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regrow plants from kitchen scraps

Normally, when working in the kitchen, I collect all my food prep scraps and throw them into the compost tumbler in my backyard. However, several times on Pinterest, I’ve seen links for how to regrow plants from kitchen scraps and finally decided to give it a try. What an excellent way to reduce waste, right?[…]

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animal agriculture’s impact on the environment

Animal Agriculture Affecting the Environment While being inundated with floods these past few days in Houston, I had the opportunity to watch the environmental documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.” The film documents the journey of a young man, Kip Andersen, as he discovers the hidden truth concerning the animal agriculture industry’s destruction to our planet. The documentary basically illustrates that[…]

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texas vegfest 2015

Yesterday, I drove from Houston to check out the Texas VegFest in Austin. I always get excited when vegans/vegetarians congregate, and I felt like this event was worth the day trip. The festival was at the beautiful Fiesta Gardens which is an awesome little park that hugs the river in Austin. There were vendors from[…]

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supplements for plant based diet

I’ve been eating a mostly plant based diet for the past few years. I’m fairly health-conscious and do my best to eat whole foods and plenty of them. However, I’ve always been a bit curious if I’m getting the proper vitamins and minerals I need with my current diet. As discussed in a previous blog post,[…]

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plants. it’s what’s for breakfast!

There’s nothing better than starting the day out right with a delicious plant based breakfast! When in a pinch, I love to throw together a quick green smoothie. My all time favorite smoothie recipe is: A Frozen Chopped Banana 1 Heaping Tablespoon Peanut Butter 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds 2  Large Handfuls Spinach 1 Hefty Pour of[…]