What vegans eat; All the cabbage

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This is brown rice + green lentils, bit of aubergine puree and then lots of purple cabbage, regular cabbage and leaf cabbage (a.k.a. kale), fried in some coconut oil with garlic, lime pepper and rosemary. Topped with sesame seed.

I’m about to make myself sick of cabbage.

If such a thing is possible.

I am clearly doubting that it is.

I ♥ cabbage.

Quick thought on feminism and skincare

I am well aware that feminism and a keen interest in skincare and/or beauty don’t really go well together. I’ve been thinking about this quite a lot. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable when it comes to feminism, and yes I do label myself feminist, and a part of me thinks I should know better. But here we are.

Recently, some of my favorite feminists rallied against beauty, arguing that we cannot support a woman’s right to choose, when the choice is to go along with patriarchal ideals and spend a fortune on changing her appearance to fit the mold; we can’t consider it an act of feminism and we can’t support any and every stupid decision a woman makes, even if a woman, just like a man, should have the right to do what the hell she likes with her body. I can’t exactly disagree.

Not even when they argued that putting acids on your face is a terrible, terrible idea.

They are right. In theory.

(But also, they must not know what what it’s like to put acid on your face. It is nice.)

And. This morning I was listening to a lady, who was also not wrong, arguing that we spend all this time on putting on creams and makeup when we could be thinking about our next project, and…other important things. (I’m not a fan of important things! OK?)

This is also true. We could be doing important things. Start a revolution and that.

However.

Why is it always that which women do that is wrong? Why is it always women who have to change?

I know that there is a contradiction in this because, yes, the acids are used to change the appearance of the skin, just to use acids as a for example. But if everyone regardless of gender was interested in their best skin, it wouldn’t be a problem, would it?

And quite frankly, men seem to have too much time on their hands. It seems far more reasonable that men should change to be more like women, rather than the other way around.

If men were busy trying to find what to do about their eye bags and is an eye serum necessary, and if so which one???  they wouldn’t have time to do half of the shit they do. Maybe they wouldn’t feel the need to. Because, surely, putting on a good mask, makes you feel nice and relaxed, i.e. you’re less likely to feel the need to go out and beat somebody up.

 

That being said.

The whole beauty industry is a trap for women and it should not be defended.

But I still resent that it is always women who have to change, and who do change. I resent that we always have to be the strong ones, the responsible ones.

I’m just tired.

 

Eight empties

Let’s start off with three empties from Boots:

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I absolutely love the Tea Tree & Witch Hazel with Active Charcoal facial wash from Boots. Thought if that is good, the scrub and mask must be too.

Ach nee. They were not. The scrub is nothing like the facial wash, it’s just, mildly buffing at best, with none of the effect of the facial wash. And the mask, it’s supposed to be on for 10 minutes. I get no effect after 10 minutes, the damn thing doesn’t even dry.

And unfortunately I accidentally ordered two of it, so I have another one to use up. So what I do is I start with a C vitamin peel and then put the mask on top and leave it for an hour plus, which does something. But I will definitely not buy this ever again.

Natural Collections waterproof mascara though; it’s a mere £2 and I’ve had far more expensive mascaras that are not better. It’s nothing special but perfectly decent everyday mascara. Will stock up when I’m in the UK next. That being said, I’ve just opened my first tube of the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara and…let’s just say I’m not overwhelmed. But then, at least it doesn’t make my eyes water, which is good. Could well have been the case.

Next up!

Couple of NYX products:

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If I had not already bought the Urban Decay setting spray that everyone raves about, I would definitely repurchase the NYX setting spray. Because the UD spray does not seem to work for me. I’ll give it a few more tries, but so far the results have been: a. no effect, b. melting my makeup (???). Best use: wet brushes. I’ll give it the benefit of doubt since my skin has been out of wack, but since that seems to have been sorted I’ve just gone back on the foundation, so I’ll give it another go.

The NYX Liquid Suede, ah, it is a favorite. This is the shade Sandstorm and it’s a lovely brown-ish shade, on the pale side. If I didn’t want to try other shades I would definitely buy another tube, it is perfect for everyday use.

One shower cream and one hand cream:

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This is one of my favorite shower creams ACO’s rhubarb and raspberry. I am obsessed with rhubarb. I also have the lotion. Soo jaa..whenever I can find a bottle I will get it. Don’t know why it still says limited edition? I think I’ve been buying it on and off for a couple of years at least.

