News & Reviews

How can we stop wasting food?

How can we stop wasting food?

Published on September 18th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Did you know that we, as Americans, chuck up to HALF of our total food purchased. That means half of the work the farmers do, half the oil used to transport the goods, half the time you spend in the grocery store is simply... wasted. Doesn't that seem crazy? How can we stop wasting food

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the dangers of fast food

Published on September 18th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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How dangerous can fast food be, you might wonder? Unfortunately, for the untold number of people that become sick each year due to contamination, fast food can be very dangerous indeed. Case in point- yesterday Huffington […]

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Healthy Recipes

How to Make Homemade Vegetable Broth

Published on September 17th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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I am usually very conscious of my waste stream.   I feed the wormies food scraps, feed the birdies bread scraps, and recycle/reuse everything possible…. You can even use those ‘unusable’ parts of the veggies, which […]

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News & Reviews

what is nutrient density

What is Nutrient Density?

Published on September 16th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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What is Nutrient Density? To some, it's the key to unlocking a healthier diet! Learn about the highest nutrient density fruits and vegetables here!

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Kitchen Notes

waste not….

Published on September 15th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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We all know that the finale to this phrase is “want not,” but I am working on really sticking to that first part about not wasting… especially when it comes to vegetables.  Despite my consistent frugality […]

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Wellness

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coconut oil is your friend

Published on September 14th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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I should begin by confessing that I love coconut oil, though it was a slow attraction. I had a jar in the pantry for months before I really started using it; I was encouraged by a […]

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Healthy Recipes

Vibrant Chickpea & Herbs Salad

Published on September 13th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Bright green herbs stand in for mixed greens in this filling meal-sized-salad. It’s a great way to include more fresh herbs into your diet, and make use of those random green thingies that show up unannounced […]

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Healthy Recipes

Rawsome Sweets: Raw Chocolate Berry Cheesecake

Published on September 11th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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This stunning dessert is simple to make, but looks very impressive and tastes even better. Made with coconut butter, soaked cashews, dates, cacao, and berries, it’s full of all kinds of good healthy fats and tons […]

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News & Reviews

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Would you support a vegetarian McDonalds?

Published on September 10th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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The news broke last week that McDonalds was planning on opening an all-vegetarian store in India. There are already many vegetarian options on offer at Indian McDonalds due to the high percentage of Hindu and Muslim […]

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Healthy Recipes

The Best No-Bake Granola Recipe

Published on September 8th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Recently one of my cooking classes focused on Warm Weather Breakfasts, featuring this incredible No-Bake Granola. This recipe is loosely inspired by Lisa over at Vegan Culinary Crusade. She makes a great raw granola of ground […]

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Natural Body

natural yeast infection cures

Natural Yeast Infection Cures

Published on September 8th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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After struggling for many years with recurring yeast infections, I've tried nearly every natural remedy out there. Here is a comprehensive review of the many natural yeast infection cures available.

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