DIY: Brew Your Own Kombucha

Kombucha is a “fermented tea beverage believed to have originated in China. Kombucha has been popular in different lands at different times, but became very popular here in the United States in the 1990s. Kombucha is similar to kvass, a Russian ferment made from bread, and is sometimes called tea or kombucha kvass (Katz, 2003).”…

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes + Frosting

Recipes and photo by Cassie Kelly   For more soy-free, gluten free, or vegan recipes follow Cassie’s blog. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup of white sugar 1/4 cup of cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. of salt 1/3 cup oil (I use sunflower) 1 tsp. vanilla or imitation vanilla 1 tsp. of distilled white vinegar OR 1 1/4 tsp. of lemon…

Recipe: Italian Spinach Bread

Recipe by Gracie Umana, CGM Multimedia Editor Italian Spinach Bread My grandparents emigrated from Sicily to the United States during the early 1920’s during the start of the Great Depression. Italian immigrants were not very wealthy, so with my family came some delicious and cheap recipes. Among these, my favorite holiday recipe: spinach bread! Each…

Green Food Spotlight: Kale

Food Spotlight by Allison Ragland, CGM Staff Writer Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables in the world.  Vitamin A, vitamin C, and Vitamin K and manganese are abundant in every leaf.  It is also versatile and delicious!  Although it retains all of its nutrients when it’s uncooked, it is still nutritious when it’s cooked….

Okra: All You Need To Know

By Olivia Hitchcock, CG Lifestyles & People When the African slaves stepped off the ships on the coast of the United States, they brought with them more than just manual labor; their cultures and traditions became intertwined with the identity of many Americans. Since the 1700s, okra, a vegetable native to Africa, has made its…