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Green Living Tip 2 {Ditch Paper Towels}

Today's green living tip: ditch your paper towels. Are you thinking, "Say what? But how will clean? How will I wipe?" Easy. Find some cute wash cloths that match your kitchen decor and a basket to stash them in. Put these in place of your paper towels. Start by hiding your paper towels. This will… Continue reading Green Living Tip 2 {Ditch Paper Towels}

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Behind the Scenes at the Mill and Orca Heritage Bean Salad

This is behind the scenes at the mill but not just any mill - it's Bob's Red Mill! And, yes, there really is a Bob. He couldn't be any nicer and Bob, along with his wife, started Bob's Red Mill when they retired years ago. It actually began as a little store - until a… Continue reading Behind the Scenes at the Mill and Orca Heritage Bean Salad

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Pasture to Plate and Fresh Tomato Salsa

It's not often that I get the opportunity to share with you about a company that cares about its customers, their employees, the environment, and is right in my hometown. So, when Pacific Foods invited me to their Pasture to Plate, I said yes immediately. Since 1997, Pacific Foods, which is based in Tualatin, Oregon,… Continue reading Pasture to Plate and Fresh Tomato Salsa

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Broccolette for Dinner and Le Creuset Giveaway

Thanks to Earthbound Farm and Le Creuset for teaming up with me for this healthy dinner and special giveaway! "Mom, what is broccolette?" My daughter asked me this when she heard me talking about making it for dinner. She's a little leery of vegetables that are new. Most kids are, aren't they? Actually, sometimes grown-ups… Continue reading Broccolette for Dinner and Le Creuset Giveaway

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Dinner with The Nurturer

To celebrate their milestone - 30 years of growing organic greens and goodness - Earthbound Farm is having a birthday party! To celebrate, they've come up with a¬†fun quiz complete with prizes! Thanks to Earthbound Farm for helping me share this with you. Earthbound Farm is turning 30-years-old and to celebrate, they're having a party… Continue reading Dinner with The Nurturer

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Make at Home Natural Pork Sausage Patties

Why does frozen food have preservatives in it? It's frozen. Isn't that enough? Clearly it's not enough if it's a breakfast meat that my family begs me to buy - in gigantic quantities while we're at Costco. My answer is always the same: read the ingredients. They turn over the package and without me having… Continue reading Make at Home Natural Pork Sausage Patties

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Chick Pea, Edamame, and Red Pepper Salad

Confession: I like to ask for a sample of the prepared salads behind the counter at gourmet grocery stores. I rarely buy the food that I sample - it just looks so good and sometimes I do need a snack but really - I want to taste the delightful looking dish so that I can… Continue reading Chick Pea, Edamame, and Red Pepper Salad