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Comercial eco friendly products are expensive and others have chemicals. What is the way out ?

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Mariska Nell : A designer, and a painter with an Eco bent of mind

Made from a combination of plastics and aluminum with organic matter inside, coffee pods are not biodegradable. Coffee pods contribute to a global environmental disaster, with billions of the sleek aluminum and plastic capsules ending up in landfills in America, Europe, Australia and other coffee drinking nations each year. Mariska Nell, a South African designer and an artist based in ...

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A Poem on Wild Fires of Valparaiso by Taha Hussain

2017 has been the most expensive year for US wild fires, with damages topping $10 billion! (source: NOAA Scientist Adam Smith) The December 2017 fires forced over 200,000 people to evacuate, with the 6 largest fires burning over 170,000 acres. That is an area larger than the city of Philadelphia. After a week of raging wildfires in California, Gov. Jerry ...

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Rice with sautéed assorted bell pepper, and moong daal

Recipe: Sautéed Bell peppers: Cut Bell peppers in small squares. Heat oil in a wok, add grated garlic, bell peppers, black pepper, salt and sauté. Cook for 4-5 minutes Moong Dal:Soak lentil overnight. Wash and cook dal with turmeric, salt, dry chilies until soft with 1.5 cups water in a pressure cooker or a pot. You can pre-boil dal and ...

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Cabbage Stuffed Parathas (Fried flat bread) with Yogurt Dip

Recipe: Yogurt Dip :Wash and grate the cucumber. Place in a sieve, squeeze gently and remove as much moisture as possible. Mix all ingredients. Use as a dip or as a sauce. Cabbage stuffed parathas: Wash and tap the excess water from the cabbage.You can either grate or run it in a food processor. Heat the pot and temper with cumin ...

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Cheesy White Pasta with Veggies

Recipe : Heat the butter with half a spoon of olive oil in a pan and sauté the onion, celery , mushrooms and capsicum for 2 minutes. Add the milk and cheese slices and bring to a boil. Add the vegetables, mixed herbs, salt and pepper and mix well. Toss the cooked pasta in the sauce and bring to a ...

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Lemon rice ,Okra curry ,Peas & Carrots

Recipe: Okra : Add 4 cups okra (cut in small pieces) and 1 small onion (cut into wedges); season with salt , turmeric and black pepper and cook until the okra is tender and bright. Carrots and Peas : Cut carrots in small pieces, mix in with peas. Heat oil in a wok, add cumin seeds, turmeric powder, carrot and ...

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Day 3 : Broccoli Paratha (Fried Flat Bread) with Cottage Cheese

Recipe For cottage cheese dip: Mix 1 cup low fat cottage cheese, 1 green onion, chopped, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, snipped. 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper,1 dash garlic powder. together in a medium sized bowl.For best results, use regular cottage cheese and sour cream, rather than reduced fat. Broccoli Parathas : Wash and tap the excess water from broccoli. You can either ...

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Butter rice, Red kidney beans, Cucumber yogurt dip

Recipe: Make boiled rice ,add butter once its cooked , cover and keep it aside. Boil Red kidney beans .You can boil and store it in a fridge for 2-3 days in advance. In a deep pan, heat the clarified butter and add the cumin seeds. Add chopped onions and fry until soft. Add the ginger and garlic and fry ...

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Avacado Roti (Flat bread) filled with sautéed bell peppers

Avacado Roti (Flat bread) filled with sautéed bell peppers Recipe : Start by slicing the onion, garlic and red pepper. Slice the avocado into long pieces and keep it aside. Heat a pan on medium heat, once hot, add oil crushed garlic and some pepper flakes. Add the onion and red pepper and toss it well. Season it with Himalayan ...

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