Thoughts on the Plant Based Diet: Protein

Everyone knows that Americans (in the United States) consume far too much meat, and not enough dark leafy greens, or plants in general. Books, documentaries, and news articles have been written in an effort to change your diet into something more environmentally sustainable, more economically sustainable, more resource efficient, and/or less prone to the #1 …

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Keeping Our Hands Clean: Is Your Soap Safe?

Teenie tiny has a lot of energy, and I do mean a lot. In order to keep my sanity (and hers), I try to have a lot of active time planned for us during the week. Most of the time, that means a lot of running and playing in our garden/backyard (which she has lovingly …

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Galveston’s Seaweed: The Problem is The Solution

First impressions are often misleading. Such was the case when our family took a short vacation to Galveston island off the Texas gulf coast. When we walked out to the beach from the resort where we were staying, we felt that the sand, though a very light beige with fine texture, was somewhat... dirty. In …

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Gardening: Maintaining Your Garden Bed

This is the second part of an indeterminate series on gardening. See Part 1 here: Gardening: Preparing Your New Garden Bed It has been one month since we laid out some basic methods of preparing a garden bed, including planting it out. Waiting is the Hardest Part The first year we gardened in our current home, …

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Healthy Home: Homemade Laundry Detergent

A few years back, when we were just starting our path to better health and more natural living, I had a very uncomfortable and itchy allergic reaction to a popular scented fabric softener sheet. It took us a couple of tries to figure out what product was actually causing my reaction, but when we did …

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Gardening: Preparing Your New Garden Bed

Whether you're a brand new gardener, or if you're looking to start gardening naturally/organically, the odds are very good that you're planning a fresh start. This article is a mini-primer on ways to prepare a garden plot so that you can grow delicious and nutritious fruits and veggies. No yard?  No problem. Follow the instructions …

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