By now you’ve likely heard that the climate is going to get substantially worse in less than 20 years. It’s a shocking statistic and one that is motivating me to make some real changes in my life to hopefully contribute to the fight against climate change. It’s why, even though it’s not new, I’m picking up this vegan recipe book by Angela Liddon. Eating vegetarian is a great way to address your own role in climate change, and while I haven’t given up steak just yet, knowing that I can cook and eat delicious food—that also happens to be earth-friendly—is something that I’ll be putting into action ASAP. —Alexandra Donaldson, fashion and beauty editor
Oh She Glows Every Day: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-Based Recipes (Penguin Random House) by Angela Liddon, $29, amazon.ca.
Spill the Tea
There’s nothing better than a good cup of tea during the cold winter months especially when I’m feeling a bit under the weather. Lately, I’ve been really into this antioxidant-rich turmeric ginger herbal tea from Vahdam to help soothe my cold woes. All teas are ethical and fair-trade which is a huge win in my books. —Linda Cotrina, web producer
Vahdam Ginger Herbal Tea Tisane, $23.49, amazon.ca.
Okay, so I’m having a bit of a book month—sue me, it’s great to read when the weather sucks! I recently finished reading this unbelievably moving (and often heartbreaking) memoir from Cree author Darrel J. McLeod. It was an important read and one I think many people could benefit from. Reconciliation is often a word thrown around, but reading, listening to and promoting stories from Indigenous people is a way to become a little more informed about the experiences of some of the most marginalized Canadians. McLeod’s story is one of family crisis and poverty, but also of transformation, identity and growth. I can’t wait to read the sequel next year. —AD