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10 Ingredients That Can Help You Hack Dairy Out of Every Dish - One Green Planet

Ditching dairy may seem overwhelming. There are so many dairy products – milk, butter, cheese, cream, sour cream, yogurt, and ice cream just to name …

Healthy Eating

The Healthiest Caffeine Options to Get You Through Your Day

Caffeine is everything to some people. They need the smell of coffee to get them out of bed in the morning; they need to hear the pop of that first Red Bull of the day to really get them going. For others, the jittery side effect and crash that caffeinated drinks can bring on is a total turn off …

Matcha

Ground Beef Contains Dangerous Bacteria, Study Finds

Store-bought ground beef often contains a variety of bacteria that can make humans sick and is resistant to the drugs used to treat it, according to …

E.coli

Is It Safe To Follow A Vegan Diet During Pregnancy?

When I was pregnant with my first child, friends and family inevitably asked about my diet.<p>"Are you sticking to vegan food?" they wondered, with variable admiration or anxiety.<p>For some, the curiosity was about cravings. One mother told me she was irresistibly (and unexpectedly) drawn to hot dogs …

Pregnancy

Obama calls out fossil fuel interests for fighting solar

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources in order to protect the status quo.<p>"That's not the American way," Obama said in a speech at …

Clean Technology

10 Veggie Noodle Recipes to Finally Try at Home

We will never not love a lobster roll. (Bless you, summer.) But for nights you want to lighten up, bust out the veggie peeler (or spring for a spiralizer) and see what all this "zoodle" business is about. Here, ten faux-pasta dishes using zucchini, carrot, cucumber, beets and other farmers'-market …

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

EPA aware of 'blowout' risk for toxic water at Gold King Mine

<b>(CNN) —</b> Newly released internal documents from the Environmental Protection Agency show government contractors warned EPA managers about the potential for a "blowout" at an abandoned mine in Colorado well before millions of gallons of wastewater polluted rivers in three states.<p>The documents show …

Pollution

Disturbing maps show how mankind has driven some of the world's largest animals to extinction

A world without humans would look a lot more like an African savanna.<p>A new study found that if homo sapiens had never come into existence and spread across the globe, large mammals like giant sloths and ancient horses would roam the Americas, while elephants and rhinos would dominate northern …

Extinction

5 Best Meditation Apps to Find Your Inner Calmness | Inc.com

The glowing trend of achieving mindfulness through technology and mobile apps couldn't have come at a better time. With National Relaxation Day coming this weekend (Saturday, Aug. 15), it's worth taking a moment to find your inner peace.<p>Over the past few years, a stream of research suggests that …

Meditation

10 Awesome Ways to Use Your Herb Garden to Make Cocktails

Is your garden bursting with fragrant herbs? Incorporate them into a refreshing beverage. Here, ten awesome, herbaceous cocktails to make while the …

Cocktails

10 Foods That May Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

When it comes to eating well, there's solid research on what to consume for all kinds of health goals. Want to protect your heart? There's a diet for that. Want to cut your diabetes risk, trim belly fat or increase energy? Doctors know what foods to recommend in these cases as well. But what about …

Nutrition

How to make homemade applesauce (it's much better than store-bought!)

Here’s what you need to make applesauce at home: apples, water, a big, heavy pot, and some time. Most of that time is hands-off. You don’t even have to peel the apples. The payoff is the best applesauce you’ve ever had in your life, a game-changer that’s satisfying enough to enjoy for dessert, but …

Homemade

How to Eat Like Iman and Gwyneth Paltrow with Sakara Life Meals

Forget Blue Apron: Iman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Secret models turn to Sakara for sustenance. Sakara Life is an organic meal delivery program with a foundation based on a whole food, plant-rich diet filled with fresh, nutrient-dense ingredients.<p>Whitney Tingle and Danielle Duboise founded …

Wall Street

Should I Eat Almond Butter?

