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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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Plant Based Bean Tostadas

By Fredrica Syren: Living in San Diego, I’ve had my fair share of Mexican food. Unfortunately, most of it contains lots of cheese and tends to be greasy, which is fine if that’s what you like. I, however, favor fresh food made with fresh ingredients. These tacos are something my …

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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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Unusual Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

By Kim Robson: Looking for some different and unusual recipes using pumpkin and/or winter squash? I have personally made and tested all three of these recipes, and can vouch for their deliciousness! Roast Pumpkin with Cheese “Fondue” As the pumpkin roasts, its skin becomes dramatically burnished, while inside, slices of …

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Life with Backyard Chickens

By Fredrica Syren: It’s been almost a year since our chickens moved into our backyard. We bought four hens from a neighbor — along with a chicken coop he had built. “The girls,” as my husband calls them, are an endless joy for our kids and ourselves. The kids named …

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Veggie Burger Recipes

By Kim Robson: When faced with limited vegetarian options in restaurants, I can almost always fall back on a veggie burger. The frozen patties are usually from MorningStar Farms, and they’re okay in a pinch. Sometimes even the meat eaters like veggie patties for a change of pace and a …

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Noodles and Vegetables In A Spicy Peanut Sauce

By Fredrica a.k.a Green Mom: This dish is one of my kids favorite foods to eat. These stir-fried street noodles are inspired by a dish I once ate in Bangkok, Thailand. I use whatever vegetables I can harvest from the garden, so they will vary from season to season. I …

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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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