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When shopping for shoes, we're typically attracted by appearance and, of course, price point. Human rights and sustainability don't enter the equation as much as they should. But that can change thanks to Nicora Johns, a spankin' new footwear company with both environmental and labor considerations driving its business. As a longtime cobbling connoisseur, 32-year-old founder Stephanie Fryslie decided to take matters into her own hands. Literally. Fryslie works alongside fellow shoemakers to create handcrafted footwear for her L.A.-based brand. Read More
Sideshow Soap for Clean Freaks uses natural ingredients to produce handmade soap products in all different witchy scents and formulas. The occult-inspired Etsy shop makes hand cut bar soaps, exfoliating scrubs, lip balm, moisturizing lotions, and perfumes. Sideshow Soap crafts each item with only the finest of goods, including (but definitely not limited to) coconut milk, English tea rose, sandalwood, shea butter, crushed acorns, jojoba oil, oak leaves, and much, much more. Read More
Although we'd like to think spring was almost here, the cloudy drudgery outside of BUST HQ loves to keep proving us wrong. Our only consolation in these dark, depressing times is super delicious and fruity macaroon thumprints with chia seed raspberry jam! The best thing about this recipe? It's vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, grain-free, AND soy-free! Healthy(ish) and amazingly tasty snack? Yes, please. There's a little bit of prep involved for this recipe (you'll have to chill the chia seed jam for a few hours), but I promise you it's worth it. Read More
There’s been a lot of water-cooler chat at BUST HQ these days about chia seeds. I first got hooked on ‘em when I started slurping them down in my favorite bottled kombucha drink. But once I began reading about how great they are for detoxifying the body, and how awesomely nutritious they are—they’ve got more omega-3s than salmon! Plus decent amounts of calcium, protein, fiber, and potassium!—I wanted to work them into my eating routine even more. Read More
I love muffins. I would eat one every day if I wasn’t already on the fast track to diabetes. They’re a great “breakfast” food, or snack. As I’m often reminded, muffins are basically cupcakes without icing, so I’m just going to call this what it is: an amazing dessert recipe. Just looking at the photos of these muffs brought on my instinctual reaction to delicious-looking or -sounding desserts that involve my favorite ingredients: making incomprehensible “aghhhlamaonom” noises with my tongue hanging out. Read More
Every once in a while, a cookbook will make its way into BUST HQ that makes me go, Holy Shit! I need to make something in here IMMEDIATELY! This was definitely the case when I got a look at The Lotus and the Artichoke, a gorgeous new recipe compendium by Justin P. Moore.  An amalgam of Moore’s three main passions: travel, photography, and vegan cooking, Lotus dazzles with over 100 exotic recipes culled from time spent in over 40 countries. And unlike most cookbooks on the market these days, it doesn’t skimp on the visuals. Read More
I have a pretty terrible addiction to chocolate, and all sweets really. That’s why my favorite part of Valentine’s Day is all the delicious concoctions bakeries, desserteries, and restaurants come up with around the holiday. For those of you who don’t want to break the bank buying every cake, cookie, and pie in sight (like me), we found this delectable recipe for vegan dark chocolate cherry walnut truffles. Read More
Vegans and vegetarians alike have been freaking out over quinoa for years now, and for good reason! It’s tasty and a great meat alternative, providing you with a ton of protein and other essential nutrients. And it’s low in fat! Everybody’s happy. Or so you might think. Quinoa munchers might not know that the crop is a staple for countries like Peru and Bolivia. Due to its recent popularity, prices have skyrocketed over the past few years. Many of its usual customers in these countries cannot afford the rising cost of quinoa. Read More
Here in N.Y.C., the winter chill has come down hard on us this week, as if to rub it in everyone’s faces that the warm, toasty holidays are over and it’s time to face our frigid commutes again. When plunging wind-chills make me feel like my strength is being sapped, it’s tempting to turn to tea or soup as a pick-me-up. But this year, I discovered that a perfectly-chilled glass of green juice in the morning before I head out the door keeps me feeling healthy and strong all day long. I’ve also taken to drinking it in the afternoons to fight off that late-day slump. Read More
I always love Indian food, but winter is my absolute favorite time to eat curry. Maybe it’s because there’s a magical spice blend called garam masala often used in South Asian cooking that never fails to warm me from my tongue to my toes. There are a million different variations on this heady mixture of aromatic spices, but most include peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, and cardamom. Read More