Zero Waste Makeup: A Look Inside My (Imperfect) Makeup Bag

Zero Waste Makeup: A Look Inside My (Imperfect) Makeup Bag

OK, so I don't flatter myself that anyone actually gives a shit what's in my makeup bag - I'm certainly no beauty expert.  I just wanted to show you in order to illustrate a point.  This is the makeup bag of a person who is in transition, working toward a less wasteful lifestyle.

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Easy Vegan Pasta Bolognese That Tastes Like The Real Thing (I Promise!)

Easy Vegan Pasta Bolognese That Tastes Like The Real Thing (I Promise!)

With three simple substitutions I vegan-ized one of my favorite dishes, and I'd be willing to bet that in a blind taste test, you could hardly tell the difference.  This bolognese sauce is hearty, flavorful, and soul warming - the perfect dish for a cold winter evening.

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So What Can You Actually Recycle?

So What Can You Actually Recycle?

I'm ashamed to admit to admit, there was a time in my life when I didn't recycle, because I was so confused about which items my curbside recycling service would accept.  Afraid of doing the wrong thing, I did nothing.  So what can you actually recycle?  The short answer: more than you think. 

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How a Gratitude Journal Can Change Your Outlook

How a Gratitude Journal Can Change Your Outlook

In recent years I’ve become more and more conscious of people’s (including my own) tendency to focus on the negative at the expense of the positive.  We seem hard wired to latch on to, talk about, and internalize bad news.  Why is it so easy amid the chaos of our modern existence to take the good things for granted and to give more mental and emotional space to the bad? 

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My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

When I first decided that I wanted to start working towards zero waste, one of the first things I did was to swap my plastic toothbrush for a natural, compostable, biodegradable bamboo toothbrush.  An easy swap, and I don't think anyone will argue that bamboo toothbrushes are just better looking than their plastic counterparts.  Double win. 

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Easy, Delicious (Preservative-Free!) Cashew Milk Recipe

Easy, Delicious (Preservative-Free!) Cashew Milk Recipe

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there are zillions of plant-based milk products on the market, to take the place of your standard cow's milk in your morning coffee or on your granola.  And while at first glance they may seem like the healthiest option, a closer look at the carton may reveal hidden sugars, stabilisers, emulsifiers, and other mystery ingredients.  The solution?  Make your own!

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The Ultimate Gift Guide for a Zero Waste Christmas

The Ultimate Gift Guide for a Zero Waste Christmas

I propose that this year, instead of giving gifts that the recipient may or may not keep for more than six months, let's give gifts that provide true fulfillment.  I've broken down my six favorite zero waste gift categories with some specific ideas, and enough variety to suit everyone on your shopping list this year.    

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The Next Time You Order Seafood, Think About This…

The Next Time You Order Seafood, Think About This…

Aquaculture (fish farming) has grown as a result of, and potentially a solution to the overfishing of wild fish populations.  Around 50% of the fish we consume is now farmed.  But is fish farming safe for the environment?  Is it good for our health?

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A Refreshing (and Sustainable!) Autumn Cocktail

A Refreshing (and Sustainable!) Autumn Cocktail

There are English Russet apples in abundance at my local green grocer right now, as well as ginger and fragrant rosemary.  They turned out to be delightful complements to my Black Cow vodka.  The Scrumper's Sling is light and refreshing, and infused with the subtle flavours of autumn.  

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Easy Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup for Lazy Winter Weeknights

Easy Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup for Lazy Winter Weeknights

Since my recent move to the UK and my subsequent endurance of the perpetually dreary weather here, I've noticed a significant increase in my desire for three things: sleep, baths, and soup.  I've never been too mad about soups in general, and have rarely ever made them at home, but they are the perfect comfort food for a rainy weekday evening.  

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