Elements of an Eco Friendly Kitchen: Countertop and Tiles

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Designing a new kitchen is something I have dreamed about for a very long time. Long before I owned my own home, I subscribed to magazines like Metropolitan Home (anyone remember that one?) and oogled over photos in the New York Times Home & Style sections. I've kept folders full of inspirational ideas and more recently become … [Continue reading]

Easy Eco Swap – Oil Mister vs. Cooking Spray

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Cooking spray has been a staple in my kitchen for a long, long time. I'm not even sure how I got hooked. I think it was Martha Stewart - and if Martha says it's good, it has to be good, right? Most often, I reach for the spray can when I'm baking or making pancakes. Grilling - both indoor and out - calls for a quick spray as … [Continue reading]

Shop for a Cause with Modern Kids Design

Shop for a Cause with Modern Kids Design via mindfulmomma.com

This post is sponsored by Modern Kids Design. Shopping. When was the last time you really felt good about it? Sure, you get the products you need and want, but does your purchase lead to any greater good for the world? Seems like more and more people are asking this type of question before they shop. I know I am. I feel better when I … [Continue reading]

How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy & Prevent Childhood Obesity {Giveaway!}

Eat Right Drink Right Live Right Videos via mindfulmomma.com

This post is sponsored by the Eat Right. Drink Right. Live Right. videos. Generation XXL. That's what they're calling today's children. A pretty sad reflection of this country's food system and advertising mindset if you ask me. If you've seen the movie Fed Up, or read the many dire news articles on the subject of childhood obesity, … [Continue reading]

Make a Fruit Crisp With Your Favorite Fruit

Easy Fruit Crisp via mindfulmomma.com

  Are you ready for fruit crisp season? I wasn't until a couple of days ago when I had a basket of apricots and some garden grown rhubarb that I need to use. I knew I didn't have a recipe for that exact combination and I wasn't sure if you could swap out fruits in a recipe or if that was a recipe for disaster. Maybe you want to … [Continue reading]