Sustainable Living

I believe we can all lead real, abundant, sustainable and joyful lives that are in harmony with nature.

Together, we can become more aware of our habits that create waste and consumption, and create change. Small steps, sustainable swaps, intentional choices, all can have a big impact on our collective well-being.

Good Food Healthy Planet Book

From Food Writer and Climate Advocate comes this Simple-to-follow Cookbook.

Introducing

Good Food, Healthy Planet

Your Kitchen Companion to Simple, Practical, Sustainable Cooking  

10 Tips Before You Buy Another Food Container

Is this what your cabinet looks like? Mine does! Those are the contents of just one drawer in my kitchen. I have two more that look worse!   As a mother of two, I'm trying to encourage independence in my kids, partly for the sake of my own sanity. Packing lunches and making dinner, chopping celery and carrots for snack are about as joyful as they sound. That's where encouraging independence comes in and you can start as early as you want. With my 10 year-old it's more about meal preparation and recipes that she can pull together on her own, With my younger...
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Under The Stars – Essentials Of Backyard Camping

Nothing says summer in Canada like camping. Over the years it has been a regular part of our summer but since we moved across the country and with a second little one we haven't been camping with the kids as much as we would like (*read never*). Backyard camping became our compromise. A low stress, inexpensive and easy choice to get the kids enjoying the outdoors and at the same time feel that connection to nature that's often missing in our daily hustle. All this joy with none of the work that goes into planning a real camping trip with the...
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5 Creative Ways For Kids To Love Nature

In Canada I've come to expect outdoor season to be brief.  So as soon as the weather warms up, I am on the look-out for creative ways to push my kids outdoors and enjoy nature.  All around me, people bring out the deck chairs, fire up the BBQ and spruce up their gardens. I love being in nature, and soaking up much-needed Vit D. This is also an amazing way to combat nature deficit disorder. Yes, Vit N(ature) deficiency is a real thing.  I see it in my own house, especially as my kids are getting older. Technology is interfering...
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8 Amazing Tips To Use Those Leftover Orange Peels

It's citrus season and with the holidays coming up the kids' favourite homemade beverage is on the menu.No, not Gatorade but fresh orange juice. My oldest one and I started to cook together last summer and it's been an interesting journey in the kitchen. Making homemade butter in a jar in less than 8 minutes — check! Candy crusted shortbread and peppermint bark over the Christmas holidays — check! Juicing oranges — check! With so many options I was surprised that it was this last one that came out tops with the kids, partly because my kids learnt to use the food...
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10 Tried & Tested Spring Cleaning Tips and Hacks

I wish I had a magic wand that would clean up my house in a flash. But with two kids and their active social life and who regularly build forts in the family room, I feel as if I’m losing this battle. In the absence of a fairy godmother, there’s the internet of course. There are hundreds of household tips out there and let’s be honest, most of them either don’t work or need a whole lot elbow grease to have that “magical effect”. What I like are simple cleaning hacks that I can make a part of my regular...
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