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Zero Waste Kitchen-Keeping Produce Fresh

By Kim Robson: I’m sad to admit it: my house is where fresh produce goes to die. Every week, and with the best intentions, I get these lovely specimens of healthy eating, but all too often they’re rotten before I can get around to using them. I feel terribly guilty …

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Hip-Hip Hurray! Let’s Have a Zero Waste Birthday Today

By Fredrica Syren: In January and february we celebrated two birthday boys. My son Noah turned 8-year-old on January 2nd and my son Liam have his 6th birthdays just 6 weeks later. Phew!!! Birthday parties are super fun and something most kids look forward to. However, they also can mean …

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Benefits of Cold Weather Exercise

By Larraine Roulston: The month of January generally sees a rise in gym memberships. The idea of improving one’s fitness, however, should not be restricted to indoor workouts only. Looking for ways to exercise outside can be, in many ways, even more beneficial.  In northern Ontario, where I live, the …

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Weekly Menu #25

First day in school for kids so that mean back to normal routines and a weekly menu again. This week I’m drawing inspiration from other food bloggers and having fun trying new recipes.               Monday Beet bourguignon served with roasted potatoes and braised beet greens …

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Lentil Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a tomato stew with middle eastern flavors and usually is cooked with eggs in the sauce. I make mine vegan by skipping the eggs and instead like to serve it with hummus and roasted potatoes and I add red lentils to sauce to add some more filling aspect. …

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Vegetable Hash

I’m a person who loves breakfast and brunch food and could easily eat that all day long. Vegetable hash is a known breakfast food here in the USA but in Sweden where I come from it more known as a lunch food and is called pytt-i-panna (small things in a …

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New Years Resolution-Tips on Going Plastic-free

By Fredrica Syren: For so long, I’ve been fed up with plastic in my life, so years ago I decided to commit to no plastic bags at all. While living in the U.S., it was a challenge because every time I went shopping or got takeout food, there was that …

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Say Hello to 2019 With Green New Year Resolutions

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Even before the champagne’s been popped and everyone is returning to work, many of us make resolutions — things we would like to achieve and/or to make better for ourselves. 40 to 45 percent of adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each …

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Rising Demand for Animal Welfare Certified Meat, Eggs and Dairy

By Larraine Roulston: In my small northern Ontario town, one of our two large supermarkets recently began stocking the Certified Humane chicken brand Blue Goose, and occasionally offering Certified Humane steaks. Certified Humane, Global Animal Partnership and Animal Welfare Approved are certifications recommended by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to …

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Happy New Year and Best of 2018

Goodbye 2018 and say hello 2019! 2018 was a great year with lost of fun family time and some fun work projects for me. We went to San Francisco, Las Vegas, France and Sweden and I attended the very inspiring Climate Change conference in San Francisco. We had some challenges …

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