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Pushing Back on America’s Dangerous War on Germs

By Kim Robson: Why don’t kids get to play in the dirt anymore? Who remembers making mud pies? In this age of hand sanitizing gel everywhere and anti-microbial everything, we seem to be sicker than ever. Want healthier, happierkids with robust immune systems? Let them play in the dirt! Good, …

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Weekly Menu #29

A new week and another weekly menu.           Monday Yellow Lentil Dahl served with Lemon Rice             Tuesday Black Bean Chili           Wednesday Chili and Balsamic Roasted Vegetables and Beans Thursday Dinner at friends house Friday Pizza …

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Pad Thai Noodles in a Spicy Peanut Sauce

I love stir-fry noodles because it’s fast to make and it’s easy to add lots of vegetables to the dish.             16 ounces Pad Thai noodles 1 tbsp. coconut oil ½ cup mushrooms, sliced thin ¼ cup scallions, chopped 1 cup broccoli florets, cut into …

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The Stinging Truth about Stinging Nettles

By Fredrica Syren: The other day someone told me they found stinging nettle and I could barely contain my excitement. Stingingnettle is one of the earliest green plants to emerge each spring in many cold climates and is worth the hard work of finding them, picking them without getting a …

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My Zero Waste Hacks

By Fredrica Syren:  As we continue our zero waste journey, we have developed many “hacks,” which of course are just simple ideas for reducing waste. You can find many great zero waste hacks on social media. Here are some of my zero waste hacks that help reduce waste without too …

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DIY Projects All Dog Lovers Will Love         

By Kacey Mya: Once you introduce a furry friend into your life, you quickly grow to love it. You’d do anything for your dog, from daily walks to staying up with it when it’s sick. You want to incorporate your love for your dog into everything you do. It’s no …

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Turn Your Key — Be Idle Free

By Larraine Roulston: In spite of scientific warnings about increasing climate disruptions, we still see people idling their cars. Many cabbies keep their motors running at airports, parents idle cars as they wait for their children, and others sit in parking lots while spewing exhaust as they text. One statistic …

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Weekly Menu #28

My weeks are super busy with work and kids and many activities so my weekly menu is one way I keep organization is all this chaos and make sure we still eat healthy.             Monday Vegetable and Bean Casserole with Crumble         …

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Roasted tomato soup with pasta

Ever since our dinner at La Costa spa I’ve been dreaming about tomato soup so when I made dinner I changed my mind from making pasta to making a roasted tomato soup but since I had promised pasta I just added that to the soup. It all worked really well.     …

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