Owning Your Identity – Episode 031

Young woman contemplating life.

“I’m an aspiring minimalist. I’m a transitioning vegan. I love to write, but I’m not a writer.” Does this sound familiar?

Today we’re breaking down the pros and cons of owning your identity. We look at the stigma of labels, and when and how to use them to your advantage. This topic is especially close to home for us, as we’ve built a brand around two identities, minimalism and veganism.

While at times it can feel restrictive to make bold claims about what you stand for, we’ve found so many benefits from owning our identities. [continue reading…]

50+ High-Quality Vegan Blogs Worth Following (2019)

High Quality Vegan Blogs

I still remember how hard it was to find quality resources when I first became vegan.

Sure, there have been some influential films and documentaries. But sometimes you’re in the mood to read a quick post to give you that boost of reassurance and a sense of belonging.

Tapping into vegan blogs is a great way to get fresh and unique content written by passionate individuals.

However, with the internet exploding in the last couple of decades, it’s become a very crowded space.

It takes five minutes to set up a blog or a YouTube channel. With so many people creating content, it becomes challenging to find a blog worth subscribing to. [continue reading…]

1-Bowl Tofu Scramble

1-Bowl Tofu Scramble

Are you ready for a flavourful and straightforward 1-bowl tofu scramble? Then you’re in the right place!

But first, let’s give you some context, because there are many tofu scramble recipes on the internet, and you need to know why this one is different —in a good way. [continue reading…]

The Grey Area of Veganism – Episode 030

The Grey Area of Veganism

Since we became vegan over five years ago and the noticeable rise in the vegan movement, we have noticed the lines getting blurred between what is vegan and what is not. 

According to the Vegan Society, veganism is:

“A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.”

We all sometimes like to turn a blind eye to something as willful ignorance can prevent uncomfortable and maybe even downright awkward situations when socialising. [continue reading…]

Minimalist Living: Breaking Down The What, Why & How

minimalist living - pendant lamp hanged on white room

Embracing minimalist living can be a life-changing experience. I say “can” because everyone’s journey is different. But ultimately, I believe anyone can benefit from the gift of minimalism.

I’ve written this post with three people in mind:

  1. You’re an aspiring minimalist who understands the value of simple and intentional living, but still, needs some help and inspiration to commit 100%.
  2. You’ve done the hard work to become a minimalist, and are curious to see if you can learn something new or validate what you already know.
  3. You don’t think minimalist living is for you, but you’re open to exploring the concept a little more.

If you meet the criteria above, strap in and enjoy the post. More importantly, though, challenge yourself to take action.

I’ve broken down this post into three sections. We kick off with a brief refresher on how we define minimalism. Next up, I try my best to convince you of the benefits of minimalism. And finally, we bring it home with some tips on how you get started with minimalist living. [continue reading…]

3-Ingredient Cabbage Pasta

3-Ingredient cabbage pasta

Cabbage pasta is a dish that I’ve grown up eating. My dad is the one that mainly makes it.

He’s always been a bit heavy-handed on the oil and salt, but the flavour from his food is great, of course. It’s fun watching him cook as he does it with such passion and enthusiasm.

Doesn’t happen too often these days, but I always look forward to when he cooks. 

When I first decided to share this recipe, I was thinking about all the potential benefits of this cabbage pasta recipe.

The one that kept coming up time and time again is how cheap this meal is. If you don’t have much money and need to feed lots of mouths, this is the perfect dish. [continue reading…]

Would You Live In a Tiny House? – Episode 029

Would You Live In a Tiny House?

We’ve recently found ourselves binge-watching Tiny House shows on YouTube. It’s been fascinating watching people of all walks of life decide to downsize into such a small yet personalised space.

Their motivations are different depending on their age and values. Some owners are single and looking to escape their fast city life and decide to live in the woods in their small house.

Retired baby boomer couples choose to pair down in a stable location to keep their costs down while having an incredibly personalised home.

Then there’s a minimalist vegan couple in Australia who want to reduce their ecological imprint while still having the ability to enter the property market at an affordable price.

All of these stories have inspired us to think differently about tiny houses, and honestly, we may very well join the movement in the future! [continue reading…]

Is Honey Vegan?

Is Honey Vegan?

The question “is honey vegan?” has become a fascinating topic to me. When I first became vegan over five years ago, I admittedly ate honey for a couple of years from local sources.

I thought consuming honey was a good thing because of the potential health benefits. I also thought it was harmless and that bees weren’t exploited. Oh, was I wrong. 

The global honey market has boomed as it’s being increasingly recognised as a healthier alternative to cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup. At this point, we should pause and ask “how has the industry of beekeeping changed over time to keep up with the demand?”. [continue reading…]

Vegan Falafel Wrap

Falafel Wrap

I have talked a lot about falafel recipes and how they can be used in the last few months. If I’m honest, this is my favourite way to enjoy falafels, and that’s in a wrap! The combination of flavours that comes through when you marry it with those beautifully pickled turnips, homemade hummus, and some refreshing vegetables, wrapped in a parcel, to me, makes it for a perfect meal. Great for a summer or spring lunch, though I must say we’ve been enjoying falafel wraps most of winter this year. [continue reading…]

100+ Simple Tips To Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

What does it mean to live a more sustainable lifestyle?

This is a question Maša, and I have been asking ourselves over the years. Since 2014, we’ve primarily focused on pairing down and giving up the consumption of animal products. We’re proud of these personal developments, but it’s just a few aspects of what it means to consume mindfully.

As described by Wikipedia, sustainable living describes a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earths natural resources, and one’s personal resources.

On the surface, it can be incredibly daunting to reduce your environmental footprint, especially when you see that others around you are not doing their part. But when you break it down into small steps, you realise you have more power than you thought.

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