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Zero Waste 2.0 – Gone Vegan

So first off, Happy New Year everyone! It has certainly been too long since our last post – so long that I feel rusty.  Life for us over the past few months has been busy and ever-changing – but that is what life is though, right?! There are a number of reasons for...

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

August might as well dubbed, "ode to zucchini" month. The Leblond household is sorry to report that, aside from our zucchini haul, this year's garden has been pitiful at best. Not certain what is to blame: poor soil choice, extreme heat and drought or complete lack of...

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies (They’re Gluten Free!)

I married a man who does not embrace adventure when it comes to baking. He likes what he likes and there is no point asking him to "just try it" . . . This applies to most baking but especially to dessert. He will proclaim that he doesn't like dessert, that it simply...

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Coconut Oil Toothpaste

One of the easiest modifications you can make in your home is to make your own toothpaste. All it takes is a few ingredients, a small jar and about five minutes and Voila, you are on the road to less waste! Mainstream toothpaste contains controversial additives that...

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12 Veggie Dishes for World Meat Free Day

According to www.worldmeatfreeday.com , if 10 million people (that’s less than one percent of the global population) switch the meat in one meal, for a vegetarian option on World Meat Free Day it would: Reduce enough CO2 emissions to drive around the world 2,438 times...

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Vegan, Gluten Free Ah-mazing Strawberry Crisp

This dish is certain to unite foodies from all sectors. Vegans, gluten avoiders, refined sugar haters, carnivores, and herbivores will all come racing to the table for this strawberry crisp. Add ice cream, whip cream or cashew cream at your leisure, eat it for dessert...

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From Earth Day To Everyday

Launching our website on Earth Day is a no-brainer. It reflects the philosophy underlying our decisions to dramatically shift our families from a consumption to a conservation lifestyle—decisions which were born out of our mutual desire to reduce our impact on the...

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PAREdown . . . Unravelled!

It is 11:49 P.M. and I have just gotten out of bed to write down the whirling thoughts in my head. I am totally nuts to be sitting down to the computer at this hour. I have two children, 3 1/2 and 2-years-old and on a good day they wake up at 6:00 A.M. But, my mind is...

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Warm Chicken Salad

I realize that we have been posting a lot of salads on the blog lately, but it IS salad season and with so many tantalizing produce choices it is hard not to go a little salad crazy! This recipe is courtesy of Gordon Ramsey. It is another easy dish that is great as a...

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Kale, Bacon and Cannellini Bean Ragu

When we bought our home, we knew Kevin would be deploying for the better part of the coming year. There is a suite in our home, but the thought of renting to tenants while trying to wrangle a German Shepherd, toddler and a newborn by myself, seemed a daunting task....

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Asparagus Soup – Perfect for Spring

We eat a LOT of soup in the Leblond household. During fall and winter we eat it three to four lunches per week. We go through all the standards: broccoli soup, creamy tomato soup, potato leek soup, roasted red pepper soup, carrot ginger soup, chicken soup. Okay, now I...

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Mediterranean Chicken Stew

 This recipe is a year-round crock pot winner. Great for busy days! It can be put together in less than ten minutes and ingredients are easily modified to aid in vegetable drawer clean outs. Don’t have any red pepper or onion? No worries, leave it out. Need to use up...

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Earth Day

Launching our website on Earth Day is a no-brainer. It reflects the philosophy underlying our decisions to dramatically shift our families from a consumption to a conservation lifestyle—decisions which were born out of our mutual desire to reduce our impact on the...

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Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

One of the first changes we made when embarking on our Zero Waste journey was replacing our household cleansers. Today the, aside from soap, the only cleaning products you will find in our home are white vinegar and baking soda. White vinegar is a natural disinfectant...

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