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What to do with my extra greens??

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I bought some spinach at Costco and when I got home, I saw it was about to go bad. So I blended it up and froze it in 4 Tupperware containers. Is that okay, or does it ruin the nutrition? Answer: Sure, that’s okay. Even slightly oxidized, two-days-refrigerated, or frozen-then-thawed greens, are better […]

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Interesting Fact About Coconut Oil

I have reports on the site about why I like coconut oil (for cooking, for your beauty regimen), and at the bottom of each report is a link to the best price on really high quality coconut oil. A reader purchased coconut oil through the link and had a strange reaction with the oil going […]

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raw food: here’s what’s in my dehydrator right now

You know I love my dehydrator, especially this time of year when I’ve got so much stuff coming out of the garden that I don’t want to go to waste. Right now I have all 9 trays full in my dehydrator with two recipes contributed by readers. (I love y’all! Thanks for your ideas and […]

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Preserving raw foods, two ways to make living the lifestyle CHEAP!

If you’ve read my books, you know that I promote ways of making a whole-foods, high-raw, plant-based diet very affordable, especially the #1 and #2 highest-impact methods: Plant a garden and use everything in it (see Ch. 5 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods). Have a full-sized freezer in your garage and use it to […]

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Storing green smoothies: BPA in plastics [part 1 of 2]

Dear Green SmoothieGirl: What should I store my green smoothie in?   I’ve read that certain chemicals in bottled water and other plastic items leach into my food. Answer:   A government study by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) in Washington, D.C. recently uncovered a surprising (and unnerving) finding.   The plastic lining used […]

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the best food dehydrator on the market . . . part 1 of 3

Today I’m telling you about one of my favorite tools for incorporating fantastic plant-food nutrition into your diet.   This is my favorite appliance, second only to the BlendTec Total Blender.   It’s the Excalibur dehydrator, my “oven,” the best rated food dehydrator in the world.   See if the person who loves you most […]

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Ten and the Giant Beet

beet cake, and pink smoothie, here I come

Look what I pulled out of my garden!    Tennyson is holding  a beet, the size of a cantaloupe, now washed, peeled, and cut into chunks in my freezer.   I love fall, when we can pull all the produce out of the garden and put it in jars (fermented) or in the freezer against […]

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It just keeps giving! On extending the life of the garden—

It’s going to freeze any night now, and I’m leaving town, so we undertook a family project today  to bring  in most of the remaining garden crops.   Since I quit  putting up  sugar-added, processed food in jars years ago, I’ve learned new ideas to preserve nutritional value in my garden’s yield.   Here’s how […]

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