Butternut Squash and Lentil Soup

I love soups of all sorts at any time of the year. Autumn is particularly perfect time of the year to reintroduce soups back into your diet. They are comforting, filling, often low calorie and packed with nutritious veg.

As squashes and pumpkins are in season now it has inspired me to share this all time favorite recipe. 

Pumpkin is a super veg! Full of vitamin A as well as vitamin C, potassium, copper and B2. Red lentils are great source of protein and iron as well as folate.

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What’s the issue with palm oil?

What is palm oil?

We hear a lot about palm oil and all sorts of controversies around it. But what actually is palm oil? It is edible, very versatile oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm or palm kernels. It’s main supply comes from African oil palms Elaeis guineensis and American oil palms Eliaeis Oleifera & Attalea Maripa. This oil has a very long history dating back to 5000 years. In 19th century it was the most exported product out of West African countries. Soon the palms were brought to Asia and now Malaysia and Indonesia make 85% of global supply.

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Sustainable life – What does it mean?

The subject of sustainability is so vast! There are problems wherever you look. Yes, it can be very overwhelming and distressing. From the global warming, deforestation, air and water pollution, natural resources depletion to poor waste management and aggressive farming. Where do we even begin?

Hurricanes, melting glaciers, spikes of temperature causing wild fires destroying crops and wildlife habitat. Those are issues we have all heard of just too many times. It might be happening far away from our home town, for some it might be right at your doorstep. Some are more affected then others but we are all responsible for the changes. What can we do about this ? How can we stop the devastation?

This is very complex and I’m not pretending to have the answers. I do know that all changes start within us! Each and every person can make a positive change TODAY. Only collectively we can make a difference globally. Continue reading “Sustainable life – What does it mean?”