Listerine Naturals is not natural

Further proof that “Natural” is a meaningless marketing term

Upon my doctor’s recommendation, I went to our neighborhood pharmacy to pick up some Listerine mouthwash. I was excited to find the bottle of “Listerine Naturals.” Inside the bottle was a clear liquid, a noticeable contrast to the impossibly blue “Cool Mint” version sitting on the shelf next to it. Eager to figure out the difference between the regular stuff and the “natural” version, I started comparing the labels.

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Molly and her Flea

Meet Molly.

Ever since Molly joined our family a little more than a year ago, I’ve been wanting to tell you all about her… but never quite seemed to get around to it. Well, it’s time to fix that. This post has turned into a rather long one — but I need to write this for my own peace of mind, and maybe you’ll get something out of it too.

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A $450 Mighty Nest Clean Love Giveaway

A $450 MightyNest Giveaway for Some Good, Clean Love

This Valentine’s Day, pledge to show your love to someone (or yourself!) day by ditching the toxic cleaning supplies! And when you do, you’ll be automatically entered to win a huge MightyNest giveaway: Three lucky winners will each receive over $100 worth of green cleaning supplies–and on top of that, MightyNest will donate $50 to the school of each winner’s choosing!

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Green Bean Casserole with Smoked Cheddar and Fennel

I originally published this recipe last year, and it instantly became one of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Since some of you are probably scrambling with last-minute holiday preparations, I thought I’d bring it back to the top of the stack and share it with you today — it’s an easy recipe, and can be prepped in advance. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Whole Garlic Heads for Roasting

Gratitude and Garlic

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and a lot of people have found my blog since I originally published this in November 2011, I thought I’d bring it back to the top of the stack and share it with you today. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with love, family, friends, gratitude…and garlic.

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