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eco fashion: upcycled and recycled everyday materials transformed


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Need an eye-catching necklace for your next fashion-forward soiree?  How about one that’s upcycled from a flat wick (more…)

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Monday, October 4, 2010

eco deal of the day – maggie’s organics


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Today Only:  Use coupon code HOODIES155 at checkout to receive 15% off this women’s hoodie at maggiesorganics.com…Made with 100% Certified organic cotton, and certified fair labor in choice of 3 colors:  charcoal, maroon or black; sizes small – XXLarge. Offer expires at 11:59pm EST today.

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monday’s green news roundup


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Tips on Living Gluten-free


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Happy Monday, October Fourth.  Aside from some fun and frightful festivities coming up this month, there’s a campaign kicking off of a more serious nature – National Celiac Awareness Month. Celiac is a genetic disorder that can cause premature osteoporosis, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune-related conditions/diseases. According to Celiac.com, Celiac Sprue is a condition causing damage to the small intestines resulting from gluten ingestion. The damage occurs when the immune system launches an attack against gluten (the forbidden protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats).

The condition can be reversed by omitting gluten in one’s diet. I don’t have the disorder, but I recently tried a few gluten-free foods simply because I was curious about how they might taste. With so many gluten free options on shelves today, you may even reach for these products inadvertently. Here are a few items I tried and liked:

  • Raisin Tapioca Rice Bread from Kinnikinnick Foods.
  • Tru Roots Organic Whole Grain Sprouted Quinoa
  • Delhi Paneer Peas made by Asian Passage
  • Snyder’s Eat Smart Naturals potato, tomato & spinach veggie crisps (great with spinach & artichoke hummus)
  • Organicville’s Olive & Balsamic Organic Vinaigrette salad dressing (1 carb per 2 Tbsp)
  • LaraBar – key lime and cherry pie are my faves

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I also stumbled upon a few sites with some very good info about Celiac and gluten-free recipes:

With as many as 1 in 100 people in the USA with Celiac, feel free to let us know of resources or foods that can help others to live a healthy, gluten-free life…just drop a comment.

(food photo credit above:  simplygluten-free.blogspot.com)

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