5 Easy sustainable swaps worth considering

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It is not at all difficult or expensive to be a bit more Eco friendly. While sustainable living principles are about re-using and re-purposing in fact you can save your budget and time! You don’t at all have to find an extra dosh, what you need to find is a consideration within you and will to break old habits.

Most people are aware how badly we have been managing our global waste. Most of us have understanding of the global waste issues, excessive amount of plastic covering acres of landfills . We hear that our oceans and marine life are struggling with shocking prediction for plastic to exceed the amount of fish in our seas by 2050. We might be aware of fast fashion issues and food waste around the world. All of us heard of global warming and pollution. We hear it and we feel shocked and horrified, it makes us worry. Many of us see the issue with our own eyes or experience the climate change. Continue reading “5 Easy sustainable swaps worth considering”

The art of fining life balance

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Today, a bit of reflection about life. It turns out that motherhood and self – employment both comes with seemingly endless demands, it feels impossible to keep up, there never seems to be enough time or money and expectation always high. A feeling of failure and guilt is not unfamiliar to me. Work, family, friends, play, leisure, relaxation, caring for others and ourselves, social and political consciousness, environmental awareness, physical needs … there is just so many things we are having to juggle in life. Is it possible to find a balance and if so, how to do it? Balance surely means something different to each of us.

Albert Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Continue reading “The art of fining life balance”

How to start eating plant based diet

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What is whole plant based diet?

Let start with clarifying what plant based diet really is. Whole plant diet is plant-rich diet consisting mostly or entirely of foods derived from plants and with few or no animal-source foods. This way of eating aims to minimize or eliminate meat, dairy and other animal foods, while focusing on unprocessed, pure plant foods for optimal health. Continue reading “How to start eating plant based diet”

Herbs for better health

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I always have enjoyed herbal flavours when it comes to cooking. Vivid herbs not only look great on the plate and add much-needed colour and flavour all year round but also provide benefits that with regular consumption develop over time, in many cases putting them beyond the scope of clinical trials.

Why you should eat more herbs?

In my kitchen I aim to use at lease one herb in each meal I prepare. It might sound challenging if you are not used to this idea but it’s really matters of using small amount with whatever you are preparing. They are quite powerful and little goes a long way! Continue reading “Herbs for better health”

7 Reasons you should start growing herbs

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New Year is approaching and with it time for planning, summarizing, setting new goals and aspirations, no matter how big or small. I want to inspire you to add to your new year’s resolution list. Growing herbs! It is uncomplicated, rewarding & satisfying making it a perfect no failure New Year aim that will stay with you for life and comes with long list of benefits! Continue reading “7 Reasons you should start growing herbs”

How to freeze leftover food and reduce your waste

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Tons of food is being wasted daily with over 40% of the total waste happening at the consumer level. According to Food Standard Agency fish and meat top the list with 2.1 billion pounds worth being wasted. We can all do our bit by planning our food shopping better, not preparing excess food and of course preserving it before it goes bad. One of the best and easiest methods is freezing. Continue reading “How to freeze leftover food and reduce your waste”

6 Tips for more sustainable Christmas

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1. Make natural decorations

It’s not only more sustainable to make your own decorations but it’s fantastic activity the whole family can enjoy! You can make beautiful garlands, natural wreath or Christmas tree decorations. Choose natural materials such us wood, paper, cinnamon sticks, pine cones, nuts. Get the kids involved in drying slices of lemon, apple and oranges and making fragrant master pieces. Recycling is absolutely OK too! Paper origami, mini cardboard stockings…sky is the limit.

Each year I make a beautiful, natural wreath out of thing I fridge for and find in my garden. If you have never made one before and don’t know where to start I just want to re-assure you that it’s very straight forward. Find plenty of tutorials on You Tube or join a wreath making class with your fried and make a nice day out of it. I find Pinterest a great place for inspiration when I’m stuck for ideas.

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How to live sustainable life and stay sane?

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I remember watching a short You Tube video about an American family of 5 who were talking about their eco-friendly and zero waste living. I was astonished looking at their small jar of plastic waste, well it was an admiration followed by filling of guilt! Why am I producing so much waste comparing to them? What am I doing wrong? How can you live “normally” and manage to be so focused to minimise you waste to practically 0? Am I too ignorant and irresponsible? Continue reading “How to live sustainable life and stay sane?”

Whole plant diet – sustainable or not?

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The human population is growing and with it a demand for food. It’s not difficult to understand that there are limitations as to the ways we use the land and how much land we are able to exploit without causing significant and unrecoverable damaging impact on the words’ climate, affecting us all. The sad fact is that the current structure is far from sustainable. I have recently watched fascinating documentary “Kiss the ground” that brilliantly explains the damaging effect of current agriculture methods. Yes, the issue is with the METHODS that are being used. Single crop fields, overuse of pesticides, damage to the soil with invasive machinery to name a few. I have also been surprised to discover the important relation of livestock with fertility of a farmed land for its regeneration. Cattle has been getting really bad reputation recently due to high CO2 emissions. The issue however is not with the animals, but with the volume and the way they are being farmed. Continue reading “Whole plant diet – sustainable or not?”