Lush’s Helping Hands. Well. I ask a lot of my hand creams. And I’ve tried a lot of hand creams in my days; I know a good hand cream. This is sadly not it. Mainly because it is greasy. At least on me. Does not dry the way you want it to when you’re say at work? Or if you want to put on cream and then about your business and not leave greasy marks on everything. I do tend to forget this, or wish that I remember it wrong because I’ve bought it way more than once; I tend to like Lush more in theory than reality. Sadly, I’ve had better.

Last one! Is a food one. Well sorta. It’s one of my favorite chai teas:

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Do I have a list of favorite chais? Yes I do. The Four O’Clock white chai is in my top 5 easy. But it is, as far as teas go, on the expensive side, and because it’s tea bags, I feel like it should be a sometimes product, from an environmental and economic POV. Which requires no efforts as it’s not that easily available around these parts.

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This week’s favorites

Blog

Arga Tanten (English: The Angry Lady). A blog about skincare run by a lady who is no longer in her 20s.

You might have noticed that any blog/channel/pod about skincare run by a lady over 30; it is my current obsession. This is no slight on 20-somethings; their concerns are different from mine.

As it so happens, this lady also has the tip of the week: let go of the cotton pads and just slap your products on using your hands. I can do that?!?

I was thinking of getting reusable cotton rounds, but I’ll def give this a go first; the fewer things the better, right?

Lippies

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Pre-spending diet, I managed to pick up two new NYX Lingerie lipsticks. I’m going sans foundation type product for now, and as it turns out, my favorite shade Corset looks terrible with my naked skin. So I did my research and found two colors that work well with my natural color: Exotic + Ruffle Trim

Another trick to make them work better with your natural color is to blot. (Maybe that’s just me? Maybe everyone else do blot their liquid lipsticks?)

The NYX Lingerie range remains a firm favorite for me. Stays on your lips, not sticky, only drying if you put on A TON (coincidentally why Beauty Mark works less well, because it’s patchy, and then you start to layer and that just does not end well and I’m so off topic. Never mind!), excellent shade range, I have no desire to try anything else because this works. I love it when you find something that works.

…what also works, when you leave home and forget all your lip products, is taking a (clean!) finger and putting shadow on your lips, top it off with some EOS lip balm. Just.  Saying.

Instagram account

This might be a bit of a weird one. I follow the food brand Saltåkvarn on Insta, and I’ve been loving their posts lately. There’s been lots of porridge posts lately. And. It just makes me very happy.

Especially when they turn porridge into dessert:

Book

I’ve read Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange. Saw a few negative comments on GoodReads; how are there people not liking this book?? I’m basically in love! I love everything about it, including the size of the book, you know, that it’s more of a square than books tend to be?

I want more books like this!

I also need to mention Nina Hemmingsson’s På A svarar jag hej då. Feeling sorry for all of you who don’t speak Swedish and are missing out.

Find

Spotify Discover Weekly has actually presented me with something quite brilliant. Had no intention of listening to it, but in my general undecided state as to what to listen to that particular day, Spotify started playing Emma Ruth Rundle and it was love at first sight.

It’s somewhere between Chelsea Wolfe and PJ Harvey. Have a listen!

 

Line in a song

Om vi nånsin behövt ett mirakel så kan det få komma nu.
(If we ever needed a miracle, now would be good)

Not so much the actual words as the delivery; I’m obsessed with the delivery.

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September summary

Let’s wrap up September!

Not that I know why I seem to be so damned thrilled about that.

If it was up to me every month would be September. Best month, easy peasy. Weather is on its best behavior, by which I mean it’s less bright, and that alone makes life infinitely easier to deal with.

Rainy and cold you say? Ja?? Is nice! Reasons to stay inside, get some proper clothes on, and I can finally open my blinds.

 

Listened to

Could Architects just take a goddamn break already? New track and I can’t even tell if it’s actually good anymore. I just feel like I have no judgement and love whatever they put out. 100% biased.

So that overshadows the new Alazka release Phoenixthe title track of which is still a favorite:

which is the album I wish was Panik’s comeback record, och alas, a world of no, it was not. To be clear, this is one good album and any band putting this out should be proud.

