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The California Drought…The Crisis Continues

This past winter has seen some dramatic and record-breaking weather—artic chills and record snowfalls on the east coast and drought conditions on the west coast. The unprecedented drought is extensive, reaching from north…

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Think About What You Eat …Think Nutrition

At the end of 2013, Today’s Dietitian released a survey where over 500 dietitians predicted this year’s nutrition trends. Gluten-free topped the list. Despite the lack of scientific evidence to support a wheat-free…

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Natural Products Expo West 2014 — Our 18 Favs and a few more!

So, a record breaking 67,000 people attended this year’s Expo West in Aneheim, March 7-9. We can certainly believe it, having battled our way around 2,600 booths–we didn’t get to see them all,…

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Pear and Fig Tart

  I love pears, yet I often forget about them. This very easy recipe looks elegant enough for entertaining, or whenever you want to have a lovely sweet treat! Makes 4-6 servings Pastry:…

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February 18 Questions: Rodale Institute’s “Coach” Mark Smallwood

Each month we will ask a new eco-maven 18 questions about his or her life, occupation and advice for other like-minded people. This month, we spoke with “Coach” Mark Smallwood of the Rodale…

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The Heart and Valentine’s…

The romantics out there would have us believe that the heart is the source of all emotions. But, the reality is that the heart is basically the pump that keeps blood flowing through…

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Pet of the Month: Lucy and Maxine

Name: Lucy and Maxine Breed: Calico Age: 5 Size: Let’s say, medium to large Diet: Yes, we are on a diet Funny Habit: Maxine sleeps on her back. Lucy loves to own everything…

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Fancy Food Show Report: 2014 Food Trends

  Well, it was certainly nice to get away from the frigid New York cold and attend the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco for a few days. And what a show it…

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10 Tips to Beat The Winter Blahs!

From feeling down after the excitement of the holidays to more serious Seasonal Affective Disorder, most of us feel the winter blues from time to time. We don’t have our usual energy or…

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The Lighter Side of Chicken

A very tasty, low fat dish that is so easy and fast to make! This recipe serves 2-3 2          large skinless chicken breasts – cut each into three pieces 2c        organic low fat,…

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