A Classic Plant-Based Butter

As with most plant-based substitutes, I want to make clear that this recipe does not taste exactly like butter. Because nothing tastes exactly like butter. If the margarine companies could have replicated the taste, texture, and mouth-feel of butter, they’d have done it by now. Even so, this is a pretty darn good recipe for…

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My Winter Skincare Routine

In an effort to reduce spending, I cut way back on my skincare budget. I tried exchanging my favourite products for like-for-like cheaper alternatives and I’m sad to say that the difference in the appearance of my skin was noticeable. Over time it became more lined, dull, and textured, especially now that the weather is…

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Remembering My Mother

It’s difficult to believe my mom’s been gone for over five years. In some ways, it feels like it’s only been days, and in others, a lifetime ago. I think about her every day. Her dear friend Drucie Brown remembers her fondly this obituary, and it’s an absolute joy. With space limited in the local…

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30 Days

No one speaks about the benefits any more, which makes sense. There weren’t any. Brexit is the project of the morally-corrupt 1% who managed to trick a small part of the population into thinking they were all on the same page, yet those on the bottom tier either don’t know or don’t care that every…

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Outrage Fatigue

I missed the fireworks in Parliament last night as I was too exhausted to watch. I’m mourning the loss of a family pet, and thought it best not to add to my grief. This morning’s press is no surprise – the ramping up and inflaming of rage, prejudice, and discord. But death tends snap everything…

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Radicalised

Off grid. It’s a scary concept for some, but for people like me, it’s an aspiration. Imagine living a self-sufficient life and no longer being beholden to ‘the man’. It sounds quite hippy-trippy-60s anti-establishment, but there is great appeal in disentangling oneself from the clutches of societal expectations. To truly live off grid means digging…

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Plant-Based

I’ll be totally honest. Vegans have, for the most part, always made me feel uncomfortable. I didn’t question their choices, but I did find that their decision to live a life free of animal products made me examine my own way of life and feel a bit bad about it. I knew deep down that…

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