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AppleRunner’s Top Picks: Vegan Blogs

In Reviews on March 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Being a rather new vegan, I spend a lot of time reading vegan blogs to get advice, tips, recipes and inspiration from more seasoned vegans than myself. Some of the blogs I read I like because they are written in an entertaining or funny way, or the photography of their food creations look so delectable it’s like looking at a piece of art, or the recipes themselves are easy and nutritious. There’s a different reason why I like each one, because not all blogs are created equal. But as a whole I find vegan blogs to be a very helpful source of free information on the diet and lifestyle I have chosen.

After a few months of perusing vegan blogs, I have come up with a lovely collection of blogs I read almost on a daily bases, some of which I don’t know what I would do without. Read the rest of this entry »

Brand Review: Yggdrasil’s Child

In Health, Reviews on November 16, 2010 at 11:18 am

In the last few months I have been purging unnatural, inorganic, and inhumane products from my everyday life. Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, you name it I threw out the old harmful chemical-filled products and replaced it with organic and natural products I’ve found in local health stores.

However, conventional stores aren’t the only place you can find bath and beauty products that are both natural and organic (and ultimately humane).

A few months ago, an acquaintance pointed me to Madelyne Hogg, owner of Yggdrasil’s Child, a local natural handmade soap maker, and I have had the honour to try out some of her wonderful products. Read the rest of this entry »

Product Review: Flavür

In Health, Reviews on September 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm

When it comes to the juice aisle at grocery stores, I’m not very pleased with selections we have today, considering that most of them contain artificial sweeteners, artificial flavours, colouring, and who knows what else.

The juice selections we have today have more junk in them than the real thing. It makes me sort of mad to think about it. Is it really so much to ask for real fruit juice or ice tea anymore? Read the rest of this entry »