All-Natural Hair Care ~ ACV to the Rescue (again)

all-natural hair care

So the post I’ve been laboring over all week is just going to have to wait a little bit longer. After being unexpectedly swept up in a couple of projects over the last several days, I decided not to rush (and stress over) it, but simply tackled something else instead. This something else may be shorter, easier, and much less thought provoking, but it’s also a topic I’ve been itching to dig into for months now.

Remember my Eco page? Yeah, no worries if you don’t; it’s been shamefully neglected. But today I’ll take one small step to remedy that … Continue reading

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes & Life Rearranged

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

(Please hit the jump to recipe button above to head straight for the Roasted Rosemary Potatoes!)

So here we are, with an entire year looming before us. At one point, twelve open-ended months would have felt completely daunting (and seemingly endless). I mean, what if they were only a miserable repeat of the miserable year before? Not always something I was ready to eagerly embrace. Gratefully, for the past handful of years my approach has been much more optimistic again. And even if it’s not always exciting to wonder what lies ahead, it is always interesting. What mysteries, magic, and … Continue reading

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

So…next week’s Thanksgiving. And here we are, seven short days away, and I haven’t managed to post even one of the recipes that I’d planned on. But, you know, such is life. Because rather than offering you all some Vegan Pumpkin Pie two weeks back, I offered you the tale of Lucky Penny instead. Which was great, and thanks to you our plan is going even better than we’d dared to hope. It’s just that I figure food is moderately important, too. Or so my body likes to tell me. On a near hourly basis.

But before I get to … Continue reading

Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread & Turkeys on the Brain

Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread

Hey, guys. I’m going to try and keep it brief today, but if you’re only interested in the Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread please hit the jump to recipe button above. Otherwise, I’ll give you a succint update about what crazy stuff has been happening around our home. Even my hiatuses somehow always include some unforeseen excitement (of the country variety, of course).

Social Media Break

If you follow me on Instagram, you might possibly have noticed my recent absence. After I watched Jordan embarking on an unexpected social media break, I found myself jealous. Like, crazy jealous. Her creativity … Continue reading

Review: Meow Meow Tweet’s Deodorant

Let’s talk sweat.

Maybe you’re one of those lucky people that only sweats during an intense workout. Or maybe you’re like me, and in most life situations–appropriate or not–you sweat a little (a lot). And to save yourself from loads of embarrassment, you’ve got to have a good deodorant (and maybe some armpit pads).

Enter Meow Meow Tweet.

Now, if you’re going to lather your underarms in deodorant once (or twice) a day, it’d better be the best product out there, right? Since conventional deodorants can contain a bunch of unnecessary and harmful ingredients, I needed a deodorant that worked, … Continue reading

Gluten-free Sourdough Starter

Hey guys, nothing wordy from me today (gasp. I know); I’m just stopping by to share a quick recipe. I’ve been meaning to get this one up for a while now, but it took a friendly request to actually get me moving. So here I am with my gluten-free sourdough starter, and I’ll be back again soon with one or two of the bread recipes that I love so much. In the meantime, you can all get those starters going…

Supplies:
  • brown rice flour
  • clean glass jar
  • chlorine-free water
Day 1

Add ½ cup of brown rice flour … Continue reading

Vegan Q&A ~ But Where Do You Get Your Protein?

where do you get your protein?

Finally, another installment in my Vegan Q&A series. It may be slow going, but I’m back, and today I’m going to tackle the question of: But where do you get your protein?

If I’m being honest, a lot of these common concerns are laughable for those of us already living a plant-based life. Not because they’re stupid questions, but because living on the other side of the meat industry we’ve seen the falsehood behind so many of the “facts” we hold so true and dear. Thinking back to the days before going vegan, I remember I had many of … Continue reading

Vegan Banana Bread & My New Least Favorite Trend

Hey there, guys–hope you all had a beautiful week. Just a reminder to hit the jump to recipe button above to head straight to the vegan banana bread. There are two recipes ready and waiting for you down there; one loaf is sweetened with maple syrup and the other with stevia. But if you decide to stick around for some chit-chat, then I’m going to tackle my thoughts on thoughts, and how they tie into one of my least favorite social media phrases of the moment…

Trending

At any given time there are always at least a couple of really … Continue reading

Vegan Quinoa Pilaf & Growing Seed Trees

tasty vegan quinoa pilaf

Hey there, guys. Per usual, hit the jump to recipe button above if you want to skip over all this chit-chat and head straight for the vegan quinoa pilaf. Otherwise, I’ve got a post that’s been brewing for weeks now; a post that almost didn’t get written until a friend accidentally reminded me that this is my part. And so I play it…

I know I’ve done an awful lot of talking about my gramma since she passed in February (here and here), but there’s just so much I could share. So many posthumous lessons she’s taught me … Continue reading

Review: Miessence Toothpaste

Is it just me, or does everyone feel better equipped to handle the day after they’ve brushed their teeth in the morning? There’s just something about menthol tingle that makes me feel like I can face all those are-you-kidding-me moments each day brings. You know, those moments where all you can do is grin and bear it? Best to do it with sparkling teeth. But, being a die-hard health nut and a die-hard environmentalist, it’s crucial for me to use toothpaste that fits my ethics.

In an effort to avoid all the chemicals on the market, Mom (Melinda, for those … Continue reading