How to Hygge the Zero Waste Way this Winter

How to Hygge the Zero Waste Way this Winter

For those who are not yet familiar, hygge is the Danish term for that cozy feeling of contentment that comes from the enjoyment of life’s simplest pleasures.  The Danes are experts at it, and I’ve come to regard hygge as my key to surviving the sometimes bleak, seemingly interminable British winter.

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Christmas Gifts for Vegans - What to Buy for the Plant-Based People in your Life

Christmas Gifts for Vegans - What to Buy for the Plant-Based People in your Life

Most of us have family or friends who have chosen to go vegan, and would like to give them Christmas gifts that recognise and support their lifestyle.  But if you’re not vegan yourself, it can be hard to know exactly what to buy or where to look.  o help you out, we’ve rounded up our five favourite gift ideas for the vegans in our lives.

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A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mushrooms

A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mushrooms

On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I had a chance to catch up with my friend Cory, a former house mate from my New York City days.  He's now the co-owner of Hi-Fi Mycology, a commercial scale mushroom farming operation, supplying fungi to distributors and restaurants all over Austin. 

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Zero Waste Guide to Manchester: Part 3

Zero Waste Guide to Manchester: Part 3

I've been so thrilled with how many eco-friendly and zero waste-friendly businesses I've been able to find in Manchester with just a little bit of digging.  It just goes to show that there are plenty of businesses striving to make a positive impact, and we should keep our eyes open for them and support them when we can!  

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Easy Vegan Pasta Bolognese That Tastes Like The Real Thing (I Promise!)

Easy Vegan Pasta Bolognese That Tastes Like The Real Thing (I Promise!)

With three simple substitutions I vegan-ized one of my favorite dishes, and I'd be willing to bet that in a blind taste test, you could hardly tell the difference.  This bolognese sauce is hearty, flavorful, and soul warming - the perfect dish for a cold winter evening.

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My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

When I first decided that I wanted to start working towards zero waste, one of the first things I did was to swap my plastic toothbrush for a natural, compostable, biodegradable bamboo toothbrush.  An easy swap, and I don't think anyone will argue that bamboo toothbrushes are just better looking than their plastic counterparts.  Double win. 

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Easy, Delicious (Preservative-Free!) Cashew Milk Recipe

Easy, Delicious (Preservative-Free!) Cashew Milk Recipe

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there are zillions of plant-based milk products on the market, to take the place of your standard cow's milk in your morning coffee or on your granola.  And while at first glance they may seem like the healthiest option, a closer look at the carton may reveal hidden sugars, stabilisers, emulsifiers, and other mystery ingredients.  The solution?  Make your own!

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