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Healing mushrooms

By Kim Robson Mushrooms are fungi consisting of a fleshy, spore-bearing, fruiting body.  Besides adding wonderfully earthy and meaty flavors to food, mushrooms also contain essential nutrients.  They are a great source of phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and selenium — minerals often lacking in our diets.  In addition, mushrooms contain virtually …

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Popcorn brittle

We had a birthday party to attend and in the last minute we realized we did not have a birthday present. So instead we made popcorn brittle because who does not like homemade sweets? When handling hot caramel make sure to keep little people’s hands and fingers away because it’s …

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The Daily Buzz–web site for making kids stuff

I found this great web site on pinterest with simple recipes for homemade kids finger paints, play dough sidewalk chalks and much more. I’ve already made my own play dough but can’t wait to try making finger paints. It’s great, it’s easy, it’s homemade and cheap and best of all…no toxins. …

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Bulgur & bean patties

I’m so happy my vegetable garden is in full bloom after all the rain we been having and now finally the sun. I love being out there working and pulling weeds. My potatoes and garlic came up this week and my fava beans are grown like mad. I love eating …

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Pomegranate and Ginger Dressing

Salads, salads and salads is what I would love to live on right now when it’s hot and sunny outside. You got to love global warming and a little San Diego weather when goes from freezing to stinking hot temperatures in one day. I don’t know how to dress Bella …

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Becoming an Herbivore

By Asha Kreiling: Like many American children, I grew up eating and loving meat in its many forms.  I have fond memories of eating Filipino take-out food at the mall, stopping at In and Out Burger on long road trips, and my parents teaching me how to use a steak …

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Nontoxic Kids’ Parties

Guest Writer: Remember when we were kids and no one thought about the hidden toxic chemicals in everyday items?  My parents have told me that when they went to high school in the 1960’s their lab teachers let them “play” with mercury with their bare hands!  It seems absurd now, …

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Chanterelle Risotto

I have all these dried chanterelles I got in Sweden where they grow literally outside every home. I rarely buy these yummy gourmet mushrooms here in the US so when I’m back in Sweden I get some and dry them to be able to store them for a longer time. …

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Fresh and Clean! Eco-friendly Products for Your Daily Routine

By Asha Kreiling: How many body and skincare products do you use in a day?  We have shampoo, conditioner, face wash, body wash, shaving cream, body lotion, face moisturizer, toothpaste, deodorant, makeup –the list goes on!  The point is this:  we slather on a lot of creams and soaps every …

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