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Posted: August 25, 2016 ...by
Sometimes, I feel so very proud of myself for making better nutritional decisions for my children.  As we picnic in the park, watching others washing down GMO’s, refined sugar and assorted chemicals and pesticides, with more of the same, I gaze at the organic blueberry stained smiles of my children and sigh. Here, I delicately...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 23, 2016 ...by
Increasingly, parents are waking up to the realization that there is no safe plastic. “BPA-free” and even “plant-based plastics” can still release toxins that mimic hormones in the body. The safest bet for your child is the same thing now that it is always been: truly stable products such as glass, stainless steel, cotton, and...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 22, 2016 ...by
It’s been a long day. Work, mama-ing, and what ever unscheduled fire you had to put out, didn’t leave time for a shop. But dinner must be made. Read on for some last-minute, super-easy dinner inspo. Forgetful Salad “Place whatever bread (or potatoes) that you have, in a bowl. Celery? Excellent. Chop that too. You...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 17, 2016 ...by
  Summer is a time for the great outdoors. Camping, hiking, swimming, BBQ’s and entertaining outdoors. What do you do when mosquitoes and other biting bugs invade your al fresco fun?! Read on for 7 Green Mama Approved tips to battle bugs without harsh chemicals.   Lemon juice rubbed directly on the skin makes you...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 8, 2016 ...by
Homeopathic Remedies Camilia and pulsatilla are two homeopathic remedies recommended for teething tots. I love the ease of the Boiron Camilia unit dose squeeze pouches. Its more natural and faster to administer than infant tylenol or advil and I have had great success with its effectiveness. You can also cold brew some soothing chamomile tea to...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 4, 2016 ...by
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Posted: August 1, 2016 ...by
Mother Talks Back to the Monster Tonight, I dressed my son in astronaut pajamas, kissed his forehead and tucked him in. I turned on his night-light and looked for you in the closet and under the bed. I told him you were nowhere to be found, but I could smell your breath, your musty fur....Read More »Read More
Posted: July 25, 2016 ...by
Summer is the time of the never setting sun. Long lazy days at the beach. Picnics in the park. Unstructured time to follow your bliss… Or is it the time of year when 2 and half months of nothing stretches out before you, a mini van full of kids asking for you to drive them...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 24, 2016 ...by
Like fresh nut milk, once you make your own you will never go back! Ingredients 3 cups freshly roasted unsalted nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts or even sunflower seeds for the nut averse) Directions Place nuts on baking sheet, toast for 10 mins on middle rack in a 300 F oven, wiggle them around...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 18, 2016 ...by
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Posted: July 18, 2016 ...by
Low Sodium Roast Pork Marinade (2 pound(ish) Pork Loin) {From the Green Mama notebook: I recommend organic, fairly traded, non-irradiated spices. I get most of my spices from The Gathering Place: a small, family-run, organic company.} 1 Cup Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar 0 mg 1Tsp Dulce Flakes 15 mg 1 Tbsp Cumin 10 mg 1...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 15, 2016 ...by
  Ah, Summer. A time When Cubans drag out the Caja China to roast…anything, and sit around talking. (Gossiping, actually, but let’s go with “talking”.) Mojitos and sangria flow, (as easily as the “chisme”), and a gorgeous time is had by all. Unless, of course, you are moving. This summer, my familia and I moved...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 8, 2016 ...by
Ingredients 2 lbs organic vegetables diced and sliced  (I like using carrots and radishes for their beauty and flavour. But you can use daikon, cucumbers, beets, cauliflower, kale, celery etc.) Flavour enhancers like garlic, pickling spice, or spicy peppers to your taste. A 2% brine (roughly 1 heaping Tbsp of non-iodized unrefined salt for every...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 6, 2016 ...by
Even before I had children, I loathed going to a restaurant with blaring television sets. If I wanted I watch telly, (that’s where I keep my gelato), I would do so at home. The entire point of going to a restaurant is to drin..er, I mean – break bread, with your friends and family. When...Read More »Read More