Category Archives: Green Eating

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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Holy Exploding Watermelons! One More Reason to Avoid Chinese Produce

We’ve been pretty harsh critics of products from China on This Green Earth and this is further proof that our criticism is justified.   Today we learned that watermelons are exploding in China because they were given high levels of a … 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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Canning for Blithering Idiots. Learn to Can! You Can!

I found the greatest website that I mentioned on our show yesterday  http://www.pickyourown.org.  It’s a fantastic resource for canning, freezing and making jams and jellies.  Canning now has the added benefit of technology in the form of water canners and … Continue reading

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Toxic Take-Out: Styrofoam Boxes, Food & Cancer

We’ve posted a tip about styrofoam, but I wanted to reiterate the importance of getting styrofoam out of your life.  Styrofoam is not only bad for the environment, but it’s bad for you. Styrofoam is hazardous to human health.  It … Continue reading

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! Canned Tomatoes & BPA (Bisphenol A)

Another day, another food to scratch off your list.  This one is for any of you purists who insist on making your spaghetti sauce (or gravy) from scratch and use canned tomatoes.  In fact, I’m going to suggest doing your … Continue reading

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When Popcorn Attacks! Microwave Popcorn, Infertility & Cancer

Popcorn is a topic near and dear to my heart.  I consider popcorn, chocolate and coffee to be the three major food groups.  Popcorn is basically neutral as far as food value, but how you consume it is important to … Continue reading

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