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  • How to Organic-ize Your Diet Handbook

    Why eating organic is important, how to prioritize what foods to buy organic, and organic shopping 101 Organic Eating 101: Why It’s important It’s important to eat organic. Every functional nutritionist, toxin scientist, and holistic medical professional that I spoke with for both of my Green Mama books said that children and parents-to-be, especially moms…
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  • A Year of Vegetable Gardening

    Every year around early summer, I begin to despair about my garden. Either the sun or rain has beat down on it for days on end. The birds and squirrels have dug up my seeds. My tiny seedlings aren’t growing. My bigger plants are full of bug nibbles. Yet every late summer and fall, we…
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  • Salt of the Earth

    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…
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  • DIY Almond Milk

    Ingredients 1 cup whole raw nuts or seeds (I love almonds) 4 cups filtered water (plus more water for soaking) pinch of sea salt 1/4 tsp of cinnamon 1 tbsp of vanilla extract   Directions soak nuts overnight for 6-12 hours drain and rinse nuts blend with water and flavours for at least a minute…
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  • Spice it Up

    There isn’t a hispanic cupboard in the world that doesn’t contain Sazon. Not one. My mother cooked with it. As did hers. As ubiquitous as salt, Sazon is the Spanish version of…well, salt. I never read its ingredients, as I would always mindlessly toss a box of Sazon in my grocery trolley as one might…
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  • Easiest Sandwich

    Ingredients: 2 Tbsp nut butter 2 slices of your favourite bread 1/2 Tbsp honey Directions: 1. Slather your bread with nut butter and honey. 2. Smoosh the breads together to make a sandwich 3. Slice in half and package for the lunch box. Try Abeego food wrap, Onyx Sandwich containers or Go Go Bags.  …
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  • 7 dangerous food additives to ALWAYS avoid

    One of the most important aspects of eating healthy or what makes food “real” is avoiding dangerous food additives. The 7 most dangerous food additives in my research are: artificial sweeteners, artificial food colouring, carrageenan, MSG, Trans fat, sodium nitrate/nitrite, and fructose. Food Additives to Always Avoid Aspartame (Nutra-Sweet, Equal) and Saccharin These are used…
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