waste not, want not

Do you like saving money AND the planet? Then perhaps it’s time to consider your food waste.

Hegemony: what is it and why is it in my food?

I first heard the word hegemony in one of my introductory grad school courses. I didn’t know what it was. Fortunately, someone sitting next to me saved me the embarrassment by asking the lecturer what it meant. In this context—as in most cases—hegemony is used to describe one country’s dominance over others. In the case…

boyfriend-approved chili bean

When I say boyfriend, I mean everyone—veggie enthusiast, veggie avoider, gluten-free eater, omnivore, seasoned chef, first-time cook. This dish has been loved by every dinner party, family member, and roommate I’ve shared it with. It’s a real crowd-pleaser.   The sweetness of the cinnamon-spiced roasted sweet potatoes combined with the kick of the red chilis…

everything-but-the-kitchen-sink stir-fry

You know how some people love shoes so much that they have a separate closet just for all of their precious footwear? Well, that’s me—except instead of Manolo Blahnik’s and Jimmy Choo’s it’s kohlrabi and blood oranges. I am OBSESSED with buying fruit and vegetables. One of my favorite past times is strolling the local…

how to trick people into eating plant-based meals

Behavior is a tricky thing to tackle. Eating behaviors are even more difficult to alter or improve. I mean, we all know that things like potato chips, candy, and pints of Ben & Jerry’s are bad for us but sometimes we just reeeealllyyy need that package of gummy bears (totally speaking from personal experience). By now,…

plan a brunch date with Mother Earth this weekend.

Okay, so we’re all aware that we should turn off our lights when we leave the room, become public transport savvy instead of driving everywhere, and somehow permanently attach a reusable bag to our person so that it’s always with us – even for that unplanned trip to the grocery store to “just get that…

super choc vegan cookies

Long day? Hard-to-ignore cravings? Need a reward for going to that 6am gym class? No worries, Team Chocolate has your back. These cookies are quick and easy (no flax egg needed!) and require minimal clean-up. Novice bakers and professional cake makers alike will rejoice when these dairy-free/egg-free/triple-chocolate infused delicacies come out of the oven. The…

red kidney bean hummus

Ahhh hummus, the creamy, filling, edible version of a hug. If you’re trying to up your sustainability prowess and like eating (so, everyone?), MAKE YOUR HUMMUS AT HOME. Seriously. It’s unbelievably easy, super affordable, and way more delicious. Plus, it doesn’t involve excess packaging. What more could you want?!? Because I like mixing it up…

nom nom nom

“’Eating is an agricultural act,’ as Wendell Berry famously said. It is also an ecological act, and a political act, too. Though much has been done to obscure this simple fact, how and what we eat determines to a great extent the use we make of the world – and what is to become of…