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Homemade Herbal Teas

By Fredrica Syren: My family, especially my kids and I, are huge tea drinkers. Besides enjoying the usual green, rooibos and chai teas, we also like drinking herbal teas; so this summer while in Sweden, I decided to start making my own teas from all kinds of flowers, leaves and …

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Harvested Tomatoes — How to Preserve Them and Eat Them

By Fredrica Syren:  I love this time of the year when our homestead is exploding with ripe vegetables and fruits. My tomato plants are producing like never before, and on top of that, I also received tomatoes from a neighbor who does not know what do with her huge tomato …

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Veggie Burger Recipes

By Kim Robson: When faced with limited vegetarian options in restaurants, I can almost always fall back on a veggie burger. The frozen patties are usually from MorningStar Farms, and they’re okay in a pinch. Sometimes even the meat eaters like veggie patties for a change of pace and a …

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DIY Vitamin Water

By Emma Grace: Generally speaking, we could all do with drinking more water. Drinking water promotes healthy, youthful skin, balanced bodily fluids, smoother digestion; and it can even promote weight loss. However, what do we do if we want something more interesting to drink? If you want to jazz up …

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Zero Waste Home Cooking

By Fredrica Syren: One way to reduce waste and live a zero waste lifestyle is to cook at home … from scratch. Now, when I tell people I do this, I get lots of questions about how I have the time and energy to cook from scratch for my family. …

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Package Foods That You Can Make Yourself

By Fredrica Syren: In our quest to live a zero waste life, packaged foods can be a problem because, yes, the packages themselves generate waste. One simple solution to this problem is to either, number one, buy things in bulk whenever possible; or, number two, just make things yourself. Here …

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Spirulina—The Colorful Superfood

By Fredrica Syren: Spirulina must be one of the healthiest foods you can eat. I eat it pretty much every day and even use it to make a facial maskJ I can see why this blue/green micro-algae (it’s a seaweed) might turn people off. It grows naturally in oceans and …

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Homemade Popsicles and Best Nontoxic Popsicle Molds

By Fredrica Syren: We’re having some nice warm days here in San Diego. On these kinds of days, I love to treat my kids to ice cream or popsicles, but I’m not a big fan of store bought ice cream because it tends to contain too much sugar and too …

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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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Homemade Energy Bars

By Fredrica Syren: I used to eat energy bars before I had kids. Considering they cost many dollars each, it for sure was an expensive habit and not very sustainable for either my wallet or the planet. These days, I really don’t eat individually packaged processed food, so power bars are something I would …

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