Category Archives: Personal Project

updates on my zero-waste diet

week 14: the budget update

Here we are: the last personal project blog. My final budget update on this site. (For those of you still interested–and thanks for the support, all of you–head over to my main blog, where the Friday budget updates will continue.) … Continue reading

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week 14: moving beyond food

Our happy, sustainable Christmas tree: a big splurge on LED lights after inheriting a free, family-sized tree. (It was way more tree than we anticipated.) This is it: the last week of the zero-waste diet experiment. We’re far from tired … Continue reading

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week 13: the budget update

Wow. I. am. so. full. It hurts. There’s been a lot of good food–and a reminder of why meat isn’t a part of my regular diet. It makes me feel sad, stale & tired. Man… Joe & I have been … Continue reading

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week 13: celebrating

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you’ll be enjoying some time with family & friends & good food her in the next few days. In Bloomington, Joe & I are hosting our first family holiday dinner: my parents & sister are coming … Continue reading

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basic barley soup

In place of an outside experience post, since it’s close to the holidays and we’re all hopefully enjoying some version of a vacation, I wanted to share this simple, stay-in-your-PJs-while-your-meal-cooks-itself recipe. Joe & I have recently fallen in love with … Continue reading

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week 12: the budget update

This week’s grocery list had a heavy price tag as we stocked back up on some things (stock, olive oil) & splurged on some meet for an incredible barley stew recipe I found. Remember how, ages ago now, our good … Continue reading

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week 12: why your turkey choice matters

There are all kinds of new studies out showing that animals are far more emotive–beyond the fight-or-flight instincts that send my bunny hiding under furniture–than we ever imagined. While animal cruelty wasn’t the main reason I went vegetarian years ago, … Continue reading

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