fresh chopped tomatoes (or 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained) ½ cup of chopped green chilis (or […]

Ginger Lentil Soup

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons olive oil 3 medium carrots, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 cups broth (chicken or vegetable) 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained 1 1/2 cups fresh chopped […]

Incredible Volcano Expedition

“It’s like looking into the Sun.”  Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose, Nathan Berg, after an epic struggle with the weather for 35 days, we became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano’s famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was […]

Leyla Acaroglu:

Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore. Most of us want to do the right thing when it comes to the environment. But things aren’t as simple as opting for the paper bag, says sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu. A bold call for us to let go of tightly-held green myths and think bigger in […]

Orange and Romaine Salad

 Ingredients: ¼ cup sliced almonds 1 T plus 1 t sugar ¼ – ½ head iceberg lettuce ¼ – ½ head romaine lettuce 3 stalks celery, cut up 1 bunch green onions, sliced 1 15-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained   Dressing: ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 T sugar 2 T vinegar 1 T parsley ½ […]