An Eco-Friendly Coffee Guide

We love coffee!! We drink a lot of coffee!! We drink it every morning and every afternoon. I drink it before my night classes, and sometimes at class when it’s an especially slow lecture. We have four or five different coffee making devices, some more eco-friendly than others. So coffee is important to us, and so is the environment. But how do you make coffee, eco-friendly? There are some simple things you can do to lower your coffee addictions environmental impact and still enjoy its warm goodness. (more…)

3 recipes to love all summer long

When I think of summer, I think about 3 things: the beach, booze and food. Maybe you don’t love food as much as I do (doubtful), but when it comes to preparing my summer meals, I want something fresh and simple. Today I thought I would share three of my fave recipes that require little clean up and will satisfy your cravings. These are perfect for the “non-cook”, a.k.a those of us who prefer not to get our hands dirty in the kitchen. (more…)

7 Superfoods to Fight the Common Cold

Have you ever thought about how much money we spend on medications every year? Americans spend more on pharmaceuticals each year than any other country (approximately $1,000 per the average person). Now, consider how this medicine is packaged. Most pills come in plastic bottles, or are individually wrapped in hard plastic. So, not only are we hurting our wallets, but the more medicine we purchase, the more plastic we use – since plastic isn’t biodegradable, we are hurting the environment every time we throw away those empty pill bottles. So, what if we changed the way we thought about food and started eating foods that could help ward off illnesses? We would save money and help the environment at the same time! Sounds easy right? That’s because it is. Here are 7 superfoods to get you started on your journey to healthy…

Important Disclaimer: Always seek the advice of a healthcare professional. If your illness progresses, make an appointment with your doctor. These superfoods may not replace all traditional medications, but will likely be used as a supplement. (more…)

Waste Less: An Easy One Week Challenge

It’s time to mix up the old routine and challenge yourself to live a less wasteful life! Here are a few small changes that Mr. GGC and I have started to implement into our routine. We are wasting less food and saving money, recycling more, and finding creative ways to repurpose materials around the home! Try our One Week Challenge (pictured below) to get you started! (more…)

Save the Bees (Because the Bees Save Us)

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms, and the bee comes.” – Mark Nepo

Gardens need honeybees, and we need gardens; its as simple as that. Yes, bees are a menace when they are buzzing in your ear when you are trying to enjoy dinner outside. Yes, they hurt like a bi*@! when they sting. BUT, bees are vital for our survival, and unfortunately, every year honeybees are dying at an alarming rate. So what do honeybees do for us, and why should we try to save them? (more…)

February: Another Going Green Couple Challenge Down

1 Month Going Meatless - What we learned

How this challenge impacted me (Mrs. GGC)

The February challenge has been interesting to say the least. It has certainly had its ups and downs! Let me start off by saying that going meatless was actually quite easy. I have not experienced any cravings and I have enjoyed experimenting with different vegetarian meals. Tempeh is one of my new favorite ingredients – I cook it up and add it to salads and rice bowls. Chia seeds have also been great because they are an easy way to up the protein and fiber quality of any dish. (more…)

Can I still drink alcohol as a vegetarian?

Hey, hey, hey greenies! We are so excited to share this post with you today because today, we are talking about drinking. That’s right — booze in all of its glory. So here’s a question for you: as an environmentalist and/or vegetarian and/or green living ambassador, are you still allowed to drink your favorite adult beverages? Is alcohol in fact vegetarian and vegan-friendly? (more…)

25 Sources of Vegetarian Protein

If your a newbie vegetarian like us you are probably lacking a bit of protein in your diet and are probably wondering where you can get it. We are here to help you! We’ve compiled a list of 25 sources of protein for you to incorporate into your diet. Share, and enjoy going meatless!! (more…)

Veggie Tales: One New Yorker’s experience with going meatless

Oh hello there! Welcome back to the GGC blog – Mrs. GGC speaking.Today we have an exciting and different kind of post for you to read and enjoy. My amazing brother, Joe, is a musician who has lived in New York City for the last few years. Four years ago, he announced to my parents and I that he had decided to go meatless. That’s right – my brother, a third-generation southern Italian who used to LIVE off of chicken tenders and French fries and wouldn’t TOUCH a vegetable with a yardstick was now a vegetarian. We all gave him a hard time at first. Now, here I am in the same boat. This is the story of Joe, the coolest city-loving, vegetarian, environmentalist I know. (more…)

Carrots Steaks With Parsnip Mashed Potatoes: A yummy recipe made with love

Carrot Steaks With Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

Carrot Steaks with Parsnip Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

It’s time for The Going Green Couple’s first recipe post!! I love to cook – in fact, before law school I would cook every night (I know, she’s so lucky to have me). I don’t get to experiment in the kitchen as much as I used to, but this is a recipe I came up with before law school and that I have been cooking it ever since. (more…)