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Homemade proper crisps

I’ve been obsessed with finding crisps since quitting plastic. Crisps my favourite naughty snack, made all the more tempting by seeing them everywhere but not being able to buy them. I’ve tried making them at home many times but never been able to cut them thin enough – until I realised that the answer is

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How hygge is your home this Christmas?

Plants on windowsill with fairy lights

Hygge [hoo-gah] doesn’t translate directly from Danish, but in essence it means creating a cosy, warm atmosphere where you can hunker down with your favourite people and enjoy the good things in life. It’s all about contentment, connection, and appreciation – something that goes hand in hand with Christmas time! Danes do it all year

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How to wrap gifts without plastic

Gifts

Did you know that a lot of gift wrapping paper contains plastic? I had no idea until earlier this year. It looks just like paper, how can it contain plastic? But gift paper manufacturers have been sneaking it in for years. How can you tell if gift paper contains plastic? Scrunch it up in to

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Easy seitan recipe

Seitan

Seitan is one of those things that seems complicated to make, and some recipes certainly do make it that way, but actually can be made incredibly easily with few ingredients. Once you’ve got the basics perfected, it’s then easy to adapt to your own preferences or to suit specific dishes. This is based on Isa

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Homemade edible cards and gift tags!

Dough and cookie cutter

This year I’m on a quest to show my loved ones that Christmas can be a zero waste holiday without impacting on tradition. Instead of contributing to the billion cards that will be sent this Christmas and shortly thrown away, why not make your very own personalised, zero waste, EDIBLE cards? Not only are they

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A plastic-free Christmas guide

Christmas table

With Christmas only a few weeks away, you’ve still got plenty of time to make sure this year’s celebrations are more beautiful and plastic-free than ever! Trees If you have an artificial tree, keep on using it as long as possible as they aren’t recyclable. If you’re planning on getting a real one, make sure to

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Coffee 101

Different types of coffee

While most of us love our caffeine fixes, coffee can be a source of real confusion for the average ‘joe’… sorry. Luckily for us, Kim has owned The Roasting House for a few years now and really knows her stuff, so here’s our quick guide to navigating the wondrous world of coffee! Espresso Results: a

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Super simple 4 ingredient toffee apples

Toffee apples and seasonal eating

The chilly nights are well and truly here! And whether you love it or hate it, Bonfire Night will soon be here too. Not only have supermarkets been fully stocked up over the past few weeks on plastic decorations, cheap polyester costumes and plastic-wrapped sweets for Halloween, it’s now the turn of everyone’s childhood favourite:

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Festive DIY biscuit cutters

Homemade cookie cutters

With Halloween and Christmas fast approaching I’ve been looking at different ways I can keep some old traditions AND be more eco-conscious at the same time. Gingerbread is one of my favourite sweet treats. I remember my mum treating us to chocolate dipped gingerbread (with raisin eyes of course) when my sister and I were

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