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These Coconut Oil Hacks Are Great for Winter Skin

By Jennifer Landis: You’ve probably heard about all the excitement around coconut oil. Solid at room temperature, this oil makes vegan baking delightful. While it’s healthy for you on the inside, did you know it makes you look radiant on the outside, too? Amp up your beauty routine this season …

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Zero Waste Christmas Gift Ideas

By Fredrica Syren:  Zero waste and Christmas seem so opposite. It’s hard to imagine how you can even attempt to accomplish a zero waste holiday at all. So much waste is created from excessive food waste, disposable products, wrapping paper and — oh, let’s not forget — all the gifts that may …

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Spinach Cesar Salad

This is a salad I made from a recipe from Forks over knives but I changed it slightly using spinach instead or kale, added salt to the quinoa and added dill and garlic powder to the dressing. The dressing is so good I could seriously eat it with a spoon!!! …

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How to Keep Your Drinking Water Safe

You should be drinking approximately 2-3 liters of water every day, but have you ever stopped to consider what is actually coming out of your tap? All water is collected in massive reservoirs and then put through a treatment process. The result is clean water. By clean, the water treatment center means the water …

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Weekly Menu 09/12/19

Monday Loaded Potato Nachos Tuesday Mushroom Tacos Wednesday Quinoa soup Thursday Vegan Ramen with crispy tofu Friday Lentil Tomato Soup  with garlic bread Saturday White beans in dilly tomato sauce with roasted potatoes and kale salad

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Wipe Your Tears and Nose with a Hankie

By Fredrica Syren: When I was a little girl my grandfather always carried a cloth handkerchief in his pocket. They were nice blue ones and he would get a brand new one that was folded neatly every morning. Nowadays handkerchiefs seem to have gone out of style and but I …

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Fig and pumpkin seed bread

We never buy bread because it’s cheaper to bake your own, it tastes better and there are no additives in it. So about a couple of times of month I bake a lot of bread and freeze. That way we always have fresh bread accessible. This fig and pumpkin seed …

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Why Teaching Kids Cooking Skills Is So Important

 My husband can’t cook for the life of him. Ok, well, he can kind of scramble some eggs and make pancakes from a mix. But that’s it. He says it’s because, as a child, he had no interest in learning to cook, and no one felt the need to teach him. This is the reason he believes whole heartedly that all three of our kids …

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Tips to More Energy Efficient Heating

Heating is one of the major expenses in any home. By making your heating more energy-efficient, you can reduce heat loss, minimize any adverse impact on the environment, and save a lot of money on your energy bill. Here are some great tips to help you make your home’s heating …

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Weekly Menu 12/02/19

Monday Roasted Vegetable Soup and Home Baked Walnut Bread Tuesday Bean tostada  Wednesday  Potato lasagna  Thursday Polenta Terrine served with Mixed Salad Friday Pizza Saturday Spicy Peanut Noodles Sunday BBQ Beans and Corn Bread Casserole served with steamed broccoli Dessert: Sesame and Lemon Cookies

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