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Vintage Tin Funnels? Creative Rustic Fixture!
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Sunday, 27 September 2015 15:32

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Grilled Eggplant, Tomato and Kale Sandwich (vegan)
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Saturday, 26 September 2015 22:29

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Recipe: 8 slices sourdough French bread/4 cups kale, lightly sauteed/1 tomato, sliced/1 eggplant, cut lengthwise/½ cup vegan shredded mozzarella cheese/2 tbsp vegan thousand island dressing/vegan butter spread of choice/sea salt/pepper to taste. Preheat oven to 400F and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut eggplant lengthwise leaving the skin on. Sprinkle eggplant with sea salt, place it in a strainer and let it sit out for about 15 minutes. Place eggplant on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Lightly water sauté kale. You can use extra virgin olive oil but only use ½ tbsp for every 2 cups of kale. Once that is done also set aside. Butter the outside of each piece of bread that will be hitting the fry pan. Place the buttered side of bread on the fry pan and spread thousand island dressing across it. Take handful of kale and distribute it across the slice. Sprinkle cheese.  Top with two pieces of eggplant and two tomato slices. Cover sandwich with other piece of bread leaving the butter side up. Press down sandwich with a spatula. Cook on both sides until golden brown and crispy but not burnt.

 
EASY CROCK POT SPLIT PEA SOUP
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 23:41


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Recipe: 1 tablespoons olive oil /1 medium onion, diced /2 celery stalks, diced /2 carrots, diced /1 cup split green peas (uncooked) / 1 cloves garlic, minced /1 teaspoon thyme /2 bay leaves /4 cups vegetable broth / 3 cups water /sea salt and pepper to taste /¼ cup chopped fresh parsley to garnish. In a slow cooker, add all ingredients. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

 
California unveils plan to build overpass for wildlife
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 19:28

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The $30 million overpass across one of Los Angeles County’s busiest freeways will be designed for wild animals, whose habitats are shrinking because of urban sprawl. Washington state broke ground on its first wildlife crossing in June. Ben Tracy reports on how the largest animal bridge in America could help save one of the last big carnivores in the western U.S.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/california-unveils-plan-to-build-overpass-for-wildlife/

 
EASY One Bowl Apple Cake
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 21:20

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Recipe: 2 eggs (or egg substitute)/1/2 cup raw sugar (or favorite sweetener)/2 teaspoons cinnamon/
1/2 cup coconut oil/6 medium Gala or Fuji or Honey Crisp apples, sliced/2 cups flour2 teaspoons baking powder. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and oil. Peel and slice apples and add to mixture in bowl. Mix together the baking powder and flour and add to the ingredients in the bowl. Mix well until all of the flour is absorbed by the wet ingredients. Pour mixture into a greased one 9x13 or two 9″ round pans. Bake for approximately 55 minutes.

 
Reuse Idea: Old Ice Chest? New DIY Summer Cooler!
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Saturday, 12 September 2015 19:44

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Reuse Idea: Wooden Pallets? Handy Spring Potting Center!
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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:37

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Summer Mint Melon Salad
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Sunday, 27 September 2015 09:30

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Recipe: Half of a watermelon, scooped with a melon baller/Half of a large cantaloupe, scooped with a melon baller/Half of a large honeydew melon, scooped with a melon baller/2 Tablespoons honey/3 Tablespoons finely chopped mint. Place scooped melon balls in a large bowl. Drizzle with honey and toss to coat the melon.
Sprinkle with chopped fresh mint and toss again. Chill before serving.

 
Reuse Idea: Old Shirt? DIY Baby Dress!
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Saturday, 26 September 2015 22:27

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Los Angeles to Lease Electric Vehicles; Aiming for Sustainability...
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 23:39

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Los Angeles just made a big change to their municipal fleet, with energy-efficient vehicles. The LA Police Department announced that the city is leasing 160 battery-powered vehicles and 128 plug-in hybrids, which makes Los Angeles “the largest city-owned fleet of battery-powered rides,” Engadget reports. Read more: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/n...

 
GRAPE TOMATO, OLIVE, SPINACH PASTA
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 19:27

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Recipe: 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta /2 tsp olive oil/1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved/1/2 cup vegetable broth /1/4 tsp sea salt/1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add pasta; cook 8 minutes or until al dente, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add red pepper and garlic and sauté 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, broth, salt, black pepper, and olives; cook 6 minutes or until tomatoes begin to break down, stirring occasionally. Add pasta and 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid to pan; simmer 3 minutes. Stir in spinach and basil; cook 2 minutes or until greens wilt. Parmesan optional.

 
The Newest Yoga Mat is Made from the Strangest Source: Algae
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 21:19

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Algae—enemy of ponds, lakes, and middle-school bio quizzes everywhere. That is until recently, when scientists discovered that the long-derided life form could be used to produce environmentally sustainable foam. Clean tech company Algix and material development company Effekt just announced their big plans to take algae and use it in multiple lifestyle products, including footwear, sporting goods, and the universal favorite, the yoga mat. Read more: http://magazine.good.is/arti...

 
Baking Soda: Scrub Your Way to Smoother Skin
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Friday, 11 September 2015 16:43

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Show off flake-free arms and legs in tank tops and shorts this summer by gently buffing away dead skin cells. Create a mild exfolitator by mixing 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Rub it all over your cracked skin on elbows and knees for a smooth feel. 

 
Zucchini Stuffed Lasagna Rolls
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Saturday, 12 September 2015 15:43

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Recipe: 8 lasagna noodles, cooked/1 tsp olive oil/3 cloves garlic, crushed/2 medium zucchini, grated and squeezed dry/1 cup + 2 tbsp part skim ricotta cheese (non dairy cheese optional)/1 large egg, beaten (or egg substitute)/1/2 tsp sea salt/ fresh cracked pepper/1 3/4 cups Marinara sauce/1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (non dairy optional)/fresh basil for garnish. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Ladle about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. In a medium nonstick skillet, sauté garlic and olive oil over medium heat for about 1 minute; add zucchini, salt and pepper to taste and cook about 4-5 minutes, until soft. In a medium bowl, combine the zucchini, ricotta cheese, egg, salt and pepper. Lay out the lasagna noodles on a clean work surface. Make sure noodles are dry. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over the noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles. Ladle the remaining sauce over the lasagna rolls and top each one with 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese. Put foil over baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the inside is heated through and the cheese is melted. Top with fresh basil.

 
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