I have a love/hate relationship with plastic wrap. Sometimes it seems like it's the only thing that will get the job done, but then it is so obnoxious to handle! Living in Europe, they don't sell the stuff with the handy box with the serrated metal edge to cut it off, so it's even harder … Continue reading Reusable Food Wraps
One of the most challenging things about moving toward a plastic free life is the lack of snacking options...were you actually to ditch everything plastic. Since becoming expats we discovered that making the food that you can't get is a great option. It turns out it is also a great way to reduce plastic. The … Continue reading Sustainable Snacks
How to build your own compost from bed slats.
I realized that I’ve been seriously neglecting my absolute favorite thing on this blog. Food! I love making it and eating it. So today’s post is all about my current favorite recipe that just happens to be vegetarian. (See previous post about how I’m trying to be more sustainable when it comes to food.) What … Continue reading My Favorite Recipe
I recently came across someone's blog about the Buy Nothing Project (unfortunately I don't remember who). I was immediately interested and then almost immediately disappointed that there isn't a project located in Lithuania. Not to be discouraged, I looked into starting one here, but I wasn't quite ready to invest the time necessary (It could … Continue reading Free Things!
In light of the fact that I simply haven't finished a blog yet, here are some random discoveries from this week. This OatSide the Box Vegan ice cream is delicious! Even my husband preferred it to the rhubarb sorbet that I made this week. There are two other flavors, mango and raspberry that we intend … Continue reading This week’s discoveries
One of the exciting realization of moving to Vilnius was the discovery of the bubble tea shop, Formosa. Recently, they have made a few changes for good! Sadly, these changes are not all still in place due to the measures taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The first thing they did was charge a … Continue reading Bubble Tea!
One of the best ways that I have discovered local, natural, or organic products has been through visiting markets. Depending on the country you live in or the language spoken where you live, Googling what you're looking for might not be as simple as you would expect. Both in Egypt and Lithuania, I’ve found many … Continue reading Markets
A colleague of mine recently informed me about a zero waste store in Vilnius, so last weekend we went to go check it out. I brought a few jars and my own cloth bag. The shopkeeper was very helpful and spoke excellent English. She weighed my empty jars and did all the necessary math to … Continue reading My trip to Zeroteka
I know that eating meat is not a sustainable practice. However, I also know that becoming vegetarian just isn’t possible in this household. That being said, we have been cooking less meat and discovering more vegetarian recipes that are filling and delicious. When we moved to Egypt, part of our culture shock experience included discovering … Continue reading Vegetarian Recipes