Don’t Toss That! How to Cook with Nutritious Food Scraps

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We’ve grown up learning what parts of fruits and vegetables are edible and what should be tossed, but oftentimes, there’s a use for every part of the produce. By Amelia Buckley for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved Don’t Toss That! How to Cook with Nutritious Food Scraps Earlier this week we shared the No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook which encourages home chefs to rethink how they use items like vegetable skins, seeds, and roots. Today, we’re elaborating on that idea with…

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7 Eco-Conscious Ways to Unclog Your Sink

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A clogged drain is no fun, but neither is pouring harmful chemicals down your drain. Try these eco-friendly fixes rather than relying on commercial drain cleaners. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved 7 Eco-Conscious Ways to Unclog Your Sink Fixing a clogged sink is one of the most tedious household tasks. No one wants to put their hand into water that has the soggy remains of everyone’s dinner floating around in it, but that doesn’t mean we…

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Make These Natural DIY Air Fresheners to Make Your Home Smell Wonderful

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To kick off Healthy Kitchens Week, we’ve got 12 great natural indoor air fresheners you can make with ingredients you might already have around the house! By Amelia Buckley for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved Make These Natural DIY Air Fresheners to Make Your Home Smell Wonderful We all want our homes to smell great, but shelling out lots of money on chemical-filled air fresheners isn’t great for your wallet or your indoor air quality. To kick off Healthy…

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3 Types of Plants That Will Thrive in Your Kitchen

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Houseplant expert Cori Sears outlines three types of plants that are not only practical but have the best chances of surviving in most kitchens. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved Three Types of Plants That Will Thrive in Your Kitchen There’s nothing like a little indoor greenery to brighten up your home, especially if you live in an apartment where there’s no space for a garden. This spring, consider expanding your plant collection to your kitchen,…

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5 Easy Ways You Can Conserve More Water

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Raising cattle for beef requires huge amounts of water, e.g. 1,800 gallons per pound of beef produced, most of which is used for growing their feed. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved 5 Easy Ways You Can Conserve More Water Water conservation is an important endeavor that we all play a role in. Some experts say that the world could face a 40 percent global water deficit in under a decade if humans continue to increase…

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