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Zero Waste Scrap Vegetable Stock and Vegetable Salt

By Fredrica Syren: Making your own stock is super easy, and a great way to reduce waste and save some money at the same time. Since I’m vegan, I make vegetable stock, but stock can bemade from fish bones and chicken carcasses as well. I make my stock from kitchen …

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Why Recess Is as Important as Ever for Your Children

Jennifer Landis: We all need breaks during the day. As a writer, I know that sitting and staring at my computer screen makes me a little nuts. When I’m at my desk writing, I make a point to get up, stretch and move away from my computer. Otherwise, I would …

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Minimal Living Fewer Toys Benefits

By Fredrica Syren: A few weeks ago friend walked through our house and was amazed how little toys we have. Since down sizing and going minimal we for sure have fewer toys than most people but it did not always lived like this. When our daughter was a baby, we …

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Creative Composting

By Kim Robson: Compost is like miracle soil. It helps sandy soil hold nutrients and moisture, and loosens heavy clay so plants can breathe. The beneficial microorganisms in compost help your plants grow strong and healthy. As it decomposes, compost feeds your plants naturally and organically. Those of us who …

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Weekly Menu 7/15-21

Monday Black pepper and molasses pulled seitan Tuesday Vegetable pot pie Wednesday Braised cabbage and apples served with fried tofu and roasted potatoes Thursday Birthday Dinner out:) Friday Healthy spring rolls Saturday Quinoa soup Sunday Pasta with chanterelles mushrooms and swiss chard Dessert chocolate pudding.

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Being An Eco Friendly Pet Owner

Many of us have wonderful pets, and most of us are making an effort to be more planet-friendly. Which is great. The problem is that we often forget that you can be very eco-friendly and still raise great family pets. The choices we make when it comes to their food, …

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Swapping Your Kitchen Essentials for Eco-Friendly Counterparts

Today, being eco-friendly is something that’s becoming increasingly more important to people around the world. And when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint and making choices that are better for the environment, there’s no better place to start than at home. And, the kitchen is the heart of the …

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Plastic Free July-How to Achieve a Plastic-Free Garden

By Larraine Roulston: Is breaking up with plastic hard to do? Once alternatives have been sought and people adopt different habits, it’s really not so difficult after all. For the most part, the major hurdle is changing one’s habits. For example, most grocery shoppers have opted to provide their own …

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Raising Children in a Minimal Life

By Fredrica Syren: As a child, I grew up with lots of toys, more toys than the average kid. You name the Barbie and I had her…and her entire wardrobe. When I got married to my husband, we (as most couples) received an endless number of wedding gifts; and as …

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Natural Sunburn Relief

By Kim Robson: We all know that sunscreen is essential for protection from sun exposure. Recently, some sunscreens and the toxic chemicals they often contain have come under scrutiny, not just in light of human healthbut also that of the environment. Mineral sunscreens containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide are the safest, …

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