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Oven Cleaning Alternatives Without Chemicals

By Amanda Wilkes: Many of the meals we make require a significant amount of time in the oven at high heat, leading to bubbles, splatters and spills inside our cooking unit. As time goes on, these bubbles, splatters and spills continue to bake onto the oven’s surface, making it harder …

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The Negative Impact of Palm Oil

By Fredrica Syren: Incredibly versatile, palm oil is obtained from the fruit of the African oil palm tree. It can be found in all kinds of processed foods, from instant noodles to ice cream as well in soaps, shampoos and fuel. A total of 50 million tons of palm oil …

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Amazing Applesauce Replacement for Eggs 

By Larraine Roulston: After penning the article on free range eggs, I discovered that applesauce is also a great egg replacement in cake recipes. In the past, I had used only the tablespoon of ground flax seed with water as an egg replacer, which works well in oatmeal cookies; however, once …

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Tips for Combating Jet Lag

By Kim Robson: Most everyone has experienced the effects of jet lag. Some people suffer from jet lag much more than others. For example, my pilot husband rarely felt jet lag on his flights. Other travelers who cross several time zones may feel irritable, confused, sleepy during the day; have …

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Hello Greens! — The Importance of Eating Green Leafy Vegetables

By Fredrica Syren: In today’s market you can find about a million different supplements and powders that supposedly add important nutrients to your body. They generally cost a lot and may or may not contain questionable ingredients. I say eating your greens for a much cheaper price is by far …

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Could Grass-Fed Beef Be Threatening Wild Horses?

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Wild horses and burros in the United States are a beautiful part of the natural history of the nation. Referred to as “Living Legends of the West,” they embody beauty and freedom for those who love animals and nature. Considering the emotional connection many people feel …

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Are Vegetarians Harming the Environment More So than Meat-Eaters?

By Kim Robson: On the heels of the recent update of the USDA’s dietary guidelines, which promote eating more fruits and veggies, less sugar and salt, and less meat, comes a new study from Carnegie Mellon University, which suggests that growing certain veggies requires more resources per calorie to produce …

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What To Do with Leftovers & Why Do People Hate Them?

By Larraine Roulston: Family celebrations usually result in leftovers occupying several shelves of your fridge. Some people groan at the thought of being served the same meal the following night. Others may not be enamored with a reheated casserole along with bits and pieces of salads, cheeses and broken crackers. In …

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Avocados — The Wonderful Fruit

By Kim Robson: History Did you know that avocados, like tomatoes, are actually a fruit? The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, and is related to cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. The native, undomesticated variety probably coevolved with extinct megafauna. The oldest evidence of …

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