Reducing our consumption of single use plastic is both easy and difficult at the same time. As a family of 4 with two young children I seem to have made all the changes I can.
This curry is bloomin’ delicious. It doesn’t sound like it has much to it but the combination of ingredients works so well and makes for a satisfying and filling dinner. A massive thank you to Melinda for passing this on to us! This curry is now a firm favourite in our house and is quick enough to fit in after a day at work. Even better, all the ingredients are available plastic free.
Have you ever tried one of those Nakd bars? They are pretty tasty but unfortunately they come wrapped in plastic. So, thanks to one of our lovely customers, I am able to share with you a recipe for your very own fruit bar, and these truly are ‘naked’. This is a really simple recipe which is gluten free, vegan, and sugar free. But I assure it, they don’t taste well behaved. Eating these gives me my sweet snack fix for the day. The dates give these bars a deliciously fudgey taste and I assure you they are a great way to pack in some healthy sugars if you are planning on climbing any mountains.
There has been a lot of talk about ‘biodegradable plastics’ recently and it is being touted by many businesses as the solution to the problem of single use plastics. But this term ‘biodegradable’ seems to me to be misleading people and, when you dig a bit deeper, it isn’t necessarily any better than the original plastic material! In this post I look at the different types of ‘biodegradable plastics’ to see whether they are in fact better, the same, or worse than the current plastics being used.
I made this cake as a dessert when we had guests over and it was an absolute hit. I had never tried vegan baking before so I was a bit hesitant over whether it would all work but it did. Due to the amount of fruit in this cake I do feel like it can even be called healthy too ;). Even better, most of the ingredients are available from our shop plastic free! It is a bit faffy and perhaps not the most elegant cake but well worth the effort for the taste.
Halloumi is a guilty pleasure of mine as I’m afraid I haven’t managed to find it anywhere without plastic packaging. That said, I don’t have it often and it is absolutely delicious. The caramelised onions and mint really make this dish and I love the combination of flavours.