While it is no longer the new year, it is never to late to make a positive change in our lives. I know for many of us, the past 12 months have been really difficult - and while things aren't yet back to normal, it is a great time for a mental reset and a … Continue reading 10 Tips for Zero Waste Absolute Beginners (A 2021 Guide)
Growing up, I have to admit, we did not eat a lot of rice. And in our household, the way we cooked rice was to boil it like pasta. We would boil it in an overwhelming amount of water and taste it until it tasted cooked. We would them proceed to drain it, creating a … Continue reading How to cook rice better! (And save on cupboard space)
4 Weeks. We have not been grocery shopping in 4 weeks. Usually, we go grocery shopping once a fortnight, without much exception. However, as we got close to our last grocery shopping day, I realised that we still had enough food to last at least a few more days. I thought a week tops - … Continue reading We made it through our PANTRY CHALLENGE!!
Sometimes when you finish work, you get home late and you haven't prepared anything for dinner, your immediate thought is to order something in. After all, you are tired, and you simply don't have the energy to cook. But before you reach for your phone, here are 3 reasons to take a walk and pick … Continue reading 3 reasons you should pick up your own takeout
It is wonderful to see local food outlets and restaurants switching out their plastic plates and cutlery for cardboard or bamboo items. However, it is important to spread the word about how to dispose of these items, so that we don't continue to create the same problem we are trying to solve.
I have had a few conversations recently about frozen food, and how freezing food can change the taste or texture of food, and some people simply don't like it. While I grew up with the practice and am probably more used to the practice, I know that this can be true with some foods. Here … Continue reading How to make frozen meal prep fresh again
I feel like in some ways, we are in the era of meal prep promotion. Whether it is for fitness, convenience or budget, everyone is on the meal prep bandwagon - or at least they should be. But something that isn't often discussed is that meal prep can save the environment too. Here's how: It … Continue reading How does meal prep save the environment?
I just discovered a great app/website called Oilo. It is a great app that allows people to list food or non-food items that are going to go to waste and allows other people to claim them and pick them up for use. This is not a sponsored post or anything, but it is a great … Continue reading Is anyone using Olio?
Grocery shopping is one of the top 5 areas of life that we can really reduce our waste. I have been asked quite a few times where I do my grocery shopping, so I thought now was a great time to break down my grocery shopping for you. I do my grocery shopping fortnightly, on … Continue reading Where do I shop?
You have probably heard me say this before, but gift-giving holidays make me pretty stressed out. The idea that it is easter, so I must purchase the people I love bunny shaped chocolate eggs - well, I just don't like it. The truth is, if I had my way, I would purchase my loved ones … Continue reading Gift Alternatives this Easter
Getting take out or food in my own containers was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences I've ever had - the first time that I did it. Now, it is a semi-regular occurrence (I don't eat out very often) that doesn't phase me at all - And I want to help you to take that … Continue reading 5 Tips to using your own container
As a rule, I'm not a big snacker. For me, meals are usually enough. However, my partner and many of the people around me are big snackers, and this is usually their downfall when it comes to reducing waste. Snacks can often lead to convenience foods that are heavily packaged and packed with nasty ingredients, … Continue reading 3 Quick and Easy Zero Waste Snacks
So for a long time, I wasn't going to write this blog. There are so many Zero Waste/Low Impact starter lists out there on Youtube, in Blogs and generally on the internet. But something occurred to me when I was chatting with a friend the other day. The more Zero Waste beginner lists out there, the … Continue reading 10 Tips for Zero Waste Absolute Beginners
I know for a lot of us, the working year begins next Monday - and this busy time can often be when we fall back into old habits. But, I have 5 easy, Zero Waste back to work hacks that are sure to simplify your work based waste. Pack a lunch I know sometimes a … Continue reading 6 Back to Work Zero Waste Hacks
Each month, I try to set myself a challenge. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen me take on the Minimalism Game challenge, the no spend challenge and several other Zero Waste challenges. I have recently been reflecting on what I get out of setting myself these challenges – and the truth … Continue reading A new month – a time to refocus
Last week, I posted about the things my partner and I were doing to reduce waste at our engagement party. You can check out that blog here. I wanted to give you an update, so here are 3 things we learned, missed, forgot about, and were surprised by! This originally started out as 5 things … Continue reading Zero Waste Engagement Party – The Aftermath
I wanted to share with you that about 4 months ago, the love of my life and my partner on this journey asked me to marry him while we were on holidays in Tokyo. Lucky Me -I know! But now, I am excited (and very, very scared) about planning an engagement party for 75 people … Continue reading Planning a Zero Waste Engagement Party
Ever find yourself without your bags, your Zero Waste containers, and your cutlery? Basically, you find yourself with nothing but your wallet and a hankering for lunch? Here are 3 options I've found to get around lunch on the go without waste. Dine in No, but really, its good to get out of the office … Continue reading Last Minute Lunch
I had a blog scheduled for last Friday, focusing on those who have nothing positive to say about our movement, our cause, and environmental issues in general, but, something came up, and I wanted to post something more positive. On Thursday night, I had the privilege of going to a Q and A screening of … Continue reading Lifting up those doing amazing things!
This Sunday, we had a lot of fruit in our fridge to get rid of, on top of so many almost empty jars of home made jam and some oats that were starting to get a little stale. So I did what I always do, I laid out everything that needed to be used out … Continue reading Clean Out The Fridge – Fruit and Oat Muffin Bars
So one of my favourite things to in the kitchen is make up new recipes. I have never been one to follow instructions in the kitchen, and as far back as I remember, I have loved to cook with what I have. Every Sunday, I try to look in my fridge, lay it all out … Continue reading Clean Out The Fridge – Vegetable Bake
So since I have begun this Zero waste Journey, there are some items that I have had major trouble finding without large amounts of plastic and packaging. Here are the top items that have been hard to find, and options that I have found. I would love to hear below if you have found any … Continue reading Cheese (and other items hard to come by in a Zero Waste Life.)