For the vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, pescatarian, or raw foodist on your gift list this season, a gift of Jae Steele’s Ripe From Around Here: A Vegan Guide to Local and Sustainable Eating (No Matter Where You Live) will be extremely well-received! This 263-page cookbook offers recipes, tips, and healthy suggestions for eating organic, locally grown foods. Think globally, act locally might well be the mantra behind this fantastic resource brimming with 180 tasty recipes!

Some of “Mom’s” favorite recipes include Flax Apple Pudding, “South In Your Mouth” Peach Pecan Muffins, Root Chips, Pear Parsnip Soup, and Warm Mushroom and Spinach Salad. Salivating yet??

This delectable cookbook can be purchased online, and you just may be tempted to pick up a second copy for yourself!

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Healthy, meatless options abound from Veggie Patch! For yummy alternatives to traditional chicken nuggets, burgers, and even buffalo wings, Veggie Patch has created delicious meat-free meals and snacks. “Mom’s” favorites include the Spinach Nuggets and Broccoli Bites. Perfect for an afternoon snack or as a healthy appetizer before dinner is served!

100% vegetarian, Veggie Patch products are all-natural, and contain no MSG or trans-fats. For those desiring to eat less meat, but are unsure of how to start incorporating healthy vegetarian options that are more than just a salad, Veggie Patch is the way to go! From Meatless Garlic Portabella Burgers to Chick ‘n Cutlets, there are plenty of hearty dinner options for the meat and potato lover in your family.

For more information, to locate a store near you that carries Veggie Patch products, or to order, visit their website.

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For those who saw the review on this high potency vegetarian supplement, you will be pleased to hear that is offering $7.00 off the purchase price of NutraVege online! Visit to take advantage of this great deal!

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If you have adopted a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, getting the proper amount of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in your diet can be tricky! With NutraVege, a high potency DHA, GLA & SDA vegetarian supplement, it’s easy to add in the recommended daily allowance of these essential nutrients to your diet without compromising your lifestyle. For adults and children over 14 years of age, just 2 tsp. added into the diet provides the proper amount. For those under age 14, 1 tsp. is recommended. As NutraVege is in liquid form, it can be taken on its own, or it can be added into smoothies, applesauce, oatmeal, orange juice – you name it! It has a pleasant citrus flavor if taken alone.

For more information on DHA, GLA & SDA, and the ingredients found in NutraVege, or to order, please visit

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Nature. Harmony. Wellness. YogaEarth™ provides the proper nutrition for a holistic yoga practice in two synergistic blends, Balance and Vitality. While the blends were inspired by the Yogi-Built approach, both Balance and Vitality can be used by anyone who wants to reap the benefits of a protein-rich, vegetarian-safe supplement with 37 high-potency nutritional actives. What’s your practice? Whether you are a runner, hiker, skier or weight-lifter, Balance will help you to prepare and perform, while Vitality will assist in recovery and reintegration.

Each box contains 30 individual packets – packaged for convenience and portability. Tuck a packet or two into your pocket, purse, yoga bag, or backpack for on-the-go nutrition. Simply mix the blend of choice with 4-6 ounces of water or juice, and stir vigorously. Drink immediately, as the contents will start to settle. For Balance usage directions, click here and for Vitality usage directions, click here. “Mom” has been adding the Balance blend into her morning smoothie – YUM!

Both Balance and Vitality are gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free, and contain absolutely no high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, or other additives. In addition, both are vegetarian-safe, with no animal or seafood products.

To order a Full Month Kit or a 7-Day Refill of either Balance or Vitality, please visit

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Mom” at Tiny Green Mom was recently introduced to a fabulous skin care line, MyChelle Dermaceuticals! Sent the UV Repair Kit for review, “Mom” couldn’t be happier with this natural skin care line that is free of parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances!

To care for your skin this summer, the UV / Hyperpigmentation Repair Kit provides wonderful results for sun-kissed skin. To help reduce hyperpigmentation & wrinkles caused by harmful UVA/UVB exposure, to even skin tone, and to keep that “summer glow,” the kit features six products to use in easy-to-follow steps: Apple Brightening Cleanser, Apple Brightening Peel, Apple Brightening Serum, Apple Brightening Mist, Deep Repair Cream Unscented, and Sun Shield SPF 28 Tube.

For busy moms, this regimen is super simple and does not take more than a few minutes of your time, but will give you long-lasting results. You deserve it!


Cleanse skin with the Apple Brightening Cleanser. This sulfate-free cleanser has been specifically designed to exfoliate your skin gently with natural fruit acids and contains powerful antioxidants to protect against free radical damage.

Step 2:

Apply the Apple Brightening Peel. This is not a harsh peel, and it is made with green apple fruit, lemon bioflavonoids, and acai antioxidants to help diminish hyperpigmentation. After applying, leave on the skin for 5-15 minutes, and rinse off.

Step 3:

Soothe skin with the Apple Brightening Serum. This advanced formula will help to reduce the signs of again as well leaves skin luminous with the combination of Bio-mimetic peptide Melanosatine®5 and sea plant-derived Algowhite®.

Step 4:

Hydrate dry, parched skin with the Apple Brightening Mist. This lovely toner smells delightful with the addition of daisy, mangosteen, and acai combined with heavy water.

Step 5:

Nourish and moisturize the skin on the face, neck and decolette with the Deep Repair Cream. This rich, dreamy cream assists in balancing the skin and helps to improve the quality and smoothness.

Step 6:

The most important step of all – sunscreen! The Sun Shield SPF 28 is a non-greasy, protective shield while out and about during the day! Both ZinClear™ and Titanium Dioxide help to block against UV damage.

That’s it! It seems like quite a bit, but at most will take about 10 – 20 minutes of your time, depending upon on how long you leave the Apple Brightening Peel on your skin. You will just GLOW afterwards!

For more information on MyChelle Dermaceuticals and to purchase items from this wonderful skin care line, visit their website.

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