Hello from Vermont! This is my first post to be transmitted directly out of Burlington, but I took the pictures back in DC. It makes me sad to look at that wooden table, with all its random clutter and stains. Vermont is lovely, and I’m sure I’ll adapt, but it’s just not the same (fewer street fireworks).… Read the rest
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
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.
Obviously, massive structural changes are required for a circular economy to actually happen.… Read the rest
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.
Bliss balls. What a dumb name. I’m not sure who decided the combination of oats and dates deserves to be associated with the word bliss, but they probably don’t have much going on.
Despite their name, these balls are a really convenient breakfast option and snack. They take less than a half hour to make and can be stored in your freezer indefinitely.… Read the rest
No Meat, Some Potatoes is over two years old. My child, already mobile, can form short sentences now, yelling them out even when inappropriate. It won’t be long before it can sort objects by shape and color.
More like mac and no cheese!!
I’ve wanted to make vegan mac and cheese since cutting back on animal products. It seems like it would be one of the harder meals to recreate, but this recipe gets pretty close. The cashews make the sauce super creamy, while the nutritional yeast adds the essential cheese taste.… Read the rest
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.
Clearly I don’t know the scientific ins and outs of composting.… Read the rest
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