addressed to posterity: prologue

Welcome to a series of letters addressed to those who will inhabit the earth we leave behind. What would you say to future generations about how you’re making the world a better place for them—or not?   As a child, the idea of a time capsule mystified me. It was difficult to fathom the future—or…

the climate is changing… perhaps our beliefs should too.

Just a few days ago, the Facebook feeders, top-news scrollers, tree-huggers, and climate scientists all over the world welcomed (and cringed at) the latest IPCC report. The IPCC, or the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was started in 1994 to be the lab coats and number-crunchers behind the world’s mission to “prevent dangerous…

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…

is there anything better than the smell of a book’s pages?

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” – J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye…