silicone vs silicon

We are surrounded by products that use silicone/silicon these days from sprays like WD40 to cookware, shampoos and soaps. Silicone has been marketed as a safe, planet friendly alternative to plastic but is it? Is it a safe alternative to plastic? Before we look too deeply at silicone we thought it was important to understand…

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healthy carrot cake recipe

We felt all inspired after Easter to make a healthy carrot cake with a big dollop of spiced hot cross bun flavour.  So here it is out very owned Spiced Carrot Cake. Good news – if you or your family are gluten or dairy free we’ve taken the guess work out of this recipe and…

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We show you how to make toilet bombs.

If you’ve been looking for a simple but effective DIY toilet bowl cleaner we have an easy to make recipe you can use to make your very own toilet bombs. These eco friendly toilet bombs are made from everyday non toxic items you may already have around your house. DIY toilet bombs replace store bought…

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Nude food in the school lunchbox

The perennial problem for many families is how to make healthy and appealing school lunches quickly and easily without adding to the plastic pollution problem. Many schools have been encouraging children to bring “nude food”. That is, food that doesn’t involve cling wrap, zip lock bags or pre-packed individually wrapped food. This includes many lunch…

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Gluten Gingerbread

  A yummy easy gingerbread recipe for anytime but definitely a great option to bake for a nude food snack in the school lunch box. We’ve even included notes so you can make this gingerbread man recipe gluten free, refined sugar free and vegan. Happy baking.

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David Attenborough - A life on our planet

This year has brought many unexpected changes to our lives. For us it has shone the spotlight more brightly on why we must act now for the planet and for the future of our children. We are the witnesses to another defining moment in our plane’s history and the individual decisions we are making right…

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Entertaining eco style

Summer is almost here and the weather is perfect for entertaining and enjoying all that nature has to offer. Entertaining with the planet in mind doesn’t require you to throw your style sensibilities out the window. In fact we think you’ll find it’s fun when you let your eco imagination go wild. Whether it’s a…

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teacher gift ideas

With a little thought and planning you can buy an eco-friendly gift for your children’s teachers this year that will do no harm to the planet, thank your teacher and support a local small business. Here ae some ideas to get you started: Tomato Relish or Mango Chutney or a similar artisan made conserve in…

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potato bake

The entertainers friend… the best ever potato bake. Yum. Who doesn’t love a fresh crunchy salad served with a side of the best potato bake you’ll ever taste. This recipe ticks all the boxes – gluten free, dairy free and vegan and absolutely easy AND delicious.. It will be your best friend this summer. You…

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Buy local fruit and veg

I buy all our fruit and vegetables from our local organic farm and Mum buys direct from local farmers at her local farmers’ market so it came as quite a surprise to me to discover that Australia was importing so much fruit and veg from overseas. In fact Australia’s fresh fruit and vegetable imports decreased…

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