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The Incredible Health Benefits of Magnesium

By Jennifer Landis: Magnesium is an alkaline earth metal and in its purest form very flammable — but unless you’re in a science lab, this isn’t the form of magnesium you usually come into contact with. Magnesium is also found in a variety of foods and is an essential part …

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Raising Plant-Based Children—Family Meal-Friendly Menus

By Fredrica Syren: My three children are being raised on plant-based foods, which means they eat nothing coming from an animal. Instead, they eat lots of whole foods with a rich variety of vegetables and fruits, beans and lentils, and minimally processed  foods. Many people ask us if it’s hard …

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Overnight Oats Tips and Recipes

By Fredrica Syren: I think most of us have heard of overnight oats by now, and most of us have tried it. As a busy mom of three whose husband is gone a lot for work, overnight oats has been a lifesaver. I mean, what’s not to love; it’s a …

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Why You Should Eat Seaweed

By Kim Robson: Humans have been harvesting and eating sea vegetables for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence suggests that Japanese cultures have been consuming sea vegetables for more than 10,000 years. In ancient China, sea vegetables were a noted delicacy, reserved particularly for honored guests and royalty. Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, …

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Plant based Vegan Thanksgiving Food

 By Fredrica Syren: Just little over 2 weeks until Thanksgiving and I for one are already planning for Thanksgiving dinner. In our home, we now celebrate Thanksgiving and all other holidays zero waste and organic and plant based vegan so with no meat and no packaging. In the past years we …

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Homemade Fruit Leather

By Fredrica Syren: Of all the kids’ snacks you can buy, fruit leather must the biggest rip-off because making your own is so super easy. So forget those processed, sugary fruit leathers, and say hello to juicy fruit leathers bursting with natural flavors — and that contain only fruit. As …

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All About Mung Beans

By Emma Grace Fairchild: The little green mung bean looks a bit like a lentil and a bit like a black eyed pea, and often goes unrecognized. However, it is tasty, nutritious and versatile. After buying a big bag of them at my local grocery store, I’ve been inspired to …

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The Bitter Sweet on Sugar Addiction

By Fredrica Syren: Sugar is addictive, potentially harmful, and absolutely everywhere and in everything. Sugar is addictive because it messes with your metabolism, so when you eat sugar, you crave more. There have even been many arguments that sugar is partially to blame for the obesity epidemic we’re experiencing worldwide. …

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Brew Your Own Booch – Kombucha, Made at Home

By Dawna Matthews: I was a student at an amazing school in San Diego where we learned herbal tea blends, tonics, tinctures, aromatherapy, and other self-healing methods. One of the things they taught us was how to brew our own kombucha. At first I was pretty reluctant to delve into …

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Eating Healthfully on a Budget—Homemade Smoothies

By Fredrica Syren: My life is crazy busy sometimes, and that’s when I find myself forgetting to eat or having to eat on the fly. Food on the fly is not a good idea by any means and, at the same time, it’s hard to make something that’s fast and …

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