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Hot Cocoa Mix

Alright alright alright! My family has been painstakingly testing this recipe for you for weeks. Oh, the sacrifices we make for our beloved Scoop fam! haha! You know my kids totally loved every bit of it ;) We finally have the recipe dialed in, just in time for the snow!  I bring you a totally delicious, plant-based cocoa mix recipe that can be made entirely from ingredients purchased in bulk at Scoop Marketplace! Woohoo!! This recipe makes enough for four servings: 1/2 cup (120 grams) granulated sugar 1/3 cup (30 grams) cocoa powder 1/4 cup (30 grams) coconut milk powder 1/2 Tblsp (5 grams) vanilla powder 1/2 tsp (4 graps) sea salt Pour this into a blender and blend on...

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To-Go Kit that Saves You and the World From Everyday’s Disposables

5 Things to carry when you step out of your home that prevent you from making more trash.  Despite many years of living low waste, I failed countless times when it comes to consuming outside the home. I was either in a rush or lazy. I didn’t prepare for what could happen in a day I spent outside. So, these things happened; I passed by 85 degree bakery shop before work, hungry. Before I knew it, I was already in there, heart melting with yummy looking bakeries. I didn’t have anything with me - a container or a reusable wrap, because it wasn’t a plan. So when I bought a piece of pie, I had to carry it with a...

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Progress Over Perfection

The end of another year, in fact the end of another decade. It always feels massively significant and I always put pressure on myself to get the new year off to a flawless start, which is kind of silly considering that I am in fact the same person from 11:59pm on December 31st to 12:00am on January 1st.   On my quest to live a more sustainable life, I try to take a holistic approach. Yes, I am obviously focused on what is most sustainable for the planet, but I also need to know what is most sustainable for me and my family, and that includes taking our quality of life into consideration. I love this quote from Kate Northrup: "It’s...

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Castille Hand Soap

Scoop Founder, Stephanie, here! I think Holly from Seattle Elderberry was the first person who told me how to make my own foaming hand soap. It is SO easy! I love how using one of the foaming dispensers helps the soap to stretch a lot further. I feel like it is a very economical way to do hand soap. I also love the the foam helps my kiddos to see where they are putting the soap and to make sure that they get their hands totally clean.  Curious to learn how to do this yourself?  Step one: find a foaming soap dispenser. I just asked on my Buy Nothing group and I had a couple of people offer to save...

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DIY Christmas Gifts!

Oh man, you guys, this holiday season has taken me by storm! I had great intentions to do a whole series on how to "use what you've got" to make your own gifts this holiday season and I just never got around to it! I do really love to make gifts myself, usually in some form of food, when I have the time, and even when I don't. Here's a quick roundup of some of my favorite DIY Christmas Gift ideas! These are all things that I have made and enjoyed myself.  1. Homemade Granola Homemade granola is such a treat! I feel like the flavors and crunch are always far superior to most store-bought granola's (with the exception of...

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