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Homemade taco seasoning

I guess the healing properties of yesterday’s chili failed because today I’m sick too. I can’t believe this is happening to me the day before we’re flying across the world with two kids. Noah’s poor nose is still super stuffy so I’m getting worries about that too:( On a lighter …

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Powerful Rays of Light

By Kim Robson My neighborhood in the mountains, Cuyamaca Woods, is completely off the grid, and residents here all rely on solar electricity. When my husband and I fell in love with this area, we knew we’d have to learn about photovoltaic (PV) systems. Going solar doesn’t have to be …

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Bring More Green with Your Child’s Lunch — Green Lunchbox

By Chef Centehua Whether packing lunch for your child or yourself, reusable containers are a great way to make a difference in nutritional intake as well as the environment. It takes only a small initial investment and a little planning. When making the transition from pre-packaged or cafeteria foods, it’s …

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Black bean chili

Since we’re a cold recovering family at home I thought a hearty chili with lots of garlic would help us heal, if nothing else, the soul. Since I don’t eat chicken soup, this is my being sick food. I like adding a little bit of dark chocolate to my chili …

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Leave the Aging to the Wine and Cheese

These days it seems that we’re all trying to find the “magic bullet” that delays natural aging. Advertise anti-aging properties of a product and it flies off the shelves. But if you’re really interested in staving off the inevitable signs of age, some experts say one solution is found in the …

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Noodles in a miso broth

The days before we’re going on vacation just seems so stressful. We have a hundred things we have to do to get ready and on top of that Noah still being under the weather had to see our pediatrician. I was worried about his stuffy nose and then today he …

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Herbed mashed

I think most people know how to make mashed potatoes, it’s pretty simple. What I do think is interesting is that most people do “their” mashed potatoes different. I like to make mine with absolutely no lumps and with herbs. So here is my favorite mashed potato recipe. 6 russet …

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Green Cleaning–Clearing the Air of Toxic Household Cleaners

By Kim Robson Do your household cleaners require opening windows and wearing gloves to avoid exposure to dangerous chemicals? If so, common sense should tell you that’s not good for anyone in your home. In fact, these toxins have an even greater effect on our children and pets. As you …

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Pasta casserole

All yesterday afternoon Bella was with a friend and his family at Sea World so it was just us three. When Noah took a nap me and James were amazed how quit the house was and remembered that a year ago, before Noah was born, this was our life. We …

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