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Happy Earth Day! I’m going to get a little “crunchy” on you today. 

Earth Day is a very special holiday. It’s a reminder to recognize the amazing gifts the Earth delivers to us, each and every day. Over the last 3 years, I’ve made an incredible transformation into a tree-hugging Earth lover. I’ve eliminated things in my life that I thought were essential. I’ve found alternatives to many products I thought I could never live without. I’m no eco-god though, I still have a few things I do that are definitely not as kind to the environment as I’d like.
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For instance, I use too many paper towels in the kitchen; some of my beauty products are not “clean;” I will spray perfume on myself from time to time, even though I know that there are a slew of unregulated chemicals in them; and I don’t eat 100% organic. Also, my showers go on too long, I will leave the tap running when I brush my teeth on occasion, and we have too many vehicles at my house -one for each person. 

We should make changes where we can, and hold on to what's important to us, until we can make a sustainable switch . I’m not perfect, but I do make meaningful, small-scale changes that impact the environment in a big way. I’m striving to change some of my less-than-savoury environmental practices mentioned above over the next year. I’m a baby-step kind of girl, I’m not hasty. No health or environmental change I’ve ever made has been instant, but I do try to do a little something each day to improve. It’s incredible to look back and see the changes that have happened over the last 50 years regarding environmental achievements, and I hope to be able to witness firsthand, even more of those changes over the next 50 years.  

This hippie-approved granola is filled with oats, buckwheat, carrots, and cinnamon. It’s good for you, the planet, tastes like carrot cake, and has Earth lover written all over it. Let’s all do something nice for the planet today. Hug a tree! Eat some granola! Choose glass over plastic! Baby steps will eventually turn into a long walk. Enjoy this wonderful day, fellow Earth friends! 
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04/22/2014 12:10pm

I am so with you on the baby steps. Little bit at a time will help a lot! Can I join you on your trip please? It sounds like just what I want and need! This recipe also looks buff - I am in need of a new cerealy recipe! Happy Earth day :)

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04/22/2014 12:17pm

Hey Lauren! I definitely agree. Big changes just aren't for me.

Hehe you can totally come if you'd like. Every one is welcome!

And Happy Earth Day back at cha!

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04/22/2014 1:08pm

Your trip sounds like so much fun; I hope to do the hippie explorer thing sometime. This granola looks like perfect sustenance. :)

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04/22/2014 3:31pm

Hey Suzanne! Oh yeah, you totally should! I think all of us have to do at least one hippie trip in our lifetime hehe :)

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Millie m
04/22/2014 5:15pm

Ahhh Allison your trip sounds wonderful! :) have the greatest fun!
This granola sounds so yum too :)

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04/22/2014 10:26pm

Hi Millie! Thank you! I'm pretty excited for the trip -it can't come soon enough :)

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04/23/2014 5:48am

this actually sounds wonderful, not only healthy but the colors are so pretty! Oh and i just love carrot and ginger :D

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04/23/2014 7:45am

Hi Maria! Thank you so much :) I'm a bit of a ginger addict, I put it in everything! I think everyone has one of those spices that they can't live without :)

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Love the vibrant hue of this granola! So pretty!

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04/23/2014 1:57pm

Hi Kelly! Thank you so much :)

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04/23/2014 12:39pm

I've been dreaming about carrot cake lately and I love that you put the flavors into granola! I've been trying to get ready for summer, so carrot cake in granola form would be much better than cupcake form, haha! The pacific coast highway is somewhere I've never been but always wanted to go. It looks beautiful and I'm sure you will have an amazing time! I love your new pic :)

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04/23/2014 1:55pm

Hey Isadora! hehe yes, I suppose it would be!
And thank you for the comment of my photo -it was at a wedding, so I look a little more dressed up and professional lol

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05/02/2014 5:01pm

Oh my, this looks delicious!

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05/02/2014 5:09pm

Hi Aja! Thank you so much :)

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07/19/2014 6:52am

I am glad that you simply shared this useful information with us. 

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