<b>5/5 say yes.</b><p>All five of our experts are nuts for almond butter.<p>A standard 2-Tbsp serving of plain almond butter has 196 calories, about 7 grams of …

Nutrition

5 Reasons to Build Your Own Forest Garden

Arsenic goes into the chicken in order to make it look prettier on the supermarket shelves. (Don't worry, they're scheduled to stop doing that soon.) Much of our food is genetically modified in order to increase its resistance to insects, herbicides and other crop killers. Small pieces of plastic …

Gardening

An 'artificial leaf' could one day power the world with clean energy

The race is on to find a new way to power the world free from polluting fossil fuels, and a group of Australian scientists think they've found an …

20 Sweet, Savory, and Refreshing Mango Recipes

I grew up eating mango, but not really thinking of it as an ingredient. My dad sometimes made avocado-mango salad, but mostly I ate the tangy, stringy tropical fruit out of hand, carefully cutting off the sides and spooning out the flesh and (my favorite part) gnawing on the pit to get every last …

Food

8 Lazy Dinner Ideas For Those Nights When We Just Can't

Some evenings we get home and we're fired up, ready to take on life. Those nights are perfect for whipping up complex meals with multiple courses. But most nights, after a long day out, dinner is the last thing we want to tackle. Unfortunately, we still have to eat.<p>For these all-too-common …

Cooking

Yogurt Has Been Around Forever, But Do We Really Know What It Is?

Some of us eat yogurt every morning, and most of us are aware that it's a dairy product, but how many of us <i>really</i> know what yogurt is? Not many. That ends today, right here, with everything you ever needed to know about this healthy breakfast option.<p>Yogurt is a fermented food -- think kimchi, but …

Breakfast

Quick Kid-Friendly Recipes

Please even the most finicky eaters with a collection of family-favorite recipes, including pizza, tacos, meatballs, macaroni and cheese, chicken parmesan, and more.<p>This is fast food you can feel good about eating. Children and grown-ups alike will love not only the crispy chicken, but also dipping …

Crispy peppered tofu, healthy chips and mushy cider peas

Vegetarian fish 'n' chips, starring a clever way with soufflé potatoes, and delicious cider-spiked peas<p>“Tofish’n’chips” revisited with a healthy twist: zero-fat, nutty chips and apple-sauce mushy peas.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 800g waxy potatoes, such as Charlotte<p>• 1 Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, cored …

Back-to-school advice from some adorable experts: Kids share sweet tips

Remember the first day of school? That annual ritual of painstakingly laying out your outfit the night before and then barely being able to fall asleep <i>all night</i> before the alarm blasted you awake?<p>No matter how long it's been since you set foot in a classroom, the words "back to school" can still …

Kids

28 Recipes to Make Before Summer Is Over

We're not really sure how it happened (wasn't it just Memorial day?), but summer is almost over. Buy the best fruits and vegetables that you can and start making the most of it—STAT.<p><b>We're not really sure how it happened (wasn't it just Memorial day?)</b>, but summer is almost over. The bright side? Now …

Cooking

Sea of Japan Becoming a Dumping Ground for Trash From China and South Korea

Ever since the discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch about 25 years ago, there have been ever-increasing efforts to prevent trash - especially plastics - from entering the oceans and the waterways that feed them. So when Japanese officials recently reported that over 15,000 plastic …

Pollution

This startup is building a Keurig for fresh herbs

A new startup, Click and Grow, now wants to bring the coffee cartridge craze to vegetables.<p>Living up to its name, the Y-Combinator backed startup wants to make it as easy as a few clicks to grow enough food to feed your family, according its CEO and founder Mattias Leap.<p>The startup has had success …

Aquaponics

The very best jam recipes

From classic strawberry, to raspberry and plum, to exotic melon, fig and passion fruit, these easy jams will perk up any breakfast or cake in an instant<p>Nothing is more delicious than a piece of good quality bread, toasted, buttered and slathered with jam. This comforting breakfast will never grow …

'GMO-Free' Is A Boon For Companies Chasing 'Health Halo' Profits

The Chipotle Cultivate Festival in Kansas City, Mo., on July 18 had it all: an indie pop band onstage, long lines at the beer booths. It was like a Grateful Dead concert, only with free burritos.<p>But this and the three other Chipotle Cultivate events held across the country this summer were more …

Agriculture

Why is fracking bad? You asked Google – here's the answer

Every day, millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>You don’t have to look hard for stories of people who think fracking is bad. There are the two children in Pennsylvania who were given a lifelong gagging …

Environment