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How to start a container vegetable garden

How to start a container vegetable garden

For many city dwellers who may be living in apartments or rental properties, starting a vegetable garden may feel like an impossible idea. However, if there's a will, there is always a way. Container gardening is one way to get around this restriction. It can also...

How financially free are you?

How financially free are you?

Growing up, I was taught the popular version of how money works - you work for it, you use it and you save some of it. Along the way, student loans got added to the fold, then a credit card. While my personal debt is not as big as a lot of other people out there, it...

How to Grow Snow Peas

How to Grow Snow Peas

Personally, I love snow peas. I grew up with them when I was in Thailand. It was a staple in my daily dose of vegetables. Over in New Zealand, snow peas can be a bit expensive in the shops and you only get a little bit. It's not exactly value for money. Several years...

How to slowly become self-sufficient

How to slowly become self-sufficient

The issue with trying to live sustainably is that we often binge on the lifestyle of others before truly understanding our own personal needs. This can lead us to go out and spend on the things we think we need, resulting in stuff that we don’t actually use.

However, the thing with living sustainably is not about buying a set of fantastic Instagramable glass jars. It’s about how we go about living our day to day life.

Is MSG bad?

Is MSG bad?

I grew up on MSG. My mother had a small container of it in the kitchen, next to the assortment of soy sauces that are common in an Asian household. For us, it was the holy grail of making anything taste good. However, over the years, MSG’s reputation went down the...

What is textured vegetable protein?

What is textured vegetable protein?

My first encounter with textured vegetable protein was at my great aunt and uncle's vegetarian home restaurant in Thailand. The vegan and vegetarian food culture out in Asia is strong and has an ecosystem of fresh produce. The abundance of locally grown fruits,...