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Eating for Climate Change 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 we needed to put ourselves on more of …

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Gluten Free Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides 

By Emma Grace Fairchild: There’s certainly nothing wrong with the expected Thanksgiving side dishes (and plenty of ways to spruce them up and make them more healthful), but there are many other options to explore. Especially since I’ve been gluten-free for the last five years, getting creative with sides guarantees having tasty …

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Pulses to the Rescue

By Larraine Roulston: Beans. Peas. Favas. Chickpeas. Lentils. Good for your health. Great for the environment. Amazingly delicious to eat! These unassuming members of the pulse family are impressively resilient and will stand up to the effects of climate change. In order to educate people about their rich value, the …

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Too Many Apples?

By Fredrica Syren: I love fall for many reasons but one major reason is that’s it’s prime apple seasons. My family loves to go on apple self-picks and after we come home with loads of apples I go into preserve-apples mode. Here are some recipes that I tried that were …

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Going Meatless One Meal a Week to Help Save the Planet

By Fredrica Syren: I know that whenever I talk about eating less meat people start to roll their eyes at me because, well, I’m a vegan, so “of course I want everyone to join me in the vegan life.” Actually, the truth is that I tend not to preach a …

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Vegetarian Cooking Made Easy

By Fredrica Syren: No matter whether you’re a meat eater or a full-time vegetarian, eating more plant-based food is good for the planet, your wallet and your health. Whenever I talk to people who would like to include more vegetarian food in their diet or would like to cook more …

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Super Charge and Super Fast — Food on the Fly

By Fredrica Syren: Between 3 kids and their activities and a very busy schedule, putting lunch or dinner on the table can be a challenge … and I mean a HUGE challenge. I am starting to understand why parents who work long hours may end up serving takeout food or …

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The Mighty Lentils And Pasta Sauce

By Fredrica Syren A friend and I talked about busy days and how hard it can be to cook something tasty, nutritious and fast at the end of the day when the kids are super hungry and cranky. This is one of my fast recipes that I use often. It’s …

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Are Vegetarians Harming the Environment More So than Meat-Eaters?

By Kim Robson: On the heels of the recent update of the USDA’s dietary guidelines, which promote eating more fruits and veggies, less sugar and salt, and less meat, comes a new study from Carnegie Mellon University, which suggests that growing certain veggies requires more resources per calorie to produce …

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Flexitarian / Weekday Vegetarian

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Does being a vegetarian sound to you like a big commitment? Maybe you’ve been flirting with the idea of trying a vegetarian diet with your family, or you’ve switched to eating organic or pasture raised meats. Perhaps “Meatless Monday” is a success in your home and …

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