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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gluten free banana bread

  You wont believe this banana bread is gluten free. It has a lovely texture that is fluffy and moist just like banana bread made from traditional flour and your children will love it in their school lunch box. Delicious hot or cold with or without butter you can’t go wrong. It works just as…

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homemade apple cider vinegar

I am always on the look out for ways to get the most out of my food scraps. Our farmers work very hard to produce bountiful crops of delicious fruit and veg and it seems such a waste to toss any of it out. Scrap apple cider vinegar uses apple peel and cores and with…

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Greenwashing - what to look for on labels

Last month we looked at a couple of examples of products that you can easily be duped by when using the “all natural label”. This over-used label can be found throughout the supermarket from the cleaning aisle to body care products and even in packaged foods. When we buy these products we think we are…

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