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Eco-Friendly Birthday Parties

By Kim Robson: Birthdays come around only once a year and, as adults, we may have grown tired of these reminders of passing years. But for kids, a birthday is a very special day. It celebrates the child’s unique and special self, and marks the passing of another year at …

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Mindful Motherhood — Meditation for Moms

 By Fredrica Syren:   With my two first kids, I practiced meditation daily. I really depended on going inside myself to find stillness that would help me cope with the ups and downs of my day-to-day life. I don’t know what happened, but around a year ago, when I was expecting …

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How Safe Is Your Drinking Water?

By Dawna Matthews:  Water is a precious resource. Just thinking about how often I drink it, bathe in it, wash with it, and even play in it, I realize that water is just there alongside us in our day-to-day life. When we drink a glass of water, we might not …

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Meatless Monday — Beet and Quinoa Risotto

By Fredrica Syren: It is hard to think of risotto made with quinoa rather than the traditional Arborio rice. However, the combination of beets, sour cream and broth makes it creamy just like a risotto. I know many people do not like beets, no matter how good they are for …

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Healing Foods–Food As Medicine

By Kim Robson:  It’s no secret that a good diet and regular exercise are the best first line of defense against disease. The emerging science of culinary medicine, with recipes and meals designed to heal, maximizes what’s on your dinner plate to combat illnesses like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. …

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Wastewater reuse

By Kim Robson: Water recycling, reuse and reclamation are not new concepts. Non-potable (not for drinking) water systems have been around for decades. The state of California is a leader in this worldwide trend: treating, disinfecting, and reusing municipal wastewater near its source for a variety of uses that don’t …

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Meatless Monday — Cream Of Mushroom Soup

By Fredrica Syren: I think we all have heard of comfort food. It’s a special dish, usually something from our childhood, that makes us feel good. I find it fascinating how food can bring back good memories. My comfort food is cream of mushroom soup. When I was a little …

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Cleansing Time — Give Your Body A Break

By Aparna Khanolkar: If you want great health, vitality and strong immunity, then you must cleanse your body regularly. After all, we get oil changes and maintenance for our automobiles. Why would we not do the same for our body and mind? Let’s face it. There are numerous cleanses as …

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Know Your Food Labels – A New Bill

By Dawna Matthews: I feel lucky to live in a country with choices. I’ve lived in several parts of the world and know this is not always the case. Many countries give you just one or — if you’re lucky — two choices of a product to purchase. While I …

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