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Healthy Smoothies Part II: Other Great Ingredients to Spice Up Your Smoothie
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In Part 1 of our series on healthy smoothies, we mentioned the main ingredients in making smoothies – namely fruit or veggies and liquid. But there are lots of other goodies to make our healthy drinks more fun so let's talk about those now. A Healthy Smoothie Welcomes Yogurt If you add yogurt to a smoothie […]

Healthy Smoothies: Making Smoothies Is The Easy Way To Eat Well
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We all know that Mom said to eat our vegetables and fruits. But what if you're not crazy about any part of that plan … yet you know that you should eat well for the sake of your health? Or the flab hanging off your body? The good news is that one way to eat […]

Finding Bliss In Your Life
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If finding bliss is a priority in YOUR life, you’ll be interested in what our guest author, Eliza Fayle has to say. After all, if bliss is a state reserved for angels and saints, why bother talking about it? But Eliza and I think it’s available to everybody. That means you. So what is bliss? […]

Women And Safety: Women’s Safety Tips
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Women and safety are an important topic in any century – but particularly in ours when we live in large cities and are practically on top of each other. Women’s safety is a particular problem, of course, because we are more likely to be targeted than men are. Safety for women is the responsibility of […]

Choose Drought Flowers For Drought Resistant Gardening
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In the last few days I murdered an innocent cilantro plant. Boo to me! I forgot to water it and even though I rushed with copious amounts of water when I realized my neglect, it was too late. It did remind me, though, of the wisdom of choosing drought flowers and herbs for drought resistant […]

Gardening With Kids: A Kid + Gardening Creates Magic!
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Gardening with kids has such a multiplicity of benefits that it’s hard to know where to start. Digging in the dirt and growing live plants is such an environmentally-friendly activity that if you have two things you need to consider it: a desire to garden and kids to do it with. A garden with kids […]

How To Save Money On Groceries
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These days, most people are interested in how to save money on groceries. We HAVE to eat and many people are hurting for money these days so saving money on food is an obvious way to cut expenses. Save Money On Food In The Peanut Butter Aisle Peanut butter is great for those on a […]

My Backyard Landscape Design: Planting Fruit Trees
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My backyard has been a boring mess for quite some time. So I decided that in 2010 I was going to remedy this sad state of affiairs. I'm determined to transform my yard and with alll those choices, I figured I could find a design I like – and I was right. Actually, the hard […]

Happy Halloween All You Spooky Ghosts & Goblins!
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Happy Halloween all you scary ghosts and goblins! October and Halloween are my favorite time of the year and I look forward to tonight when all the excited children and their careful parents show up at my front door. Yes, I’m a vegan and focus on healthy eating, but just for tonight, forget all that. […]

Best Vegetarian Chili: A Slow Cooker Chili, Vegetarian Style
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Now that autumn is looming, we need heavier food and I've started making the best vegetarian chili in the world – or at least I think so! :-)  It's can be a slow cooker vegetarian chili (alias a crock pot vegetarian chili) or you can make it on top of the stove in only a […]