Category Archives: Recipes

A Zero Waste Food Diary (Part 2): Snacks

A Zero Waste Food Diary (Part 2): Snacks

This week, I’m talking snacks. Specifically, zero waste snacks that you can make at home. If you have access to a bulk store, then you’ll have access to heaps of delicious plastic- and packaging-free snacks. For example, we can buy vegetable crisps, flavoured nuts, rice crackers, protein balls, and chocolate-coated everything (not to mention chocolate… Continue Reading

A Beginners Guide to Sauerkraut (+ Fermented Vegetables)

A Beginners Guide to Sauerkraut (+ Fermented Vegetables)

Today, I’m talking cabbage. (Stay with me…it gets better, I promise!) Now cabbage and I, we have a bit of a love-hate relationship. I like cabbage, but it arrives in the veg box every week, reminding me that there’s still last week’s cabbage in the fridge refusing to go bad. (Of course, I can’t put… Continue Reading

DIY Sourdough Starter + Zero Waste Crackers

DIY Sourdough Starter + Zero Waste Crackers

Making a sourdough starter from scratch is one of the easiest things you can do, and it doesn’t need any special ingredients. Literally all that is required is flour, water, a bowl, a spoon, and a little bit of patience. Even if you’re not sure you want to start baking sourdough every week (although I… Continue Reading

Recipe: Carrot Pulp Cracker Flatbreads

Recipe: Carrot Pulp Cracker Flatbreads

This super-simple recipe tackles two dilemmas I face when trying to live plastic-free and with zero waste – how to make your own plastic-free crackers, and what to do with leftover carrot pulp (from juicing carrots). I came up with this recipe after realising that if I wanted plastic-free snacks, I was going to have… Continue Reading

A Recipe: Banana Chocolate Surprise Muffins

A Recipe: Banana Chocolate Surprise Muffins

These muffins may look plain on the outside, but there’s a decadent rich chocolatey centre hiding inconspicuously inside each one. Because chocolate makes everything better, don’t you think?! They’re great for people with allergies, being vegan and dairy-free, paleo-friendly and gluten-free. They are also full of nutritional goodness; rather than flour and dairy they’re packed… Continue Reading

Oven-roasted chickpeas – a plastic free alternative to potato chips?

Oven-roasted chickpeas – a plastic free alternative to potato chips?

When we gave up buying food that came packaged in plastic, one of the hardest things for my boyfriend to give up was potato chips. He’d wander down the crisps aisle forlornly, rustling each packet and declaring I’m pretty sure this one is plastic-free! It feels like paper! See? Sadly though, potato chips do not… Continue Reading

Forgive me, for I have sinned (plus a recipe for coconut yoghurt)

Forgive me, for I have sinned (plus a recipe for coconut yoghurt)

I did something this month that I haven’t done for over a year. I deliberately bought something in a plastic container. Oh, the scandal! The product in question is a dairy-free yoghurt alternative called CoYo, made from coconut milk and full of probiotic cultures. I’d seen the name pop up in various places and was… Continue Reading