4 Inspired Reads for a Healthy and Vibrant January

I'd rather be reading mug with stack of good books, London, Ontario, Holistic Nutrition

How is your beautiful 2018 going so far? Have any ambitious and inspiring (or comforting and grounding) goals come to you yet? Or do you mostly still feel like cocooning and just hoping to make it through? Sometimes I think the emphasis in January is so much on fresh starts and upbeat energy that we […]

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An Introduction to Balcony Gardening – Part 1: Why Grow Crops in Pots?

Part of the “Adventures in Gardening” Series. I’m a little late in the planting game to be posting about balcony gardening, I know. Think of this post, though, as a tantalizing glimpse at the amazing fun you could be having next year. Really, I’m giving you the gift of many months of anticipation, awaiting next […]

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15 recipes that fight food packaging waste

We just celebrated the end of June, and thus also the end of my month-long challenge to reduce my food packaging waste. While I will continue to buy some almond milk from the store, and purchase certain packaged items I cannot make for myself (like firm tofu), this challenge has really opened my eyes to the value in […]

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15 Tips for Reducing Food Packaging Waste

Let’s talk about reducing food packaging and food packaging waste. But first, let’s talk about stress and energy. I had a stressful week. One of my beautiful, lovely, (and I thought: safe) indoor cats had a fluke accident, needed surgery, experienced some complications from the surgery, and had to stay at the vet’s for several […]

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The June Challenge – Reducing Food Packaging Waste

I got to thinking about food waste after perusing a copy of Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet that I had borrowed from the library. In the book, Meghan talks about how, with respect to waste, “there is no away.” It’s quite a concept, really. When we are finished with something, we usually just throw it “away.” But […]

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Crunchy Homemade Oat & Buckwheat Granola (vegan, gf)

As part of my quest to reduce food packaging, I’ve been experimenting with new breakfast recipes. Raw buckwheat porridge was one, and this fabulous buckwheat granola is the other. I feel like buckwheat has always been on the periphery of my food consciousness, but never had a starring role. I knew about it in flour […]

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Life is Short, Why Not… 5 tips for inspired living

It’s time for another edition of Life is Short, in which Backyard Owl provides you with 5 easy tips and practices for more inspired, energetic, and vital living. Laugh until your stomach hurts at this lip sync battle – Jimmy Fallon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Stephen Merchant. Need I say more? Just looking at Stephen Merchant’s face makes me […]

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