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Do You Know the Difference Between Real Foods and Food-like Products?

Do You Know the Difference Between Real Foods and Food-like Products?

Even though I grew up in a farm state, surrounded by cornfields, I had absolutely no concept of what real food is or where it comes from. And that’s because […]

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The Problem with Plastic

The Problem with Plastic

After 40 years of life, I’ve decided on my answer to the life long question: What is the one thing I’d take to be stranded on an island? (The answer […]

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The Time Has Come For Sustainable Living

The Time Has Come For Sustainable Living

This Native American proverb speaks to the essence of sustainable living. In modern times, we are endowed with a birthright, taught that the accomplishments of our parents may be used […]

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Recent Recipes

Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe Regardless of your desire to be vegan, or go completely dairy free, there is no room to argue that store bought dressings are nasty. It’s counterproductive […]

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Kids Don’t Like Veggies? Make Pizza!

Kids Don’t Like Veggies? Make Pizza!

It’s fine if your kids don’t like veggies, just make them a pizza… As the twilight of summer crescendos with beautiful blossoms on sun-ripened fruit, there is a fleeting hiatus […]

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Southwest Black Bean Salad

Southwest Black Bean Salad

When you are trying to eat a diet filled with whole, unprocessed plant foods, it is easy to feel hungry and bored when everyone around you is dining on grilled […]

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Being Vegan

Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe Regardless of your desire to be vegan, or go completely dairy free, there is no room to argue that store bought dressings are nasty. It’s counterproductive […]

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Embracing Detox Symptoms

Embracing Detox Symptoms

Eating habits are really hard to change. We associate the foods we eat with comfort and normality, so anticipating withdrawal and detox symptoms is essential to success. The faster you […]

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Eating Vegan in Europe: Vegan on Vacation!

Eating Vegan in Europe: Vegan on Vacation!

Eating Vegan in Europe: Vegan on Vacation When it takes 38 years to book a trip to Italy and France, you want to make sure the experience is worth the […]

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Family Matters

Congratulations! You’re Getting a Divorce…

Congratulations! You’re Getting a Divorce…

“Congratulations! You’re getting a divorce!” When you tell people you are getting a divorce, there is an awkward moment of silence. It’s the biggest party foul statement you can make. […]

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Dear Vegan Mother: I’ll Meet You Halfway

Dear Vegan Mother: I’ll Meet You Halfway

  Fine. I’ll Wake Up (50%) Vegan   Why did the tofu cross the road? | To prove he wasn’t chicken. Two years ago when my mother declared that the […]

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Confession: My Mom is Vegan

Confession: My Mom is Vegan

Having a vegan mom can be fun at times, but also stressful at others. Some days I come home and find that my mom has cooked a really good meal for dinner, […]

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Do It Yourself

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk is the easiest of all the plant milks to make. And honestly, it’s my favorite. No tedious advance preparations are necessary, though *soaking is beneficial. The flavor is […]

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Homemade Granola: Gift in a Jar!

Homemade Granola: Gift in a Jar!

Gluten Free Vegan Homemade Granola in a Jar: Makes a Delicious Gift This tasty homemade granola is too good not to share. And, unlike most holiday overindulgences like boxes of […]

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Healthy Homemade Gift Idea: Soup in a Jar

Healthy Homemade Gift Idea: Soup in a Jar

Looking for a homemade gift idea that doesn’t ruin the diet or the break the bank? Every holiday, we are bombarded with images and advertisements enticing us to spend, buy […]

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Gluten Free Living

Sunflower Seed and Pine Nut Vegan Pâté

Sunflower Seed and Pine Nut Vegan Pâté

I attended a baby shower for my sister-in-law, hosted by GreenB.E.A.N. Delivery owner Beth Blessing. As she welcomed me into her home, Beth pointed out several vegan options on the baby […]

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What to Do with Green Tomatoes? Make Pickles!

What to Do with Green Tomatoes? Make Pickles!

Every year as I prepare my garden for winter, I wonder what to do with green tomatoes. There is a special place in my heart for the little guys that […]

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower crust pizza sounds like a concept better left unexplored. I’ll admit it. But when a friend made it for our family, it had a flavor that was unexpectedly remarkable. […]

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Courage and Fear and Open Water Scuba Diving

Courage and Fear and Open Water Scuba Diving

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. –Nelson […]

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Learn to Control Your Emotions: Create a FIRST AID FOR HAPPINESS Kit

Learn to Control Your Emotions: Create a FIRST AID FOR HAPPINESS Kit

Hot Mess, Party of 1. Yes, you can learn to control your emotions. You’re First Aid For Happiness Kit is now available…. My kids range in age from 9 to […]

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Hosting a Green Birthday Party

Hosting a Green Birthday Party

The Darling Divas Loved the Green Birthday Party As all the giggly girls who attended my daughter’s 8th birthday party were leaving, Kate-the-Great-who-Just-Turned-Eight began doing what any normal lil’ diva […]

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