That damn Architects track also overshadows the new Stray from the Path release Only Death Is Real,

…the new The National Sleep Well Beast

…AND the new Novelists release (Dear all, could you maybe consider spreading it out a little??? I can’t give you the attention you deserve.)

Being as an Ocean though. Being as an Ocean may just be the one that didn’t quite get overshadowed. Because this is exactly the record I wanted them to release, i.e. what they’ve created is finally in sync with my taste. There’s even bit of piano on this record. If I was PMS-ing I would cry.

Current favorite track off of Waiting for the Morning to Come: Thorns.

I’ve also binged Under huden med Kakan Hermansson. To a point where both reading is music is suffering from it.

 

Watched

Have you. Seen Architects. At Reading? How is the sound this good when it’s live??

Yesyes! I know I’m way overdue for a new favorite band. I’ll find one eventually. It’s not looking good though.

 

Read

Naomi Klein’s That Changes Everything. Might have mentioned.

 

Firsts

First Sephora shop ever. Because I needed (apparently??) the plum shade in the Kat von D Shade + light palette. EXACTLY the purple I’ve been looking for, as expected. And speaking of purple…

Dyed hair purple. It’s. It has many advantages. Such as it doesn’t seem to bleed as much as the red dye, goes better with most colors (e.g. cannot stand yellow when my hair is red). But. To be honest. I miss the red.

Adopting a skincare routine. Not a minute too soon some would say. Not my mother tho.

Mom: Are all those bottles yours…?
Me: Yes!
Mom: What was in that package?
Me: MORE!

I wish I was more like my mother; she’s a true minimalist. In that respect. I’m not even sure she has any type face cream.

 

Skincare

I know it’s too soon to talk about favorite skincare products, but, well, it’s my blog and its main purpose has to be space for me to do whatever I want?

Without further ado: madly in love with these guys:

I don’t usually fall madly in love with Body Shop products, but this camomile cleanser and vitamin E serum-in-oil are just so lovely!

 

Food

Made this excellent warm salad (it’s what we call “bowls” in Sweden) the other day, out of necessity: beets roasted in wasabi sesame and olive oil + kale, raw cabbage and vegan roasted garlic mayo, black beans and a really nice bulgur. Which I’ve already managed to make a weekly staple. And it was pretty too. And there was a picture. Which I then proceeded to lose (???).

I’ll give you this ginger shot instead:

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And because I live in fear of being mistaken for a healthy person: I don’t take it as a shot, I mix it with my water. Because I am obsessed with the that ginger bite.

Monthly menstrual report

Congratulations all speakers of Swedish! You can enjoy this fabulous video-taped podcast:

30 minutes menstruation + birth related bleeding💕 💕 💕

Another good thing about this month: no menstruation for me! I told you it was good.

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Experimenting with skincare

I’ve quickly abandoned my environment obsession and replaced it with a keen interest in skincare.

Currently, my skin seems to have two settings: oily or flaky dry. Like WTF?

I care for one reason only: you can’t put makeup on that. Unless you like your makeup patchy. (Did I also have to try just to make sure? You bet I did!)

Enter research skincare.

I have binged skincare by all my favorite YouTubers, added some Caroline Hirons, Under huden med Kakan Hermansson obvs (why didn’t I get on this train sooner?? Her combination of feminism and skincare is beyond brilliant!), and checked cruelty free status of a bunch of brands. It’s pretty much all I do. Read? But why? When I can watch another Pixi cleanser review??

Previously: sorta didn’t watch skincare at all, because what do I care? (Exception: hand creams. Care A LOT. But no one ever talks about that.)

So far though, this has gotten me to a point where I’m more confused than I was before. Certain about one thing only: there’s lots of trial and error to come.

Speaking of which. Went on a wee shopping spree. Sorta wished I’d stumbled on the cheat sheet on Caroline Hirons’ site before that; it’s a what products to spend money on, and what products you can buy for cheap. And grouped and sorted according to age! You have to love that.

Not that I’ve really splurged so far, but I was contemplating an expensive clay mask. However. You can make your own for barely any money! Didn’t even know you could; want to try this asap! Not least because that has to be better for the environment, right??

For similar reasons, I have purchased the camomile cleanser from the Body Shop.

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Not sure if it’s a cleanser one should be using if the skin sometimes is on the oily side, but oh, it melts away makeup and makes me forget all about my favorite Superdrug wipes. Also, no wipes=better from an environment point of view. (…apparently didn’t abandon the environment completely..?) Bonus: can keep my contacts in, which I find is frequently a problem with any makeup remover, somehow they get in your eyes an leave a film or some gunk on your contacts.

