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Plant-Based Family Dinner Weekly Menu

This week is a short week because we’re going out of town this weekend but here are four days of dinner menu.               Monday Enchilada Casserole               Tuesday Black Bean Soup             Wednesday …

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Enchilada Casserole

If you like enchiladas but are discourage because of all the work making them enchilada casserole is your answer. Instead of pulling filling in a tortilla and rolling them up you simply just layer all the ingredients in a casserole dish. I usually make the filling with beans and whatever …

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Are You a Slave to Coffee?

Many of us do not function in the morning without our first cup of coffee, and with so many big brands such as Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts making billions out of us each year selling us coffee, it may be that as a nation, we are addicted. Caffeine is an …

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DIY Cat Food

By Kim Robson: As a follow-up to our DIY Dog Food article, let’s turn our attention to homemade cat food. Store-bought dry kibble can be contaminated with bacteria, fungal mycotoxins, insects and insect feces, not to mention being high in carbohydrate-rich fillers and plant-based (as opposed to animal-based) proteins. Also, dry …

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The Hefty Price of Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: Until now, research on the impact of plastic on our health has focused solely on specific parts of the plastic lifecycle, often on single products, processes, or exposure pathways. Now a new research report by Center for International Environmental Law(CIEL), Earthworks,Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives(GAIA), Healthy Babies …

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Students Applying 3Rs to Plastic Film

By Larraine Roulston: April is our spring month when schools can demonstrate their commitment to the environment through a number of fun and exciting activities. One popular program to reduce plastic is the “Plastic Bag Grab Challenge” initiated by Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) and Walmart Canada, which rewards students …

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Weekly Menu

Finally the weather is warming up which also means spending more times outside. Our garden is bursting with vegetables ready to be eaten so it’s important that we try using as many vegetable in each meal as possible to not waste food. Pasta sauces, soups and lasagna are perfect dishes …

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Crepes with Spinach Filling

My family love crepes, sweet or savory, we like them all. These crepes in based on crepes my mom used to make for me when I was a kid but mine are naturally plant-based and in this case, also gluten free               Crepe: 2 …

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Kid’s Crafts: Finger Knitting

By Fredrica Syren: I love Waldorf schools; I just have to put that out there. The kids learn so many fun arts and crafts that require so little which, in turn, makes the Waldorf kids very creative. All three of my kids have been into knitting since my 11-year-old Bella’s …

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Study Found Disposable Diapers Contain Harmful Chemicals

By Larraine Roulston: When the first disposable diapers appeared over 60 years ago, they were designed with snap-on reusable plastic pants. This invention was initially introduced just for travelling and vacationing with babies. The tactic was used to ease the transition towards the acceptance of plastic covered diapers for daily …

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