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Healthy Baking Substitutions

You can substitute apple sauce for oil.  The substitution ratio is 1:1.

You can substitute flax seeds for eggs.  1 T. ground flax seeds + 3 T. water = 1 egg

You can substitute maple syrup for sugar.  The substitution ratio is 1:1.

You can substitute masa harina for white flour.  The substitution ratio is 1:1.

You can substitute baking soda and cream of tartar for baking powder.  1/4 t. baking soda + 1/2 t. cream of tartar = 1 t. baking powder

setting up a well designed and cost efficient website

Everyone needs to establish a web presence, and, depending on your specific needs, doing so can be free or very inexpensive. For people looking to get started with establishing a web presence for themselves or a specific project, I recommend beginning by registering for a WordPress account. This is free. Once you have set up a WordPress account and chosen a name for your WordPress website, you will have access to a website that you can update and edit regularly. The address for this website will be If you’d like your website address not to include wordpress in the name, there are several options. The least expensive and easiest, is to register your website name with WordPress. You can do this by going to the site dashboard, clicking on Store, and registering a domain. WordPress currently charges $5 per year for this service. For the majority of individuals, this is really all you need to get started on the web. It will take some time to become familiar with the WordPress dashboard, but it is worth the investment since, at the moment, WordPress is an Open Source application, meaning it can be used for free, and it has large user base. As a result, many websites are built around it and learning a bit more about how to use this tool is a good investment since you may be able to apply this knowledge in managing not only your own website but for contributing to other websites as well.

If you are developing a website that includes advertising or ecommerce, meaning the ability to sell products, you will need to take a few additional steps. I will cover these issues in posts dedicated to each one of these subjects.

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about the materials for living project

The materials for living project is about finding ways to use technologies to support ethical and sustainable living for peoples across the globe. The internet and the tools associated with it can be used in many ways.  While a for-profit model for the use of these tools has been dominant to date, it is possible to use these tools in other ways.  For instance, to invest in local and community-run businesses, to share resources and information to live sustainably, to support fair trade and fair wage initiatives globally, and to direct capital–both that invested and spent–to organizations and businesses dedicated to supporting environmental and economic sustainability.