A Beginner’s Guide to Refill Shops
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by Lucie
1w ago
Refill stores are growing in popularity — especially among environmentally-conscious consumers looking to reduce plastic waste. Come on in for a beginner’s guide that will help you navigate your first experience like a pro. First…What is a Refill Store? A refill store — also called a zero waste store, bulk store or refillery — is typically a small, independent shop that sells personal care items and household products without packaging. You’ll need to bring your own containers (or get some there) and fill them with products from larger containers in the store. The main idea is to reduce the ..read more
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24 Things I Know to be True in 2024
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by Lucie
4M ago
Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over. F. Scott Fitzgerald Hi, there! Do you usually make New Year’s resolutions? More importantly, do you manage to stick to them? Personally, I abandoned the practice years ago after realizing that only about 9 percent of us succeed at keeping them beyond the first few weeks of January. With such low odds, who wants to invest time and effort into that? Instead of making resolutions, I like to take time to reflect on the lessons learned over the past year — whether from reading, observing, or personal experiences. The ..read more
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Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich
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by Lucie
4M ago
This vegan chickpea salad sandwich is packed with nutrition and lemon-y, garlic flavor. It’s easy to customize it to your taste. I’ve been on a mission to incorporate more protein into my diet and I stumbled upon a delicious and easy recipe for a Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich. While I won’t claim this is a “wow” recipe, it’s certainly a tasty alternative to traditional tuna or chicken salad when you’re looking for something different. One of the things I like most about this recipe is its versatility. Not a fan of garlic? No problem, just reduce or omit it entirely. Maybe you’d like to add d ..read more
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6 Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic in Your Kitchen
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by Lucie
4M ago
Are you struggling to break free of plastic in your kitchen?  For many of us, the kitchen is the hardest room to reduce plastic. Come on in for some simple ideas. Hi there! I’m so glad you stopped in today to talk about reducing plastic in your kitchen. My philosophy on Honest + Simple is to avoid comparing ourselves with anyone else or setting the bar too high. So I’m not advocating for you to adopt all these ideas at once — that would be overwhelming. Instead, choose one or two simple things you can do to get started and give yourself credit for taking a step in the right direction. A ..read more
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Should You Switch to Laundry Detergent Sheets: A Complete Decision Guide
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by Lucie
4M ago
Are you interested in adopting a greener laundry routine? Have you thought about ditching bulky plastic detergent bottles for laundry detergent sheets? Today I’m sharing some useful information so you can decide if this switch is right for you. Laundry detergent sheets are gaining popularity over liquid detergents, especially among environmentally conscious consumers. Who can argue with the convenience of tossing a thin, concentrated sheet into the washing machine and reducing plastic, right? I’ve been thinking about making this swap myself for a while now — but I keep hesitating to click ..read more
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Pineapple Ginger Smoothie to Boost Immunity
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by Lucie
4M ago
This delicious tropical Pineapple Ginger Smoothie hits a lot of nutritional high notes and has immune-boosting properties, too. Smoothies are the go-to choice for a lot of health-conscious eaters. They’re delicious, quick to make and easy to take with you. What’s more, when made right — they can be filled with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This Pineapple Ginger Smoothie is really good when you’re starting to feel a little off — especially during flu and cold season — or anytime your immune system can use a little extra help. We’ll talk more about that in a minute. Jump to Re ..read more
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Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich
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by Lucie
4M ago
This vegan chickpea salad sandwich is packed with nutrition and lemon-y, garlic flavor. It’s easy to customize it to your taste. I’ve been on a mission to incorporate more protein into my diet and I stumbled upon a delicious and easy recipe for a Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich. While I won’t claim this is a “wow” recipe, it’s certainly a tasty alternative to traditional tuna or chicken salad when you’re looking for something different. One of the things I like most about this recipe is its versatility. Not a fan of garlic? No problem, just reduce or omit it entirely. Maybe you’d like to add d ..read more
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How to Get Rid of Bad Smells in Your House (the Natural Way)
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by Lucie
4M ago
We all get bad smells in our homes now and then. Today we’re talking about natural ways to get rid of odors at the source without resorting to harsh cleaners or trying to mask them. Let’s face it. Even the cleanest home is going to have stinky smells lurking in it from time to time – because when was the last time you remembered to clean the food trap in your dishwasher, right? Sometimes household odors are subtle and you become nose blind to them. Other times, they’re more powerful and you start to worry about what your guests will think — while you frantically try to get to the source. Com ..read more
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7 Tips if Focusing on the Breath During Meditation Makes You Anxious
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by Lucie
4M ago
Does the idea of trying to control your breath during meditation make you anxious? Come on in, my friend! I have some tips that might help so you can still reap the benefits of meditation. When you think of meditation, do you picture sitting in the lotus position, trying to clear your mind and focus on your breathing?  It can be challenging – especially if you’re anxious to begin with and your mind and heart rate are already racing. Even when I don’t feel anxious before meditating, the very act of trying to quiet down and do these things can cause a spike in my anxiety. And I know I’m ..read more
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Sheet Pan Chicken with Orange and Fennel
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by Lucie
4M ago
In this one-pan dish, we’re baking chicken pieces in an orange sauce on a bed of fennel. So easy, nutritious and delicious! Who doesn’t love an easy dinner like this Sheet Pan Chicken with Orange and Fennel? There’s practically no clean-up! With its tart citrus-y/sweet fennel flavor, this dish will help shake you out of your usual “chicken rut.” We both liked it as a tasty change of pace and will definitely be adding it to our dinner rotation. Jump to Recipe Why you’ll want to make this recipe It’s an easy sheet pan dish with minimal clean-up. There are only seven ingredients and no fancy c ..read more
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