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Raw Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Healthy Eating
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:31

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Use a vegetable peeler to shave long, thin strips of zucchini (stop when you reach the seedy inner core). Toss with lemon juice, olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and pepper for a bright-tasting, no-cook salad.

 
Reuse Idea: Old Metal File Cabinet? Creative Spring Planter!
Reuse Tips
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Monday, 14 April 2014 07:04

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Quinoa & Romaine Salad with Tahini Orange Ginger Dressing...
Healthy Eating
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Friday, 11 April 2014 09:50

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Ingredients: 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped / 1 handful of basil, chopped / 1 cucumber, sliced / 1 handful of kalamata olives, pitted /1 carrot, shredded / 1/2 avocado, sliced.

Chop lettuce and veggies, shred carrots and combine together in a bowl with dressing. Toss and set over a bed of cooked or sprouted quinoa.

Tahini Orange Dressing: 1/2 cup tahini (raw and organic) / 4 oranges, juiced / 3 dates, pitted / 2 inch piece of ginger (about a thumb size or more).

Blend until smooth. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for 2-3 days and use again for future salads or lettuce wraps.

 
Raw Coconut Chocolate Pudding
Healthy Eating
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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:00

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Ingredients: 2 cups fresh coconut meat / 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder /1/4 cup raw cashews / 2 tablespoons raw honey / 1 cup fresh raspberries / 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs / water.

Directions: Place coconut meat, cacao powder, cashews and honey in blender and mix well, until you get the consistency of pudding.  Add water if needed to reach the consistency you like. Set aside. Mash raspberries well and place a layer of raspberries in the bottom of the container you are using. Next, layer the pudding on top of the bed of raspberries. Sprinkle with raw cacao nibs. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool.

 
REUSE...
Reuse Tips
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 29 March 2014 14:09

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Vintage tea cups from thrift stores make great scented candles and are great as holiday gifts! Be sure to use soy wax.

 
Dress for Less...
Blog
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 28 March 2014 16:06

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Vinegar may keep extra pounds at bay. Acetic acid in vinegar activates a gene that breaks down fat before it can settle around your belly or hips, the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry reveals. Pour 1 tablespoon each of vinegar and olive oil to flavor salad with the fat burner.

 
Reuse Idea: Old Flour Sifter? New Mini Planter!
Reuse Tips
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 14:04

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4 Foods for Better Sleep...
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 14 April 2014 11:05

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1) Bananas are a rich source of potassium and magnesium, two well established muscle relaxants, hence bananas can help you sleep soundly at night.

2) Almonds also contain magnesium which relax your muscles and help you sleep.

3) Cherries are great. Dried cherries and cherry juice are a good enough substitutes to fresh cherries and will help you enjoy a sound sleep at night.

4) Herbal tea is also on the list. Be it green tea or chamomile tea, it can help you sleep better at night. Avoid herbal teas with caffeine.

 
Skip Single Use...
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Written by Administrator   
Friday, 11 April 2014 09:51

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Single use products are tempting...easy, convenient, less mess. But they also make a lot more waste. Raisins taste just as good when sent to school in a reusable container instead of individual boxes, and you can pour your beverage of choice into a reusable thermos, skipping the individual can or bottle.

 
REUSE IDEA: Old Tea Tins? New Magnet for The Fridge!
Reuse Tips
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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:00

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All you really have to do is buy magnets that have a sticky side.

These can be bought from any arts and crafts store.

 
Reuse Idea: Tree Branch and Old Keys? DIY Outdoor Wind Chime!
Reuse Tips
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Sunday, 06 April 2014 17:26

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Vegan Caramel Apples...
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 29 March 2014 10:07

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Recipe: 1 cup of vanilla soymilk / 3/4 cup brown rice syrup / 1/3 cup maple syrup / 3 tablespoons water / 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder/1 tablespoon coconut oil /2 tsp vanilla extract.

Combine soy milk, brown rice syrup and maple syrup in a saucepan. Use medium heat until boiling. Whisk continuously to prevent sticking. Mix water and arrowroot in a small bowl. When the boiling mixture lightly coats the back of a spoon, add the mixed arrowroot and water. Cook for two minutes, whisking continuously. Remove from heat and stir in coconut oil and vanilla extract. Cool and drizzle over whole apples or as a dip for slices. Try sharpened twigs or Popsicle sticks to use as eco-friendly handles!

 
Vegan Spinach Cannellini Dip
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 28 March 2014 10:05

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Recipe: 1/2 cup cannellini beans, drained / 1/2 small ripe avocado / 2 cups raw baby spinach / 2 tsp red pepper flakes /1/2 lemon, juiced / pinch of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper.

Blend ingredients in a food processor. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Add a few slices of lemon over top to keep it bright green! (makes about 1 1/2 cups)

 
EASY Zesty Black Bean Soup...
Healthy Eating
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:03

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Drizzle olive oil on bottom of crock pot. Add 2 cans drained and rinsed black beans (or fresh made). Toss in a handful of fresh chopped cilantro, chopped green bell pepper, chopped red bell pepper, and 2 medium diced red onions. Add 7 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, and 2 tablespoons ground cumin. Add 2 cups vegetable broth. Cook on low for about 8 hours in crock pot. Sea salt and black pepper to taste.

 
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