7 Fun & Green New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is so refreshing.It's like hitting the reset button and feeling like you have a fresh start again.If you've been trying (or maybe even failing) to live green, the new year gives you a good opportunity to find some new and fun ways to live greener.Here are a few such ideas... … [Read more...]

Behind On Thanksgiving Cooking? Crock Pot to the Rescue!

I'm busier this year than I've ever been. How about you? With spare time becoming more sparse by the day, it's easy to get behind...especially during the holidays.If you find yourself scampering about trying to put together a delicious Thanksgiving meal, but still running short of time, drag our your crock pot.What?Yep, cooking some of those favorite Thanksgiving staples in a crock pot can not only save you time and energy, but can also take your staple side dishes to new heights of flavor. … [Read more...]

8 Ways To Green Your Morning Routine

We often focus on things, products, or stuff when we write about going green -- disconnecting them from people’s daily lives a bit.I think this limits the degree to which people incorporate green practices or green products into their lives.So, rather than just randomly create a list of some things you can do or buy to go green, I thought I’d focus such a list around the story of your day a bit. … [Read more...]

3 Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes for the Surprise Vegetarian Guest

So there you are preparing your Thanksgiving feast when the phone rings...and wouldn't you know it, it's Last Minute Lucy.She invites herself over and cleverly inserts a remark such as, "I know how health conscious you are so I know there will plenty of non-meat options on your table for me to eat...since I'm a vegetarian."Being the caring friend and good host/hostess that you are you quickly begin to altar your menu of salted ham, fried turkey, and green beans  cooked with a … [Read more...]

2 Vegetarian Grill Recipes You Do NOT Want To Miss Out On!

The summer sun is already crankin' up the heat...which means your grill should be too! If you've never loaded up your grill with loads of veggies, you have no idea what sensory stimulation overload you're missing out on! On Sunday my wife, a friend, and I grilled an AWESOME sunny weekend vegetarian lunch (pictured at right)...including a sweet potato salad recipe that you absolutely MUST try! … [Read more...]

4 FUN Ways to Grill Greener This Summer

Memorial Day weekend is knocking at the door and I can already hear the sizzle of all those grills.If you are indeed going to throw some tasty treats on the grill this weekend, be sure to grill it green!Did you know that there are a few easy steps you can take to not only green your grilling habits, but also make you the star grill master (or mistress) of your block?Let me share some with you. … [Read more...]

Meatless In May: Reasons To Remove Meat From Your Diet Today!

Chelsea Green (THE publisher of all books eco-friendly) and Your Daily Thread (LA's guide to having FUN living green) have teamed up to help you go Meatless in May.Why would you want to cut meat out of your diet, even if just for a month?Chelsea Green says: "Cutting meat out of your diet entirely saves 5,000 lbs of carbon emissions per year. By cutting meat out of your diet for just the month of May, you’ll be cutting 420 lbs. of CO2 out of your carbon footprint." Wondering how eating … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Eco-Oreo Truffles Recipe

"Oh yeah! We were supposed to bring something to that Christmas party!"Ever said those words before?Don't get caught with your pants down at this year's party.These Oreo (actually, they're Newman's Own brand called Newman-O's) Truffles are super easy and quick to fix.The best part... all your vegetarian friends can enjoy them too. And boy are they enjoyable!Maybe too enjoyable! … [Read more...]