Recipe of the Week-Sweet Potato Fries

Melissa, June 13, 2011

These fries are great for the entire family! They go great with fun finger food meals;) Sweet Potato Fries- Finger Food! 2 sweet potatoes 1 tsp oil Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut into strips. Throw into a mixing bowl with the oil and toss to coat all sweet potatoes Put all fries onto your baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Let cool and serve!

Recipe of the Week Chinese Edition- Tofu Banana Wheat Germ

Melissa, June 8, 2011

Thank you so much to Ming Pao for providing us with these! We will feature the translations of our recipes all summer! 

Recipe of the Week-Tofu Banana Wheat Germ

Melissa, June 6, 2011

Love this recipe! Make sure you serve right away to avoid the browning. Make a little extra to throw in your plain yogurt! Tofu Banana Wheat Germ 1 package silken tofu 1 banana 1 tbsp wheat germ Mash all ingredients together and serve.

Flavor of the Week-Seventh Generation

Melissa, June 3, 2011

Okay, my delinquency in posts has led the ‘Flavor of the Week’ to be the ‘Flavor of the Year’;) I was introduced to Seventh Generation nearly 3 years ago when my youngest weaner was born. She had some bladder/kidney problems and the ‘traditional’ diapering options seemed to be adding to the bacterial problems! I was chatting with one of the amazing workers at a local organic grocer about the problems and she pulled out the Seventh Generation wipes. My weaner had been so prone to diaper rashes because of her kidney problems that I would bathe her after every diaper change just to avoid having to use wipes on her sensitive behind. After 2 days of using Seventh Generation wipes I never saw another diaper rash on her again! Miracle? Nope, Seventh Gen had claimed that “these gentle wipes clean baby’s bottom with plant-derived ingredients; no alcohol, synthetic cleaners, dyes or fragrances. Whitened without chemicals containing chlorine, these soft cloth wipes are a safe and soft choice to keep your baby’s skin pure and clean” AND they weren’t lying!! After all of this you can imagine that my logical next step was to start using their diapers too! Of course their diapers are free of chlorine, fragrances, latex and petroleum-based lotions. I just can’t wrap my brain around the decision to add these things to something that hugs are sensitive little babies every minute of every day for at least the first year of their life! Seventh Generation saved not only my weaner’s bum but also her kidneys! We found out after that if we would have subjected her to the ‘other’ name brand diapers she would have had more serious kidney damage that wouldn’t have been as easily resolved with her surgery because the bacterial growth would have created far more scarring on her kidneys. Yes, I really love Seventh Generation😉 And so when I saw this awesome company’s prize pack on the 10 000 kids online auction I knew I had to win it! HUGE thank you to Seventh Generation for donating a beautiful prize pack! I will only use Seventh Generation cleaning products for the rest of my life! Thanks for caring about our health and the environment. Three cheers for 7th Gen! NOW I would like to share these products with you!! Want to win a Seventh Generation prize pack so you can love them as much as me? All you have to do is ‘like’ our facebook post and you will be entered to win an awesome basket full of products (including the diapers and wipes!) The contest closes at midnight on June 7th. Good luck mamas!!

Sending More than Love-PARTY!!

Melissa, May 25, 2011

Okay Calgary, come and join us as we get these shipments packed up and shipped out to Slave Lake residents!! Check out the facebook event page! Bring some items from newest list of items that we are taking (please donate all other items to your local charities): – NEW Mens and Women’s Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, brushes, shampoo, soap (no bar soap) and hair elastics, clips) – NEW Men’s socks and underwear – NEW Women’s socks, underwear and bras – NEW Kids socks and underwear – Food – Makeup – Suitcases, tote bags etc. – Hangers – Baby bum cream, diapers, baby wipes – Paper towel – Toilet paper

Currently in need of the following donations

Melissa, May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011 chapstick Bug Spray Flashlights Tweezers Batteries Lotion Shaving Cream Sun Screen Powdered Baby Formula Soy Baby Formula Mosquito Nets for playpens and strollers Underwear & bras Bottled Water Reusable bags

Drop Off Locations YYC for Slave Lake (& Vancouver!)

