Recipe: Eggplant With Tahini/Labneh Sauce

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Grilled and drizzled with multiple Middle-Eastern flavors, this vegetarian eggplant dish gets raves every time. Eggplant is the poor man’s meat. There must be a hundred Middle-Eastern recipes featuring the purple vegetable, like the surprising eggplant soup and the ever-popular baba ganoush. I first ate eggplant with tahini and labneh in a tiny Jerusalem restaurant, […]

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Eco-Massage Oil Is ‘Trust in a Bottle’

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A grape seed, avocado and apricot kernel massage oil is great for eco-intimacy. Recently, the developer of an environmentally friendly, vegan and kosher natural oil for massage and intimacy contacted your Green Love editor with a delightful request. Review their product – TRUST – for the eco-conscious audience in the Middle East.  Being ardent advocates […]

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Middle East Destination Tops Ethical Tourism Sales

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ResponsibleTravel.com customers on holiday in Egypt. Feluccas and Pharoahs, a popular trip. British ethical tourism pioneers ResponsibleTravel.com has celebrated its tenth birthday by announcing its biggest ten sellers over the last decade – and Middle Eastern destinations top the list. Responsible Travel offers hundreds of holidays across the world and its birthday announcement also included […]

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Eco-Conscious Cosmetics: Looking Good Never So Beautiful for the Planet

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Eco-conscious beauty company presents a beautiful new look to inspire consumers to do more than put their best face forward. Since EcoTools’ launch in 2008, the brand has grown tremendously with new beauty products and extensions every year. Hailed as a, “favorite of celebrities, beauty editors and women around the world” including the most famous […]

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Bedouin Home-Spun Woolen Rugs On Show In Milan

Bedouin women from Israel are getting a name for themselves at the furniture fair in Milan, where their home-spun woolen rugs are on proud display as a prized example of high-end sustainable design. The Eindhoven designers BCXSY teamed up with SIDREH, the non-profit organization behind Lakiya Negev weaving to create these one-of-a-kind products. Facebook Comments

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Picket at the Egyptian Zoo For All Animal Rights

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As Egyptian struggles for human rights, animal rights activists speak for those who can’t. Egyptian animal welfare societies and activists are calling for a protest this Saturday outside the Cairo Zoo in Giza. According to animal rights activists Egypt has become a hub for international illegal trade in wildlife. We’ve reported earlier about the horses […]

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Do Palestinians Blame Israel For Their Environmental Woes?

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According to a report by an organization which reviews school textbooks, Palestinian students are taught to blame Israel for their environmental problems but how accurate is the assessment? The Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE), which reviews school textbooks in the Middle East North Africa region, recently released a damning […]

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Passover Recipe: Traditional Matzah Balls

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“Kneidlach” may be the only Yiddish word that an Israeli knows, but everyone knows that it means matzah balls. People tend to think of Israeli food as typically Middle Eastern, (like our labneh and potato salad with fava beans recipes) and so it most often is. Yet the culinary  influence of Eastern European immigrants is […]

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Limited Power Supply Shackles Armenia to Precarious Nuclear Plant

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In bucolic but earthquake-prone Armenia, people both fear and rely on a nuclear power plant that has operated for three decades with no primary containment structure. In the 1970s, a series of first-generation nuclear reactors were built in the former Soviet Union, all lacking the infrastructure to contain major ruptures in the reactor’s primary circuit. […]

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Google’s Largest Investment Goes To BrightSource Energy

Google Invests $168 million in BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System Google has announced that it will invest $168 million in BrightSource Energy’s Solar Energy Generating System in the Mohave desert. Following a series of fits and starts dictated by the energy politics du jour, the world’s largest solar power plant finally broke ground […]

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What’s Better: The Copenhagen Model, Or Masdar City?

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Chris Turner from MNN argues that Copenhagenization is the more humble, more widely applicable approach to making cities livable, but there’s something about Masdar he didn’t think to address We spotted an excellent article over on Mother Nature Network that analyzes the fundamental philosophical differences between the Copenhagen model and Masdar City. Touted as the […]

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