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Top 10 Green Twitter Accounts

Posted on Sep. 20th 2011 No Comments »

Are you on Twitter? If so, there are lots of green-living oriented Twitter accounts you can follow for great information. If you’re not on Twitter, consider signing up to connect with other green enthusiasts on the web!

Here are ten of the most popular green tweeters:

1. wow green (@wow_green)
Saving the planet one home at a time, living green, living clean

2. Carbonfeet (@carbonfeet)
Green Living Blog - Find Articles, Tips, and Guides on how to live Green. Change is Possible

3.  Vegetarian Times (@VegTimes)
At Vegetarian Times magazine, our motto is EAT GREEN, LIVE WELL.

4. Green Living (@greenlivingblog)
Easy Green Living Tips To Go Green, Eco Friendly Natural Safe And Healthy Home

5. Roberto M. (@beenarboy)
Live,Love,Learn,Travel,Share,Have fun,Free thinker,Live Green,Live with out fear,One world family,Make a postive difference, Follow Me & I will follow you!

6.  Love Green News (@TheGreenOWLS)
Love Green News, Green Blog, Greenest Blog! Think Green, Live Green, Dye Green! The Greenest News in America! #USA #NED Join the Converstion!

7. Robeen (@greenrobeen)
Easy, Actionable, Budget Conscious tweets for Green Living & Decreasing Toxins. Soc Media consultant, avid traveler-90 countries, yoga teacher, mom to twin boys

8.  Green Living (@EcoPulse)
Go green with today’s most chattered about stories from the web’s best eco destinations places like Ecorazzi, Inhabitat & Elephant Journal. Powered by OneRiot

9.  Greener Living Today (@blakew1251)
Greener Living Today offers articles, green celebrity interviews and information on the constantly changing environmental concerns of our planet. Green living.

10.  Enrique Barba (@ConsciousLivin)
Conscious Entrepreneur | Hope Dealer | Green Living & Social Media Fanatic | Striving to positively impact humanity while making friends and influencing people

What are your favorite green Twitter accounts to follow? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted by Abby Gilmore | in Green Living

Garlic Potatoes with Spinach and Roasted Tomatoes

Posted on Sep. 17th 2011 No Comments »
This can be served as an entre or as a side.
  • 8 medium red potatoes, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbl butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon steak seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small shallot,chopped
  • 10 ounce package baby spinach
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped - or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup of goat cheese to garnish

To roast tomatoes: Heat oven to 350F degrees. Cut each tomato in half and arrange in a large oven-proof baking dish. Mix together a big splash of olive oil, a spoonful of brown sugar, and a few pinches of salt - pour this over the tomatoes. Gently toss them a bit, making sure they all get coated, finishing with each tomato facing cut-side up. Place in the oven and bake for 45 mintutes or so, until the tomatoes are shrunken and sweet.

Next heat a large skillet. Melt 1 Tbls of the butter, then add the olive oil and chopped shallot. Cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, until spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper and toss again. Set aside.

Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Add 1 teaspoon of the crushed garlic to the water for flavor. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork.

Drain the potatoes, and add the butter. Mash until the butter is melted. Mix in the half-and-half, sugar, steak seasoning, garlic powder and remaining garlic. Mix potatoes with an electric mixer until smooth.

Serve it up with the potatoes as the first layer, spinach next and top with some of the sweet roasted tomatoes. Sprinkle with some goat cheese and serve while warm.

Serves: 6







Posted by poppa-d | in Garlic, Ingredients, Recipe, Spinach, Tomato, potato

Corn Tortellini Salad

Posted on Sep. 3rd 2011 No Comments »

  • 10 oz store bought cheese tortellini
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • fine grain sea salt
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 head of Califlower, sliced, and oven roasted
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 bag or 2 handfuls of Arugula
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup chives, minced
Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add the cauliflower and toss so they are coated with the oil. Sprinkle with the salt. Now cover the skillet and let the cauliflower cook through, this will take about three minutes. The water in the cauliflower will help steam and soften them. When the cauliflower is just cooked through ( not mushy or falling apart) remove the lid and give them a good toss. Turn up the heat to medium-high and stir every minute or so until the cauliflower looks golden and crispy. Add the garlic about halfway through the browning process if you like.
Into an extra-large pot of well-salted boiling water add the tortellini. After a few minutes, when the tortellini float and are cooked through, drain them and toss with one tablespoon of the olive oil. This prevents them from sticking together. Set aside.
To caramelize the onions, heat another tablespoon of the olive oil in a large thick-bottomed skillet with a pinch of salt. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions collapse and turn deep brown in color. You can do this ahead of time (or just before serving) - whatever you prefer. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Just before serving heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, again in a big skillet over high heat. Add the tortellinis. Stir in the onions, and then the arugula. Wait until the arugula begins to wilt, then stir in most of the cheese. Gently fold in the roasted cauliflower and lemon zest. Remove from heat.
Serve on a big platter garnished with chives and remaining Parmesan.
Serves 4
Posted by poppa-d | in Arugula, Cauliflower, Corn, Ingredients, Onion, Recipe, Spinach


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