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Festive Vegan Holiday Roast

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 7, 2013
File under: Entertaining, Environmental Impact, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

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Lighten up with this healthy, delicious and satisfying Holiday Roast!

Holidays bring family and friends together to celebrate traditions and spread good cheer with lots of socializing planned around food.  It is during this season that we can reflect about what is truly important. Certainly we can all agree that paying attention to our health and the health of the planet should be at the top of the list.

Festive Holiday Roast is really delicious, easy and fun!  You will be amazed to learn how easy it is to turn five pounds of tofu into a really tasty meal with 12 generous servings. Tofu?  Yes…and you wouldn’t know it.  Half the preparation is done in advance. …read more of Festive Vegan Holiday Roast here

 
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Three Ways to a Heart Healthy and Eco-friendly Hanukkah

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
November 25, 2013
File under: Entertaining, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Vegan

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Hanukkah is the winter festival of lights celebrated by Jews around the world and begins in accordance with the Jewish calender, which is primarily based on the lunar cycle causing the dates to fluctuate each year, which can fall anywhere from late November to late December.   This year the first candle  will be lit at sunset on Wednesday, November 27th.

The eight-day festival is marked by the lighting of brightly colored candles in the menorah and commemorates the re-dedication of the temple in ancient Jerusalem. A menorah is a candelabrum with nine branches in which a different candle is lit to mark each consecutive night, the primary ritual on Hanukkah.

1.    Hanukkah decorations can deplete the budget and degrade the environment. Avoid plastics and other synthetics labeled as PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and polyester. Purchase products made with renewable materials and look for alternative fibers such as cotton, hemp, bamboo and jute. …read more of Three Ways to a Heart Healthy and Eco-friendly Hanukkah here

 
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Delicious Curried Vegetable Bisque, Quick and Easy

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
November 21, 2013
File under: Dairy Free, Healthy Eating, Recipes

I have been making soymilk in my own kitchen for more than a decade and for me, there is nothing that compares to the flavor of fresh, delicious homemade soymilk.

Not even the premium refrigerator brands, such as Silk and Soy Dream come close to the flavor and texture of my homemade soymilk.

I have always used an automatic soymilkmaker and with my new SoyaJoy G4, I can make almost half a gallon of soymilk in about 20 minutes.  And it is heavenly!

Making creamy-rich soymilk that blows away anything you could buy is easy and economical; I simply add presoaked premium Laura Beans to the SoyaJoy canister with water and press start. It’s as easy as making coffee!

I generally soak soybeans overnight. If I don’t make milk in the morning, I just drain the beans and set them aside in a covered container in the refrigerator for a day or so until it is more convenient.

I have just discovered that I can make really amazing soup in my new SoyaJoy, equally effortlessly. …read more of Delicious Curried Vegetable Bisque, Quick and Easy here

 
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A Dozen Delicious Vegan Holiday Dishes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
November 12, 2013
File under: Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Recipes, Vegan

Whether you are a longtime vegan, part-time vegetarian or health conscious cook accommodating guests, these plant-based dishes will fetch rave reviews. These dishes are low in fat, rich in antioxidants, entirely dairy and cholesterol free and can be made in advance.

Appetizers: Asparagus appetizer

Great Pumpkin Soup

Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos

Chilled Asparagus Creamy Dill Dressing

Cold Sesame Noodles Schzewan …read more of A Dozen Delicious Vegan Holiday Dishes here

 
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Dew Puff – Ancient Asian Secret for Beautiful Skin!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 17, 2013
File under: Natural Products, Skin Care, Sustainability

There’s a new kind of deep cleansing facial sponge on the North American market that is extremely gentle, plant-based, biodegradable and compostable.

Dew PuffTM face and body cleansing sponges exfoliate and refresh with pure, naturally alkaline plant fibers that create a perfect pH balance in the skin and leave the skin smoother, softer and brighter.

Dew PuffTM have one ingredient, a potato-like root from Asia called konjac, which is both cultivated and grows wild at high altitudes.

While new to North America, konjac has been regarded for its health and medicinal properties for thousands of years in the East, where it is considered a health food.

The Japanese have used the konjac root for beautiful skin for hundreds of years. Originally introduced to Japan for medicinal use in the sixth century, konjac makes a perfect natural sponge and cleansing agent that biologically balances the skin’s impurities and acidity. …read more of Dew Puff – Ancient Asian Secret for Beautiful Skin! here

 
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