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Weekly Menu 7/15-21

Monday Black pepper and molasses pulled seitan Tuesday Vegetable pot pie Wednesday Braised cabbage and apples served with fried tofu and roasted potatoes Thursday Birthday Dinner out:) Friday Healthy spring rolls Saturday Quinoa soup Sunday Pasta with chanterelles mushrooms and swiss chard Dessert chocolate pudding.

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Being An Eco Friendly Pet Owner

Many of us have wonderful pets, and most of us are making an effort to be more planet-friendly. Which is great. The problem is that we often forget that you can be very eco-friendly and still raise great family pets. The choices we make when it comes to their food, …

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Swapping Your Kitchen Essentials for Eco-Friendly Counterparts

Today, being eco-friendly is something that’s becoming increasingly more important to people around the world. And when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint and making choices that are better for the environment, there’s no better place to start than at home. And, the kitchen is the heart of the …

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Plastic Free July-How to Achieve a Plastic-Free Garden

By Larraine Roulston: Is breaking up with plastic hard to do? Once alternatives have been sought and people adopt different habits, it’s really not so difficult after all. For the most part, the major hurdle is changing one’s habits. For example, most grocery shoppers have opted to provide their own …

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Raising Children in a Minimal Life

By Fredrica Syren: As a child, I grew up with lots of toys, more toys than the average kid. You name the Barbie and I had her…and her entire wardrobe. When I got married to my husband, we (as most couples) received an endless number of wedding gifts; and as …

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Natural Sunburn Relief

By Kim Robson: We all know that sunscreen is essential for protection from sun exposure. Recently, some sunscreens and the toxic chemicals they often contain have come under scrutiny, not just in light of human healthbut also that of the environment. Mineral sunscreens containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide are the safest, …

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Weekly Menu 7/9-7/

Monday Spicy Bell Pepper Soup Tuesday Dinner at friend’s house Wednesday Grilled Bruschetta and kale salad Thursday Vegetable Stir fried noodles Friday Pizza Saturday BBQ with friends and we’ll carrot dogs with all the trimmings Sunday Gnocchi in creamy Mushroom sauceserved with steamed broccoli

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How to Prevent Air Pollution in Your Home

By Uma Campbell: Mothers will do everything in their power to ensure that their children have a good quality of life. This includes making sure that they always have enough food to eat, clothes to wear, and a roof over their head. Yet, one of the most important determinants of …

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Eating Healthy and Climate Smart on a Budget

By Fredrica Syren: Our family used to spend a lot of money on food without even thinking about what it did to climate change because we figured it was something we enjoyed and that it nourished our bodies. In the last year, with a large family and a business, we needed …

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Natural Pest Control & Companion Plants

By Kim Robson: After those drought-busting rains we had last winter, insects and other pests are going to have a boom season this summer. I’m already seeing lots of spiders and flying insects — and Antpocalypse 2019 began in our home weeks ago. I’ve long since placed our pet’s food …

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