Unfortunately. Making up for whatever decreased environmental impact the cleanser involves by using C-vitamin peeling pads. People in the know say these specific ones are good. I’m not so sure. Don’t they make me more orange? And sticky? Or is that something else?

What I am most definitely loving tho, is this spatula for mask application.

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The feeling of spreading your mask on with this thing is so satisfying.

I’ve settled on this routine as my starting point, but as per usual, I’m not great at following instructions.

I did a wee experiment. Because my face felt sticky, I wanted to see if I was using too much product. So I sorta didn’t moisturize. Until I really felt I needed it and then only with a tiny bit of cream at a time.

Do you know what happens when you do that? (You probably do.)

You get yourself two sizable dry patches, that’s what happens. Skin in general feels kinda tight and itchy too, but that’s a minor problem. By comparison.

And so, mission of the day was to get an exfoliating sponge, preferably an AHA moisturizer, and a good night cream, possibly also an oil for nighttime use. According to online sources, that could maybe work for dry patches.

So I’ve now slathered my poor abused face with the youth concentrate Body Shop gave me, when I bought this serum in oil:

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Which I put on top of the concentrate (as instructed, dunno what the concentrate does), serum in oil btw, feels so, so nice on the skin, followed this with a layer of AHA moisturizer:

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My skin is not unhappy. Happier than it’s been for weeks actually.

Super excited to see what mood my skin decides to be in tomorrow, if this combo actually was as good as it seems or if it was just for now.

Not quite getting my hopes up. My skin seems just about as fickle as my menstruation.

How to learn to love beans

This is the guide I wish I had when I went vegetarian. Because OH how I struggled with the legumes.

My first encounter with legumes, other than white beans in chili, was not a happy meeting.

Green lentils. No hint of a spice. As some sort of side dish? Shudders.

Don’t do that. Took me literally years to recover.

It’s actually not THAT complicated, there’s basically two things to it:

ONE. Buy canned and/or frozen.

There is one simple reason for this: if you’re unfamiliar with beans and/or lentils you’re not going to know what they’re supposed to look/taste like. If you start out buying canned/frozen beans/lentils you’ll learn, which will be immensely helpful if you want to start cooking them yourself. Which I personally think is a bit overkill, even if it’s something I do. I suppose it’s good for the environment, your personal finances and ehm, if you need something to do Saturday mornings? To make you feel you’ve accomplished something over the weekend?

And supposedly, if you struggle to digest beans, canned beans is a better option.

TWO. Start with the easy ones

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Some of them require less practice than others; this is a list of 4 of the easy ones, including examples of what to do with them.

Red lentils

This was probably my first love. The flavor isn’t overpowering, they more or less just add a bit of a crunch. Who doesn’t love a bit of crunch?

One of my go-to dishes for the longest time was just throwing together some rice, red lentils, scallions, red and yellow pepper and cucumber, and then dressing it with bit of olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt and pepper. And when I could be bothered, sprinkle of sesame seeds on top.

Black beans

This is obvious, isn’t it? Black bean burrito bowl. Black beans, cucumber, a nice tomato, bit of corn, some avocado, add salsa and couscous. What more could you possibly need?

If you want a recipe, I would say head over to Minimalist Baker; she has some of the best ideas for food. And it’s simple too!

Edamame

Ah the edamame! Or soy bean, if you want to be less fancy. The nicest green color, bit of a crunch, goes really well with Asian inspired dishes (i.e. stuff you stick wasabi in). It’s also got an excellent protein-calorie ratio (i.e. lots of protein for few calories). I.e. makes it easy to make your meals protein-packed, if that is something you want.

Defrosts quicker than any other bean which is a bonus.

For me, this love story started out with a lazy sushi bowl. Basically, you cook brown rice, stick in the soy beans when its done to let them defrost for a minute, add some cucumber, shredded nori sheets, avocado and pickled ginger.

For spices! Mix sesame seed oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and wasabi. Top with sesame seeds.

There are lots of version of this bowl; if you haven’t a lazy vegan sushi bowl in your life, you need to get to it! My version is probably based on this recipe, which used to be available on some other site back in the day. Yes well. Not important.   

