Healthy Living

Would Recycling Be Better for Earth If We Sorted Our Own Trash? — Good Reads

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Have you ever wondered how your recycling works? If you live in a city where it's done single-stream, you throw all your scrap paper, glass, and metal in a bin, and a truck takes it away. How is it sorted into separate bits? A piece at The Atlantic explains a little more — and some of the drawbacks to this convenience.

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Would Recycling Be Better for Earth If We Sorted Our Own Trash? — Good Reads

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Have you ever wondered how your recycling works? If you live in a city where it's done single-stream, you throw all your scrap paper, glass, and metal in a bin, and a truck takes it away. How is it sorted into separate bits? A piece at The Atlantic explains a little more — and some of the drawbacks to this convenience.

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4 Tips for Eating More Vegetables with Every Meal — Kitchen Tour

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Who shops and eats here: Batya Stepelman of Sparrows & Spatulas, along with her husband, Matt Berman, and their young sons, Otis and Theodore
See her kitchen: Batya Stepelman's Open, Garden-Powered Kitchen
Where: Denver, CO
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This week we visited Batya Stepelman's family kitchen in Denver, looked in on her flourishing garden, and walked the farmers market together. Clearly this cook loves her vegetables! Here are Batya's four best tips on getting more vegetables into daily family meals.

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Recipe: Smoothie Breakfast Bowl with Berries & Granola — Breakfast Recipes from The Kitchn

I love granola. I love it especially because granola sneaks things like chocolate chunks, coconut flakes, and sugared pecans into my bowl and yet still passes the breakfast-appropriate test. On summer mornings, granola and milk is my go-to, but September is here, which means I'm back on campus during the days and I need breakfasts that keep me satisfied until lunch.

Enter the smoothie breakfast bowl, a smoothie packed with fruit and greens that's ready in five minutes — and topped with my favorite granola. It's the best of both worlds.

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Aloe Vera Water: What Is It and Why Should I Drink It?

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Many home cooks keep an aloe plant in the kitchen to soothe emergency burns and minor skin abrasions, but did you know you can drink it, too?

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Why Cucumber Is the New Baguette — Old Ingredient, New Trick

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Flashing back to my youth, nothing brought me more joy than finding a mini turkey and cheese baguette inside my lunchbox. They were petite and dainty and oh-so-satisfying, with just the right ratio of crunchy bread to light spread and savory fillings.

But along the way, both bread products and baguettes left my life. And while I’ve made do with matzoh and rice cracker stand-ins, I missed the shape, taste, and texture of my original sandwich. That is, until I realized the unassuming cucumber could save the day. Because let it be heard here first, cucumbers are the new baguette. No baking required.

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