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How to Sneak More Veggies into Every Meal

Part three of a three part series on making the veggie taste transition. Read part one here and part two here. Then listen to the Foodie-Phile podcast at the bottom of this post. Make the Veggie Ta…

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Help For Adding More Veggies to Your Diet

Part two of a three part series. Read part one here. If you’re looking to make a transition from high-calorie, high-sugar, high-meat, and high-fat in your diet—to more leaner eats filled with yum…

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Why You Should Grow Your Salad Greens at Home

Have you dreamed of growing gourmet salad greens in your home garden? It's easier than you may think to grow lettuces, mesclun mixes, and other edible leaves such as chervil, arugula, and endive. B…

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How & Why You Should Start Winter Composting

If you love gardening, chances are good that you don't view winter as hibernation season. Instead, you want to keep busy with your hobby (obsession?), even when the weather is too chilly for flowers…

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3 Ways Meatless Monday Helps the Earth

It's never too late to join the Meatless Monday movement! Meatless Monday was started in 2003 by former advertising executive Sid Lerner. He decided to partner with Johns Hopkins University to revi…

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5 Ways to Avoid Pesticides In & Around Your Home

When I talk about limiting pesticides, I'm often accused of sounding like a broken record. But the reason behind my rant is so important: Pesticide exposure has been linked to asthma, allergies, ne…

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7 Ways Gardening Improves Your Body & Mind (Infographic)

Did you know gardening had such a massive impact on your overall health? We all know hobbies, nature and exercise feed the mind and body -- and gardening showcases all three. We may have underestimate…

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Guide to October Gardening

October... one of my favorite months for gardening. The temperatures are comfortable, the ground is a little softer with fall rains, and there are fewer insects to deal with. Important October gard…

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What You MUST Know Before Bringing Plants Indoors

As the mercury drops, potted plants that thrived in your backyard or on the balcony all summer may begin to find the autumn weather too chilly for their taste. Many plants, notably delicate tropicals,…

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The Benefits of Growing Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been on my mind since I spoke with a non-gardening friend recently. He was tentatively interested in growing a few houseplants. At that point all the windowsills and side tables in my ho…

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