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Cristin Frank

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This Earth Week, learn how you can reduce food waste, plus statistics on America's food waste.
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Ashley Casey

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>>Comparing the Phytonutrient and Vitamin compounds in wild plants to cultivated plants<<<
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Becky Striepe
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Dr. Charyse Harvick, a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine offers some advice about the four phases of our menstrual cycle: foods to enjoy, foods to avoid, and suggested supplements for a healthy menstrual cycle.


http://vibrantwellnessjournal.com/2013/02/11/balance-the-reproductive-cycle-naturally-with-traditional-chinese-medicine/

#menstrualhealth #healthycycle #traditionalchinesemedicine #balancehormones  
Learn how everyday foods like herbs, roots, and sea veggies can balance the reproductive cycle naturally and replenish your body throughout monthly cycles!
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The Thug Kitchen cookbook is stirring up a lot of controversy over race appropriation to sell books.
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+Ashley Casey  that about sums it up. I'm honestly not sure how I feel about it.
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Cooking from scratch might seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be! Our list of from-scratch recipes is a nice mix of simple recipes and more complex one.
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I made a batch of chili this weekend! :)
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Becky Striepe
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Have you ever seen GMO free food packaging before? I just noticed that this was a thing, and it got me thinking about why it's a thing.

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/09/19/gmo-free-food-packaging-whats-deal/
Please imagine me using my best Jerry Seinfeld voice when I ask: What is the deal with GMO free food packaging? But really. What is it? Why does it matter?
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No, I doubt I ever will. 
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Becky Striepe
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Even with the best intentions we sometimes let common toxic chemicals in food, food packaging, and kitchen cleaning supplies sneak into our kitchens.
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Meet Barnraiser! It's like Kickstarter, but just for sustainable food projects.

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/09/05/sustainable-food-projects/
Dreaming of raising goats sustainably? Not sure where the money will come from? Turn to a new platform dedicated to crowdfunding sustainable food projects.
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Me hopes we can just ditch traditional farming, and go to permaculture. 
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Have you guys tried barley tea? It sounds so good!

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/09/02/barley-tea-benefits/

#barleytea #tea  
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+Ashley Casey haha I will see what I can find out!
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Want to help wine-makers in Napa bounce back from the quake that destroyed much of their stock? Buy some wine!
 
Did you hear about the Napa earthquake a couple of weeks ago? One winery is releasing a special wine to raise money for Napa earthquake relief.

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/09/02/ca-earthquake-relief-buy-quakecuvee-wine/

#napa #napaearthquake #wine #earthquakerelief  
Napa Valley in California sustained a 6.1 magnitude earthquake two weeks ago. You can help with Napa earthquake relief by buying wine. #quakecuvee.
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Welcome to the Eat Drink Better community! Here at EDB, we accept anyone who is trying to eat more mindfully. Let's talk sustainable FOOD!

Cristin Frank

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How to safely and naturally wash produce...
How to use all natural products like apple cider vinegar and filtered water to DIY wash veggies and fruits for consumption or storage in your fridge.
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Becky Striepe
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Y'all. No one needs to know how easy this pumpkin orzo recipe is. It can be our little secret. You can serve it on a busy weeknight or at the holiday table.
Y'all. No one needs to know how easy this pumpkin orzo recipe is. It can be our little secret. You can serve it on a busy weeknight or at the holiday table.
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What do you think about the school lunch boycott in CT?
 
Largest School Lunch Boycott Starts Today in Connecticut http://bit.ly/1t7ecSB

Today, starts the first day of one of the largest, most viral student-led lunchtime boycotts. Farmington High School of Farmington, Connecticut organized the Facebook event to boycott the school lunches for November 3-7th. The peaceful consumer demonstration protests not only the incredibly dismal quality of the food, but also the harsh credit system that denies lunches when accounts are slightly overdrawn. Over 500 people have signed up to attend.

If there weren’t some photos to back up the complaints, the quality problem would sound outrageous enough for Charles Dickens to reject as fiction. Students have found mold, uncooked chicken, expired food, unidentifiable blobs, dead bugs and human hairs. They have described portion sizes for $3.50 lunches that amount to a couple of gulps. But to add insult to injury, students are not alerted when their accounts are running down.

Instead, their lunch is taken and chucked into garbage cans right next to the register; right in front of their faces and peers. In one instance, a parent complained that her daughter who has Type 1 diabetes was forced to throw out her only meal – a yogurt. Another student had his lunch laid waste because he was short 50 cents.

It’s not so much the school they take issue with – although the school is condoning the poor quality – but the shady food company to whom they are contracted – Chartwells. Speaking as a former public school staff member, this example highlights a nationwide problem of schools subletting food quality to the lowest possible private bidder.

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Becky Striepe
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What does the Quran say about food waste? #quran   #foodwaste   #islam  
The Islamic holy book the Quran speaks very directly to the morality of food waste, as well as gluttony and excess.
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A little roundup of apps for shopping smarter or finding what you want without shopping at all.

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/09/23/apps-for-shopping-better-smarter/
These eight apps for shopping (or not shopping!) help you make smarter decisions before and during your trips to the store.
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Simple, tasty, satisfying. Basically the snacky trifect, right?
 
Bored of popcorn? For an easy snack, I love roasted chickpeas!  (They also make a tasty salad topper.)  
I could not get enough roasted chickpeas. I wanted them as a snack instead of popcorn. I put them in salads. I threw them into pasta. I topped sautéed collard greens with them.
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Does your pasta stick together or end up too mushy? Here's how to cook pasta that comes out deliciously every time!

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/09/11/how-to-cook-pasta-perfection/
I thought I knew how to cook pasta, but it turns out I've been doing it wrong for my entire adult life. Here's how to cook pasta that doesn't stick.
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The cookbook author says that you can make this recipe for green beans and potatoes vegan by ditching the pancetta, and it's still super yummy. And I am so trying this. We basically live on mashed potatoes at my house.

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/09/05/recipe-for-green-beans-potatoes-pancetta/
This recipe for green beans is from the cookbook, The Glorious Vegetables of Italy, by Domenica Marchetti, a cooking teacher of Italian home cooking.
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This is on my to-do list for SURE!
 
A really easy recipe for fermented garlic, which makes a great spread for bread, pizza, and other goodies... from the archives.  #fermentation   #garlic   #diy  
Love garlic? Then try out this recipe for fermented garlic that makes a delicious spread, or a more intense addition to other recipes.
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