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    [General Question?] What qualifies a food to be labeled "Organic"?

    I was just wondering if anybody has a list of qualifications the food has to meet in order to be labeled organic? And are organic foods actually better for you?
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    Why is FDA making companies pasteurizing foods (fruits, nuts, etc.)?

    In 2007, the USDA, FDA, and the California Almond Board (California produces 90% of the entire world's almond crop), issued a statement that both raw and organic almonds would require pasteurization "for consumer safety" yet they would still be labeled as raw, and neither that nor the details of...
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    I need to do a project on Organic Kitchen Gardens. Any help or tips on how I should present it are welcome..?

    I was thinking of making wooden partitions and displaying them along the sides of my stall? But it seems too boring..Y!A gimme some creative juice...
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    Vegan Recipe Help Request?

    I am planning to make a vegan cheezecake for a vegan wine and cheeze party tonight, however, the cheezecake that I liked the sound of uses tofu in the recipe and I would like to use Tofutti cream cheese and vegan sour cream instead to avoid that "tofu taste" in the end product. I have looked at...
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    What herbs and/or foods can a woman consume to maximize fertility?

    I've heard yams (in large quantities) can increase fertility. Perhaps this is an ancient African "old wives tale". What suggestions do you all have?
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    cold starting compost pile tips?

    It is winter in the NE with temps around freezing. A month ago I chopped up my first garden and the collection cooked for a bit then stopped. Since then, I have chopped up all the leaves "leaving" a damp pile around 4' diameter. The leaves weren't cooking so I added in some Urea fertilizer (...
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    can anyone give me some tips on how to make eco friendly or green household cleaners?

    For example window cleaner, bathroom cleaner, floor cleaner, laundry detergent, any type of pet products, etc....I just want to try to go green and would rather make them myself, so any tips on how to make any type of cleaning product would be greatly appreciated. thanks so much!
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    Any basil plant advice for me?

    I have been growing a few basil plants in a pot over the summer and have now pulled them inside due to chilly weather. All along they have been kind of yellow-ish green, and quite rangy--not like the basil plants that I've seen in other places.Are there any tips for proper care (and snipping)...
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    What is the best combination of vitamins to keep healthy and fit ?

    Is there a combination of certain vitamins or a really good multi vitamin that will keep a person feeling healthy and alert each day ?
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    Vegetable Noodle Soup

    Ingredients * 4 Onions * 8 Organic Carrots * ½ Organic Swede * ½ PKT Rice Sticks 10mm (Noodles) * 2 sticks Celery * ½ LB Organic Mushrooms * 2 STOCK CUBES Kallo Organic Vegetable * Spring Onions * Fresh Coriander * Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Method...
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    Tamale Pie

    Topping 4 eggs 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 t salt 1/2 t garlic powder 1/4 t chipolte powder 1/3 cup coconut flour ( sifted) 1/4 t Baking Powder 6 ounces shredded cheese...
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    Gluten-Free Multi-Grain Sandwich Bread

    I baked this handsome loaf in my bread machine. Follow your manufacturer's instructions regarding dry and wet ingredients. If you are mixing and baking by hand, see below for instructions. Ingredients First- whisk together your dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside: 2/3 cup sorghum flour 1/3...
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    Glutin Free Pumpkin Muffins

    If you don't care for nuts in your pumpkin muffins, use chopped or dried cranberries, raisins, or even chocolate chips. Ingredients and Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-muffin tin with paper cupcake liners. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together: 1 cup sorghum flour 1/3...
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    What sort of vitamins should a fifteen year old girl be taking ?

    I'm fifteen, sixteen in like four months. I don't take any vitamins right now. I drink at least one glass of milk every day (full cream) not vegetarian. My mum cooks dinner so I get all the meats and vegetables I'm sposed to have. And fruit. Not very sporty too.
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    Brown Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Bars

    These bars are simple to throw together, moist and tender. Add some raisins, dried or chopped cranberries, if you like. Ingredients 2 large free-range organic eggs 1/3 cup extra light olive oil or vegetable oil 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 cup pumpkin puree [canned is fine] 2 teaspoons...
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    Breakfast Cereal

    Something different to eat for breakfast. 1/2 cup blanched white Almonds 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 erythitol 1/2 cup of organic golden flax meal (red bob) its like flour 1/2 cup of Coconut oil 3/4 cup of water Place all in a food processor and blend until creamy and thin. I then added some crushed...
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    Cornbread Dressing With Apples And Chorizo

    INGREDIENTS 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced 6 oz dried cranberries 1 large sweet yellow onion, diced 3 TBSP garlic, minced 2 carrots, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 2 TBSP fresh thyme, chopped 4-5 TBSP organic unsalted butter Sea salt, fresh cracked pepper - to taste 6 oz of Goat...
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    Asparagus And Potato Tart Recipe

    Ingredients 1 lbs potatoes -- peeled and cut into chunks Sea salt 1 lbs asparagus spears -- woody ends removed 8 ounce filo pastry 1/2 cup butter -- melted 1/2 cup freshly grated Lancashire...
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    What kind of vitamins are good for a teenage girl to take?

    I want to start taking vitamins because I've been feeling a little off lately and I think taking the right dose of vitamins might help, I don't think I've been eating too healthy. I'm fifteen and can take pills easily. I've heard Omega-3 is good, but I'd also like to hear others and what kind...
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    Luscious Cherry Balsamic Summer Salad

    This is a luscious fresh basily salad for a light summer supper. If you can find them, definitely choose Heirloom tomatoes. They always taste 100 times better, and they will be super fresh, since the older veggie varieties cannot ship for 1000s of miles without damage. And don't forget to make...