Best Protein Alternatives to Meat Besides Tofu

1365771.largeDo you hate tofu? Or are you just plain sick of it? Check out these 15 tasty alternatives to both meat and tofu that will make you smack your lips in delight.

1) Quinoa – This tiny seed is full of protein, easy to cook and very versatile. A cup of cooked quinoa serves up 8 grams of protein, and you can get more by serving it with chickpeas, beans and nuts. Plus, it is one of the only non-meat options that provide the nine essential amino acids our bodies can’t produce on their own, including lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. Plus, quinoa contains fiber, iron, magnesium and manganese. Buy it white, red or black, in bulk or in a box.

Read Best Protein Alternatives to Meat Besides Tofu by Diane MeacEachern at Care2.

September 26, 2016 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Tree Fest Ottawa Tree Festival

Saturdays September 10 – October 15 Brewer Park at Brewer Pond, Ottawa, 10 am – 5 pm Nature Art Food and Community, Activities for all ages. Complete Program Here

September 23, 2016 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

New Normal: A victim is displaced by Climate Change Disaster every Second

Climate change and related extreme weather events have devastated the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of most vulnerable people worldwide– by far exceeding the total of all the unfortunate and unjustifiable victims of all terrorist attacks combined. However, the unstoppable climate crisis receives just a tiny fraction of mainstream media attention. See these dramatic facts.

“Every second, one person is displaced by disaster,” the Oslo-based Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reports. “In 2015 only, more than 19.2 million people fled disasters in 113 countries. “Disasters displace three to ten times more people than conflict and war worldwide.”

September 21, 2016 at 9:46 am Leave a comment

The Minnesota Series: Original Thinking from the American Midwest

In October 2013, SFU hosted an urban planning lecture featuring Charles Marohn.

Marohn is the co-founder and president of Strong Towns, and a professional engineer who is passionate about planning and small towns. He brings a civil-engineering perspective that results in original ideas such as the “stroad,” a street/road hybrid that manages to be both expensive and unproductive. He’s a fiscal conservative who makes his case effectively to a small-government audience as much as to urban planners and engineers.

September 19, 2016 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Making Maple Syrup for Beginners

Saturday, September 24, 9am -4pm , Sand Road Maple Farm, 17190 Sand Road, Moose Creek. This one day maple course will provide all the information you need to get started in making your own maple syrup from your own backyard or wood lot. To reserve 613-524-3249 or email:

September 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

Inner Transition: an introduction

tentsTo me, getting to the heart of inner transition is about understanding our own dual nature: if we feel threatened we are likely to get in a mode of fleeing the scene, aggressively fighting for what we want or just freezing. But absent the feeling of threat we are calm, relaxed, loving and often generous.

The prospect of having less fossil fuel or money to go round puts most people into threat mode. But in threat mode we are not thinking long-term. It is just this problem that faces civil society when developing the dialogue around how we can develop society to show more planet care and at the same time more people care and fair share.  We need to create the space where the dialogue can be held without fear driving us.

Read Inner Transition: an introduction by Stephen Hinton at Local Futures.

September 15, 2016 at 11:09 am 1 comment

Swap Before You Shop

Much of the advice out there for reducing your fashion footprint involves buying more sustainably made (and often expensive) clothes. But there are a number of ways – many of which we explore in our new Fashion issue – you can lower your impact that save money, both in the short- and long-term.

One way is to hold a clothing swap, which is exactly what it sounds like: a group of people get together and trade clothes with one another. Swapping is an extra-familial version of hand-me-downs, and something friends – particularly those who can’t afford to buy new clothes all the time – have been doing intuitively for years. But more formally organized swaps of all sizes – including city-wide events – have been gaining recent popularity. My tips here are for smaller-scale events.

Read Swap Before You Shop by Lauren MacDonald at the Alternatives Journal.

September 12, 2016 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

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