$5 Challenge Recipes

Sep 16, 2011 Comments Off

The challenge: Can you make a great, homemade meal with local ingredients for the same cost of a value meal? Challenge accepted! Here are several recipes for The Slow Food USA $5 Challenge. Have more? Keep ‘em coming! Italian Dining for Two This recipe — or some variation of it — is a mainstay in [...]

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Temporarily Vegan: The Recap

Jul 20, 2011 5 Comments

The experiment: Could I go vegan for three days? I’m a cheese fiend, a seafood lover, an ice cream connoisseur. The shocking result: Eating vegan was the easiest part. It was everything else that got tricky. Preparing to go vegan was harder than going vegan. Prior to starting, I surrounded myself with books, all of [...]

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Love the Earth, Drop Some Pounds

Jan 09, 2011 Comments Off

For all the benefits of green living, here’s another: it tends to make you thin and fit. A green diet contains less fat and empty calories; a green lifestyle involves more exercise. So while your mind is on the melting polar ice caps, your bod is getting ready for the beach.

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