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Snack Time—Baked Apple Sandwich

I’m always on the lookout for the perfect snack. It has to be satisfying, healthy and good enough for kids to eat it. This baked apple sandwich has been my cravings lately and that it’s served warm is just plus because you get a little warm apple pie feeling from …

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Think Green, Think Health and Drink Greens

By Fredrica Syren: A couple a years ago after the birth of my daughter, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s disease. It’s a chronic disorder that affects the thyroid, a part of the endocrine system, which produces hormones that coordinate many of the body’s activities. Two major …

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Sweet potato & black bean patties

James has been working all weekend so I’ve been on my own which is fun but can be stressful and lonely sometimes.  When I have a long day with both kids and no help I tend to make it easy for myself and cook fast and simple food. I craved …

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The Sugar Story

By Kim Robson: We’ve all heard that sugar is bad for us. Refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup in particular are the worst for our bodies. Honey and agave should be used in moderation, but they do not produce the same toxic effects as white sugar and corn syrup. …

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Pea puree

When I cleaned the freezer yesterday I found a half a bag of whole wheat soy ricotta cheese raviolis that I decided to use for dinner. I wanted to serve it with something colorful and tasty for the kids so I made a pea puree and it was a hit …

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Minty Orange Smoothie

As I said in a previous post my mint is growing all over the garden, which makes me happy because I love mint for tea, cooking and smoothies. So when our neighbor brought over some beautiful organic oranges I knew exactly what I was going to use them for; an …

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Love Is Sustainability

By Chef Centehua: I feel that life is busy and loud. Time is flying, so I feel it’s necessary to sit quietly and slow the motion down in order to connect to my heart and breath. Here is where I find the answer: it is so simple, so timeless, so true …

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Permaculture-A Gardening Philosophy

By Asha Kreiling: So much of industrial agriculture and conventional home landscaping is about fighting the burdens of nature. How do we kill pests, produce more food, and have greener lawns and prettier roses? This type of thinking goes against the principles of the natural environment, and sustainability is often …

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Raw Tabouleh Stuffed Tomatoes

Between all the rain and then sunshine my tomatoes are growing and I’ve been harvesting many. There is nothing that taste better than a homegrown tomatoes. It’s sweet, juicy and with a lot of flavors. I’ve had one tomato each lunch and I keep it just like it is, no …

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Walnut baguettes

This is bread I baked for my friend. I prepared the dough in the evening and let it rise over night and then I baked it in the morning. Long rising time require less yeast and makes a nice fluffy dough in my opinion. 2 cups white spelt flour 1 …

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