Zero Waste Week 2016

It’s nearly time for Zero Waste Week 2016 which this year runs from the 5th September to the 9th! The theme for 2016 is all about food and not wasting it! The idea is that you sign up, make a pledge and join in!  I rather enthusiastically pledged back in May that I would do a
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How to transform wrinkly kiwis and mushy avocado’s into a delicious dessert!

I don’t know about you, but I struggle to work out when kiwis and avocados are ripe. To stay on the safe side I leave them out in the fruit bowl until the kiwis have gone wrinkly and the avocados are a bit squishy. Unfortunately by this time they may have gone too far the
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Yummy uses for cold chips!

I try to not buy takeaways because they can be expensive compared to home made meals, are rarely as healthy and usually come in packaging (although I have been known to take my own reusable containers). Most of the time I try to take my own advice here for alternatives to takeaways but there are always times when
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It’s time to stop wasting food!

I’ve been thinking about food waste a lot recently and also vlogging. I’ve had a quick go and put a video together about food waste. Let me know what you think and whether you think I should make more of these or not!?!?! On the food waste front, I’m sure I’m preaching to the converted,
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A quick, inexpensive, sugar free curry sauce recipe

I usually buy curry sauce in jars because I always thought making my own version was too complicated, but I have realised it couldn’t be easier to throw one together and it is far cheaper if I make it myself! It also has the added bonus of being sugar free and uses less packaging! Ingredients
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Free food via Olio!

Olio is a new food sharing app designed to get businesses and individuals giving away their unwanted food. I am totally in favour of unwanted or surplus food being redistributed as it stops it being chucked into landfill, which is bad for the environment as it can give off methane in landfill, not to mention
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Nothing naughty about this neopolitan!

My friend Shani of hazelnut biscuit fame (read more here) invited us over for lunch recently and knowing that we aren’t into sugar or waste, made us some seriously delicious sugar free, zero waste neopolitan icecream, which was also dairy free and vegan!  There were only two ingredients in this delicious icecream – bananas and cocoa
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A delicious use it up sugar free zero waste dessert!

Last December we went on holiday and by avoiding waste we saved ourselves over £500 (read more here)! One of the things I did was to freeze some milk that we couldn’t use up before we went away. I froze it in an ice cube tray and once the cubes were made stored them in a
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How I saved over £500 by avoiding waste on an overseas trip!

I was recently taken away on holiday with my family by my lovely parents. I felt slightly guilty about the whole thing as this is the first time I have flown anywhere since I started my blog. I love travelling though and although I’ve been happy to have a few years break from flying, the
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My first #zerowasteweek event!

I was so excited when a few weeks ago the manager of my local community centre got in touch saying that she wanted to plan an event for Zero Waste Week and asked – could I help and did I have any ideas? Unsurprisingly I had a few ideas and then some! I volunteered to
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