E-Editions Solstice Green Solstice Green
Banner
Reuse Idea: Reclaimed Cooler? DIY Root Cellar!
Reuse Tips
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 20 December 2015 00:14

cooler_root_cellar

 
Herb Roasted Fall Veggies...
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 13 December 2015 20:41

fall_veggies

Recipe: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive Oil /2 lbs. assorted root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, beets, onions and sweet potatoes), peeled and cut into wedges/10 cloves garlic, peeled/1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary /1/4 tsp. ground black pepper/sea salt to taste. Preheat oven to 425°. In large bowl, combine all ingredients until vegetables are well-coated. In large shallow roasting pan, evenly spread vegetables. Roast, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender and golden.

 
Reuse Idea: Kiddy Pool? Great Way to Serve Chilled Food for a Party!
Reuse Tips
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 14 December 2015 17:41

reuse_kiddy_pool_party

 
Reuse Idea: Old Wooden Ladder? Creative Christmas Tree!
Reuse Tips
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 10 December 2015 22:11

creative_christmas_tree

 
Thirty Year Old Illegal Oil Drilling Lease Canceled!
News
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 06 December 2015 16:56

illegal_oil_drilling_lease

Thirty year old illegal oil drilling lease near Glacier National Park in Montana cancelled by Obama Administration.

For more than 10,000 years, the Badger-Two Medicine area near Glacier National Park in Montana has provided strength, subsistence and cultural identity for members of the Blackfeet Nation. The Blackfeet believe that their people were created among the mountains and springs that rise from where Badger Creek and the Two Medicine River trace their headwaters.

But the Blackfeet aren’t the only ones who value the region. The oil and gas industry also have their eyes on the area—and for more than 30 years, they’ve been fighting to drill the hell out of it.

 
Choose a Live Tree...
Blog
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 07 December 2015 13:57

live_tree

Plastic trees are made of petroleum products (PVC), and use up resources in both the manufacture and shipping. Discarded artificial trees are then sent to landfills, where their plastic content makes them last forever. Live trees are a renewable resource grown on tree farms, that are replanted regularly. They contribute to air quality while growing, and almost ninety percent are recycled into mulch. Live trees are usually locally grown and sold, saving both transportation costs and added air pollution. They also smell like Christmas!

 
HOLIDAY CAPRESE WREATH SALAD
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 05 December 2015 00:00

caprese_wreath_salad

Recipe: 1 pound Italian plum tomatoes /7 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes /1 pound bocconcini (mozzarella balls) /8 ounces fresh basil peso /sea salt /freshly ground black pepper /extra virgin olive oil /balsamic vinegar /3/4 cup fresh basil. Slice the Italian tomatoes and halve some of the baby or grape tomatoes. Arrange the tomato and bocconcini around the outside of a large round platter to create a wreath. Spoon some pesto over it, season, drizzle the olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar in the center, and garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve with freshly sliced Italian bread.

 
Pappardelle with Butternut Squash and Chard
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 14 December 2015 20:43

butternut_pappardelle

Recipe: 2 12-oz. pkg. peeled, cubed butternut squash, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces (6 cups)/2 Tbs. olive oil/⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg/8 oz. pappardelle/1 12-oz. bunch rainbow chard, stems chopped, leaves cut into ribbons/4 Tbs. unsalted butter or olive oil/16 whole fresh sage leaves/2 cloves garlic, minced. 

Preheat oven to 450°F. Place squash on large rimmed baking sheet, and toss with oil. Sprinkle with nutmeg and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Roast 20 to 25 minutes or until squash is tender, stirring occasionally. Cook pappardelle in large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions, adding chard stems and leaves during final 2 minutes of cooking. Drain pappardelle and chard, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Return pappardelle and chard to pot. Heat butter (vegan optional) or olive oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sage and garlic; sauté 5 seconds. Pour browned butter orolive oil over pappardelle and chard; add squash, and toss to coat. Add reserved cooking water as needed to moisten pappardelle. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Top with Parmesan (optional).

 
Reuse Idea: Old Window and Reclaimed Pallet Wood? DIY Rustic Table!
Reuse Tips
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 13 December 2015 20:41

reuse_window_pallet_table

 
Fresh Holiday Cranberry Relish...
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 10 December 2015 22:12

cranberry_relish

According to the USDA, cranberries offer one of the highest levels of antioxidants compared to other fruits. Studies have also found they reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers, maintain urinary tract health, and possibly even positively affect teeth and gums. Fresh cranberries are available September through December. Recipe: 2 cups cranberries /1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped/ 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled cored and cut into wedges/1 cut up orange, seeds and skin removed. In a food processor, combine cranberries, pineapple, apples and oranges. Blend into small chunks. Chill and serve.

 
Make Something Healthy for the Potluck
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 07 December 2015 19:58

healthy_potluck
Going to a potluck meal and taking a dish? Rather than making that fat-and-sugar-laden chocolate cream pie, how about something different this year? If you take along a salad or a bowl of roasted vegetables, you'll be doing yourself a favor – and other guests may well appreciate having a few healthier dishes on the table. For dessert, fruit salad or baked fruits are great options. If those aren't going to be popular with others, look for a lower-fat cake or muffin recipe.

 
Don't Go Partying on an Empty Stomach
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 06 December 2015 16:57

party_on_empty_stomach
When you're heading out for an evening of drinks and food, have a healthy snack or a light meal beforehand like a whole wheat sandwich with peanut butter and jelly, or even a baked potato. Turning up to a party hungry means getting drunk quickly, and diving into fatty, salty or sugary snacks.

 
35 Healthy Christmas Stocking Stuffers
Blog
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 05 December 2015 00:03

christmas_stocking_stuffers
1) homemade coupons (special outing with parent, cooked dinner, trip to the park, etc.)

2) healthy trail mix

3)puzzle of themselves or a picture of your choice

4) homemade magnets.

5) fun toothbrush you might not normally buy with healthy toothpaste.

6) organic popping corn.

7) organic cocoa nibs.

8) DVD- exercise DVD’s, favorite TV shows, movies etc.

9) nice cooking utensils (stainless steel, wooden spoons)

10) eco friendly coffee cozy

11) sunglasses.

12) flashlight.

13) pocket knife (this would not be for a child).

14) gift card to a favorite store.

15) water bottle.

16) reusable travel coffee cup.

17) CD - relaxation.

18) playing cards (Go Fish, Old Maid, Classic Cards).

19) sudoku, crossword puzzles.

20) organic lip/body balm.

21) new wallet.

22) play dough (can make your own).

23) a special ornament for a favorite team or an event that year (graduated, got a dog, had a baby etc). 

24) travel packs of non-toxic skin toiletries.

25) sporting stuff: golf balls, sweat bands, fishing lures etc.

26) garden markers.

27) tickets for a special outing.

28) fun bandaids (kids love these).

29)  reusable shopping bag.

30) USB drive.

31) art supplies- crayons, colored pencils,

32) soft socks or slippers.

33) tea infuser.

34) tea cup and herbal teas.

35) organic coffee.

 
Green Holiday Travel Starts at Home...
Blog
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 23:41

green_holiday_travel

There are all sorts of clever ways to make your Holiday trip more sustainable, but the easiest one takes place before you leave. Remember to unplug all unused appliances, especially computers, cell phone chargers, and televisions. Also, you could plan by eating all the perishables in your fridge, then changing it to its lowest setting. And finally, don't forget to turn your water heater down as low as possible.

These are simple things to do, but they will save energy.

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 4 of 96
Banner