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Snacks In A Jar To Go

By Fredrica Syren: I love using mason jars for my foods-to-go, so why not also make snacks in a jar-to-go? First, why make any food-to-go in a jar? I’m a very busy mom of three who is a business owner and has a husband who travels for work, so I …

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Artificial Grass or Real Grass – Which Is Best For Green Living?

Artificial grass is becoming increasingly popular all around the world from my home state of California to the many artificial grass businesses in Kent in the UK. It doesn’t matter where you live there is likely some artificial grass nearby but when it comes to green living is artificial grass useable? Green …

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8 Ways You Can Make Your Kitchen More Sustainable

By Jennifer Landis: The kitchen is one of the easiest places to target for sustainability. It’s the heart of any household — you do most of your cleaning and washing and all your cooking here. You can see how your eco-footprint can quickly expand with numerous appliances using energy. However, …

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Weekly menu 10/28

Monday Beet soup from Green Kitchen stories recipe  Tuesday Enchilada casserole Wednesday Pasta with Balsamic Kidney Beans and Swiss Chard Thursday Sweet and Sour Broccoli served with Rice and tofu cubes Friday Chickpea Patties served as a burger with bun and mixed salad Saturday Orzo Casserole Sunday Leftovers Sweet Treat! Carrot Cup Cakes

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Trees! Their Importance & Value

By Larraine Roulston: Since time began, trees have furnished all life on earth with food and oxygen. What’s more, they have provided humans with shelter, shade, medicines, tools, firewood, household furnishings, sturdy branches for swings, sculptures, as well as pulp for paper. Trees also add real estate value. Besides their …

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Homemade Cleaners I Can’t Live Without

By Fredrica Syren: When we went zero waste a couple of years ago, we started making our own household cleaners. It reduces waste from packaging, and it saves money; but most importantly, the homemade cleaners contain no chemicals that can harm your family or the planet. One ironic result is …

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8 Tips for Helping Kids Deal with Grief

By Kacey Bradley: Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone, and the process can be more intricate when raising children. Though they experience and express their grief in different ways, they also feel the effects of the loss. Some adults mistakenly assume that children don’t grieve because they don’t …

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Weekly Menu 10/21

Monday Carrot ginger soup served with home baked bread and oil-free hummus Tuesday Quinoa and bean nachos with guacamole, cheese sauce, pickled red onions and lots of veggies Wednesday Pasta with Dijon creamy quorn stew and steamed broccoli Thursday  Loaded sweet potato fries Friday Potluck dinner at school Saturday  Kichari served with …

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Spotlight: 7 Restaurants with Great Gluten-Free Menus

By Kacey Bradley: Not too long ago, walking into a restaurant and requesting the gluten-free menu might lead to a confused stare from the server. Now, however, the dietary choice is mainstream. At least 3 million Americans have celiac disease, in which gluten causes an inflammatory response in the small intestine. …

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6 Easy Tips for Holiday Energy Savings

By Uma Campbell: The holidays are a time for family, food and joy. And part of that joy comes in the form of decorations. While holiday decorations can create beautiful scenes, the holidays are often an expensive time of year as well. Buying presents, food, and attending events can add …

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