Great white beans

There’s nothing the great white doesn’t go with. Had this been by first encounter with beans, I’d gone vegan right away.

I think it’s a consistency thing. That, and they work real well with pasta and greens. This is what I usually do: great white beans, pasta, pesto, asparagus and zucchini. 

Fry asparagus and zucchini in a bit of olive oil and garlic, cook the pasta and when it’s done and drained, add pesto and beans. For some additional texture you could add fresh veggies, e.g. leafy greens, and/or aubergine puree, or tomatoes. Olives is another option. To make it look nice if nothing else.

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It wasn’t supposed to be used like this

For the most part, I like to use things for that which they are intended. Unsurprisingly, tends to work best that way.

I do try out life hacks every now and again, but remain unimpressed.

For example; tried roasting sweet potato in the toaster recently. Supposed to work? Trust me when I say it didn’t.

There are exceptions of course.

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How I love a good blurry picture. 

Absolute favorite one:

Baking soda

I love using baking soda for cleaning. Originally I used it to clean my tea cups when I had no dishwasher, but this stuff, is -the best- for cleaning sinks. If baking soda doesn’t get it clean, it’s not getting clean, that’s my motto.

I also like to use vinegar for cleaning. Someone mentioned it was antibacterial and I was immediately sold on the idea. Bonus: good for the environment. It does smell a bit, but I like to mix in organic oils (pine!), and anyway, the smell fades quickly when used in the small amount required to make your own cleaning spray.

Another cleaning favorite:

Miscellar water

No not for your face, for when you inevitably get your Manic Panic hair dye on something other than your hair. I wouldn’t depend on this trick to work, but for me, so far, works every time. Much prefer this use over using it on my face.

Gawd I wish that was on my agenda today, cleaning with either of these guyes. Instead, I am clearing out the attic. Fortunately, my new apartment has no attic or any other type storage space—this is going to be my last attic clean ever! Because I am not moving again. For real this time.

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The Endless Blog Challenge

For next week! I propose posts on the theme Tips & Tricks.

A FOOD HACK. Maybe you know the secret to the perfect pasta sauce? A highly underrated piece of kitchen equipment? Maybe you know the secret to the perfectly roasted aubergine? In short, any hack related to food!

IT WASN’T SUPPOSED TO BE USED LIKE THIS. Ah yes, I am so skilled when it comes to headings (..but it is a rephrasing of a line in a Tura Satana song, so I’m feeling v. v. clever..). List some of your favorite things that you use for other things than what they’re really for. Tea bags to reduce puffiness around the eyes? Baking soda to whiten teeth? (Don’t do that though, I’ve got on good authority it’s not good for your teeth.) Maybe unorthodox use of your makeup brushes? You get the idea I’m sure.

HOW TO. Classic how-to post, I’m sure you’ve seen them before. Topic of your choice! If it was up to me, I’d request a How to update your skincare routine to fit your thirty-something skin, because that would make my life so much easier right now. But that might be asking a lot…?

And I’m going to throw in a cheeky fourth:

SONG RECOMMENDATION. Not just any old song, one song off of this week’s Spotify Release Radar playlist.

 

Five days of environmental awareness

DAY ONE

Starting out easy. I’ve joined the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Swedish: Naturskyddsföreningen). Membership is v. v. cheap, should have joined ages ago.

Copy-paste from their website:

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation is a charitable environmental organisation with the power to bring about change. We spread knowledge, chart environmental threats, propose solutions and influence politicians and authorities, both nationally and internationally.

Basically, I am counting on them to keep me up to date on a variety of environment related topics.

 

DAY TWO

Lately, I’ve been thinking about bananas. I eat a lot of them. Bananas have no business being in Sweden. Not really.

And that was when I realized I don’t really know where most of my food comes from. Bananas aside, not even vaguely aware.

Let’s find out where some of the things I usually buy comes from!

Fairly regular weekly food shop:

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Shame the beets I bought are completely obscured, because I have never seen prettier beets in my life. You have no idea how genuinely excited I am to cook them. (To be specific, they’re heading for the oven, will roast with olive oil, and probably rosemary. Or maybe. Wasabi sesame..?)

