green living

On The Menu: A Healthier Shamrock Shake

On The Menu: A Healthier Shamrock Shake

  ‘Tis the season for the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake! Nothing brings back happier childhood Lent memories than a Shamrock Shake and a Filet-o-Fish on Fridays. I mean, I know we’re supposed to be fasting and making sacrifices, but… It’s also Girl Scout cookie season with […]

Reducing Your Impact: Fast Fashion

Reducing Your Impact: Fast Fashion

I recently watched a CBC Marketplace special on fast fashion & its impact on our world. (I love Canadian tv.) No big surprise: clothing waste doesn’t have a very good impact. This isn’t the first news report about fast fashion & it won’t be the […]

On The Menu: Peanut Noodles

On The Menu: Peanut Noodles

As a vegetarian family, I find some of our best recipes are ethnic recipes from cultures that value vegetarian dishes instead of trying to fit a normal American meal into a vegetarian mold. Japanese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Italian. There are so many interesting recipes in […]

On the Menu: Thai Tofu Lettuce Cups

On the Menu: Thai Tofu Lettuce Cups

  My husband and I eat vegetarian/vegan at home so I like to get creative with our recipes. When he’s out for work dinners, the only vegan option is often pasta primavera or a portobello burger. Neither is super satisfying to be honest. When he […]

Sick Day Survival Tips

Sick Day Survival Tips

  This winter cold and flu season has hit my family and my friends’ families pretty hard this year. It’s the first time we all have little ones, so it keeps spreading from kids to parents to kids to parents to kids… My little guy […]

Good for the Planet New Year’s Resolutions

Good for the Planet New Year’s Resolutions

Maybe you can tell by the fact that I have two New Year’s Resolutions posts in one month that I really love New Year’s! I think it’s such a cool time to put all your dreams into action. For this edition, I wanted to offer […]

The Definitive Guide to Hand Soap

The Definitive Guide to Hand Soap

It’s that time of year! Time for gift giving and picking out just the perfect gift for our friends and family. That’s why I’m bringing you my Definitive Guide to Hand Soap. Hand soap is sure to make everyone smile when they open their stockings […]

Iceland – the Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland – the Land of Fire and Ice

  It’s been a dream of mine for a very long time to visit Iceland. Like a lot of people, Iceland was on my radar after I first heard The Sugarcubes (Bjork’s band before she was a solo act). After talking to an Icelandic friend […]

Bringing a Little Hygge into Your Home this Winter

Bringing a Little Hygge into Your Home this Winter

Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the Danish concept of hygge is a trending topic in the past few years. Whether it’s books, articles, blog posts, or pin boards, everyone seems to be talking about it! So what, exactly, is hygge?   Simply put, hygge is the art of […]

DIY Carpet Cleaning Powder

DIY Carpet Cleaning Powder

  In my first installment of natural cleaning DIYs, I thought I would share my favorite recipe for a DIY Carpet Cleaning Powder!   The tenants before us in our apartment had a very sweet dog, who also happened to shed a lot. Eventually that […]