Melissa, May 18, 2011

We are collecting all of the donations and bringing them to our storage facility to sort and ship. We are still working directly with the shelters and teams up North that are taking the donations. We are sorting everything in Calgary and shipping as it is called for. As soon as Slave Lake residents are ready to rebuild their homes we will be able to offer more assistance to direct individuals! I would really like to thank Arcan Resources for the unbelievable donation to cover our expenses!! This has made it possible to be the hub for Calgary! All of our donation drive items are ending up at 1 place! If you are hoping to drop off and are in the area, please drop off directly to them, if you are passing one of the drop off locations below you are still able to drop off there. Thank you so much!! Sentinel Self Storage located at: 2 Bowridge Drive NW Calgary Alberta T3B 2T9 Drop off in Residential area on the front door step: 3048-28 St sw 403-701-8912 Thanks Bug & Blossom 1632 14th Ave. N.W., Calgary North Hill Centre (right beside the Fanattic (flames) store) Tuscany mama is accepting donations today: 128 Tuscany Valley Rise Donation Drop off at Riva’s Eco Store 1237 9th Ave SE Calgary AB 403-452-1001 Star Bright For Kids 309-500 Country Hills Boulevard NE Calgary, AB T3K 5H2 Vancouver Drop Offs!! Raspberry Kids #504-1540 west 2nd avenue, Vancouver, bc v6j 1h2 We are located in the Arthur Erickson waterfall building and the closest cross street is Fir. Please go to the intercom, use the # key to scroll until you get to #504 and then buzz up. Use the elevator located next to the intercom and our suite is located on L5. If you are having troubles with your drop off please feel free to call the warehouse number 604-568-5674. Byfield Insurance can take donations, I have some storage. 1915 34 Ave SW. (403) 685 4455. Our hearts and thoughts are with our fellow Albertans. A donation drive in Calgary this Friday: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=227134550635720 Another residential drop off! 270 evanscreek court NW! Residential  #1, 304 Ross Ave,  Cochrane, AB

Lets Send More than Love to Slave Lake!! Donations & Drop Offs!

Melissa, May 16, 2011

A small Northern Alberta town, Slave Lake, has ended the weekend in a state of despair. People watched the news footage as nearly 30% of their towns structures have burnt to the ground, including hundreds of homes, churches and businesses. For more information on the fires please read The Globe & Mail’s article. I can’t believe the amount of love and support pouring in for the town! Read my sister’s beautiful post on Gratitude and Grace. If you are like me it is so difficult to sit back and feel helpless SOOO lets help!! Monetary Donations- www.redcross.ca The Red Cross is the best place to donate money! The Red Cross is already in action and they  need our support. Goods-We are currently working on getting our retailers to accept donations for Slave Lake residents who have run for shelter in the surrounding churches, community centers and loving homes! Please watch below for updated drop off locations. Our retailers will generously post their locations below. If there is no drop off location near you please email the team at info@weangreen.com to arrange alternative arrangements. What is needed? Everything from shampoo to blankets and clothes. Diapers and baby food as well as non-perishable food.

Wean Green’s ‘Earth Day’ Birthday Scavenger Hunt!!

Melissa, April 22, 2011

Our Earth Day Birthday has been so much fun! This weekend is crazy! With Earth Day, Good Friday, Easter AND our Birthday we decided we needed to celebrate all in one! My favorite thing about Earth Day is saving the world, birthdays rock because of the treats and Easter is awesome because I love scavenger hunts!  So lets begin… We are going to send you on a wild website scavenger hunt for the next few days and we are giving prizes out along the way! The final prize is a gift basket from Wean Green and our newest partner. Our clues will be on websites, blogs, facebook walls and in twitter land. How to play: 1. Read the first clue on Wean Green’s facebook. 2. Use your super sleuth skills to identify the site we are talking about and follow the next clue. We will only be posting 1-2 clues a day. 3. Write the names of the sites down! If you make it to the last clue you will have the opportunity to claim your prize BUT you have to have made it to all the other clues. Good luck mamas and co.!

Recipe of the Week- Baby Stir Fry!I

Melissa, April 20, 2011

I love recipes that can be made for baby as well as the rest of the family! This one shot recipe can be taken out before any sauces are added in to make a wholesome supper for your weaner! Baby Stir Fry 10 carrots 5 mushrooms 1/2 onion ½ head broccoli 1 bunch asparagus 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil Chop up all your veggies and mushrooms, ensure you break the asparagus and discard the woody part. Add a small amount of oil to a stir-fry pan and turn heat on medium high Add the onions, asparagus, broccoli and carrots and cook on medium high for  5 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until everything is very soft. Dice into small pieces or puree in a food processor or blender adding breast milk or water as needed. Pour into Wean Cubes. Remember to check the temperature before serving. Store the leftovers in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for 3 months.

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