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The Best Garden Tours in Washington D.C.

01 of 09<p>A must do if you are visiting Washington D.C. is a trip to the White House, and as a special treat, garden tours are held as a yearly spring …

The Top 10 Indoor Gardening Tips

Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shares her guidelines for growing the best plants indoors.<p>If bringing some much-needed green into your home has been a challenge, follow these guidelines from indoor-gardening expert and Isabelle Palmer, whose recent book <i>The House Gardener</i> offers …

17 easy-to-start seeds for beginner gardeners

Think you can't grow anything? Try these easy-to-grow seeds in your garden and you might begin to think you have a green thumb.<p>Starting your own …

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Planting Plans - Containers Archives

This herb garden is filled with lush, flavorful herbs, and can be placed right outside the kitchen door for easy access. Clip daily to add flavor and …

5 Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners • Brown Thumb Mama

Shares 11K<p>Are you a beginning gardener? New to ideas like crop rotation and plant thinning? Don’t worry–vegetable gardening doesn’t have to be a …

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

You'll want to load up on the citrus after you read this<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more—they have an amazing range of beauty benefits. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit:<p><b>Clarifying …

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

A couple of week ago I did a post on some YUMMY Herb Butter I made to go on corn on the cob (or just about any other savory side!) Ever since we …

Rainbow Stir-Fry Recipe

I had planned to write about a pasta dish today, but I’m under strict orders to post this recipe immediately. I don’t really mind; in fact, I’d love …

Lunch is Ready! – Raw Vegan Style Whether your 20%, 50% or 100% raw, the Avocado Powerhouse is probably one of the tastiest and most nutritious sandwiches you can eat. Many cooked breads are generally full of gluten, processed flour and high fructose corn syrup. Raw Onion & Sunflower Seed bread eliminates all of these plus keeps it’s nutrients intact because it is slowly dehydrated at a temperature of less than 118 degrees. Dehydrating is a great way to optimize the nutritional content of the foods you are eating. For those of us that are predominantly raw, dehydrating also adds texture and variety to our diets. This is a great recipe to have in your vegan recipe arsenal. There are many versions of onion bread available online. Here is our favorite. FOR THE BREAD Mix the following in a bowl: 4 large sweet onions De-skin and cut the onions into quarters. Use a food processor with the slicing blade first. After slicing all 4 onions, take half of them and use the standard food processor blade for a second time with a few quick pulses to mince and shred the onions a little more. This will help the onions to form a paste with some bigger and smaller pieces. Mix together both batches. 3/4 cup ground raw sunflower seeds 3/4 cup ground flax seeds 1/2 cup raw Tamari (gluten free) 1/3 cup stone pressed extra virgin olive oil Mix ingredients together and spread at about ¼ inch thickness on dehydrator pans using Teflex sheets or parchment paper. Dehydrate at 100 degrees for 20-24 hours. Flip over and remove the Teflex sheets slowly and go for another 12 hours or until slightly crisp. Use a pizza cutter to slice. TO MAKE THE SANDWICH Layer bread with avocado, sliced red onion, sliced cucumbers, tomato, baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, dill, sea salt and any spices you desire such as cayenne or old bay. Share some love with the community. What are some of your favorite vegan sandwiches?

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15 Vegan Recipes for a Very Green 2015

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: If you're looking to add more vegan dishes to your diet in 2015, start here.</i><p>I don’t love New Year’s resolutions, especially those that involve the words “diet,” …

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The Diet That Keeps Your Brain Buzzing

Colorful foods could keep your mind sharp. In a new French study, people who ate a diet rich in orange and green produce experienced less cognitive decline over 13 years than those who didn't.<p>Credit the link to carotenoids, the antioxidants that produce bright pigments in certain fruits and …

The 5 Best Foods For Speeding Up Your Metabolism

"Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy for the body," says Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N., and founder of Bestowed, a subscription service that introduces consumers to healthy foods. "It's directly related to weight gain and weight loss and therefore to overall health."<p>Some people …

6 New Food Rules to Follow

You might not know you're missing vital nutrients, but here's how to get them<p>You’ve heard the standard nutrition advice before, like stick to fruits and vegetables, and focus on whole foods. But what if you’re following all the tips and <i>still</i> missing out on important nutrients?<p>In order to make the …

Gluten Free Vegan Ranch Dressing

Here is a dressing for all our salad lovers out there: gluten free vegan ranch dressing! This is a classic dressing that can be used as a dip as …

Vegan Chickpea Cakes with Mashed Avocado Recipe

These vegan falafel-esque patties made with chickpeas and bulgur wheat have a crunchy breadcrumb and are served with mashed avocado for a rich and creamy texture.<p><b>Read more: Vegan: Chickpea Cakes with Mashed Avocado</b><p>Ingredients1/2 cup bulgur wheat1/2 cup loosely packed parsley leaves1/2 cup loosely …

Cream of Tomato Soup

This soup is thick and rich and creamy and perfect for a soup and sandwich lunch on a cold winter's day. It does take a little time to make, but the …

White Bean and Sage Crostini

Crostini, sometimes called crostino, which means “little toast” in Italian, is a small slice of grilled or toasted bread capped with a flavorful …

Vegan Fruit Pizza Recipe | Dairy-Free State

This weekend, my friend had a cookout, and I figured, what better to welcome in the warm weather but fruit pizza? It’s berry season, and this …

What Do I Do With … Tahini?

I determined a long time ago that I cannot keep peanut butter in the house. Allergies? Quite the opposite. In fact, I love the stuff so much that I …

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