Damn Good Vegan Rice Crispy Treats!

Honk If You're Vegan

Vegan-Rice-Crispy-Treats-16You know how most people either have a sweet tooth or crave salt. Well, I come from a family of sugar fanatics. When my family throws a party, it’s all about the dessert. Our attitude is who cares about the chips, bring on the pie!

My soon to be sister-in-law, Linda, however; is a salt chica. I’ve watched her pass on sweets again and again at gatherings. I don’t get this! How can anyone say, “No” to brownies when they’re right in front of your face?

Despite Linda’s subtle sweet tooth, she has a thing for Rice Crispy Treats. I used to make them occasionally when she visited, but not since going plant-based. She’s asked about them, but I’ve told her that marshmallow’s aren’t vegan. Of course I knew there were vegan marshmallow’s, but I was uncertain about them. Would they melt like regular marshmallows? And would they taste good?

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside – Keep Your Dog Safe

Lost Dogs of Wisconsin


With the weather becoming blustery, dog owners might consider the following safety tips:

  1. Keep ID tags on your dog at all times along with a properly fitted collar – personal ID tag, Rabies/license tag, and microchip tag.  If your dog gets lost, you want the person who finds your dog to be able to easily contact or find you.
  2. Make sure your dog is microchipped and the chip is registered to you.  A microchip is a tiny chip implanted between your dog’s shoulder blades; it can be scanned and used to identify your dog.  Don’t forget to update your contact information with the microchip registry if you move.  (If you adopted your dog from an animal shelter, he/she may be already microchipped. Check your adoption records or ask your veterinarian to scan your dog for a microchip.)
  3. Use a sturdy, traditional leash; slip the loop of the leash over your…

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WHO SETS THE TREND: Heartless designers?

5 Natural Dry Skin Remedies

Paper to Use

Natural Dry Skin Remedies” width=”300″ height=”200″ class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-23789″ />Dry skin doesn’t just feel rough to the touch: When it affects your complexion, makeup can look blotchy, drawing even more attention to your less-than-supple skin. The good news is that you don’t need to head to the dermatologist or get a prescription to heal your dry skin — there are a number of natural remedy options that you can add to your skin care routine at home. In fact, the ingredients for these dry skin remedies might already be in your kitchen.
Why a Natural Dry ( Skin Remedy May Be Better )

With the countless rows of jars, bottles, and tubes of lotions, creams, and fancy moisturizers, can a( natural remedy ) really be a better choice? The answer is yes, says Christine Lopez, MD, a dermatologist and assistant program director in the department of dermatology at the Cleveland…

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Fracking Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects, Infertility


Fracking Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects, Infertility

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Fracking diagram from Gasland movie

A controversial oil and natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses many chemicals that can disrupt the body’s hormones, according to new research accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society‘s journal Endocrinology.Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. EDCs can be found in manufactured products as well as certain foods, air, water and soil. Research has linked EDC exposure to infertility, cancer and birth defects.

“More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and many of them disturb hormone function,” said one of the study’s authors, Susan C. Nagel, PhD, of the University of Missouri School of Medicine. “With fracking on the rise, populations may face greater health risks from increased endocrine-disrupting chemical…

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The Advocate, the Guard and the Force of the Horse® at Christmas

Straight from the Horse's Heart

story by R.T. Fitch ~ author, president of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

“It is ‘Feel Good Sunday’ and our long term readers have brought to my attention that it is time to dust off some of our formerly published equine Christmas stories and start stirring the hearts over this holiday season; so for the remaining Sundays prior to Christmas, Christmas Eve and the 25th of December will be dedicated to sharing tales (tails) from Christmas’ past.  Who knows, maybe even something new will surprise you over this season.  So please enjoy and allow these vignettes to sincerely help you ‘Keep the Faith’.  Best to all!” ~ R.T.


A Christmas Story for the Wild Ones

Reprint from December 11, 2010:

He checked the time again.  Not an easy maneuver as he had to take his right glove off, shove the left cuff of his parka up, peel back…

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