Vegan in Cape Cod

Earlier this fall, I went to Cape Cod to celebrate my friends’ wedding and thought I’d share my experiences there – finding vegan-friendly food, spending time in nature, and coming across cool small businesses.

Weather

Cape Cod is a beautiful place to visit in fall. Though there are still quite a few “weekend warriors” commuting out from cities like Providence and Boston, the tourists are mostly thinned out at that point. My friends were lucky …

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Review of Akamai Essentials Kit

As someone who embraces the concept of minimalism, I was excited to check out the natural personal care brand Akamai and try their Essentials Kit.

Mainstream personal care products are definitely not minimalist in the sense that they contain unnecessary chemicals that pollute our bodies and the environment. Some of these eco-nasties include phtalates, parabens, fragrance, and triclosan – all listed as potentially hazardous by the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database.…

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Shiitake Bacon

This is one of the most scrumptious toppings in the world, and is up there with one of the easiest to make. Prep time is under 5 minutes, and it tastes remarkably like bacon.

It’s great just on its own as a little appetizer or snack, or it can go wonderfully on top of pasta dishes, like my white wine fettuccine alfredo and shells n’ “cheese.”

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Chickpea Flour Crepe / Omelet with Arugula and Vegan Cream Cheese

Fresh, filling, tasty… and above all easy. This chickpea flour omelet / crepe takes about 5 minutes to make and is a perfect breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner.

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Vegan Podcasts

Adopting a vegan diet or lifestyle can be challenging, especially given that when one goes vegan, they become a part of a minority group – which is rapidly growing but still somewhat of a fringe movement nonetheless. This can lead to a sense of isolation, and in my case made me feel at times like I was an alien from another planet. One of the things that has helped me has been listening to podcasts …

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Review of Vivobarefoot’s Kanna Shoe

Though not a completely vegan brand, Vivobarefoot has a minimalist vibe that I admire. They sent me their latest vegan Kanna shoe to review and I wanted to share my enthusiasm!

When it comes to shoes, comfort is always king for me, which is why I only wear heels on very special occasions. Most of the time I wear flats, low wedges, or flip flops. I would prefer to walk barefoot – but like most …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Some people say that Brussels sprouts are an acquired taste but I actually think it’s all about the preparation. Raw or steamed Brussels sprouts are… let’s be honest: boring. On the other hand, Brussels sprouts that have been tossed in extra virgin olive oil and sea salt, and roasted in the oven for half an hour are delicious.

I’ve experimented with cooking Brussels sprouts at different temperatures, and found that 400 was just right for …

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A Vegan’s Take on the Shape of Water

With 13 Oscar nominations, The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro, has been getting lots of buzz this year. I’ve been on a bit of a roll lately in terms of going to the movies lately (my favorite film so far being The Square), and encouraged by the effusive reviews went to see it.

I wasn’t as enchanted by it by most critics and I have to admit I’m not sure I …

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Mexican Rice and Beans

Rice and beans is a staple in Central American cuisine and it also happens to be best vegan meals ever, if prepared with the right seasoning. And if you already have the spices, it’s very cheap as well as super easy to make. I’ve made it for people who generally don’t go for beans, and they’ve told me it’s awesome. The rice also has a slightly crunchy texture that makes it different than regular rice.…

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What’s Going on With the Environment and Why We Should Give a Damn

Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.  Henrik Tikkanen

Can the earth withstand anything and everything we do it? Of course we know some level it can’t, and yet we generally act if this were a legitimate question that was up for debate. The fact that we’re destroying the earth at an incredibly fast rate should be front page news, all day, every day. But alas, for most of …

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