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Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde

By Fredrica Syren When you have kids, there always seems to be phases that we kind of look forward to their getting past. First, it’s the infant and no sleep stage; then, the terrible twos. Now, we’re at a defiant 6-year-old stage that I can’t wait to survive — with …

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Microplastic Pollution in the Great Lakes

By Kim Robson The Great Lakes, which comprise one-fifth of the world’s fresh water, have been subject to ecological abuse for decades. Countless harbors and river mouths are polluted with toxic and industrial waste. Food chains have been decimated by invasive zebra and quagga mussels. And, in recent years, the …

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Meatless Monday — Coconut Pumpkin Soup

By Fredrica Syren  Since I like to eat according to the seasons and whatever fruit and vegetables are available locally, fall always means pumpkin to me. I like making quinoa stuffed pumpkin, pasta with pumpkin, pumpkin desserts and my kids’ favorite — pumpkin soup. I like to use fresh pumpkin; …

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DIY Green Milk

By Fredrica Syren As most people know, I’m a huge fan of raw and organic milk from cows or goats. However, for my family these wonderful nutritional milks are not working because my husband, daughter and I all have milk allergies. The funny thing is that we each like different …

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Indoor Fall Fun

By Kim Robson Summer is quickly drawing to a close, and Labor Day will be here before we blink. Before we know it, the days will be getting shorter and colder. A little later, there will be days when the kids are out of school, trapped in the house and …

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So Here We Are …

By Fredrica Syren It’s been over five weeks since we got the news, while vacationing, that my husband had been laid off and we decided to move to Sweden in just a little over a month. Oh boy, does it feel like a lifetime ago now. We made the leap, moved to Sweden …

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Conscious Beauty: Radiate Natural Beauty

By Dawna Matthews “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” — Anthelme Brillat-Savarin My mother taught me from a very young age about protecting my skin with sunscreen and moisturizer. Even as a young teen, I followed a beauty regime loaded with washes, scrubs, …

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Raw “Tabouleh” Stuffed Tomatoes

By Fredrica Syren Phew! Just when I thought summer was over here in Sweden, it got super hot again. During summer months (and even in the winter sometimes), my family and I love eating raw food. I know I could never be a 100% raw foodie, but I believe it’s …

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Snack Attack — Homemade Snacks

By Chef Centehua Since becoming a mom, I carry snacks with me all the time. I usually prep a few snacks in the morning after breakfast and then we’re good to go. When my kids were toddlers, throughout the day they grazed on fruits, veggies with nut butters, hummus, raw …

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Youth Activist Takes On Monsanto

 By Kim Robson The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) airs a popular show called the Lang & O’Leary Exchange. Hosts Amanda Lang and Kevin O’Leary tackle the top business issues of the day in sometimes heated exchanges. Kevin O’Leary is a self-made billionaire who is proud to describe himself as “opinionated, ruthless, …

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