Well. How did we get to Fall? I know there are people who love this season, and there are parts I adore too (mostly food related, are you surprised? Apples! Figs! Pumpkin! Hot oatmeal!) – but Fall usually signals one thing in my mind: Winter. Soon. Cold. Dark. Ugh. I’m diligent about creating summer to-do lists to make the most of my favourite time of year, but maybe this year I need to make a Fall bucket list of events to look forward to. One thing I love is to curl up with some great reading on a weekend – I hope you have some time to get through this round up of Fall reading and links in the coming weeks, preferably with an enormous mug of tea and a blanket. Enjoy!
I signed up for the nut-cheese cooking class – I’m so excited! I’ll retroactively make this item #1 on my Fall list.
I haven’t had a pet since childhood (actually, scratch that, I had a fish for a time in university; his name was Superman, and he flew once). I adore dogs, but our current work schedule and apartment living lifestyle wouldn’t be ideal for a pup. Even so, I peruse the BC SPCA section of the newspaper periodically and wish I could take them all home with me. Though in the future I hope to be able to adopt a dog, I know there are fundamental reasons why pet ownership is problematic. The Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack podcast also has a great episode on the very same topic. Although difficult to process for those of us who love our pets, it’s an issue worth delving into and considering before adding to your furry brood.
Huh. File this article on baking soda under “there are compromises for everything.” The best we can do is make choices that do the least harm.
I’ve been on a quest to pair my closet down over the past few years to pieces that actually work for me, AND for the unpredictability of Vancouver weather. It was encouraging to read up on this blog that I’m not the only one in search of this balance while still paying attention to personal and environmental costs.
My mom and I watched “What Not to Wear” what seems like forever ago and I kind of secretly dreamed that one day Stacey and Clinton would kidnap me and teach me how to shop. This article on Stacey London just proves she is one bad-ass feminist. New role model alert.
I’m a little wary of any solution that cites GMO anything as an answer, but I’m intrigued by this application, which has nothing to do with crops to feed humans. There are obviously many perspectives and scenarios to consider and play out, but I’m not against the research.
Sigh. Several recent lawsuits have revealed the lows animal-agriculture industry will stoop to to continue making profits they have no right to make. Get it together people. It’s 2016 and I’m pretty sure they should be subject to the same economic forces as any other business. Smaller farms that purport human slaughter practices are really no better in many ways – this article compare those farms to the ethics around lab grown meat and ends with the authors own analysis on the matter.
I love this site for loads of natural beauty tips, tricks, and inspiration. Perfect for finding immunity boosting elixirs and dry-skin solutions in the colder months!
I just finished this book and admired Dan Harris’s open-minded, curious, and humorous approach to mindfulness, meditation, and religion. Highly recommended.
It’s apple season! Other than peanut butter, I think I like them best with curry.
After looking at this gorgeous bowl, looks like I might to stock up on coconut milk.
I can’t wait to make a Big Salad with lots of sweet potato and load on some of this granola.
Give me all the eggplant: this panzanella looks scrumptious.
Tomatoes, curry, and chutney seem like a winning combination.
It was recently Clare’s birthday (Yay for birthdays!) and this Vegan Chai Spice Cake was her pick, paired with coconut cream frosting.
And what’s a Fall dessert without a little pumpkin? More coconut whipped cream here too please.