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@AlexaClark @realfood_guide They looked pretty good, actually. I might keep that in mind next time I go to St. Lawrence and see if anything hanging about outside is a good candidate for juicing or dehydrated snackies. :)
3 weeks ago on Working Within The Rules – Live Below The Line
@Andrea Toole I think the best place to look would be the backs of grocery stores. I used to work at one and they'd dump "old" produce by the ton. :(
I don't think I could be a freegan, but I definitely do that same as you in buying reduced produce. Most of it is only slightly marred on the outside and you get such great discounts that way!
@AlexaClark That is true about the flour, unfortunately. Especially if you buy organic. :(
One more thing I forgot to mention is okara, which is the leftover pulp and fibre from tofu making. It's super cheap to buy as it's a waste product, and adds tons of fiber and protein to round out an otherwise weak dish. You can mix it with carrot pulp to make "leftover" veggie burgers, or put it in soups, stir frys, and other such dishes for protein. I pick it up for about $1-2 a pound at Ying Ying Soy Foods in St. Lawrence Market.
It's awesome to see people taking up this challenge. Can't wait to read about your progress--I'll be cheering you on, Lex! I've tried a food budget of $3 per day before, and I'll admit it was a bit of a stretch. I found a few things helped, though:
- Baking my own bread.
- Consuming as much of a vegetable as possible, i.e. beet and carrot greens (though, I didn't know you could just ask for them--Thanks for that tip!!).
- My parents' garden--tomatoes abound!
- Soup, soup, soup. Leek and potato is particularly filling and cost-efficient.
- Bananas are cheap and they fill you up. A lot.
Ever consider freeganism? :)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Working Within The Rules – Live Below The Line
Wahoo, congratulations Lindsay!! Well deserved, and what an amazing team you guys will be. ROCK!! :)
8 months, 1 week ago on #FollowFriday: Lindsay Bell
Sad. Had this been shot as art as part of a larger awareness campaign surrounding women's rights, I would approve. But using this for fashion? No one should objectify women's abuse for profit. Ever.We're part of a digital age with so much information. And you're right, being raised on bloody video games, violent movies, etc., is desensitizing. I think there's truth to what you said about people reacting strongly to images of animal abuse, but not giving people too much of a thought. (Funny, no?) It's just not right. And nothing's going to change if we don't say something.
9 months, 1 week ago on Art And Advertising: The Power of a Picture
Hayden, you are amazing. You kick butt in every aspect and you fully deserve every ounce of trust that people give to you - you've earned it. Onward! I know you will rock at whatever you do, and someday I hope that we can work together again. :)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Most Valuable Thing
P.S. Love the "eh" reference in there! You can *almost* call yourself a Canuck now! ;)
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Introducing the Tweet Visualyzer By @JugnooMe
Thanks so much, Justin!! It was great to have you come see us in Toronto; I know it's a fairly long trek from NC! Lovely to meet you in person and put a real face to the name after so many email exchanges. It was really great seeing you, hope to see you again soon!
Very sorry you had to go through this, Danny. You and Jacki are the last people on earth who deserve anything of the sort. (Not that anyone deserves anything like this, but you know where I'm going with that.) You've got karma on your side in this case and if I were that person, I'd be nervous.
GO GET 'EM, DANNY!!!!
10 months, 1 week ago on Facebook Hacking and the Value of Social Currency
@jasonkonopinski Me, too. Someday--someday!!! ;)
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Top 10 Guest Blog Posts of the First Half of 2012
@Craig McBreen Hey Craig, on the note of personal branding, did you see our post from the other day about it? http://blog.jugnoo.com/the-other-side-of-the-personal-branding-coin/ via @belllindsay
10 months, 2 weeks ago on So, I’m Supposed to Write This Guest Blog About Personal Branding…
Holy cow, great post Erika! What an inspiring read. Every point is bang on and I've had the same experiences as you when it comes to selling - you can't just barge in and get people to BUY BUY BUY. Doing business with people means that you understand what they're looking for, and that you connect with them to get to know what they're all about. And if you don't GENUINELY enjoy doing this, then you shouldn't be in that line of work (IMHO).
Great points as well about screwing up and looking for ways to do things better. We all screw the pooch from time to time, it's inevitable. Taking a lesson from it and actually applying it shows grace and humility. It's not revolutionary - it's how it should be done.
Thanks for sharing your insight, Erika - it was a treat to read. Cheers!
@KenMueller Agreed, Ken - partially. :) I owned a social marketing consultancy before coming to Jugnoo, but my company had its own brand and experience. Certainly I helped drive that and I was the most visible advocate for my company, but my business was separate from my own reputation (even though they were tied exceptionally close). I built the brand this way on purpose because I wanted my company to have its own identity (especially as I built up a team), but for freelancers or solo consultants, the line is debatable.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on The Other Side of The Personal Branding Coin
I think the most valuable application of a "personal brand" is during a job search, when you are presenting yourself as a candidate and trying to sell yourself to companies as the best person for their team. Beyond that, you're building and maintaining a reputation online. Can people actually be brands? I would argue no for the most part, but we do adopt branding practices when we're looking to sell or gain something. Am I wrong?
@KenMueller Good point, Ken. Did you see our post from yesterday re: branding? Perfect complement to this, as it makes the point that branding is far more than image - it's an experience, an ongoing conversation, and an experience. Putting yourself up on social networks does not a brand make, and that's a key difference between a company brand and a personal brand.
@Tyler Orchard @Danny Brown Have faith, they'll be back. But not necessarily as a smartphone manufacturer. They have the patents and technology capabilities to become a serious player in the emerging tech field, and I think they can build their brand back up in this area, they just need to give up on the smartphone and focus on it. Go Canada!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Branding: It Isn’t a Stand-Alone Element
@Tyler Orchard @Danny Brown Point. I feel that RIM focused too much on functionality vs. benefits in their marketing in recent years, and when a tactile keyboard is the only reason people stay with your product, you definitely have a brand problem. It takes me back to the Apple vs. PC ads in the 80s, and the (relatively) recent Apple vs. PC TV ads. While both companies had their successes in different ways, you can clearly see which brand won over the years. Cheers!
"As an organization or as an individual there needs to be a focus on intent, a connection and an experience that is tied to your bottom line." Agreed! A brand is more than an image. The connection, the experience - this is where the value of a brand comes from. Take Apple as an example. Anyone can make tech, but Apple has taken the technology and created a captivating experience (for most - I am an Android girl at heart) that brings in billions in sales. The brand's value is in both the products and the experience. As for bottom line, well, they certainly aren't hurting. :)Defining the brand experience can be a tough one to tackle at first, but it's crucial to your brand's success - no matter how big or small your company. Great advice, @TylerOrchard!
@Mark_Harai Agreed, Mark. The Facebook platform has its challenges in community-building, but there are companies that are doing it right. Cheers!
10 months, 4 weeks ago on F-Commerce: Futile or the Future?