Meatless Mondays

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There has been a lot of attention placed on the distance your food travels before it reaches your table.  Often called ‘food miles,’ there is a certain logic in the concept that if those blueberries you are eating in January came all the way from Chile, well, maybe that isn’t the most responsible way to […]

Whole Foods Market® Pops the Cork on Top Ten Holiday Wines Priced for Merrymaking

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From taste-tempting, luscious reds and bright sparklers to elegant, spicy whites, Whole Foods Market unveils its “Top Ten Holiday Wines” list — at prices fit for merrymaking. All 10 wines are priced under $15 a bottle. This year the best list includes a distinguished selection of organic wines. Here’s the list (feel free to check […]

Be a Green Grocer! Eco Tips for Saving at the Store

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Ask yourself, are your grocery shopping habits wasting money and harming the environment? With the high cost of everything these days, people are learning to be more frugal. In being frugal, you are also very often helping the environment. This is never more evident than when you do your grocery shopping. Take these simple steps […]

Wines: A Fair Trade Option

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In today’s world, decisions we make often have global implications. Most of us are becoming more concerned with the social and environmental impact of our decisions. Whether it’s choosing a green detergent or a fair trade coffee, we are looking for solutions that help us improve our social consciousness and green living choices.  Are you […]

Bamboo Cutting Boards

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I know cutting boards aren’t really all that exciting when it comes to kitchen equipment.  They certainly can’t compare to those flashy knives with the gleaming edges, or that sexy Mixmaster with ten speeds, all chromed out.  Oh, and what about that Viking range with dual ovens, six burners with … whoa, I’m getting dizzy […]

A Gerbera Today May Keep The Doctor Away

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Our homes contain many irritants both seen and unseen, which contribute to poor indoor, air quality. Invaders such as molds, bacteria, pollen, dust, and pet dander seem to be the most prevalent culprits. Often contributing to the development of chronic respiratory diseases as well as headaches, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue. According to the American […]

Green Beer Comes in Many Shades

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What’s better than a green beer on St Patrick’s Day? How about green beer the other 364 days of the year! Beer has been going green since Anheuser-Busch started recycling their leftover grain and using it for cattle feed back in 1899. It’s a process that continues at many breweries today. But, some brewmasters are […]

Deep Sea Texting: Finding eco-friendly fish on the fly

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So you’re standing at the counter of your favorite fishmonger admiring all of the seafood choices; and you want to make a healthy, eco-friendly decision. What do you do? You pick up your cell phone, send a text message, and have valuable information to help aid in that decision within seconds. Two non-profit organizations have […]

Cooking Green: 15 Eco Tips for the Kitchen

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Cooking green isn’t about recreating Dr. Suess’ famous eggs. Being a green cook means making earth-friendly choices in how we prepare our food. Luckily, it’s a recipe that we can follow for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As eco-minded consumers, it’s easy to focus on the big money items — buying green appliances or building a […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

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Did you know that a single 1/2 cup serving of pumpkin has 300% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A? It also has 20% of your daily fiber and some vitamin C and E, as well as calcium.  Obviously this a great vegetable to be eating. But how to get more pumpkin into your […]