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Anyone and everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be vegan, you don’t have to be living completely zero waste, eschewing all plastic and collecting your rubbish in a jar. Just someone who wants to make a difference however small, someone who wants to start taking some steps towards sustainable living, after all it’s a journey! And every small change by every individual adds up to big difference. Let’s take the path less wasteful together…

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Living more Sustainably with Kids

With the magnitude of stuff that comes with babies and children you might think that living more sustainably with kids is impossible. All that stuff comes with a lot of waste – and many children’s products are typically plastic based or disposable. Here are a selection of swaps you can make to start reducing waste! […]

Simplest Ever Pancake Recipe (oh and they’re vegan!)

Pancakes are made of just a couple of ingredients and are essentially circles of fried batter (yum!). Yet they are considered a treat, despite the recipe being so simple and them being so quick and easy to make! You would have thought that because the traditional ingredients are flour, cows milk and eggs, that therefore […]

Simple swaps for a more sustainable 2021

If you’re trying to be a bit greener in 2021, then here’s our top 10 simple swaps to help you live more sustainably: 1. Reusable coffee cups vs Takeaway cups In the UK we use 7 million disposable coffee cups every day – that’s 2.5 billion every year. And less than 1per cent of these […]

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Walking in a winter wonderland… (and other nature activities for kids)

Most people don’t see winter as the ideal time for getting outdoors with our children; the days are shorter, being in the UK the weather is often less than inviting, and it’s hard to motivate ourselves to leave the comfort of our cosy houses. But children just don’t think this way. As far as my toddler […]

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’tis the season to eat vegan chocolate truffles!

These decadent and rich truffles have a chocolate ganache centre, perfect for an indulgent treat at Christmas. Making them is also great fun if you want a Christmassy activity to do with the children. You can choose your toppings based on what you like, we love coconut so we made coconut covered ones and plain […]

Christmas Cookie Bars

These cookie bars are a Christmas staple in our house and have been for years. The cinnamon makes the house smell all festive and you know it’s not long until the big day! My mum and I would make them but instead of cutting the tray bake in to bars we would use biscuits cutters […]

How to: Salt dough Decorations

One of the favourite craft projects in our house is homemade salt dough! My daughter loves making salt dough ornaments, and I love that I always have the supplies on hand to mix up this salt dough recipe. This Christmas we’ve spent a day making salt dough ornaments for our tree. It’s a wonderful family […]

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Merry Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine. It’s the ultimate Christmas drink. It’s such a Christmas tradition, just like cards, trees and gift-giving. It’s warm, it’s cosy and flavoured with cloves, cinnamon, and orange it smells like Christmas Day. Ingredients A 750ml bottle of red wine -(virtually any red wine will do. Don’t waste money; you just need something that has fruit and […]

zero waste Christmas guide

“I’m dreaming of a zero waste Christmas…”

After Christmas, an estimated 1 billion cards end up in the bin, 124 thousand tonnes of plastic packaging will be thrown out, 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper is binned, 6 million trees are discarded, and £42 million of unwanted presents are thrown away. The environmental cost of this waste is astronomical yet much of […]

Vegan Mincepies

Vegan Mince Pies

Nothing says it’s Christmas time like mince pies. I’ll admit even with a reputation amongst my friends and family as a domestic goddess, with a small teething baby clinging to me last Christmas, it being our first vegan Christmas and having just moved house and only having half a kitchen and most of the cookware […]

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