Author Archives: Nicole DiMauro

About Nicole DiMauro

i am the *intern* for this green earth, a lively talk radio show on KPCW 91.9 FM about environmental issues & green living. download or listen live tuesday mornings at 9 am at www.kpcw.org

Adventures in Green Living-Gardening in the High Mountain Desert

In these parts, gardening can be a pain in the *$#   challenge. We live in an arid mountain desert in which our “soil” is more of a hellish sand/clay mixture. It’s lovely for growing! In spite of all of these … Continue reading

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Green Recipes: Southwest Rice and Corn Salad

Now that spring is [finally] upon us in Utah, I have begun craving lighter dinners. As much as I love all those stews I made over the winter, it’s time to move on. I can’t wait to begin receiving my … Continue reading

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Soap Making 101

I am actually a bit embarrassed to share this “recipe” for handmade soap.  Reason being: it’s not an actual recipe and requires extremely little effort  and I’ve been giving the soap away as gifts and now everyone will know how … Continue reading

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Agave Nectar: Can You Handle the Truth?

I have used agave nectar in the past and still occasionally use it in place of honey or maple syrup.  That is, until my sister recently shared with me some little known facts about agave nectar. Perhaps they are not … Continue reading

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Green Recipes: Yam Falafel with Pinto Bean Spread

As I divulged yesterday, I am eating animal-free. My lovely boyfriend, Nicholas, is entirely supportive of all the positive sustainable living changes I’ve made over the course of our relationship. With the exception of eating vegan. This one has been … Continue reading

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Green Recipes! Nicole’s Awesome Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew

Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew 3 Sweet Potatoes – cut into bite size pieces (feel free to use yams if you prefer. sweet potatoes are lighter skinned than yams) 1 Large Onion – diced 2 Cloves Garlic – minced Splash … Continue reading

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On Being a Veganist

I’ve decided to try something. And I’m still seeing how it fits. Veganism. I’m hesitant to call myself a true vegan, I don’t know if I’m quite there yet. I do feel that I can call myself a Veganist, though. I’m totally … Continue reading

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