Food Waste, Low-waste Living, Tips

Value Your Food

Today's post continues with providing tips on preventing household food waste - with the focus being on how society doesn't value food like past generations did. I personally think the root of our decline is mass production and convenience to just buy food (at least for some). I believe that one will reduce less food… Continue reading Value Your Food

Food Waste, Life, Tips

Food Waste Books+Documentaries

I am a firm believer that knowledge empowers people and guides our actions. The following are suggested books and documentaries specific to food waste. Asterisks are by the ones I’ve read or watched. Books • American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom • Don't Waste Your Food by Deborah Chancellor • Food Foolish by John M. Mandyck… Continue reading Food Waste Books+Documentaries

Life, Random Thoughts, Tips

Making time for self-care

I use to take my self care for granted. I truly didn’t have time for it - single parenting, work, household chores, and for sometime I was also studying. But then I realized I needed some form of self care to maintain my sanity, positivity, and most importantly to remain Maranda. I can tell when… Continue reading Making time for self-care

Food Waste, Tips

Scraps To Houseplants

We are aware of regrowing certain vegetables like carrot tops or scallions. But did you know that some scraps can grow into houseplants? I am currently trying my hand at a pineapple top and sweet potato vine. I decided to start the pineapple in water and it’s getting some roots. Coincidentally, the sweet potato had… Continue reading Scraps To Houseplants

Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Tips

Process of making swaps

So you’ve completed your plastic/waste audit and you’ve figured out what potential swaps you need to make….Now what? I have a background in computer science so felt a flowchart would provide a good representation. Based on this, the process of making any sustainable swap isn’t a wham-bam thank ya ma’am approach. Nor is it a… Continue reading Process of making swaps

Life, Plastic-Free Living, Tips

Plastic Free Books+Documentaries

I am a firm believer that knowledge empowers people and guides our actions. The following are suggested books and documentaries specific to plastic pollution. Asterisks are by the ones I’ve read or watched. Books • How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum(*) • Kids Fight Plastic by Martin Dorey • Life Without Plastic by… Continue reading Plastic Free Books+Documentaries

Earth focused, Food Waste, Low-waste Living, Random Thoughts, Tips

Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

I'm presently in Kentucky to celebrate the life of my grandfather who became an angel almost a week ago.  I can honestly say that my emotions prevented me from keeping up with most of routine, but I hope to get back in the grove of things once I return back to New York. Personal Reflection:… Continue reading Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

Earth focused, Food Waste, Low-waste Living, Random Thoughts, Tips

Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

We are almost near completion of the first full week of 2020; and already seeing climate change related events. In case you are unaware - the Australian bushfires continue with devastating numbers (people/animals/land impacted) and the Jakarta (Indonesia) flood. Do people need anymore proof that our climate crisis is real? I will try my best… Continue reading Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts, Tips

Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

I've always been one to start my 'new year' focuses before the new year starts - so why not start the requested weekly highlights post on the last Sunday of 2019.  The plan is that every Sunday I will provide a blog post that will provide a mixture of concepts that I feel will be… Continue reading Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

Random Thoughts, Tips

Tuesday Tip – Just Keep Swimming

SO I've been feeling a tad bit overwhelmed with class readings/writings, work, and kiddos.. that posting became low on the list of things to do... As I said in a post last week - this is going to be an INTENSE semester.. Not only will I have my normal course work, but I will also… Continue reading Tuesday Tip – Just Keep Swimming