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What to Do with Your Pear Harvest

By Fredrica Syren: A few weeks ago we went with friends on our yearly apple and pear picking trip to Julian. Thistradition is such fun — the kids love picking apples and pears. However, this year, due to the drought, there were few apples — and they had already been …

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Demystifying Borax

By Kim Robson: Here at Green Mom, it’s no secret that we try to avoid or eliminate toxic chemicals in our everyday lives. That holds especially true for cleaning products. We’ve covered “green” cleaning products before and also shown how to make your own DIY cleanserswith a few simple household …

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Weekly Menu #21

              Monday Cauliflower soup and mini pizzas               Tuesday Smashed chickpea salad on rye bread and mixed salad                 Wednesday Lasagna soup             Thursday Quinoa Strawberry salad …

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Smashed Chickpea Salad

By Fredrica Syren: This is one of my favorite sandwich or wrap filling and I always try to have some made up in an airtight container in fridge for a quick snack or meal. 15 oz. can chickpeas drained, rinsed & skins removed 4 tbsp. vegan mayo 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1/4 red onion diced 1 tbsp. fresh dill, …

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Sleeping Dangers to Your Lungs

By Kim Robson: One of the most important aspects to maintaining good health is to get plenty of sleep. A good night’s sleep is critical for people of all ages to rejuvenate the mind and body. Sleep deprivation not only inhibits productivity and the ability to remember and store information, but …

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The Dirty Chemicals Lurking in Toothpaste

By Fredrica Syren: Once deciding to avoid chemicals, we usually think about household cleaners, body products and children’s toys; but few ever pay attention to the chemicals we put into our mouths when we brush our teeth. I already talked about why you should trade your plastic tooth brush for …

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The Wonderful World of Spinach 

By Larraine Roulston: For years we’ve been told to eat our greens — and for good reason. Dark greens are a good source of dietary fiber. In addition, they contain vitamins K, A (in the form of carotenoids), B1, B2, B6, E and C as well as iron, manganese, folate, …

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Weekly Menu #20

I’m back in the US and back home in my own kitchen. This week kids are off school and off course it’s Thanksgiving which means I do not have to cook much since we’re not hosting this year!               Monday Vegan Meatballs with traditional Swedish …

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Beet Burgers

These beet burgers are a staple food at home and can be eaten like a burger, or as a patty with rice, pasta or roasted vegetables or with a salad.               ½ cup oats 3 tbsp. corn starch 15 ounces cooked white beans or …

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