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Embrace the New Circular Economy

By Larraine Roulston: It’s time to Re-Think our economic progress by exploring the many opportunities of the emerging circular economy. This movement is concerned with encouraging societies to become low-carbon emitters and to strive to develop a sustainable industrial system. Our present system has evolved towards a linear economy — one …

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Benefits of Baby Amber Teething Necklaces

ByKim Robson: For millions of years, people have believed in the healing and metaphysical properties of amber. In fact, evidence shows that people were using amber during the Paleolithic period. Written evidenceof its benefits dates to 79 AD. Ingestible and distilled forms were used in the 17thand 18thcenturies to treat …

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Weekly Vegan, Plant-Based Menu #22

This week will be a short week for us because both Saturday and Sunday we have plans all day with first a Winter Fair and then a Christmas party. We’re also working on eating out of our fridge, freezer and pantry leading up to Christmas to save a little money …

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BBQ Bean and Cornbread Casserole

This recipe is adapted from a recipe from Forks over Knives magazine and is a fun take on baked beans. I served my casserole with some stream greens.               2 cups swiss chard, chopped ½ cup onion, minced ½ cup celery, minced ½ cup …

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Reducing Waste in Restaurant, Bars & Cafés

By Larraine Roulston: Restaurants and the food service industry contribute a hefty amount to the waste stream. Food waste, in particular, is high on the list. On average, a single restaurant might send as much as 50,000 pounds of edible food to landfills annually.Wasting foodnot only hurts a restaurant’s bottom …

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What to Do with Your Pear Harvest

By Fredrica Syren: A few weeks ago we went with friends on our yearly apple and pear picking trip to Julian. Thistradition is such fun — the kids love picking apples and pears. However, this year, due to the drought, there were few apples — and they had already been …

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Demystifying Borax

By Kim Robson: Here at Green Mom, it’s no secret that we try to avoid or eliminate toxic chemicals in our everyday lives. That holds especially true for cleaning products. We’ve covered “green” cleaning products before and also shown how to make your own DIY cleanserswith a few simple household …

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Weekly Menu #21

              Monday Cauliflower soup and mini pizzas               Tuesday Smashed chickpea salad on rye bread and mixed salad                 Wednesday Lasagna soup             Thursday Quinoa Strawberry salad …

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Smashed Chickpea Salad

By Fredrica Syren: This is one of my favorite sandwich or wrap filling and I always try to have some made up in an airtight container in fridge for a quick snack or meal. 15 oz. can chickpeas drained, rinsed & skins removed 4 tbsp. vegan mayo 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1/4 red onion diced 1 tbsp. fresh dill, …

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