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Entries from October 2008

Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The weather here has suddenly plunged from 80 degrees two weeks ago to practically freezing. The first frost means the last of many vegetables at local farms, and last week we got the final batch of fresh green beans in our CSA bag. I discovered during our sushi experiment that my toddler loves sesame seeds, [...]

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Tags: proteins · recipes · vegetables · weeknight meals

A Greener Jack o’ Lantern

October 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

There are many ways to have a green Halloween, from making your own eco-friendly decorations to handing out fair-trade Endangered Species chocolates to your neighborhood trick-or-treaters. Here are three steps to greening your Halloween Jack o’ Lantern. 3 Steps to a Green Jack o’ Lantern 1. Buy a locally-grown pumpkin. Just like with the food [...]

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Tags: eco-friendly · green tips · holiday · recipes

Countdown to Thanksgiving

October 27th, 2008 · 7 Comments

I have been feeling a little Scrooge-like thinking of Thanksgiving this year (mixed holiday metaphors, I know) as it will be the third year in a row that I won’t be cooking my favorite holiday meal. The first year, when my son was just three months old, I caved and agreed to go out for [...]

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Tags: green moms carnival

Cooking with Toddlers, Sushi Night

October 24th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Something I have been wanting to start for a while is a Cooking with Toddlers series. I firmly believe that involving kids as much as possible in choosing and preparing their foods helps them develop a healthy and curious attitude towards eating. For our first installment, I wanted to kick it off with something fun [...]

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Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

October 22nd, 2008 · 7 Comments

Our CSA farm has produced some wonderful sweet potatoes this year. I like to add them to turkey chili to add sweetness and a nice boost of vitamin A. I used cannellini beans in this version, but was thinking of swapping in black beans for an orange and black Halloween dinner. I ate mine over [...]

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Tags: proteins · recipes