We only get one planet. Sure, it’s nice to think “we’ll just start a colony on the moon or Mars” but at the rapid rate our climate is changing & population is growing, who are we kidding? Our rain forests are being demolished and our glaciers are melting at record speed (have you seen this scary article? Or this one?). Our sea levels are rising and there are islands (yes plural) the size of Texas made of plastic and waste in the middle of our oceans. Our beautiful planet is wasting away and unless we start to live more consciously, we’re going to allow this to happen before our eyes and before our children’s eyes.
This is why I have transitioned into living a more sustainable lifestyle in the past decade and why I started a blog to try to teach people that living sustainably doesn’t have to be difficult. Instead, it’s quite the opposite: I feel lighter & happier on a daily basis. So with that, here is my list of 4 ways to live a more sustainable life.
Exciting news- 6 of my recipes are featured in this month’s Happiness + Wellbeing Magazine, now on sale. Some of my new recipes in this issue include Walnut Pesto Roasted Vegetables, Raw Cinnamon La Dolce Almond Milk, White Bean & Heirloom Tomato Salad With Crispy Kale Croutons, A Creamy Vinaigrette & more. Buy a copy today at www.HappyWellMag.com or in the Apple App Store.
I’m starting a new section on the blog called “My 5 Favorite…” where I can share some of my favorite things, from cook books, to kitchen tools, natural beauty products I’ve tested, restaurants, cities, recipes & more.
I love to travel – I try to leave the country once a year to experience a new culture and see the world (but not too often so I can keep my carbon footprint down 😉 ) Throughout the years, I’ve been all over, from small islands around the Caribbean to Central America, Europe and Africa. Every time I travel somewhere new, I pick up new tips to make my life easier on the next trip and with the holidays coming up, I figured there was no better time to share them in a blog post. So from a self-proclaimed travel junkie- here are my 14 travel essentials that keep me sane and healthy when I’m on the go.
I haven’t posted much in a few weeks due to traveling first to NYC to work for 10 days and now I’m on vacation in Europe (currently in Ireland visiting small towns across the country for 5 nights and then heading to Paris on Wednesday.) The food on these trips has been so inspiring and I’m constantly jotting down recipe ideas and things I want to write about when I return.
I am starting a new little series on the website featuring locally sourced dinner ideas & recipes. I cook dinner for me and my boyfriend as often as I can, choosing to eat on the rooftop of our apartment instead of dining out at a swanky restaurant. It has the best view in town with no wait and it’s much cheaper than the restaurants- plus I know where the food is coming from and how it was handled. When I post the Locally Sourced Dinner menus I’ll also post links to the recipes (existing and new) in case you want to try any of them. Bon Appetit!
This is not a recipe for a meal, but instead a recipe for a happy life. I wish I could give credit to the artist but I have no idea where I found this- it was in my downloads folder saved from a facebook post several months ago and I just stumbled upon it and wanted to share. But to whoever created this beautiful artwork, thank you.
This pasta dish is just spectacular. I never use that word, but it truly is and the cashew cream sauce really takes it to the next level of pasta. I made this last night for a little Italian dinner on our rooftop with a friend and it was a hit.
Today was my first time brunching at Real Food Daily. The verdict? Amazing. We both got “the weekender”, mine with the French Toast and my boyfriend with the gluten-free pancakes (made with almond flour).