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Why the big awards shows are going vegan

Daniel Day Lewis (from left), Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz celebrate their wins a the 2103 Oscar ceremony. The rise of vegetarians like Hathaway and many others may have influenced the change in menu, though some say the…

Are zero-waste restaurants possible?

The idea of a zero-waste restaurant sounds impossible at first. Many of us can’t live a zero-waste lifestyle in our own homes, let alone a commercial kitchen that pumps out hundreds of meals and beverages a day. And it’s not…

When is store-bought better than homemade?

Cooking a meal from scratch can be a truly rewarding experience. It can also make you want to toss up your hands in despair, throw the uncooperative dough in the trash (for the third time) and go get take-out instead….

Should you be refilling that plastic water bottle?

At some point, you’ve probably looked at that empty water bottle in the backseat of the car and wondered if it’s got just a little more life in it. After all, if you’re going to use plastic, why not make…

How to prep a week's worth of soups in no time

Meticulous meal planning and strategic Sunday prepping for the week ahead have, so far, been merely aspirational, though noble, pursuits to me. I yearn to be the home cook who goes to the grocery store once a week, with plenty…

Firestarters: Australia Has A Serious Firebug Crisis

According to my calculations and estimates, the number of individuals around Australia whose arson has contributed to the current bushfire crisis has now passed 200. This figure is not presented as a counter-argument to those who blame the fires on…

Ghostly remains of massive Roman shipwreck found in Mediterranean

Researchers exploring the eastern Mediterranean Sea using advanced sonar technology have uncovered one of the largest Roman shipwrecks ever discovered. The ancient merchant vessel lies at a depth of 197 feet off the coast of the Greek Island of Kefallinia….

Hermit crabs are dying by the millions after swapping their shells for plastic

If turtles with straws in their nostrils or seabirds with stomachs full of garbage weren’t enough to rouse your concern about plastic pollution, perhaps this will: hermit crabs are now the latest victims of the endless barrage of plastic waste…