Fudgy healthy vegan nutella beetroot brownie

Fudgy, chocolate-y goodness, what’s not to like about a delicious brownie? One might assume that in order to live healthy and follow a vegan lifestyle, it’s not possible to indulge from time to time. Well, we’ve created a recipe that will cure every chocolate-lover’s wishes! Since experimenting with vegan cooking we have come across numerous brownie recipes and we’ve recreated our fair share. They included avocado, sweet potato, carrot, and other vegetable ingredients that one would usually eat for lunch or dinner.  Although we liked these recipes, we’re always up for trying out something new. On our trip to the…

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Please ignore my dogs

Dogs, who doesn’t love them? They’re man’s best friend nonetheless. But why does everyone seem to think that dogs are common property? When we take our dogs for a walk, too often we encounter people that want to get our dogs’ attention. To do so, they make the widest range of odd noises a human can possibly produce. When they succeed, you’ll see their whole face lighten up. Meanwhile, our dogs are hanging themselves on their leads to approach that interesting sound. But in the name of god, why!? Why would anyone find that gladdening? Seeing a dog hang himself,…

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Sustainable tourism: a trip to South Africa

The subject of sustainable tourism can be approached in a number of ways. We tend to put our focus on the environmental impacts of tourism. However, the consequences of our society's adventures abroad reach much farther than one might realize. We are passionate about our environment, hence that’s what we are most knowledgeable on. That however doesn’t mean that other aspects of sustainable travel are less important. That’s why we have a story to share from a guest writer who’s not just passionate about sustainable tourism, but is currently finalizing her masters on the topic. As our current population size…

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How to ease into a zero waste lifestyle successfully

The zero waste lifestyle is growing in popularity. Though it might seem new and innovative in some ways, it’s actually rather old-school. Plastics weren’t always as common as they are today. Currently, the average person in Europe sends around 160 kilos of packaging to the landfill every year. That includes all packaging material, but plastic is the worst culprit of all. Plastics are so ingrained into our current society that it can seem impossible to cut them out of your life completely. But making a change for the better doesn’t have to be difficult! Taking things slowly and changing your…

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Zero waste lifestyle: is it difficult?

When discovering the zero waste movement for the first time, it can be quite overwhelming. The term ‘zero’ in particular can seem a bit daunting. How on earth can a person produce zero waste?!   Not about 'zero' A while ago, had a peak at some popular zero waste pinterest accounts. On one of them we saw someone promoting zero waste floss. 'How amazing!' we thought. 'We have to check that out!' So, we clicked the link and read the blog post, excited to learn more. The article explained the ins and outs of a little electric gadget that cleans your…

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Zero waste lifestyle: why we started

Since July 1st, we have shared other people’s stories about their zero waste lifestyle. We ourselves have been talking about the ‘why’ behind our own journey over the past few weeks. And it is about time that we share the reasoning behind our zero waste journey with you!   We learn as we age Though we haven’t really focused on reducing our waste for a very long time, we have made many sustainable choices for a few years now, and are heavily invested in our environment. Hence, we both chose studies focused on our environment at Wageningen University, better know…

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