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New California Law Could Allow Diners to Bring Own Containers

By Fredrica Syren: A new law passed in California provides guidelines for restaurants regarding how to safely fill consumers’ own reusable containers. This is a huge step for anyone trying to avoid single use plastic and wanting to bring their own reusable containers.  I know the most sustainable choice is …

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Green Living Combats Most Sleeping Problems

Contributing Writer: We all know that a good sleeping pattern is crucial to physical and mental wellbeing. However, countless people across the globe still suffer from problems with an inability to get a good night’s sleep. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, around 1 in 3 people have at least …

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Weekly Plan-Based Family Menu 9/9/19

Monday Mushroom and Barley Soup Tuesday Cheese Quesadillas with Beans and Quinoa salad Wednesday  Roasted Potatoes and Bean Salad Thursday Crepes Friday  White Pizza Saturday Baked Kale Pasta Sunday Bean Chili served with Rice and Mixed Salad

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Bean Chili

This is recipe inspired by a chili my dear friend Mimi made for us this summer. Mimi and her family are not vegans but boy does she know how to cook amazing vegan food. The secret ingredience is ajvar relish which is a Turkish pepper-based condiment made principally from roasted red …

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How to Make Easy and Fast Plant-Based Food

By Fredrica Syren: I have many moments when I’m busy and totally forget what time it is, then suddenly find myself starved. Or I suddenly have my three kids’ eyes telling me they are “STARVED” and need food asap. At times like these, making plant-based and healthy foodmight seem impossible, …

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Just How Great Is Biodegradable Plastic?

By Larraine Roulston: NOT GREAT! Plastic is not a natural product and, biodegradable or not, it still takes years to break down and the fragments then become micro-plastic. In the UK, researchers submerged and buried what claimed to be “compostable” and “biodegradable” single-use plastic bags and found that after 3 years, …

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How to Eliminate Chemicals from Your Life

By Fredrica Syren: Unfortunately, many items at home, as well as products we buy, contain harmful chemicals. The problem is a lack of restrictions to prevent manufacturers from using chemicals in their products. It is impossible to protect against all harmful chemicals. But it is possible to avoid several of …

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Boosting Kids’ Immune Systems

By Kim Robson: Now that the kids are back in school, they will be much more exposed to germs and viruses from being in close daily contact with their classmates. And cold and flu season is nearly upon us. Those dispensers of hand sanitizers are just about everywhere now, but …

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Lungs of the Planet Getting Killed

By Fredrica Syren: As I write this, I’m watching in horror all the images of the Amazon on fire. Although so far away, this event will affect us all. The Amazon, known as the lungs of our planet because it provides 20% of the entire world’s oxygen, helps stabilize the world’s climate.  The …

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Teaching Your Children About Finances

By Jackie Edwards: Learning to manage your money isn’t something they generally teach in schools. It is a life skill that many people only begin to understand when they move into a home of their own. In order to prepare your children for the challenges of managing money and the …

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