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Weekly Plant-Based Menu #23

New week and another busy one and we’re still working on lowering our food cost before Christmas by eating from freezer, garden and pantry. However do not feel sorry for us because we’re still eating really good and healthy vegan food:)               Monday Moroccan …

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Health Benefits of CBD Oil

By Fredrica Syren: This summer I started taking CBD oil to help with the auto-immune disease I have and have noticed a huge difference: my thyroid is less swollen and I sleep much better. CBD, short for “cannabidiol,” is a natural remedy that is a compound found in cannabis. In …

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Leave the Leaves Alone

By Kim Robson: This is the time of year when autumn leaves are falling in droves, and many of us are toiling (or hiring neighborhood kids) to rake and bag piles of leaves. Most municipalities don’t allow the burning of leaves anymore due to environmental and safety concerns, so all …

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Embrace the New Circular Economy

By Larraine Roulston: It’s time to Re-Think our economic progress by exploring the many opportunities of the emerging circular economy. This movement is concerned with encouraging societies to become low-carbon emitters and to strive to develop a sustainable industrial system. Our present system has evolved towards a linear economy — one …

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Benefits of Baby Amber Teething Necklaces

ByKim Robson: For millions of years, people have believed in the healing and metaphysical properties of amber. In fact, evidence shows that people were using amber during the Paleolithic period. Written evidenceof its benefits dates to 79 AD. Ingestible and distilled forms were used in the 17thand 18thcenturies to treat …

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Weekly Vegan, Plant-Based Menu #22

This week will be a short week for us because both Saturday and Sunday we have plans all day with first a Winter Fair and then a Christmas party. We’re also working on eating out of our fridge, freezer and pantry leading up to Christmas to save a little money …

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BBQ Bean and Cornbread Casserole

This recipe is adapted from a recipe from Forks over Knives magazine and is a fun take on baked beans. I served my casserole with some stream greens.               2 cups swiss chard, chopped ½ cup onion, minced ½ cup celery, minced ½ cup …

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Reducing Waste in Restaurant, Bars & Cafés

By Larraine Roulston: Restaurants and the food service industry contribute a hefty amount to the waste stream. Food waste, in particular, is high on the list. On average, a single restaurant might send as much as 50,000 pounds of edible food to landfills annually.Wasting foodnot only hurts a restaurant’s bottom …

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What to Do with Your Pear Harvest

By Fredrica Syren: A few weeks ago we went with friends on our yearly apple and pear picking trip to Julian. Thistradition is such fun — the kids love picking apples and pears. However, this year, due to the drought, there were few apples — and they had already been …

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