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Immune Boosting Shot

La Cucina

Ingredients and approximate amounts are highlighted throughout the recipe. We recommend using organic and local ingredients. Serves 8-10 shots. Peel (3) ginger roots. Peel (2) turmeric.  2 pinches of fresh black pepper. Pinch Celtic sea salt. Juice of a whole lemon. Juice of a whole orange. 3-4 cups of filtered water or low sugar coconut […]

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Winter Solstice it’s Time to Rest & Renew

Sustainable Swaps

Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. For so many Winter is not a fan favorite but there is real medicine in this time of year. From living an intentional and seasonal life, I have found there to be a few things that really assist in embracing the cold months. Light Candles: This brings […]

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The Magic of Merino Wool

Sustainable Fashion

As the days get dark and cool. We reach for cozy layers to keep us warm. One of my favorites is Merino wool. It comes from the Merino sheep, it is soft and has finer strands. This makes it easier to wear directly on the skin. Health Benefits: It regulates your body temperate naturally. It […]

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Sustainable Gifting During the Holidays

Sustainable Swaps

Thirty-four percent of Americans will return gifts they received over the holiday season according to a study by WalletHub. As the holiday offerings ramp up sooner and sooner every year, let’s keep this statistic in mind (such a time suck for all involved). Tis the season to take a few minutes to pause and consider, […]

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3 Bean Salad

Fall Recipes

Ingredients and approximate amounts are highlighted throughout the recipe. We recommend using organic and local ingredients. Serves 3-4. Rinse and drain one (15 oz) can of kidney beans, (15 oz) can of black beans and one (15 oz) can garbanzo beans. Cooking your beans is always best. If you are not interested we recommend Eden […]

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On This Harvest Moon

Spirit Signs and Stars

Every time I think of the Harvest Moon I hear Neil Diamond singing. The Harvest or Corn Moon always falls closest to the Autumn Equinox (September 22). The moon is bright and originally got its name from having a few bright moonlit evenings before we entered the new season. This year the full Harvest Moon […]

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Sustainably Styled Engagement Shoot

Sustainable Fashion

Taking these photos with my fiancé will be a day ​I always treasure. Having professional photos of our love and little family is so special. Our photographer did a great job of emulating just that. Looking at this photo, it doesn’t scream sustainable fashion. ​It’s a reminder that ​sustainability doesn’t have to be restrictive. You can let […]

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3 Ways to Lower Toxins at Home

Sustainable Swaps

When you think of toxins you might image smoke stacks or smog in a busy city. Restrictions concerning pollution are put in place where you live but what about the levels of toxins in your home. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that the typical American spends about 90% of his or her time indoors and levels […]

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Collard Wraps

La Cucina

In honor of Summer officially arriving, La Cucina is whipping up a spin on lettuce wraps. Swapping collard greens for lettuce because they have a great crunch and texture. Ingredients and approximate amounts are highlighted throughout the recipe. We recommend using organic and local ingredients.  Serves 2-3. Clean, dry and remove base stem of 6-8 […]

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Sustainable Dog Swaps

Sustainable Swaps

Raising a puppy can come with a lot of purchases. Before Charley came home, we did our best to acquire items that she could grow into. She’s 10 months now and today we are sharing three of our sustainable dog swaps. Endless soft toys vs. a couple of heartier chew toys. We noticed early on […]

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