Category Archives: Food

How to Kick the Plastic Wrap Habit

A couple of years ago, before I began to give the idea of zero waste any thought, I was in a meeting when someone at the end of the table announced, “I never use plastic wrap.” How could this be? … Continue reading

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Seaweed Harvesting

The magic of my weekend on Lopez Island at Spencer Spit State Park with Passionate Nutrition learning  about seaweed harvesting is waning as I reach into the now slimy bag of cold Nereocystis luetkeana (bull kelp) fronds to hang them … Continue reading

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Fossil-Fueled Obesity

At first glance, it might seem a little far-fetched. But, there is a connection between highly productive oil-based fertilizers, an increase in corn production, high-fructose corn syrup, the addictiveness of sweeteners, greed, and obesity. Details below…. For the past year … Continue reading

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HAPPY Green ReNEWables YEAR!

Are you a New Years Resolution person? I’m not, but I find myself trying a juice cleanse this year. And, I have run right up against my wavering willpower. “Wavering,” you ask? Yes, I find, when I do something just … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Low Carbon Girl!

Low Carbon Girl’s first birthday. And, what a year its been. China’s air pollution is just FREAKING me out. And, all of their ADAPTATION to air pollution – designer air masks – really? – hey folks, let’s not be so … Continue reading

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Plants Have Protein – But How Much?

When I mention I’m trying to eat vegan, the first question I’m asked is “are you getting enough protein?” So, I was glad to stumble upon No Whey No Cow’s Why Vegan? article, as the author, Amy, gets asked the … Continue reading

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Spinach had Popeye and now Kale has Rip

“Mmmm! What smells so good?” my husband asks as he walks in the house with his friend Kevin. “Vegetarian chili,” I say. “You know what I think of when you say vegetarian,” Kevin asks? “The skinny, pale guy who gets … Continue reading

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Climate Change: What Can the Average Joe or Josephine Do?

So, what can the average person do about climate change? Plenty, actually. Even though climate change is HUGE and impacts millions of interconnected ecosystems, many of which cannot be properly modeled to anticipate all of the possible outcomes, one thing … Continue reading

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Organic Fertilizer, Farming and Food

I don’t know about you, but I thought organic food was 100% goodness. Good for humans, good for the earth. So, you can imagine my surprise when I read Conservation Magazine’s Fertility Treatments article and found it’s mostly good but … Continue reading

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Water Instead of Soda

Drink water instead of soda. It’s good for you and the environment. But, what if I said, drink bottled water instead of soda? Two nights ago I saw a TV ad which made me cringe. The message was that if … Continue reading

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