Gluten Free Brownies

Welcome to this week’s installment of From Our Friends, our weekly roundup where we highlight some of our favorite posts from the past week and more from our friends and partners around the web. This week’s edition includes articles on the super seed quinoa, making art with natural supplies, why walking is good exercise for women, tips for going green without breaking the bank, at-home kettlebell exercises and a vegan twist on classic brownies. Enjoy these, and have a wonderful weekend!

1. Quinoa, pronounced (KEEN-wah), is actually a seed that can be eaten like a grain. Although quinoa gained much popularity during recent years, it can still be a tricky food to try. Check out cooking tricks, recipes and more about the different types of quinoa from Experience Life!

2. Do you enjoy making art with your kids but dislike the heavy chemical scents from traiditonal art supplies? You’re definitely not alone. Using supplies made from natural ingredients eliminates these ugly odors. Read more about paints and other supplies made from fruits, flowes and spices on MightyNest.

3. Results of a recent study show that just 35 minutes of walking each day can reduce the risks of some serious health problems for women. Lace up those walking shoes and read more about walking’s benefits from Blisstree

4. Going green doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of green. Check out YogiTimes‘ simple and effective green tips that don’t require spening much cash. 

5. Making fitness part of your 2013 goals but don’t have a gym membership? Try these 6 kettlebell exercises from The Organic Whey to help maximine your at-home routine!

6. Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan brownies? Is that even possible? You bet! EcoSalon‘s vegan brownie recipe is sure to yield tasty treats. Try these guilt-free brownies today!

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