Author: Cadry Nelson

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5 Vegan Closet Essentials for Fall & Winter

When you’re vegan, label reading isn’t just reserved for the grocery store. It continues to the clothing store, where shoes, coats, sweaters, and socks are inspected to avoid leather, wool, and silk. In the summer when breezy cotton is everywhere, it’s a bit easier than in the winter when cotton takes a backseat to heftier […]

October 10th

Review: Mandarano Balsamic Glaze & Sauce

The first time I ever had thick, sour sweet balsamic reduction was at a French café in Central California. I dunked my bread into the impossibly dense balsamic vinegar, and watched as it clung to the baguette in sticky pools. It was unlike any bread, oil & vinegar experience I’d had in the past, and […]

October 3rd

Vegan Travel Made Easy with the HappyCow App

Since 1999, HappyCow.net has been helping vegans and vegetarians to find plant-based fare while on the road. But with access to the world wide web in the palms of our hands, now it’s even easier. For vegans who are traveling both locally and abroad, the HappyCow app is essential for finding the best vegan options in […]

September 26th

Grocery IQ: Never forget your grocery list again

One of the most useful apps on my phone is a free grocery list app called Grocery IQ. As a person who visits the grocery store often, it’s very handy to have my lists all in one place on a device that I always have with me. I can add to it no matter where I am and just pull it out whenever I’m at the store.

September 12th

Celebrate all things vegan with Vegan MoFo

It’s that time of year again when bloggers from all over the world put fingers to keyboard to write as much as they can about vegan food. It’s called Vegan MoFo, which stands for Vegan Month of Food. It was started years ago by the Post Punk Kitchen as the vegan blogger equivalent of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

September 5th

Handmade Pottery: Interview with Jeanette Zeis

I am a big fan of practical art. Artwork that one uses everyday while going about regular life brings beauty to the mundane. One of my favorite practical artists is potter Jeanette Zeis. Based out of Portland, Oregon, Jeanette has been making pottery full-time since 2008. Her beautifully crafted work consists of houseware items like bowls, […]

August 15th

USPS Releases Stamps Celebrating Farmers Markets

If I had a top ten list of favorite activities in the summer, going to the farmers market every week would definitely be on it. With local growers selling produce that was sometimes picked just that morning, it is the place to go to find perfectly ripe fruits and vegetables that taste better than anything […]

August 8th

9 Vegan Meals You Already Know How to Make

When people ask me for advice on going vegan, the first thing I tell them is to look at the meals that they are already making regularly. Most of us tend to make the same things week after week. So I suggest starting there first. At my house, tacos, scrambles, pizza, and salad make regularly […]

August 1st

Create a Gallery Wall with Postcards

Remember when you used to easily recognize your loved one’s handwriting? With texts and social media playing a larger and larger role in the way we interact and connect, handwritten letters are becoming a rarer commodity. Holidays, weddings, and funerals seem to be the only time people put pen to paper, mouth to seal, and […]

July 25th

DIY Movie Screen for an Outdoor Movie Night

While movie theatres have gotten slicker over the years with 3D, IMAX, and stadium seating, there’s still something quintessentially summer about the drive-in movie theatre experience. With a bucket of popcorn and the warm July air all around you, there are few things better. Unfortunately, drive-in movies have gone the way of the dinosaur cassette […]

July 18th

Say Goodbye to BPA & Beautify Your Beverage with Glass Straws

Several years ago a Little Shop of Horrors-variety dentist turned what was supposed to be a routine teeth cleaning into a painful years-long affair in which my teeth were incredibly sensitive to cold. Having a glass of ice water or cold green smoothie brought lots of discomfort with it. Rather than living a life of […]

July 11th

Buy Handmade: Unique Jewelry Using Real Plants

In 2014 it’s easy to go to any store and buy a product that is mass produced and uniform in style.  With no character to differentiate one from the next, it’s simple to find things that are perfect to the point of boring.  That is why I am so enchanted with handmade artwork. When we buy handmade, […]

July 4th

Review: Caitlin’s Super Natural Deodorant

When I phased out antiperspirant from my bathroom cabinet years ago, the other options available were less than stellar. I tried brand after brand, each time disappointed in its staying power. But nowadays, it seems I’m hearing about a new, natural deodorant once a month. From rub-on creams to oils to sticks to even making […]

June 20th

How to Get a Vegan Meal Anywhere

A common concern about going vegan is that it will be complicated to find places to eat. In a world littered with fast food restaurants on every corner, there aren’t nearly as many all-vegan restaurants. Does going vegan mean a lifetime of hummus sandwiches from home? Hardly! Even in small towns, you just have to […]

June 13th

How young were you when you became old?

The first time in my life I remember being aware of aging, I was just three or four years old. I was with my favorite aunt, and I adored her. I’d do anything in the world for her. On this day she pulled me onto her lap and asked me, “Just stay this size forever.” […]

June 6th

Favorite Reusable Products for Picnic Season

As we come into picnic season, now is the time when people start gathering paper plates, paper napkins, paper towels, and packs of plastic straws and flatware for summertime get togethers. Why not minimize waste, save some trees, and save money by not buying products that are immediately thrown in the trash?  Instead, put together a […]

May 30th

Keep Hunger at Bay with Millies Savory Teas

I believe it was that great philosopher, The Incredible Hulk, who once said, “You won’t like me when I’m angry.” While my even-tempered disposition tends to safely stay in the Bruce Banner realm, there’s one time of day when irritability can get the best of me – when I’m hungry. I know I’m not alone in […]

May 23rd