Not meaning to add to the hysteria but it’s scary stuff, this pandemic business, isn’t it? Thankfully I haven’t had to self-isolate, but I know people who have, either because someone in their household is ill or they’re elderly or they have a health condition that would make it more serious if they were to…… Continue reading 5 Tips From the Zero Waste Movement That Could Help During the Coronavirus Outbreak
A recurrent conversation that I have with friends is about whether individuals making small changes can have any real impact on the climate crisis. When our contributions are so small in the grand scheme of things and when big, powerful nations and corporations do so much more damage compared, what’s the point of even trying?…… Continue reading Can individuals actually make a difference to the climate crisis?
One of the things that started me thinking about how what we do day in and day out really affects us happened during a particularly thorough cleaning spree. I’d been using a supermarket own brand general cleaner for a while and as I was cleaning the kitchen worktops I accidentally inhaled some spray and had…… Continue reading Green Cleaning
When thinking about how to make your life a bit greener, there are so many different areas you can address – from what you eat to what clothes you buy to what mode of transport you choose – that it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed. So when I stumble across a relatively quick, simple change…… Continue reading Switching to Reusable Cleaning Cloths
Meat-free meals for tofu haters I said in a previous post about how some people are picky about veg. Well, one of the reasons that I’ve struggled with vegetarianism is that I’m picky about meat substitutes. And when I say meat substitutes, I’m not just talking about foods that have been developed to look and…… Continue reading Alternatives to Meat
Once I’d decided to try and change how I eat, I didn’t really know where to begin. I have to admit that I get stuck a bit of a rut when it comes to cooking, particularly during the week when I have less time, so the idea of having to come up with new meals…… Continue reading Eating Less Meat – Starting Out
One of my staples is this Mexican bean recipe that I’ve adapted from the Little Blog of Vegan. It falls squarely into the category of ‘recipes that trick the people I’m cooking for into thinking they’re eating meat’. When I first came across it, I wasn’t necessarily looking for something vegan but chilli con carne…… Continue reading Mexican Chilli Beans