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DIY Kombucha: Brew at Home with Oregon Kombucha

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Kombucha. Say it with me: KAWM-BOO-CHAH. It’s the ancient beverage that’s more of a science experiment than you might realize. Originating in East Asia, kombucha is a refreshing, fizzy, fermented tea that boasts numerous health benefits ranging from detoxification of the digestive tract to strengthening of the immune system. It also contains B vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, and probiotics. Impressive!

Why is science involved? In order for kombucha to ferment properly, a SCOBY is essential to the process. Huh? What’s a SCOBY? A SCOBY is a “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast” that will reproduce with each batch of kombucha brewed. It can be ugly, stringy, slimy, clumpy… but it’s the magic that makes kombucha what it is.

It’s likely very tempting to rush out to the store to buy a bottle of kombucha right now. But you can make it at home! It’s simple and affordable. So save your hard-earned cash for a gourmet vegan pizza instead. Read on to learn about how to brew your own fizzy beverage.

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Sustainable Santa Cruz GreenSprout Kit: A Review

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One of my dreams has always been to grow my very own produce in a small backyard garden. Unfortunately, I live in a tiny apartment without access to a yard. The extent of my fantasy garden is a pot of rosemary on the windowsill. When I was offered the opportunity to review Sustainable Santa Cruz’s GreenSprout Kit, I was pretty darn excited! I mean, how can anyone refuse a DIY sprouting project?

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Rawsome Vegan Baking: Review + Giveaway

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A day without a sweet treat is a very sad day in my world. And while I rarely make raw desserts, I was delighted at the opportunity to review Emily von Euw’s first book, Rawsome Vegan Baking. If you follow her beautiful blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life, you know that she has a knack for creating delectable raw treats from wholesome ingredients. Layered cakes, sandwich cookies, peanut butter cups, fruit tarts…

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Asparagus Mushroom Omelette Recipe

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Easter is coming, Easter is coming! But, seriously, aside from Mother’s Day, this holiday sets the tone for marvelous brunches and that needs to be taken advantage of fully. I’ll tell you right now, this recipe is a stunner and can easily be shared between two people for a satisfying and wholesome meal that is high in protein and low in fat.

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Vegan Cuts Snack Box – March Roundup

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Instagrammers share their snack box stashes from left to right: @dymond3ct, @sarahmclaughlin, @revelinginraw, and @gorgeousssleep

Another month has passed us by which means it’s time for the Vegan Cuts Snack Box Roundup. In March, we were lucky enough to have Bianca Phillips from the blog Vegan Crunk co-curate the contents. And we have to say, she did an amazing job! There was something for everyone—from fizzy soda to crunchy chips to wholesome cereal—tummies were happy across the globe.

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box – March Roundup

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Instagrammers share their beauty boxes from left to right: @alivegan, @corinna_lynn, @jamiepear, and @wloveandsqualor

Now that spring is here, color palettes are changing and so are our beauty products and routines. Last month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box took that into consideration by including nail lacquer, sugar scrub, and hair care products designed to help ease you into the seasonal transition.

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