A selection of eco-friendly gift ideas that won't cost the Earth - our guide to sustainable gift giving in 2021.
Category: sustainable living
A Merry Green Christmas – How to celebrate the sustainable way
A practical guide to having a sustainable Christmas.
Day 31: The End Of An Era
We did it! We went a whole month being 100% vegetarian, and I must say, it was easier than I thought. Our diet wasn’t exactly paleo to begin with, but my husband and I were both brought up eating from a classic English “meat-and-two-veg” menu. There are some fantastic plant-based meat substitutes on the market… Continue reading Day 31: The End Of An Era
Day 3: Caribbean Fish Curry
Day 3 and still going strong! We might be meat-free, but today is fish day. Of course you could substitute the fish for other vegetables, beans or pulses if you wanted to, but we're happy with ethically sourced fish. Day 3 Menu Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs & Baked Beans on Wholegrain Seeded Toast Lunch: Butternut Squash… Continue reading Day 3: Caribbean Fish Curry
Day 2: Chocolate Orange Cookies Recipe
Day 2 was another roaring success & no meat substitutes required! Read on for our moorish chocolate orange cookie recipe! Day 2 Menu Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs & Baked Beans on Wholegrain Seeded Toast Lunch: Potato & Lentil Mahkani Curry (link to recipe here) Dinner: Chinese Stir-fry Dessert: Orange & Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies (recipe below)… Continue reading Day 2: Chocolate Orange Cookies Recipe
Day 1: Butternut Squash and Spinach Pasta
It was Day 1 and we were ready to embrace change. From the moment we woke up the sun was shining, the flowers were in full bloom and the baby had given us a full night's sleep! Day 1 Menu Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal (Shreddies) Lunch: Butternut Squash & Spinach Pasta (recipe below) Dinner: 'Naked… Continue reading Day 1: Butternut Squash and Spinach Pasta
Meat-Free May: Are you up for the challenge?
After the National Geographic documentary "Before The Flood" piqued our curiosity, we finally decided it was time to take drastic measures. Although we are not confident enough to commit to sustaining a vegan diet, we are excited to try a whole month going "Meat-Free"! Let's be clear: we are giving up all meat products, however… Continue reading Meat-Free May: Are you up for the challenge?
Of course it’s recyclable… isn’t it?
In the UK, we have been doing our household recycling every day for almost 17 years, so we obviously know what we're doing, right? We can tell our PTE from our LDPE, can't we? Anyway, all packaging tells us whether it can be recycled, doesn't it? The answer is almost definitely no! Since turning our… Continue reading Of course it’s recyclable… isn’t it?
Waste not, want not
When David Attenborough says the single most important thing we must do to protect our planet is to stop waste, you know what you have to do... Or do you? He doesn't just mean putting your recycling in the right bin. He means stopping all waste. We need to stop wasting food, energy, water -… Continue reading Waste not, want not
Our Whimsical World : Earth Day
Things may have been a bit quiet on the blog recently, but our real life has been quite the contrary! We've been working hard on growing our own Whimsical World with the addition of baby Teddy (he's six months old already)! However, it is time to get back in the saddle, and what better time… Continue reading Our Whimsical World : Earth Day