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Enjoy Fair-Trade Chocolate This Valentine’s Day

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Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand, and our friends at Equal Exchange Co-op have some great ideas to celebrate the fair-trade way! The cacao Equal Exchange uses in their chocolate is monitored by independent, nonprofit, certifying organizations that guarantee it was produced and traded in a socially responsible…

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Meet Chef Lachelle Cunningham

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Chef Lachelle has been a dynamic force on the Twin Cities food scene and is known for cooking globally inspired comfort food that thwarts unhealthy stereotypes and fuses in global flavors. She began her culinary career by launching Chelles’ Kitchen in 2012 and soon became known for her work…

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Picks from Dr. Artika: Black History Month

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH African Americans have played an integral role in shaping arts and culture in the United States. This is why the theme of Black History Month 2024 is: African Americans and the Arts. Throughout the month of February, you can learn more about countless African Americans who used…

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Brighten Your Winter with Houseplants

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Kick the winter blues with our 20% off houseplant sale from Jan. 17-23! With their lush green leaves and natural beauty, houseplants not only breathe life into the cold, dark, and dreary winter days but also offer numerous benefits. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, houseplants can help ease stress, boost feelings…

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Get the Most Out of Citrus Season

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Fresh, organic citrus is sweeter than sunshine — which helps on these gray winter days. You’ll find a variety of grapefruits, oranges, mandarins, tangerines, kumquats, lemons and limes at the co-op, all packed with vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber to give your body a boost. Here are some tips…

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Plant-Based Detox Recipes

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Try these delicious juices and smoothies that blend detoxifying fruits and vegetables to help you feel great for the start of the New Year. The Detox Smoothie A light, refreshing, cleansing smoothie full of fresh greens and ginger, which contains many beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. Ingredients (serves 1)…

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DIY Cleaning Supplies

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Homemade cleaning supplies are easy to make, affordable, and safer for both your home and the environment. Most likely, you have many of these common household ingredients already on hand. Transform your cleaning routine by making these DIY recipes from Aura Cacia. All-Purpose Cleaning Spray A multipurpose home cleaning spray…

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Annual LIME Membership Discount Renewal 2024

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A friendly reminder to all LIME member-owners: Please renew your eligibility in the program between Jan. 10 and Feb. 7, 2024, to ensure uninterrupted discounts. To renew your LIME eligibility, please bring a photo ID along with your income-based financial assistance program card or letter to the co-op during this…

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