This is what we have:

Beets; Swedish, because it’s harvest season, lots of cheap roots in the shops. These were 4 SEK. (Why didn’t I get more!??!! Could just stick in the freezer.)
Chickpeas; organic, from Italy. Here is something I frequently wonder and should Google: is it better to buy locally produced or organic?
Carrots; organic, from Sweden. The one thing I make sure to always buy organic because the organic ones taste way better in my opinion.
Ginger; ehm. Not sure where it’s from? I feel confident saying it’s not from Sweden. According to Wikipedia, probably Asia.
Kale patties; made in Sweden. Not clear if the ingredients are from Sweden or if the patties themselves are made in Sweden. And can I just mention this: yes this is processed food, but it’s all natural ingredients and no sugar. Main ingredient is cabbage. It’s a recent find and I’m in love.
Brussel sprouts; French.
Soygurt; they don’t want to say where it’s from. Also, you don’t want to read the list of ingredients.
Raisins; Australia. At least they’re organic…
Dijon mustard; France obvs.
Apricots; from Turkey.
Spelt; organic, from Sweden.
Apples; Swedish! The Swedish apple season is on the short side. Which is a shame because theeeessseee…they’re what you want apples to be. You can smell them from miles away.
Bananas; well they are fair trade and organic. But they are from Ecuador. And they’re also sold in plastic bags. ?? Doesn’t that cancel out the organic part ??
Soy drink; So this is a fun one, it’s either from Austria, France or Italy. Says on the package. At least it’s organic.

I need to read more labels. Really.

 

DAY THREE

I do extremely little for the environment. For the most part, I am happily ignorant.

Let’s change that! Let’s calculate my environmental footprint. (It is meant for UK residents, but I’m sure it can be used for indication.)

It does not look good. Although, this is not quite what I expected.

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home 59%? But why? And what do you expect me to do?? I live in an apartment, I have no say! ..is this because I am one person in a 2 bed apartment? And because someone likes to keep our building warm? I resent that. PS. My new apartment is a. smaller, b. has a heating system that is so up to date we don’t even have radiators. Slightly concerned that I’m going to freeze? Understatement—I am terrified. I can’t even begin to comprehend how that even works.

But yes, I do agree, I should by more seasonal food, and my new apartment was carefully selected so that I can walk to work. Second hand. That. Is going. To take. Some practice. Furniture is fine, but clothes. Not quite there on account of lack of patience. I’ll take into consideration.

 

DAY FOUR

Let’s talk about soy!

Don’t worry, this is going to be short and sweet.

Sometimes I meet non-vegans who are concerned about the amount of soy vegans consume.

Sure, us vegans, we do love the soy, there is no denying that. And yes, it is a problem that we are cutting down forests we so badly need to grow soy.

But you know who we do that for? Let me tell you, it’s not for vegans. First of all, vegans consume 6 percent of all soy produced. SIX. OK? Not all of that soy comes from destroyed rainforest. Not nearly.

You know who we grow all this soy for? The meat eaters. The majority of soy (80%) is fed to livestock so that you can have meat on your plate and milk in your glass.

So if you’re concerned about that, well then you gotta cut out meat and dairy.

Remaining 14%? Oh you know how we like to stick soy in all sorts of processed food. Which isn’t good for us anyway soooo…

I do a lot of shitty things from an environmental point of view, but consuming various soy products is not one of them.

For more exhaustive info about soy, go read this article, trust me, well worth your while and such an easy read.

I just wish everyone knew already.

 

DAY FIVE

Here’s something I’ve been thinking. For me, as a person, the environment is to large and abstract for me to grasp. Makes it not enough motivation for me in itself to make me do things. I need smaller goals, more tangible.

For example, I can get on board with making greater effort to buy local, because not only good for the environment, but also good in the sense you retain knowledge locally, gives people work, and just the fewer trucks on the roads the happier we all are, to be sure.

I’ve also been thinking about this: maybe it is a good thing to stop chasing the good deal. Maybe it’s not such a bad thing that some things are a bit more pricy. If for no other reason than it means you are forced to consume less. Consuming less strikes me as more important than the choices we make. Not that they are mutually exclusive, but if we had to order them according to importance.

But what the hell do I know really. (Not as much as I’d like to.)

 

Which is why I’ve gathered me some sources, started my research and I’m all set to implement some changes. Not that I particularly think it’s my responsibility, I’m still with Klein on that, we need legislation and regulation, companies shouldn’t be allowed to do anything and everything for profit, because the crisis is not going to be solved by individuals recycling.

But you know. For my own peace of mind.

The cutting down on consumption is going to be so hard.

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