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Gardening

Leafy Greens To Grow in the Fall

We’re getting our garden ready for winter vegetables. Planning and plotting out what we will grow next season here in zone 10B (San Diego, California) is so much fun. We

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Zero Waste

How To Perform a Trash Audit

One question we are frequently asked is what our first step toward achieving zero waste was. The answer: we did a trash audit. In order to reduce our waste to

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Plant-Based Recipes

Vegan Kale Pesto

I love using kale to make pesto. Kale tastes great with lemon, salt, garlic and oil; and it adds nutritional value. My pesto also includes pumpkin seeds since our son Liam’s

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Zero Waste

Packing a Zero Waste Lunch

After almost 1,5 year of homeschool all three kids are back to school which also means I’m back to packing school lunch.  Packing a fun, healthy and zero waste lunch

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Plant-Based, Vegan

Tips for the Week’s Food Prep

School is starting again after a long summer and that means we’re back in routines which is nice but also a more busy weeks and that means less time to

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Zero Waste

Scents Make No Sense!

Fruity, floral, musky, and fresh…to many people, the word “fragrance” means something that smells pleasant, such as perfume. We don’t often stop to think that scents are chemicals. Fragrance chemicals

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Zero Waste

Zero Waste School Supplies

School is starting again and with this pandemic some schools are opening with in class learning while our school is doing distant learning. No matter how school is happening this

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Zero Waste

Water Conservation Tips

I don’t know about you, but reading about the low water reserve  and all the droughts  scares me and we have not even began the fire season yet. Unfortunately, California

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Zero Waste

How We Do To Reduce Our Carbon Footprints

Yesterday the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change release a report that declared a “code red for humanity” and give a grim glimpse of the world’s future. And the report’s statement

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Trash Talk Tuesday! Zero waste school supplies and essentials oils for scho. We’re so excited to be back for trash talk Tuesday and today @sustainabilitylovingmom shares which oils are great to send kids school with that will boost their immune system. I share how we do zero waste school supplies.

To learn more about zero waste school supplies:

https://zerowastefamily.com/zero-waste-school-supplies

https://youtu.be/3jxiTTvPIfo





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Our newest video is a day of our life that includes lots of family fun on the beach, farmers market and home. Link is in my profile.





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When one of your kids have a oh-oh moment in the car my homemade disinfect wipes took care of mess and purification oil took care of the smell🙄




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Watching return of the Jedi in concert at @theshellsd for family night with @danazeff @bellasyren




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Sunday means farmers market day and shopping for budget friendly and package free food.





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Some garden harvests are more challenging than others so preserve. I think I will just dry these but hit me with your best suggestion for these jalapeños. 🌶 🌶





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Since kids are back in school we have more one-on-one time with @the.zero.waste.dad (and the dog) and doing things we love like hiking.





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Almond Butter Overnight Oats Recipe

1 large ripe/spotty banana, mashed
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 Tbsp. almond butter (or peanut butter)
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
3/4 cup almond milk
½ vanilla bean: slice open and scrape out seeds.

Top with:
Fresh fruit and berries
Coconut flakes
Hemp seeds
Bee pollen
Maple syrup
Cinnamon
Cardamom
Nuts and seeds
Raw Cocoa nibs

Directions:
Mash the banana in a small bowl with the vanilla bean until smooth.
Stir in the chia seeds until combined.
Add the oats, almond milk and almond butter, and blend until well mixed.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Before serving, stir the oats to combine.
Serve with all kinds of fun toppings from list above.




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It’s lemon season 🍋





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Today’s meal is white beans in a dilly tomato sauce with garlic Swiss chard and roasted potatoes. So pleasure when everything except beans came from our garden.




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Happiness is spending some much needed alone time in the garden after a rough day and finding ripe and sweet goji berries and heck no I will not share.




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Sourdough baking on the schedule because the kids enjoy sandwiches in their lunch now when it’s so hot.





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