7 Reasons to Check Out Your Local Farmers’ Market

When I got my first apartment during my sophomore year of college, I was thrown into the world of grocery shopping. While I had done it from time to time before college, I was never completely in charge of buying all of my own food. It was harder than I'd expected. Over time though, I …

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How Being a Culinary Camp Counselor Taught Me to Love Cooking Again

When I was younger, I used to get so excited to get in the kitchen and start cooking. It signified my coming-of-age and independence. I was trusted enough to create a meal for people. But then as I got older, real life hit me. I became busy, and so wrapped up in all of the …

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28 Ways to Use Less Plastic

Hopefully by now we've all heard about the dangers of plastic pollution and the detrimental effects it has on our environment. But just to refresh your memory, here are some fast facts about plastic pollution (thanks National Geographic): About 18 billion pounds of plastic waste flow into the oceans each year. 40% of plastic waste …

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What is a “Plant-Based” Diet & Why is it a Good Idea?

There is somewhat of a stigma around the phrase "plant-based." Despite what many may think, a plant-based diet is not necessarily a vegetarian or vegan diet. Yes, vegans and vegetarians obviously eat a plant-based diet. But that doesn't mean that meat-eaters can't follow a plant-based diet as well. Essentially, the term "plant-based" means to eat …

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