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Fighting Kids’ Colds Naturally with Essential Oils

By Fredrica Syren: My kids had only been back to school for a few weeks when I started hearing lots of snofflings. Colds are going around and I know we’re next. Kids’ colds, ear infections and runny noses are part of childhood, and I try to treat them as naturally …

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Recycling Hotel Soap

By Kim Robson: Recently, we discussed the pros and cons of bar soap vs. liquid soap. But what happens to all those little bars of soap in the hotels where we stay? Most are used only once or twice, and while we love to take home those little bottles of …

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Weekly Menu # 19

I’m on a work trip to Sweden but my loved ones are still home and I prepared a dinner menu for my husband to help him out. So here is this week’s budget friendly plant-based, vegan and healthy weekly menu.               Monday Mac and …

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Vegan Mac and Cheese

Who does not love creamy mac and cheese? I love it but like mine to be a bit healthier. A good vegan mac and cheese is all about the cheese sauce and this cheese sauce not only is actually good for you and only contains good fats but it tastes …

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White Beans in Dilly Tomato Sauce

Forget canned white beans in tomato sauce and say hello to my healthier version. This is a super simple dish but oh so good and one of my kid’s favorite dishes so I like to have it on hand in the fridge. We like to eat with rice, roasted vegetables …

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Tips for Eating More Leftovers

ByKim Robson: There is little that upsets me more than wasted food. In a world where approximately one billion people suffer from food insecurity, throwing away perfectly good food should be a crime against humanity. Before produce even makes it to the grocery store, after harvest, 25% to 30% of …

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Teaching Kids About Composting

By Fredrica Syren: I work very hard to teach my kids about the value of the environment and the importance of preserving the world around them. This, I feel, helps ensure a positive future for the earth. One very simple but fun way to teach kids about recycling, giving back …

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What to Do with Green Tomatoes?

By Emma Grace Fairchild:  Summertime tomatoes, in all their multicolored, juicy glory, deserve all the credit they get in culinary magazines and recipe blogs. This doesn’t mean, though, that we should ignore the early stages of this savory fruit: a firm, sour, green tomato has incredible potential for culinary applications …

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How to Teach Kids the Important Role of Bees in Your Garden

By Jackie Edwards:  Bees are far more docile than other pollinators, making them the best domesticated pollinators in the world. They encourage growth and reproduction in plants, and can improve the health of living plants. However, communicating their role in nature to children can be difficult since children often fear bees …

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Weekly Menu #18

This week I’m traveling at the end of the week and to make it easier for my husband to feed our family healthy and well made dinners meal planning is the key. I will have some food prep done like having cooked beans and tomato sauce in the freezer for …

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