Every now and then we post conversations we have with cool people who live mindfully whether it’s living with less or being healthy without doing harm to others. This is not an interview series but more a down-to-earth catchup over a casual cup of tea. Today, we catch up with Katrina Fox.
Katrina Fox is the passionate vegan with ninja business skills. We first discovered Katrina through her podcast, Vegan Business Talk, where she interviews successful vegan entrepreneurs. Katrina also provides a range of services for vegan business owners through katrinafox.com and veganbusinessmedia.com.
In this conversation, we learn about Katrina’s upbringing in the UK, animal activism and much more. / Read More »
You may think that zero waste and minimalism are polar opposites, but they have many similarities. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately with the adoption of a slow progression into zero waste and how it aligns with our minimalist lifestyle. I wondered whether being a minimalist wouldn’t align with zero waste as you are encouraged to keep things and reuse them. To me, that seemed quite the opposite because you end up accumulating bits of things just for the sake of not sending them to landfill. / Read More »
From when I started dating Michael he was never a big fan of soup, especially pumpkin soup. I grew up on soups. Everything from a hearty, rich soup, to a more bland one to soothe the tummy. One thing that happened when we moved out together was that I wasn’t as good at making the soups I loved so much as my family was. I always tried to make it more interesting, and get Michael just a little bit more excited about it, but he always commented saying that “it’s not bad” but still felt like he was getting full from just water. / Read More »
This is a guest post by Jaclyn McCosker, a freelance writer from regional Queensland, Australia. Vegan, minimalist and an aspiring zero-waster, Jaclyn’s background in international development has ultimately led to an interest in the way our consumer behaviour impacts the world around us. You can read more at jaclynmccosker.com.
From a time before we’re even born, possessions begin to shape who we are. The very act of our conception is celebrated with gifts that begin to pre-determine our identity. These gifts when chosen by colour and design begin to decide things such as our gender identity (whether we are a pink or blue baby), our music taste, our sports teams, our political affiliations and so much more. The clothes and toys of our childhood go on to shape much of our tastes later in life, as well as our relationships with possessions and money. / Read More »
Vegan black-eyed bean stew has been a staple in our household. Being another popular African meal, my mum used to make it for our family on a regular basis.
Just when I thought I was spoilt in Australia, I went back to Ghana in 2005 and this recipe was taken to another level!
In Ghana they call black-eyed bean stew red-red. It gets the red colour from the red palm oil they use which is easily accessible.
It’s common street food that is typically made with meat, fish and ripe fried plantains. It’s a delicious meal and certainly one that triggers fond memories of my childhood. / Read More »