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Plastics Are Clogging the Beauty Industry

By Larraine Roulston: Last month was declared “Plastic Free July.” Our man-made problem and addiction to single-use plastics all too often are cluttering our beaches and killing sea life.  All over the globe, plastic entering the ocean just circulates there forever, leaving swirling cyclones of plastic soup. When our disposable culture discovered …

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Weekly Menu 8/19/19

Monday Stirfry with spicy peanut sauce and rice Tuesday  Lettuce Wraps Wednesday Roasted Vegetable Soup served with Fast Baking Bread Thursday  Pesto Zoodles Friday Picnic of different Toasts for when we’re at an outdoor Concert by the bay Saturday Pasta Puttanesca Sunday Mango Seitan Casserole served over rice

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Stirfry Vegatables and Rice with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce ¼ cup creamy peanut butter1 tbsp bragg’s liquid aminos or other light soy sauce1 tbsp mellow miso1 tbsp rice vinegar2 tsp sriracha sauce1/2 tbsp agave nectar½ cup coconut milk  Blend everything to a smooth sauce. 4 servings of rice2 tbsp Vegetable broth2 cups shredded red cabbage2 medium carrots, …

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Risks of Fluoride in Drinking Water

By Kim Robson: Fluoride is found in many oral hygiene products. A mineral compound, it is used in topical and systemic fluoride therapy to prevent tooth decay. While trace amounts of naturally occurring calcium fluoride can be found in some water supplies (about 0.25 to 1 mg/L), many water supplies …

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Zero Waste Makeup Brands

By Fredrica Syren: Hello. My name is Fredrica, and I love makeup!  When I went zero waste, I thought I would have to give up makeup and that made me sad …. So, naturally it was one of the last parts of my personal care regime to be traded in …

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How To Use The Leftover Pulp From Juicing

Image credit: Pexels Juicing at home has become a very popular alternative to buying shop made juices. Not only does it give you the creative freedom to make exactly the flavour combination you desire but you can also have more confidence in the quality of the ingredients you are using …

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Beauty and the Beets

By Larraine Roulston: Beets usually are not the most popular choice for the average household chef. They often look dirty and take a long time to cook. Popping the hot skins before cutting or mashing is a somewhat messy task, as well. The health benefits, however, make this lovely colored …

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Weekly Menu 8/12

Monday Pasta with Vodka sauce Tuesday Mustard Roasted Potatoes served with Chickpea Salad Wednesday Lentil and Tomato Stew Thursday Vegan Broccoli Quiche Friday Pizza with friends  Saturday Curried Quinoa with Apples and Broccoli served with Bread and Mixed salad Sunday Ginger Carrot Soup served with Crackers and Hummus

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Mustard Roasted Potatoes and Chickpea Salad

This has been one of our favorite summer foods lately because it’s easy to make a head and eat as a picnic.  4 large potatoes diced into cubes, if organic or homegrown, keep skin on2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbs maple syrup3 tbs whole grain mustardA pinch of salt and black …

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