The Climatarian Journal

A Guide to Green Living

Flourless 'Blackout' Forest Cake with Coconut Cream

Flourless 'Blackout' Forest Cake with Coconut Cream

This bold, decadent flourless black forest cake with our Dark 85% Blackout chocolate is...
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Reduce, Reuse...and then Recycle

Reduce, Reuse...and then Recycle

Recently some members of Alter Eco’s team had the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes t...
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Mint Ganache Frosting

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Mint Ganache Frosting

These delicious chocolate chip cupcakes can be made with any Alter Eco chocolate combin...
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Whole Foods Market Volunteers at ACOPAGRO

Whole Foods Market Volunteers at ACOPAGRO

Our latest visit to our cacao cooperative in Peru was a bit different than those past. ...
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Demystifying the Delicious: Coconut vs. Palm Oil

Demystifying the Delicious: Coconut vs. Palm Oil

Coconut oil is nothing new, many people have been using it for skin care, hair care, an...
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Demystifying the Delicious: Brown Butter

Demystifying the Delicious: Brown Butter

What exactly is the sweet amber nectar that is brown butter? Turns out it is one of tho...
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Demystifying the Delicious: Why do we crave salty & sweet?

Demystifying the Delicious: Why do we crave salty & sweet?

It is nearly impossible to walk into a food establishment these days and not be faced w...
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Demystifying the Delicious: the Rainbow Diet

Demystifying the Delicious: the Rainbow Diet

From red and green to purple and orange, there are so many healthy options when it come...
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Alter Eco Volunteers with City Slickers!

Alter Eco Volunteers with City Slickers!

I often take for granted the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables we have in Cal...
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Quinoa and Roasted Beet Salad

Quinoa and Roasted Beet Salad

 Slightly adapted from Martha Shulman's recipe for the New York Times, this lovely comb...
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Quinoa Salad with Sweet Corn & Tomato

Quinoa Salad with Sweet Corn & Tomato

 Visually and gastronomically pleasing, this salad will surely be the star of any potlu...
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Thanksgiving Quinoa Stuffing

Thanksgiving Quinoa Stuffing

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and food.  However, it seems like every yea...
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Black Quinoa with Mixed Berries, Black Currants & Yogurt

Black Quinoa with Mixed Berries, Black Currants & Yogurt

A light dessert with a sophisticated flavor and a dramatic appearance. Created by Patri...
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Royal Quinoa Vs. Quinoa Dulce

Royal Quinoa Vs. Quinoa Dulce

Quinoa has been a staple in the diets of Inca and Andean cultures that have lived in th...
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Interview with a Peruvian Agroforestry Pro

Interview with a Peruvian Agroforestry Pro

 Maria del Pilar Castillo is from a cacao farming family, and studied engineering and ...
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Alter Eco Quinoa 101

Alter Eco Quinoa 101

Since 2002, Alter Eco has been working with and for indigenous quinoa growers from the ...
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Alter Eco receives the Acterra Award for Sustainability

Alter Eco receives the Acterra Award for Sustainability

Last night in Palo Alto, Alter Eco was honored to receive the Acterra’s 2012 Business E...
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The Truth Behind Cultivating Quinoa

The Truth Behind Cultivating Quinoa

This blog post is an account of what our company, through our co-founder and COO Edoua...
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7 tips for a healthy & sustainable Thanksgiving

7 tips for a healthy & sustainable Thanksgiving

Can you believe it’s that time of the year again? Thanksgiving, a time for family gathe...
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