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Meat Free Mondays: Creamy Baby Bella and Spinach Pappardelle

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The weather is changing, days are getting colder and sunset is coming earlier. Fall is upon us, and for some reason this time of year makes me want to sleep all day and eat comfort food… I can’t sleep all day, but I CAN make some hearty comfort food. Better yet, it’s vegetarian! Even better still is it’s really easy, and you can make it yourself!

My go-to comfort food this time of year is usually an egg noodle dish. I haven’t really been satisfied with just...

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World Population day 2017!

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s world population day! That means today is a day to not only reflect on our population and its effects on the world, but to take action to help our planet and its people as our numbers continue to grow.

What is world population day?

Back in 1989, the UN Development Programme suggested that July 11th should be a day to turn our focus towards the issues that surround our population. Since then, each year tends to follow a theme surrounding a specific populat...

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Quick touch on why we do Meat Free Monday, plus three recipes!

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It seems like it’s been a while since we’ve explained why we do Meat Free Mondays. Lately, I’ve found myself having to try and explain the concept to friends and co-workers (many of whom are meat-fiends). Some understand it, some are adopting the idea themselves, and yet some are still either completely lost to the idea or have no sense of personal responsibility to the environment.

So why do we participate in Meat Free Mondays? To put it simply, it’s a small ste...

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Meat Free Mondays: Creamy Tortellini with Spinach

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Tortellini, the bite size beautiful little pastas, are one of my favorite dishes. The incredible stuffed, perfectly tender rolled pasta has come to be known as a symbol of Bolognese cooking, as it combines the two specialties of Bologna. That’s not to mention that Bologna is where this dish originated. Some say the goddess Venus stay at an inn at the outskirts of town. As she slept, the innkeeper tried to catch a peek of her through the key hole. He was so enraptured by the sight, even ...

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Regrow your veggies from scraps!

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The average American household spends around $750.00 a year on fruits and vegetables. That’s a lot of green to be spending on greens, especially when you can grow a lot at home! Even in an apartment, you can cut back your costs, as well as your impact on the environment, by growing at least some of your own food. Container gardening, hydroponic setups, or even grow tents can help you produce fresh, delicious food. Best of all, you know where the food is coming from!

While growing ...

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Learn how to build your own land or water terrarium!

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We all love having plants around the home. Whether they add that special touch to a décor scheme, or act as a beautiful centerpiece on the dining room table, so many homes have found a reason to keep a plant or two around. But did you know that keeping plants in the house comes with a whole host of psychological and physical benefits?

It’s true! Per a study by the University of Michigan, being around a natural setting can increase your memory and concentration by up to twent...

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Meat Free Mondays: Vegetarian Ramen

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s a staple of many college student’s diets, was the first noodle to go to space, and there is at least 2 dozen ways to make it in Japan. If you guessed that we’re talking about Ramen noodles, you guessed right! Introduced by Momofuku Ando in 1958 as an answer to the food scarcity facing Japan after World War II, this simple packaged product was considered a luxury item. Back then, it was actually cheaper to purchase fresh udon noodles from a grocer than it was to purchase...

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Meat Free Mondays: Simple Garlic Pepper Flatbread

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Flat, round, sometimes bubbly, and always delicious… can you guess what we made this Meat Free Monday? I’ll give you a hint: It’s bread, and it’s flat…

Hopefully by now you’ve guessed flatbread! This super simple and super delicious dish is widely considered to be among the first breads baked by man. In fact, one of the oldest is known to have been in Babylon around the year of 4000 B.C. Thanks to how long flatbreads have maintained their popularity,...

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20 Minute MFM Diversion: Sweet and Salty Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Did you know that just a quarter of a cup of pumpkin seeds contains almost three fourths of your daily value of Manganese? Or that the same amount contains almost half of your daily value of Magnesium? In fact, pumpkin seeds are a powerhouse of healthy ingredients including fiber, fatty acids, and many different vitamins and minerals! With so many reasons good things in a seed, why not eat them?

This super quick and super simple recipe should take no longer than thirty minutes, and shou...

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Green Seed Starting Alternatives

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I don’t know about you, but one of my most favorite things is the smell of fresh dirt and the feeling of seeds slipping between my fingers. I’m talking of course about starting plants from seed. While it may be long past seed sowing season here in Ohio, many southern parts of the country are just starting some of their fall crops, and many indoor hobbyist gardeners are planting seeds year ‘round.

According to the National Gardening Association, around 42 million Americ...

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