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Make this Christmas zero waste

It's that time of year again when we spend a lot of money to give the people we love things they don't need (and often times don't even want). Zero waste gift giving is a great alternative to traditional gifting by creating an intention for the holiday season. Here are a few ideas to get you started:  1. Donate to charity.  My parents love animals. Every year I make a donation in their name to the local animal shelter and print out the certificate of donation with a handwritten note on it in lieu of a card.  It has become our tradition and now they do the same for me and it helps out animals in need. (Find other zero waste ways to help shelters here).  2.  Make...

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The climate picture is even bleaker than we thought

 While most of us were recovering from Thanksgiving Day food comas, the U.S. government quietly dropped a bombshell climate study. It’s not a surprise to many of us that the outlook is quite dire. In over 1,600 pages of research, citations, and pleas to course correct, the study implores us that this is no longer an environmental problem. It’s becoming an economic one too. With as much as 10 percent of the United States’ GDP at stake, changing how we use resources will quite literally shape the future many of us will retire into. It will also come as little surprise that the same climate study correlates the wildfires currently blazing through California with an increase in extreme drought conditions...

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Thanksgiving Recipes with Oat Milk

It's everyone's favorite time of year -- fall, family, and food. Between warm, homemade pies and succulent casseroles it's hard not to love this time of year. We've been in the kitchen lately, cooking up some of our favorite recipes from our favorite food bloggers. A lot of plant based milk alternatives are too watered down or add a harsh after taste for cooking. We like using Blue Crate Unsweetened Oat Milk because it naturally thickens sauces while absorbing the great flavors of whatever it is you're cooking. Basic Chia Seed Pudding  We topped ours with cranberry compote, walnuts and dark chocolate! You can find the original recipe here.   Easy Vegan Green Bean CasserOAT, original recipe by Delish  These vegan mashed potatoes are...

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