Banana Bread Bundt Cake (Vegan)

For Christmas this year, A and I decided not to do gifts since we had just purchased our first home and were trying to save our money. We did however, get each other a Costco membership and call it a “gift”. Costco is like heaven for the environmentally conscious. Everything comes in large bulk containers, meaning that there is so much less packaging being used, and they don’t offer plastic bags, which is equally awesome. The only problem with shopping in bulk is that you have to worry about perishables expiring and creating food waste. Luckily, I am very phobic of…

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Change One Thing // Show the Bees Some Love

Image via Hello friends and happy Friyay!!! Whoo-hoo we made it (why is it that short work weeks sometimes feel the longest?)! This week has been absolutely nuts for me, but equally awesome! I got to participate in a letter writing campaign for Planned Parenthood, a tree planting with Keep Austin Beautiful, and I got to do some awesome environmental grant research for the National Wildlife Federation. Plus we have so many exciting things happening right here at Something Swell Media, but we will get to those later (seeecretsss *insert winky face emoji here*). Anyways, today we are talking about…

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16 Vegan Pantry Staples

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful President’s Day weekend, we had a great time here in Austin. It was our first day to reach over 90 in 2017 and it was stunning. We spent this weekend doing a tree planting with Keep Austin Beautiful, catching a show at Independence Brewing, and eating some incredible vegan grilled “cheese” sandwiches at Bouldin Creek Cafe. It was magical. Anyways, back to work right? Today we are talking about the vegan staples everyone aspiring to be vegan should keep in their pantry! A few months ago I watched the documentary Food Inc.…

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New Series // Feb Bento Box lunch

Hello amigos! Today is a really exciting day on the blog because we are introducing one of my new favorite series…*drumroll* our monthly bento box! Working at a preschool has gotten me really into the nostalgia of packing a “real” lunch. Seeing the kids adorable heart shaped sandwiches and homemade snacks has got me feeling like my lunches might be a little lackluster. Typically when it comes to lunches I am either rushing to stuff leftovers into a tupperware container, or I am hastily slapping together a PB&J. It is not exactly a pretty picture and I must say that it…

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Currently Digging // February Edition

Hello everyone! Today we are dipping back into our newest series “Currently Digging” after a brief hiatus. With so much going on these last few months, the only thing I have been “digging” is sleep when I get a chance to partake in it, and red wine. Now that we are really getting our routine back-in-order and getting our brains in the right place, I am excited to say that we are starting to explore new things again. It feels ah-mazing. We have been exploring new restaurants, TV shows, movies, books, all kinds of adventures to keep ourselves up to…

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