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Sweet + Spicy Spring Salad w/ a Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

An endlessly rainy spring has delayed the spring harvests here in upstate New York. Our farmer’s market opened, but fresh produce is pretty limited. Fortunately, a few spring veggies, like asparagus and radish, have been able to weather through the soggy season! With this week’s mini market haul, I bring you a sweet, spicy and zesty spring salad full of seasonal goodies and topped with a homemade dressing and torn bread chunks. Most of the…

Making a Zero Waste Kit With Things You Already Have

Hey friends! Zero waste and low waste living has had a lot of buzz lately, which is overall an amazing thing! Yay for sustainable habits! But I want to debunk the idea that you have to go out and spend a ton of money on zero waste items in order to start cutting down on single-use waste. Truth: you can create a little zero waste kit for little to no money! Here’s how: Step One:…

5 Reasons To Visit a Farmers Market In Your Area

Longer days, warm weather (unless you’re also in the northeast) and lots of sunshine aren’t the only things to love about this time of year. In cities across the country, late May and early June brings the return of farmers market season. Many rural and urban areas offer the ability to open-air shop the spring, summer and fall harvests — in addition to other handcrafted foods and goods. In celebration of the recent reopening of…

10 Ways To Have An Eco-Friendly + Sustainable Summer

Certain sustainable habits can be practiced year round, but each season also has its own set of unique opportunities for intentionality and sustainability. This weekend we had our first pair of sunny and warm days, and with Memorial Day approaching I figured it might be the perfect time to share a few intentional activities for having a more sustainable summer! Some of these practices might be familiar to you, but I hope that maybe you…

DIY Self-Care: Cinnamon Honey Face Mask and Scrub

In a world of Goop and and infrared saunas, I find myself seeking simplicity when it comes to physical personal care. There are a few trusty products I love purchasing for my skin, face and hair; but often I find myself concocting my own treatments in the kitchen. One of my favorite ways to show my face some love is with a cinnamon and honey face mask – doubling as a scrub! Making this mask…

No Sunday Scaries Here! 3 Habits For a Less Stressful Work Week

The Sunday Scaries can be a real thing, but they don’t have to be. I used to feel my anxiety slowly rise to a boil on Sunday nights; thinking about all the things I didn’t accomplish over the weekend, and all the items waiting for me during the week. I’d wake up on Monday morning, frantic and feeling less than refreshed. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be this way! There are a…

8 Ways To Reduce Food Waste At Home and On-The-Go

Food waste makes up a staggering amount of the trash in our landfills. It’s easy to assume that since it’s food, it would simply decompose in a landfill. But the lack of oxygen in trash bags and landfills actually prevents microorganisms from carrying out the decomposition process. Thus, the food waste in landfills sits there for a very long time. But there are many things we can do to lessen the amount of food waste…

Kombucha Brewing Part One: Setting up The First Fermentation

I’m going to be trying something new around here… video tutorials! Yes, I have tried a couple of video tutorials before, but the first few tries were a struggle. Something felt different this time, so I’m planning to make it a more regular thing! For this first DIY with Megan video, I’m taking you through part one of the Kombucha Brewing Process! Kombucha is a delightfully bubbly fermented tea full of probiotics and enzymes. If…

Sustainable Living: A Journey, Not an Overhaul.

Despite what you might assume, sustainable living is still relatively new to me. I remember when I decided it was time to make changes. We we’re standing in line at the grocery store, and I was watching the cashier place only two items into a bag, doubling it and moving on. “We really should start using our reusable bags.” I said to my then fiancé, with a strange feeling inside. Around this time, I had…

Rediscovering The Joy of Cooking That Diet Culture Took Away

Some of my deepest and most detailed memories of my mother and grandmothers are rooted in the smells that floated through the air from the kitchen. I come from a line of women who know how to cook; and well. In recent years, my innate ability to improvise in the kitchen has really flourished. But when I first started cooking for myself, it wasn’t this way. At 19 I lived in my first apartment, and…