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Happy Earth Day! Going Meatless Helps the Environment

Happy Earth Day!  Going Meatless Helps the Environment

Scared Cartoon Pig Funny BBQ Party Invitations by alinaspencil How Going Meatless Helps the Environment Yes, you can turn off your tv and lights when you aren’t using them, change to compact fluorescent light bulbs and use energy-efficient appliances. But one of the easiest and biggest-impacting ways of helping the environment is to reduce...

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From Service Dog Failure to Surfer Dog Success!

You’ve heard the expression, “Be yourself”? You’ve heard that we should each develop those gifts and talents inherent within us in order to be the best we can be? Richochet was born to be a service dog. His owner began training him from the day he was born. He was naturally gifted, and his...

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Free Rice–Play and Give

Free Rice–Play and Give

I just spent the last 20 minutes or so playing around. Well, not really. At freerice.com, you answer multiple choice questions about vocabulary, grammar, geography, art history or math. For every correct answer, 10 grains of rice are given to the United Nations World Food Program, with the goal of ending world hunger. According...

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Still to come: fish spa, Cinderella’s stepsisters, etc.

I have to be running away again, playing tourist, but I have a couple more posts that I’ve set to post in the next few days. So stay tuned for other mis-adventures, such as the fish spa experience, Cinderalla’s Chinese step-sisters at breakfast today, etc… Otherwise, I doubt I’ll have any time to post,...

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Party Prepping

I’ve been busy preparing for a dinner party tomorrow night. I’m trying to make a birthday cake shaped like a present, with a chocolate bow and ribbons. So far I’ve made the vegan mocha cake, buttercream frosting (not vegan this time), and spiced mango filling, and put them all together, with a crumb coat...

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Strawberries for Spring

Strawberries for Spring

The smell of a fresh, ripe strawberry makes my mouth water. The luscious red tantalizes, daring me to take a bite. I practically started eating them off the stacks of baskets in the store the other day. Instead, I washed and froze some to use throughout the year. Buying produce in season ensures the...

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Developing New Recipes

Developing New Recipes

Developing new vegetarian recipes is a challenge that is both frustrating and fun, creating the tastes and textures I want. Sometimes I get it right the first time, or come close. Often, however, it takes multiple versions of a recipe to come up with a decent finished product. And with every trial that fails...

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Eggs Good Enough to Not Eat

Eggs Good Enough to Not Eat

Several of us were at a friend’s house today indulging in a traditional Easter craft: the Eastern European art of egg decorating, or pysanky. You begin with a raw egg, preferably white. Using a pen-like tool called a kistka, (not to be confused with the name of the female group that sings heavenly Eastern...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

Greens Reusable Fabric Tote

Fun Animal Poems, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Learn about Hawaii while you draw

A Gratefulness Journal with Prompts

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