All Blog Posts Tagged 'sustainable' (59)


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: The Leftover Dilemma: Otherwise Known As the Clean Your Plate Complex

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Clean Your Plate!



If you don’t finish all of your dinner you can’t have any dessert!



There are people starving in Africa!



These were all common affirmations in my home. My brother and I both knew that if we didn’t finish the food on our plates we wouldn’t get the good stuff, dessert. And we really…

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Added by Foodem on July 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Foodem Guest Blogger: Capitol Hunger Garden Continues To Flourish And Nourish

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In our relatively negative political climate, one may expect a legislative hub to be hiding secrets and skeletons. But, tucked around the side of Harrisburg’s Capitol Building is the exact opposite. There lies the small but mighty Capitol Hunger Garden, primed for its fourth year of fighting the prevalent hunger problem in Pennsylvania.



It is both a symbolic and…

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Added by Foodem on July 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: FYI: Fresh, Local, and Deliciously Sustainable Produce

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I love a good farmer’s market. Sustainable produce, locally grown and sold is always better tasting; and as an added bonus it’s a lot more fun to shop for. There’s an…

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Added by Foodem on July 10, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Old Spices Are Still Valuable

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Not too long ago, we wrote a post on using food scraps to grow your own food, which addressed the issue of  household food waste and a form of recycling. It’s a no-brainer, sustainable, low-cost solution that saves you money…

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Added by Foodem on June 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Local, Sustainable, Organic: Are Restaurants Misusing These Buzzwords?

We’ve all seen these words getting thrown around in the food world since the day consumers started getting savvier and more educated about what they put in their mouths. But are these words being used just to have consumers buy in to the idea or to what it truly means to eat local, sustainable or organic food?

With vague explanations and no standard definitions, it’s important to understand what you are claiming when using them on your menu.  To help clear up any misconceptions and to…

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Added by Barry Chandler on June 13, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Those Mysterious Food Dates

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We’ve published a handful of posts about food waste in the past; "Sustainable Saturdays: Food Scraps Aren't Waste," "Americans and Our Disastrous, Wasteful Habits," and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Restaurants, Get With The Program"  just to name a few. Why, because it’s a…

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Added by Foodem on June 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Local Eats in the Palm of Your Hand

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Mobile technology has made it easier than ever to find just about anything, but on this blog we talk about all things food. Since spring is here, why not do a little spring cleaning? De-clutter…

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Added by Foodem on May 1, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Living Small

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Let’s face it: unless you are an A-List Hollywood celebrity, huge elaborate mansions on sprawling stretches of land are so out of style. And for good reason: the housing crisis that began…

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Added by Foodem on January 11, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Edible Remedies

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Food can be more than just a tasty meal. Some kinds of food actually have medicinal properties, and can be used as natural remedies to common ailments. Before the time of modern,…

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Added by Foodem on December 28, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Eating In Season

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Eating in-season produce is better for the environment and the foods just taste better. Summertime was all about crisp, cool veggies and refreshing salads. As fall turns into winter, our ovens and…

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Added by Foodem on December 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Oil is Not the Enemy

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Oil is often portrayed as a villain, especially when it comes to haircare and skincare. Labels on many facial cleansers and moisturizers proudly proclaim “oil-free.” But is oil…

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Added by Foodem on December 14, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Is Global Warming Worse Than We Thought?

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When we hear about global warming, it is often just briefly mentioned as an abstract example of what can happen if we do not start living more sustainably and responsibly. Less…

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Added by Foodem on December 5, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

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Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. If you are boarding a plane, train, or automobile this upcoming holiday weekend, there are some strategies you will…

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Added by Foodem on November 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Meat-Free for a Day

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If you were raised eating meat as part of your everyday diet, then suddenly giving it up can be quite difficult. Some people do make the commitment to lead a 100% vegetarian, or even vegan…

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Added by Foodem on November 16, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Slow Food

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What is “Slow Food,” exactly? No, it has nothing to do with waiting for those appetizers you ordered 20 minutes ago to finally arrive at your table. Slow Food is an international…

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Added by Foodem on November 7, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Guest Post: Herb Gardening – Preparing for Winter

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As summer is winding to its close and fall sits on the horizon, home herb gardens are nearing the end of their productive season. Perennial herbs go dormant and wait quietly for spring, while annual…

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Added by Foodem on November 2, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Gee Emm Ohh!

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Hey Foodem fans, consider the following.

In the Unites States of America, GMO products can be introduced to the market with…

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Added by Foodem on October 31, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: What’s the Buzz, Honey?

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Let’s talk about honey. Bees produce it. Winnie the Pooh loves (and misspells) it. It is sold in bear-shaped plastic bottles. But how does the stuff go from being inside a beehive to drizzling from a…

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Added by Foodem on October 24, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Ten Dollars to See – Organic, To Be or Not To Be

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This article won’t tell you anything about the health benefits of organic foods – you can find articles…

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Added by Foodem on October 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Guest Post: Barnyard Livestock

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Not everyone has room in their yard for a cow or a pig. This doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t raise your own livestock at home.

More and more people are investing in smaller…

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Added by Foodem on October 10, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

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