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HOW TO: Kindle Your Burning Hatred for Sytrofoam.

Grrrr. I hate Styrofoam. It’s so hard to recycle, and people throw it away all the time without a second thought. It’s best to avoid these entirely.

When you’re at a restaurant and you ask for something to carry your leftovers in, try asking for foil instead, or some other container. You’ll get a lot of weird looks and responses, but eventually people will get used to it. Bringing your own container is a viable option if you know ahead of time that you are going out to eat, but don’t feel too stressed to always carry a container with you. Perhaps you can carry a manageably-sized jar with you or keep one in your car, maybe one left over from lunch (it makes a really good weapon, too, if anyone tries to attack you). You can also try to avoid having left overs entirely, but I’m not going to tell you to stuff your face with food even though you aren’t hungry.

When you are at the supermarket, a lot of products come on Styrofoam trays wrapped in plastic. Try getting all your products from the deli instead, and bring some jars to hold it all. Bea Johnson, creator of the Zero Waste Home blog,says that whenever anybody asks her about the jars she brings to the supermarket, she always just says she doesn’t have a trashcan at home. Totally check out her blog, by the way. She has tips to save on waste in every area of the home, along with lots of other delightful things. She also has a crazy awesome accent (she also has a book).

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HOW TO: Overcome Your Fear of Food

Being vegan means that you have to alter some of your favorite American dishes, and that’s sad, but think about all of the new possibilities! You can try all new cuisines and take out, like Thai and Asian food, that have a lot of plant-centered dishes. Veggie stir fry, anyone?

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Summer chia seeds pudding

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chia seeds pudding

Hot! Hot! Hot!

It is so hot, so I need something to cool down. This is waiting for me in the fridge. Yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 200 ml vanilla rice milk
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • A hand of strawberries
  • A hand of wild strawberries
  • Mint leaves

Directions:

Combine milk with chia seeds. Mix well until the mixture begins to thicken. Store covered in the refrigerator overnight or for at least an hour. Stir well before serving and add a bit of water to the pudding if it becomes too thick. Add a layer of pudding on the bottom of the glass. On top put a layer of strawberries and then another layer of pudding. Decorate with pineapple, wild strawberries and mint leaves.

Enjoy!

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Watermelon juice

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watermelon juice

Watermelons have become synonymous with summer and picnics, and for good reason. Their refreshing quality and sweet taste help to combat the heat and also provide a guilt-free, low maintenance dessert for kids and adults alike to enjoy.

Watermelon juice couldn’t be easier to extract. You don’t need a fancy juicer, just a blender. Scoop the watermelon into the blender, blend for about thirty seconds, and you have made watermelon juice.

Watermelon juice is good for you. It’s high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. It’s about 92% water, so it’s plenty hydrating, too.  To make it even healthier I add lemon juice and pineapple.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 2 cups water
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup diced pineapple

Directions:

Add everything in a blender and blend it till it is smooth. Keep it in he fridge. Before serve it, mix it very well. Enjoy!

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Ratatouille

Do you remember my New Scary List ? Macaroons Beef bourguignon Lamb Coq au vin (Chicken in wine sauce ) Sushi Croquembouche (Caramel-glazed cream puffs) Tacos Enchiladas Escargots a la Bourguignonn…

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HOW TO: Say No

Sometimes, the best way to cut down on plastic is to just say no.

It really sucks hearing that, I know, but the DIY way can be thorny and disheartening. Check plastic bags to make sure they are at least recyclable, and if they aren’t (Bear Naked is a strong offender) or recycling them seems really difficult, the best move may have to be to put it down and walk away. On the brighter side, there are ways to work around this! You can make your own chocolatey trail mix without the use of an unrecyclable bag, and you can bring your own reusable produce bags to purchase things like rice and loose tea.

If you do really want something that is packaged in a plastic material that isn’t easily recyclable, try reusing it. Maybe you can store your trail mix in this bag instead of tossing it out, or maybe you can clean it out and keep your electronics in the bag when you go to the beach to keep them dry and sand-free.

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The Cute Little Vegan Wrap on Hipster Street

If there are any constant things in life, it’s that the internet never works when you need it to, and that I’ll eat everything in a ten mile radius after a workout.

Not everything, but it’s more of a mindlessly-consume-nutrients-kinda-thing.

PB&J

I’m chronically late for everything, so a lunch sandwich became breakfast.

Vegan wrap (hummus, cous cous, avocado, zuchinni, cucumbers, etc?)

Over-priced hipster cafes are your ambigiously wealthy friend. They almost always have either vegan food, gluten-free food, or a combination of both. It’s a little expensive, but they always have a nice atmosphere. The wrap I got was super yummy, and only has a question mark in the list of ingredients because I didn’t bother to remember all of it’s contents.

Bean salad (navy beans, black-eyed peas, tomato, green pepper, lime juice, olive oil)

It’s attack of the leftovers.

Tomato pie 

It was spinach! Hooray!

Sunrype fruit strip

I’m only putting this on here because it was vegan and had some fruit on the wrapper. And it has 11 grams of sugar. It was free, so meh.