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Tofu Yellow Curry

By Fredrica Syren: Curry is something I ate a lot growing up and now my family absolutely loves curries and any Indian food. We like yellow curry the best which technically I guess is more Thai than Indian but the balance between sweet and spicy is why we like it …

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Genetically Modified Food to Be Labeled by 2020

By Fredrica Syren: Due to cost, more and more of our foods are becoming genetically modified these days. Just a few years ago, the first genetically modified animal protein was FDA approved for sale in stores, and these days it’sin company with genetically modified salmon.The fact is that currently 60%-70% …

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Vegan Cheeze Sauce

By Fredrica Syren: This is a sauce I like to make up a lot of and keep in fridge because it’s so versatile and be used not only for mac and cheese but also drizzled over nachos or as a dipping sauce for roasted potatoes and vegetables. The possibilities are …

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DIY Bath Salts

ByKim Robson: I’m a huge fan of hot baths. Summer is always a sad time for me because it’s too hot for anything beyond a lukewarm shower. Taking a long hot soak is out of the question. (At least football season is starting!) But winter is coming, and then I …

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Zero Waste Traveling Tips

By Fredrica Syren: Living a zero waste life may be a challenge when you are home and in your routine, but is it doable when you get out of your comfort zone?  Traveling poses more of a challenge. My family travel every summer to Sweden since it’s where I come …

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Composting Poster Contest

By Larraine Roulston: The U.S. Composting Council is inviting entries for its 17th annual poster contest promoting the 2019 International Composting Awareness Week (ICAW) to be celebrated May 5-11. This year’s theme “Cool the Climate — Compost!” connects healthy soil to the climate. Composting returns nutrients to the soil, not …

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Weekly Menu #10

By Fredrica Syren: This week I’m traveling to San Francisco for the Global Action Summit so the kids and hubby are home alone and this is their menu for the week.  Naturally I have done lots of food prep and lost of kid’s favorite meals which are a chickpea curry …

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Spinach Pasta Sauce

This is one of the first dishes I ever cooked at age 8 and now it’s one of my kid’s favorite foods which is great because I grow lots of spinach in my garden. It’s fast and easy to make and tossed with pasta, a few beans and it’s a …

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Peanut Curry with Tofu and Chickpeas

By Fredrica Syren: This is a fun curry recipe that has a peanut flavor that comes from peanut butter powder.  It’s has the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and salty and is my kids favorite curry. Since I’m a crockpot fan I make this in my crockpot but off course …

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About Waste Management: What We Should Learn from Sweden

By Fredrica Syren: Sweden has had strict standards limiting emissions from waste since the 1980s. Most emissions have fallen by between 90 and 99 percent since then, thanks to ongoing technical development and better waste sorting. So How does Sweden do this? Compared to the U.S., Sweden is a very …

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