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Last night I had to throw out some spoiled food. There was no good reason for letting the food go bad. A while back I made potato salad for a beach picnic and there were leftovers--maybe enough to eat as a side for one meal each night for a week. Well...
According to the latest post on the "Green Living" forum at Blogiversity, those little "PLU" stickers you see on your fruits and vegetables at the grocery store aren't just there to help the cashier identify them. They also store...
You can buy a pound of dried small red beans for around a buck. I do it all the time. But what do you do with them when you get them home? Here's an old stand-by for me. After soaking and cooking the beans (use the directions on the bag if you don't...
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Play a Game, Fill a Bowl of Rice Do you know about freerice.com? If you don't, click on the image below and check it out! But be forewarned, it can be slightly addictive! When I was in school, lengthy threads about the Free Rice game started showing...
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Over at Blogiversity's Forums department people are talkin' green. Not green like moola but green like eco. I jumped in briefly on Writer Lady's post about the greening of her home. She encourages people to share resources they encounter over...
At work yesterday I was mentioning how it seems that blog posts about food are really popular, even though, to some of us (me! me!) this doesn't sound like the most captivating topic. But then I left the office and had dinner with friends and realized...
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This one's pretty old, but since Michael Pollan's latest book In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (2008) wasn't available at the library, I'm rereading The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World (2001). If you missed...
Black tea--counteracts the stress hormone cortisol in blood stream Nuts--high in tryptophan and magnesium, necessary for production of serotonin Oats--to boost seotonin levels Bananas--high in potassium, to increase feelings of well-being Brown rice-...
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