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Weekly Menu

Finally the weather is warming up which also means spending more times outside. Our garden is bursting with vegetables ready to be eaten so it’s important that we try using as many vegetable in each meal as possible to not waste food. Pasta sauces, soups and lasagna are perfect dishes …

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Crepes with Spinach Filling

My family love crepes, sweet or savory, we like them all. These crepes in based on crepes my mom used to make for me when I was a kid but mine are naturally plant-based and in this case, also gluten free               Crepe: 2 …

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Kid’s Crafts: Finger Knitting

By Fredrica Syren: I love Waldorf schools; I just have to put that out there. The kids learn so many fun arts and crafts that require so little which, in turn, makes the Waldorf kids very creative. All three of my kids have been into knitting since my 11-year-old Bella’s …

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Study Found Disposable Diapers Contain Harmful Chemicals

By Larraine Roulston: When the first disposable diapers appeared over 60 years ago, they were designed with snap-on reusable plastic pants. This invention was initially introduced just for travelling and vacationing with babies. The tactic was used to ease the transition towards the acceptance of plastic covered diapers for daily …

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5 Amazing Results from Practicing Yoga Daily

By Natalie Wilson:  The yoga industry has had its fair share of fads, with goat yoga and beer yoga making headlines in recent years, but there is one thing which has remained constant — people rolling out their yoga mats. Yoga is a great way for people to work up …

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My Zero Waste Beauty Routine

By Fredrica Syren: When you start a zero-waste life style, the bathroom can be the trickiest place to go green and stop using disposable items. I say that going zero waste means both reducing waste as well as chemicals, especially when it comes to beauty routines. You can, of course, …

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Weekly Plant-Based Menu

              Monday Ramen in a peanut sauce               Tuesday Lentil and Tomato Stew             Wednesday Creamy Mushroom Soup served homemade bread               Thursday Falafel Waffle       …

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Lentil and tomato stew

This is one my family’s favorite meals and one I usually make in the crockpot so it’s one I can prep in the morning and have ready at mealtime. The base is lentils, tomato sauce and potato and the rest of the vegetables I use varies depending on what I …

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Food Waste–The Perfect Choice of Imperfect Produce

By Fredrica Syren: Few people realize that millions of pounds of nutritious, perfectly good produce in packing houses and in the fields and orchards are discarded after the harvest is finished. The USDA estimates that more than 20%of all food crops in this country are left in the fields after …

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What’s in the Green New Deal?

By Kim Robson: Much hay is being made about a proposed set of economic stimulus initiatives put forth by freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). Dubbed the “Green New Deal,” its programs would address climate change, renewable energy, resource efficiency and economic inequality. Naturally, it’s very …

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