Brushing your teeth usually goes hand in hand with a toothbrush made from thick plastic and a plastic tube of toothpaste (maybe with some microplastics tucked inside). A little over a year ago, these were also the tools I used to get the job done (in my defence, I did use vegan products). Since getting more interested in zero waste, I switched up what I had for some more ecological tools.
I’ve been a fan of Isa Chandra Moskowitz for years. Isa Does It is my favorite cookbook, but I basically like everything she touches. Needles to say I had been looking forward to her new cookbook for months and months. The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook offers, as the title suggest, a bunch of recipes to make for different holidays, ranging from appetizers to deserts.
In the search of a way to deal with being a chronically ill person, I stumbled upon this book: How To Be Sick by Toni Bernhard. It had very good reviews on Goodreads, so I decided to give it a go. This book is aimed at offering strategies to deal with the things most people with chronic illness deal with, like physical suffering, the ups and downs of being sick, communication with others about the illness,… These strategies are Buddhist-inspired, though you don’t have to be a buddhist to give her advice a go.
Minimalist Baker was one of the first food-blogs I got into when I first delved into vegan baking. I’ve been following the blog ever since and have made a ton of recipes from it. Needles to say that I got pretty excited about them bringing out their first printed cookbook.
For my latest YouTube video, I decided to make a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks: Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon. Since I had never made a soup from the book before, I chose the ‘Cream of tomato soup with roasted Italian chickpea croutons.
Switching from disposable cotton pads to reusable ones was something that had been high on my to-do list for a long time. I used to go through about two cotton pads a day. That may not seem like much, but over the course of a year that’s a lot of garbage. Unnecessary garbage. Since making the switch to reusable ones I would never go back to what I used to use. Here is why.