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Zero waste tooth brushing

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. Continue Reading

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First impressions: The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook

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. Continue Reading

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The Chronic Illness Series (2): How To Be Sick

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. Continue Reading

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Gooey Vegan Pecan Pie

One of my favorite pies ever is pecan pie. I have made it at least twenty times, starting off with existing recipes, adjusting and creating my own recipe along the way. To me, this is the perfect pecan pie. It is caramelized, gooey, and soft with a crunchy, flakey, buttery crust.   

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Reusable cotton pads

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.

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New England Glam Chowder – Isa Does It

I’ve made another cooking video! This one features another recipe by the amazing Isa Chandra Moskowitz. It is a veganized version of clam chowder. The clams are replaced by shiitakes and the cream and butter are replaced by delicious cashew cream. Nori is used to give the soup/stew a fishy taste.
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