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What to Stuff into a Hotdog Bun Besides a Hotdog

By Fredrica Syren: With summer comes lots of BBQs, and for us vegans or vegetarians there are few options to put into our hotdog buns besides fake meat franks that, quite frankly are not that appealing. The good news is that there are other, more interesting options. The best part …

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Plant-Based Chocolate Sea Salt Almond Butter Nice Cream

By Joey Bruno: Have you heard about nice cream? It’s made by blending sliced, frozen bananas into a creamy goodness with the consistency of soft serve ice cream and a neutral flavor profile just waiting for modifications to make all of your dessert dreams come true. It sounds too good …

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Weekly Menu

By Fredrica Syren: Per request, I will post the weekly menu of what my family and I eat during the week. All our food is vegan and mostly gluten-free. Every week, I plan and write a menu for all our meals. Having a menu posted on the fridge makes executing …

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One Pan Mexican Quinoa

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green mom: Quinoa is one of those foods I find to be most misunderstood. People either don’t know how to eat it or how to cook it. I love quinoa, and we eat it at least once a week. Native to South America, it is a …

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Homemade Popsicles and Best Nontoxic Popsicle Molds

By Fredrica Syren: We’re having some nice warm days here in San Diego. On these kinds of days, I love to treat my kids to ice cream or popsicles, but I’m not a big fan of store bought ice cream because it tends to contain too much sugar and too …

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Plant-Based Food-Harissa Marinade

Happy Memorial Day! This is a fast marinade made  for our Memorial Day BBQ. I’m marinating seitan slices and tofu steaks in it but I think vegetables or corn on the cob would be great too. Harissa paste is from North Africa and made with chiles blended into a paste with garlic, …

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Salad Dressing Basics

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Salads and veggies certainly can stand on their own as a source of flavor, but a great dressing can make or break a dish, too! From a basic garden salad to warm salads with roasted veggies, or a dark green salad of kale and wild greens, …

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Eco-Festivals 2018

By Fredrica Syren:  Summer is festival season, and traditional festivals are not sustainable — and usually are really bad for the planet. The good news is that there are plenty of green and eco-friendly, even some zero-waste, festivals happening this summer. What could be better than a group of like-minded individuals gathering …

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Natural Cosmetics

By Kim Robson: Recently we’ve discussed natural fabric dyesand natural perfumes. But what about the makeup we apply to our faces? You may be surprised to hear that makeup — especially lipstick — can contain dangerous chemicals, toxic heavy metals and animal byproducts. Studies conducted by the Campaign for Safe …

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The Amazing Flaxseed

By Larraine Roulston: Flaxseed has an interesting history. It was first cultivated in Babylon in 3000BC. Believing that it had strong health benefits, King Charlemagne during theearly Middle Ages passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it. Recently,the demand for flaxseed has increased. The Flax Council estimates that in2010, approximately …

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