A Healthy Halloween? Yes, It’s Possible

by Marla Camins

Young or old, everyone delights in finding their favorite snack during the Halloween season. But as adults, we know that too much of the sweet stuff isn’t always in the best interests of our health.

Here’s the good news: Just because we’re grown-ups doesn’t mean we have to give up the spoils of the season. In fact, following a few simple rules can allow young and young-at-heart alike to have their candy and eat it, too. Continue reading

Recipe: Pumpkin Puree Soup

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free
YIELDS: 4 servings


  • 1 medium pumpkin, about 8 pounds
  • 1 Spanish onion, diced
  • ½ cup rice
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 quarts cold water
  • Salt and white pepper

Optional spices, to create that pumpkin pie flavor:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg

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OCTOBER 2014: Sustainable Communities, Table of Contents

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