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About airgolden

I fill jars and I empty jars.

CLEANSE 5782

Welcome to year 9 of 10 yamim clean, which marks the 10 days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur with introspective ritual. We are so tired of the OG cleanse.  For newcomers: the first few years of the cleanse involved … Continue reading

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A poem

Plastics by FMT I’m frustrated Again Today And it’s only just morning This stupid creamer In its single use shiny case I guess I’m drinking black coffee And what about burritos Salsa, does that count as one or two? This … Continue reading

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How do I do this?

Some handy FAQs for ten days of food free of single-use plastics Help – no bulk bins near me This website can steer you to bulk products that you purchase online, many come packaged in cardboard. https://www.litterless.com/journal/bulk-refill-store-guide-zero-waste-plastic-free Directory of bulk stores in … Continue reading

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Trapped in a single use plastic container

Freeing myself of single-use plastics is going to be a completely new challenge for me. While I typically forego the plastic bag if I’m buying a head of lettuce or a bunch of kale at the store, basically everything else … Continue reading

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Pickled Eggplants

This simple recipe will amaze you. All you need is eggplants, garlic, salt, and some dried herbs if you have them. The result is a slightly sour, complex, earthy, and tender pickle that complements almost anything on your plate. Achar! … Continue reading

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Arielle in 5778

Hi cleanse world – I am feeling SO appreciative of you all to take on this yearly challenge with me. It’s cyclical, it’s rejuvenating, and it comes at the perfect time every year. Time to reset, question my habits, and … Continue reading

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Eggplant and herbs dip

I’ve been dipping everything in this, and putting a spoonful of it on every savory dish I eat. It’s creamy, herby, delightful. 4 medium eggplants 2 big handfuls of fresh herbs – I used dill, chives, rosemary, basil 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Kimmy’s inspiration

Thank you Shaina, Arielle, Aviva and KFG for the inspiration! I agree with you Shaina—it has been much easier to have an “excuse” to avoid eating just anything in my path! Having RULES helps immensely. I think I’ll stick to … Continue reading

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Kitchens for Good – why are we donating to them?

Hello Cleansers, My name is Aviva Paley, and I am the Director of Programs at Kitchens for Good, a social enterprise that works to break the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger in San Diego. Having participated in the … Continue reading

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The Cleanse is on!

Thank you for joining the cleanse this year. I can’t wait to hear what you all are cooking, listen to riveting stories about food budgeting, and read about how your body and mind and soul feel during these cleansey days. … Continue reading

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