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Plant-Based Weekly Menu 8/26

Monday Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Tuesday Beet Soup and Home baked Bread Wednesday Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce served with Spaghetti and beans Thursday Beet Burgers Friday Pizza Saturday Ramen in a Spicy Peanut Sauce Sunday Pasta Casserole Dessert: Strawberry and Rhubarb Tart

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Zero Waste School Supplies

By Fredrica Syren: School is starting again and with that comes the need for some school supplies. Trying to live zero waste with school children can be tricky; but my motto is “find what I have at home already; borrow; buy used; and, as a last resort, buy quality and …

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Hosting a Community Cleanup

By Kim Robson: It’s a sad fact that many people rarely meet or get to know their neighbors. We have our busy lives, and sometimes it’s hard to reach out to strangers. Hosting a community cleanup event, however, is a perfectly eco-friendly way to beautify your neighborhood AND meet your …

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Plastics Are Clogging the Beauty Industry

By Larraine Roulston: Last month was declared “Plastic Free July.” Our man-made problem and addiction to single-use plastics all too often are cluttering our beaches and killing sea life.  All over the globe, plastic entering the ocean just circulates there forever, leaving swirling cyclones of plastic soup. When our disposable culture discovered …

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Weekly Menu 8/19/19

Monday Stirfry with spicy peanut sauce and rice Tuesday  Lettuce Wraps Wednesday Roasted Vegetable Soup served with Fast Baking Bread Thursday  Pesto Zoodles Friday Picnic of different Toasts for when we’re at an outdoor Concert by the bay Saturday Pasta Puttanesca Sunday Mango Seitan Casserole served over rice

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Stirfry Vegatables and Rice with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce ¼ cup creamy peanut butter1 tbsp bragg’s liquid aminos or other light soy sauce1 tbsp mellow miso1 tbsp rice vinegar2 tsp sriracha sauce1/2 tbsp agave nectar½ cup coconut milk  Blend everything to a smooth sauce. 4 servings of rice2 tbsp Vegetable broth2 cups shredded red cabbage2 medium carrots, …

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Risks of Fluoride in Drinking Water

By Kim Robson: Fluoride is found in many oral hygiene products. A mineral compound, it is used in topical and systemic fluoride therapy to prevent tooth decay. While trace amounts of naturally occurring calcium fluoride can be found in some water supplies (about 0.25 to 1 mg/L), many water supplies …

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Zero Waste Makeup Brands

By Fredrica Syren: Hello. My name is Fredrica, and I love makeup!  When I went zero waste, I thought I would have to give up makeup and that made me sad …. So, naturally it was one of the last parts of my personal care regime to be traded in …

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