I’m writing a cookbook. An electric cookbook. An ecookbook. Why am I writing a cookbook? Mostly because I’m unemployed and read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. My therapist recommended that book before she dumped me. Seriously, I think she dumped me. This cookbook will have all my favorite recipes from the blog in an easy-to-read format, a.k.a.… Read the rest
With all the hubbub around environmentalism and ban the straw and this seahorse holding a q-tip, it can be overwhelming to get started. If you want to make a change, try a zero waste swap. Below are four swaps I’ve made and stuck with.
I used to eat Amy’s frozen burritos all the time. Nothing is easier than popping a burrito in the microwave, burning the crap out of your mouth, and eating the entire thing in four bites. Now I’m trying to save money and lower my impact. It’s time that I create a replacement for my beloved $4 Amy’s burrito.… Read the rest
I’m unemployed baby! That should mean I have plenty of time to write blog posts, and also work out. What I’ve actually been doing is reading, camping, playing Carcassonne, going for a sunset bike ride along the lake and getting a bug stuck in my eye, grocery shopping every other day, and eating a lot.… Read the rest
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.