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9 Healthy Cinnamon Rolls That Are Way Better Than Cracking Open a Can of Pillsbury

There’s nothing like waking up on a lazy Saturday morning to the smell of cinnamon rolls. It’s the same scent that makes passing Cinnabon in the mall …

Breakfast

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Gardening

Hummus isn't meant to be a dip

Maybe you’ve had this sandwich: A thick layer of garlicky chickpeas, smooshed to the consistency of mashed potatoes cemented cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes and havarti cheese between two slices of wheaty, seedy bread, avocado optional. When I was in college in the 1990s it was my lunchtime go-to. The …

Vegan

Boost your energy and lose weight with this 7-day meal plan

Here’s the problem with dieting. You go on a typical “diet,” only to find that its restrictions have sapped your energy, but not your weight. There’s a better way and it involves eating the foods that you love while focusing on the nutrients you need to keep you at your most energized self.<p>This …

Recipes

These homemade Twix bars taste like the real thing—but are super low-sugar

No matter how committed you are to keto, Paleo, Whole30, or whatever your eating plan of choice is, sometimes, you just can’t shake a craving for a …

Dessert

Father and son build this minimalist, energy-efficient family cabin (Video)

What does it take to build a small, sustainable home close to nature? For William and Daniel Yudchitz -- father and son and both architects -- that …

Sustainability

This Is the Trick to Growing the Best Tomatoes

When you’ve put your all into growing this year’s crop of tomatoes and they turn out looking just plain puny on the vine (heartbreak!), you know it’s …

Gardening

10 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes to Make for the Super Bowl

Putting to rest the stereotype that all vegan food is healthy and boring<p>February 04, 2018<p>Whether you are a Patriots or Eagles fan, delicious comfort …

Cooking

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19 Easy Lunches With No Meat Or Dairy

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or just want to save money, these are made for you.

Vegan

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Renewable Energy

Solar-powered aquaponic greenhouses grow up to 880 lbs of produce each year

Fresh produce – ideally grown locally right in your backyard – is essential to a healthy diet, but with scores of people either lacking the space, …

Aquaponics

22 Whole30 Soup Recipes to Keep You on Track Through Winter

Whether you’ve resolved to start eating cleaner or you’ve been adhering to that lifestyle for a while, great Whole30 dinner recipes are like gold. Warm winter salads are super tasty, but if you want something a <i>smidge</i> more comforting, hearty winter soups come in *very* handy. They’re absolutely …

Cooking

Masala Mushroom Bhuna: Indian Spicy Sauteed Mushrooms [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

Industrial scars: The environmental cost of consumption – in pictures

Environmental artist J Henry Fair captures the beauty and destruction of industrial sites to illustrate the hidden impacts of the things we buy – the polluted air, destroyed habitats and the invisible carbon heating the planet<p>‘Beauty and horror’ in the industrially scarred landscapes of south Wales

Amalgamate is the Internet of Compost

A lot of people are scared of composting. After all, if the temperatures or humidity go badly wrong, you can end up with dried-out trash or a …

Raspberry Pi

Meet Percival the peacock: Defender of chickens, protector of the farm

Any predators looking to get a taste of some chicken are going to have to taste the rainbow instead. Meet Percival, a three year old peacock and …

The Rock is sharing his kickass bodybuilding workouts for the world to try

Yes, Dwayne Johnson's life is pretty epic. It's also gotta be totally exhausting.<p>Case in point: His workout routine.<p>After raising eyebrows and …

20 Ways to Use Your Cast Iron Skillet on the Grill

No kitchen is complete without a cast iron skillet, and that's especially true if you also own a grill. You can adapt just about any stovetop cast …

Cooking

17 Easy Make-Ahead Recipes You’ll Want to Bring Camping

Sure, glamping is all the rage at the moment, but what ever happened to cracking open a can of beans and warming them on the open fire? If you’re wanting to rough it old school but still love a good camping hack, consider the convenience of make-ahead meals. You already have your camping trip DIYs …

Cooking

Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Zucchini Bruschetta

Here's a sensational low carb, low calorie, low fat, low sugar and gluten free take on bruschetta. And, it's drop dead delicious!!! One of my favorite appetizers. So easy to pull together, these little gems are so versatile. They also make a yummy snack, side vegetable or even a meatless meal. <b>Each</b> …

Recipes

Happiness Boosted To Max By This Amount Of Fruit And Vegetables

<i>Fruits and vegetables boost happiness even quicker than health.</i>> Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will …

Nutrition

How Veganism Fosters Sustainability and Human Rights

A large number of people go vegan to protest against animal cruelty, because they want to tackle unnecessary suffering that has no moral …

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Outdoors Gear

Barbecue skirt steak with hoisin and chilli

Method<p><b>FOR THE MARINADE</b>, place honey, shaoxing and soy sauce in a non-reactive bowl and stir until dissolved. Add remaining marinade ingredients and …

Cooking

The One Tweak That Will Optimize Your Vegan Diet

<i>Two former vegans, Amy Cramer and Lisa McComsey, explain why they've tweaked their diet in favor of more omega-3s.</i><p>Everyone knows the vegan diet is …

Recipes

7 Habits of a Happy Brain

Make this part of each day and you'll like the results:<p><b>Remember that you have power to build new pathways in your brain. (</b>But it takes more …

A Weapon Against Climate Change May Be Right Under Our Feet

Scientists battling to slow climate change and cope with its effects are harnessing an overlooked, yet potentially powerful partner -- one that happens to be right beneath our feet.<p>Soil, they say, is critical to reducing the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, where it traps heat and warms …

Climate Change