Author Archives: Dev Team

Tell Fruit Flies to Buzz Off

  Everyone agrees: fruit flies are THE WORST. On top of being annoying they’re embarrassing. They flutter in your face during meaningful conversations and then the next thing you know they’ve landed in your food or drink. Put a stop to the annoyance and get rid of fruit flies in your kitchen for good with these simple…

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Kitchen Compost Bin – Demo Videos

  This kitchen compost bin makes composting clean, convenient, and stylish. No odors. No fruit flies. Really.       How-to Assemble for Floor Storage       How-to Assemble for Under Counter Storage       How to Secure the Bag to the Clamps on the CompoKeeper       How to Rehinge the…

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3 Tips to Keep Your Green Kitchen Clean & Clutter-Free

If you’re anything like me, when your kitchen is dirty, grimy, gritty or cluttered you feel like everything else in your life is in the same condition. The kitchen is the heart and soul of your home. Spending time there should have you feeling calm, nourished and nurtured (not uncomfortable).    The following tips are eco-friendly ways to…

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Vegan & Raw: Avocado Pesto Sauce with Zucchini Noodles

“During the spring in Florida, zucchini, basil, and tomatoes are in season which makes this is one of my favorite recipes I recommend to clients. It’s fresh, healthy, simple and flexible for all diet types.”  KC Cavanaugh, Certified Holistic Health Coach.   Avocado Pesto Sauce with Zucchini Noodles Prep time: 10 mins Serves 2   Ingredients: 1 large zucchini…

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What Can Be Composted (and What Can’t)

Print this list and hang it on your fridge so you’ll never have to guess what can be composted (and what can’t) again. To download a printable file, click here.

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Best Tips & Tricks for Home Composting

This post was originally featured on Pacific Foods Blog.    There are many ways to turn kitchen scraps into rich soil but, environmentalists know, backyard composting can’t be beat when it comes to recycling food and yard waste. By composting at home, you can avoid creating transportation emissions and the finished compost can be used as…

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Two Simple Steps to Keep Flowers Fresh

Table flowers are a wonderful addition to any space to brighten the room and your mood. Unfortunately, once cut from their foundation, flowers begin to wilt.    These very simple tricks were recommended by a farmers market florist and will help keep flowers fresh:      It’s common practice to cut stems at an angle to increase the amount…

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Vegetarian Recipe: Layered Portobello with Sweet Potato

Vegetarian Recipe: Layered Portobello with Sweet Potato Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato 1 Tbsp coconut butter 4 large portobello mushrooms. 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp coconut oil 10 oz spinach Salt and pepper Store-bought oven-roasted tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes 4 Tbsp goat cheese ¼ cup pine nuts 1 cup store-bought pesto, mushroom…

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7 Easy Steps to Backyard Composting

Backyard composting is for the “DIYer” within us. This method allows you to transform organic waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer at home. A backyard compost pile can be as easy or involved as you want to make it. Maintain a super low maintenance pile just to keep food scraps out of the landfill or get acquainted…

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Easy Guide to Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting is for the gardener who’s not afraid to get their hands dirty. This method of composting makes richer compost quicker. Plus, kids love worms as pets!   You’ll Need: A CompoKeeper (kitchen compost bin for collecting food scraps) A worm bin (buy a worm farm or build your own) Worms (red wigglers) A spray bottle…

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Composting is Easy with Curbside Collection

Recycle your food scraps on trash day. Small startups and large municipal organizations are stepping up to keep organic waste out of landfills and they’re making it super easy for you. Tools: CompoKeeper (for collecting food waste in the kitchen) Curbside bin (to be collected by waste haulers) Basic Steps: Check with your local municipality…

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How to Compost at Home with Bokashi

“Bokashi” means fermented organic matter in Japanese. This method of composting does just that. Bokashi composting uses microorganisms to help break down food waste anaerobically (without oxygen). This process transforms food waste into especially awesome compost for your garden or indoor plants. You’ll Need: A Bokashi Bin with a spigot valve Bokashi Bran (an accelerant…

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25 (non-food) household items you’ll be surprised are compostable

Once you compost you just have to boast. It makes you feels so good, some might even say it’s addicting. If you feel the need to feed your world-saving craving, you’re ready for this list: Contents of the vacuum/dust pan Bamboo Skewers Toothpicks Soiled pizza boxes Egg cartons (non-Styrofoam) Compostable to-go food service goods Q-tips…

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Compost Drop Off at Greenmarket

Drop-off composting is for devoted “earth keepers” who don’t have a better method of composting. People do this in NYC at the Greenmarket Farmers Markets. They walk their compostables to the market every week; there’s something to be said for that commitment! Good on ya.   You’ll Need: CompoKeeper (for collecting food waste in the…

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Community Garden Composting

Community gardens are where people go to grow and compost is great for growing. If there’s a compost pile, it’s likely the food waste is a welcome addition. If you’re not making your own compost, a community garden is a great way to see how your compostables become fertilizer for nutritious, organic produce. Tools: CompoKeeper…

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5 Food Waste Solutions for the Holidays

  Don’t let your holiday season get trashed 😉   According to WorldWatch Institute, US households generate 5 million tons of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. This includes the creation 3 times the amount of food waste compared to other times of the year. We think that’s bananas. Just say no to food waste, we’ve got 5 food waste solutions for you and your family!…

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Benefits of Composting

  Composting comes with all kinds of benefits. It’s economical, environmentally friendly and it keeps the world healthy for future generations. Who wouldn’t want that?   COMPOSTING = CLEANER AIR Composting provides us with cleaner air by helping to reduce carbon emissions and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. When organic waste (the stuff you could…

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3 Simple Steps to Start Composting

This post was originally featured on Wellness Mama’s blog, written by Kristen Hess of CompoKeeper.    For centuries, countless cultures have understood that good food is the best medicine. These days, I’m realizing that might not always be the case.   Sadly, this widely available resource is becoming less and less effective. Conventional agricultural systems are…

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Build a Worm Bin For Less Than $30

Starting a worm bin is probably the cheapest, most widely available option for many of you. We decided to give it a go to prove how easy it can be.   It only cost us $30 and took about 2 hours. Drilling holes and shredding the bedding took the longest, but if you have some help,…

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