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Green Kitchen Tips

9 Make-Ahead Lunches to Carry in a Mason Jar

A Mason jar is the perfect lunch container. It's glass, so won't leach nasty chemicals into your food the way a plastic box or bowl would. It's got a tight-fitting lid, so you don't have to worry abou…

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7 of My Favorite Ways to Use Beneficial Essential Oils

There are so many essential oils in the world... it can seem overwhelming! Don't despair! Even the most novice essential oil user can learn to incorporate oils easily into their everyday lives. …

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12 Ways to Use Temperature Instead of Chemicals to Clean

Do you really need a pantry full of cleaning chemicals? Or can ice, boiling water, baking soda and vinegar clean most everything? We put a few temperature-based house cleaning methods to the test, …

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22 Surprising Uses for Lemons

Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we're not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfe…

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9 Surprising Uses for Beer

Beer. It refreshes and relaxes, it fuels sociability and cools the burn of spicy food. It is the most-widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, and the third most common beverage overall. It is…

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8 Vegetables That Are Healthier Than Kale

It's no stretch to say that the past few years have been all about kale. This once humble vegetable, more used as a plate garnish than anything else, has turned into the ultimate mainstream health foo…

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8 Surprisingly Salty Foods

As we age, our sodium intake becomes more and more important. And, while it's easy to measure how much sodium you're getting if your only way of getting it is through a salt shaker, it's easy to forge…

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8 Scariest Facts About Seafood

Swordfish with a side of dead marine mammals? Shrimp with a little slave labor on top? A Sprinkling of a illegal poaching and habitat degradation over your caviar? There's a whole lot of scary stuff t…

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What’s So Great About Raw Roods? (+ Gluten-Free Tabouli Recipe)

Raw foods are all the rage these days... But what's all the fuss about? Karyn Calabrese is a vibrant raw foodie and the force behind Karyn's Raw Foods, author of Soak Your Nuts and restauranteur. O…

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What’s In Your Wasabi? 5 Foods That Aren’t What They Seem

You’d like to think that the name of a food would adequately describe what it is, but that is certainly not always the case. Unfortunately, there are a lot of mystery foods out there. Here are 5 foods…

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hmmm looks like somebody had to write. . .

I prefer to cook from scratch, making it all that much easier to avoid sugar in my recipes.

very cute, thanks!