Veganism is on the rise and this couldn't be a more exciting time to be a vegan. It isn't surprising when you consider Uber stars such as Beyonce & Jay Z going vegan (even if it's temporarily) and promoting the lifestyle on their platforms. We have more people wanting to take control of their health. However, while many people thrive on their newfound plant-based diet, others fail and go back to eating meat.
There are many reasons why people fail as vegans and think that it isn't for them, but I'm going to discuss the main reason why I believe most people don't make it.
Are you making full use of all the food in your kitchen? You know, all those vegetable scraps that you toss into your garbage can? The onion peels, the stems from broccoli, the garlic that's starting to regrow. Don't throw them out, instead, store them in your freezer to make vegetable broth!
I was buying and storing so much vegetable broth because I like to use it to add flavor in lots of my recipes. To give rice and quinoa some extra flavor, to thin out soup. I was using tons of it, and spending money and throwing out perfectly good vegetables. How counter productive is that?
One of my goals for 2018 was to reduce my carbon footprint. I used to think that simply separating plastic and paper was enough, but I didn’t realize how my consumerism truly affected the environment.
After the trucks pick up our plastic, where does it really go? In my mind, I would imagine those milk jugs, plastic bags, etc. would turn into a nice park bench or a hair brush. I was wrong. After reading an article on NPR, I learned that the US exported half of its recyclables and nearly half of that went to China. Well, China has recently put a ban on 24 kinds of solid wastes.
Scarlett is a business owner and lover of pretty things. She started this blog to share some of her witticisms and favorite things.