Easy Green Vegan Smoothie

I never thought I’d see the day, but it’s here: I’m a Smoothie Person. I take out my Vitamix, fill it with wholesome, cold ingredients, and give it a whirl. Minutes later I’m sipping on a sweet treat feeling very smug. A drink made of plants! I am a health goddess.… Read the rest

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

What is Zero Waste?

Zero waste is the idea that we should stop creating so much dang waste. Instead of filling landfills with single-use disposables we can use durable items for decades, repurposing them at the end of their life cycle to create a circular economy.

Credit: The Source Bulk Foods UK

Obviously, massive structural changes are required for a circular economy to actually happen.… Read the rest

I’m Leaving DC and Moving to Vermont

After three years in Washington, D.C. and seven years in the DMV I’m heading back North. On June 30th Walter and I will make the 9 hour drive to Burlington where Walt will be attending UVM and I will be…hanging out, I guess? until I find a job.

Maybe I can work as a conductor

Even though I’m desperately excited to become a Flatlander, I’m equally sad to leave D.C.… Read the rest

Composting: A Hobby for Cool People

Composting is a long-held Garfinkel tradition, and for good reason. It reduces the amount of trash that goes to landfills, allows materials to break-down in a way that doesn’t release bad stuff into the air (or something), and produces nutrient-rich soil perfect for gardening.

My father hangs with our pile in New Jersey

Clearly I don’t know the scientific ins and outs of composting.… Read the rest

Spicy Vegetable and Egg Scramble

Heat Da Spot is my favorite local breakfast spot. A five minute walk from my house, this tiny restaurant is known for its homey atmosphere and slow service. While they have a typical cafe menu, their “Ethiopian-style breakfast” is particularly inspiring. Spicy scrambled eggs, sauteed vegetables, scooped up with bread. Not exactly vegan, but if you’re looking for a change to your breakfast routine and an excuse to eat with your hands, this is the meal for you.… Read the rest

I Made Kidney Beans From Scratch and They Were Just Okay

It’s been awhile since my last post. This is in part because I haven’t felt inspired by vegan food, which I’m eating about 85% of the time (the other 15% is human flesh.) But I’ve also been very busy writing, job hunting, and vacillating between enjoying and worrying about life. And yesterday I watched the entire first season of Younger, starring Hilary Duff.Read the rest