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What I’m Grateful For….

I might be thousands miles away from any Thanksgiving celebrations but it still makes me think about the year that went by since last one and everything that has happened. It makes me think about what I’m grateful for this year. I’m grateful that we welcomed yet another beautiful child …

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The Bad Smell of Deodorants

 By Centehua Deneken: We are the only creatures on earth that I know of that mask their scent. We have created an entire industry of perfumes, lotions, oils, deodorants, etc. We love smelling good. Nothing wrong with that, right? Well, like all things modern, mass produced and industrialized, our favorite …

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Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

By Kim Robson: Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, dating back to our country’s earliest European settlements. While its early origins may spark debate, we can all enjoy what it has become for millions: a day to share with family, feast, and give thanks for all we have. Want to …

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Why You Should Buy Local and Organic Turkey This Holiday

By Fredrica Syren: Last weekend we celebrated an early Thanksgiving dinner with friends from the US. We enjoyed a huge dinner party with a turkey of course. For most of you in the US, you are probably planning the “real” Thanksgiving next week and hunt for the perfect bird is …

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Healing with Raw Food

By Chef Centehua: The healing power in nature is irrevocable. One of nature’s cures is raw food, a great tool for healing and rejuvenating. Straight from nature, these foods are not processed or cooked; they are intact, straight from source to your plate. This sounds like a bunch of carrots, …

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FDA Issues Safety Rules for Pet Food

By Fredrica Syren:  For all of you whose best friend walks on four legs and might have a tail, good news is coming your way. Finally, the FDA has issued a statement saying they are working toward improvements in the safety of animal feed and pet food. The 2011 Food …

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Detox Your Cleaning Supplies

By Dawna Matthews: When I was a child, I remember a sickly green sticker on various items underneath the kitchen sink or in the laundry room. This sticker, “Mr. Yuk,” warned me and thousands of others that “things marked yuk, make you sick.” Created to help identify potential poisons and …

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Meatless Monday — Spicy Peanut and Sriracha Tofu

By Fredrica Syren: I’ve craved spicy Asian food lately, so when I found this recipe on Pinterest, I just knew I had to try it. Served with rice noodles and stir-fried vegetables, it was very satisfying. I suggest starting by adding little sriracha, adjusting the amount according to how spicy you want …

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Recycling Your Pumpkins

By Kim Robson: They’re everywhere this time of year — pumpkins! Hundreds of them — in parking lots, pumpkin patches, in huge cardboard bins outside every grocery store, outside and inside every home and business. Some end up getting smashed in the street by late-night hooligans, but nearly all of …

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