Cooking Green: 15 Eco Tips for the Kitchen


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 […]

Discussing the Pros and Cons of Using Vegetable Oil as Fuel

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A few weeks ago we talked about biodiesel, a promising energy source that is often cleaner burning and more efficient to create. One of the most popular uses for biodiesel fuel is as an alternative to gasoline for use in combustible engines like those found in vehicles. As the use of vegetable oil to power […]

12 Natural Dyes for Coloring Easter Eggs

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There is nothing like the fresh air of spring to reinvigorate my commitment to green living. Which is why, when it came to coloring Easter eggs this year natural dyes were the natural choice. Every year, eco-friendly families shun the chemicals in mass-market Easter egg dyes by choosing to color eggs with natural alternatives. Not […]

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Prezzemolo

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This is a recipe I found in the book, Moosewood Restaurant Cooking For Health. I tried it and it was fantastic! If you, like me, are a garlic lover and like a lot of flavor with a little bit of heat, you’re sure to love this also. Recipe: Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Prezzemolo Ingredients 16 […]

Lotsa Green Lasagna


It’s hard to find ANYONE who doesn’t like lasagna. And once you’ve thrown together the ingredients, your work is pretty much done. No need to hover over the stove. Plus it’s very forgiving! It can easily be left in a low-temperature oven to stay warm when someone’s running late. Reheats well, too. Makes 6 servings Recipe: […]

Meatless Monday — The Devil’s Chili


Years ago in my effort to add more vegetables to my diet I started by buying and cooking more veggies. I quickly realized that I was in dire need of some recipes to help spice things up. During my search I came across a cookbook called the Vegetarian Times Cookbook By the editors of Vegetarian […]

Basmati and Wild Rice over Acorn Squash with Braised Vegetables


We found this wonderful recipe at Vegetarian Squash and wild rice! That spells hearty comfort food. Try it and make it your own by using your favorite varieties of squash.