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Bean Chili

This is recipe inspired by a chili my dear friend Mimi made for us this summer. Mimi and her family are not vegans but boy does she know how to cook amazing vegan food. The secret ingredience is ajvar relish which is a Turkish pepper-based condiment made principally from roasted red …

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How to Make Easy and Fast Plant-Based Food

By Fredrica Syren: I have many moments when I’m busy and totally forget what time it is, then suddenly find myself starved. Or I suddenly have my three kids’ eyes telling me they are “STARVED” and need food asap. At times like these, making plant-based and healthy foodmight seem impossible, …

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Just How Great Is Biodegradable Plastic?

By Larraine Roulston: NOT GREAT! Plastic is not a natural product and, biodegradable or not, it still takes years to break down and the fragments then become micro-plastic. In the UK, researchers submerged and buried what claimed to be “compostable” and “biodegradable” single-use plastic bags and found that after 3 years, …

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How to Eliminate Chemicals from Your Life

By Fredrica Syren: Unfortunately, many items at home, as well as products we buy, contain harmful chemicals. The problem is a lack of restrictions to prevent manufacturers from using chemicals in their products. It is impossible to protect against all harmful chemicals. But it is possible to avoid several of …

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Boosting Kids’ Immune Systems

By Kim Robson: Now that the kids are back in school, they will be much more exposed to germs and viruses from being in close daily contact with their classmates. And cold and flu season is nearly upon us. Those dispensers of hand sanitizers are just about everywhere now, but …

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Lungs of the Planet Getting Killed

By Fredrica Syren: As I write this, I’m watching in horror all the images of the Amazon on fire. Although so far away, this event will affect us all. The Amazon, known as the lungs of our planet because it provides 20% of the entire world’s oxygen, helps stabilize the world’s climate.  The …

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Teaching Your Children About Finances

By Jackie Edwards: Learning to manage your money isn’t something they generally teach in schools. It is a life skill that many people only begin to understand when they move into a home of their own. In order to prepare your children for the challenges of managing money and the …

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Demystifying Food Labels

By Kim Robson: We’ve all seen these marketing stickers on fresh produce or even prepared foods, labels touting their eco-friendly attributes, such as Non-GMOOrganicFree-RangeEthically HarvestedFair TradeGrass FedPasture RaisedGluten Free In the past, we’ve covered the various and often confusing labels on egg cartons. Today, let’s delve into the claims seen on …

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How to Avoid Certain Food Packaging

By Larraine Roulston: For the estimated 26% of Americans who eat takeout food every week: it is not a good idea to serve hot food placed on plastic. Styrofoam, even paper containers with a plastic inner lining, trigger seeping chemicals. Scientists and health advocates are raising the alarm that chemicals …

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Plant-Based Weekly Menu 8/26

Monday Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Tuesday Beet Soup and Home baked Bread Wednesday Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce served with Spaghetti and beans Thursday Beet Burgers Friday Pizza Saturday Ramen in a Spicy Peanut Sauce Sunday Pasta Casserole Dessert: Strawberry and Rhubarb Tart

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