Four New Cook Books for Fall

From the non-traditional to vegetarian and scientific, these recipes will entice home chefs

While it’s—for better or worse—known for pumpkin spiced everything, fall is also when some of our favorite ingredients come back in season and the weather cools down enough for us to consider using our ovens again. With that in mind, we have chosen four new cook books that we’re testing out. From health-focused recipes to mostly vegetarian to science-based formulas, the selection is diverse, but …

SproutsIO Hybrid Hydroculture Technology

A soil-free countertop personal farming system that even a novice indoor gardner can master

The best way to be close to your food is to grow it yourself, though many people can’t keep houseplants or herb gardens alive in the best of times. With SproutsIO, funding now on Kickstarter after extensive product-testing, a self-moderating hybrid hydroculture technology now helps you grow food on your kitchen counter. This is a personal produce system, entirely soil-free, controlled by an app that …

Vegan Rob’s Healthy Snacks

Super-tasty veggie puffs, popcorn and chips that don't hold back on flavor

When cravings for chips, popcorn and crunchy things can’t be met with a piece of fruit or some nuts, it’s best to stick to the healthiest and most flavorful options. Rob’s snacks (made up of Vegan Rob’s and Crunchy Rob’s) are no old-fashioned treats: the nibbles—from popcorn to potato chips and veggie puffs—are flavorful and even if you find yourself chomping down an entire bag …