Perfection and structure

I was born in Germany, and as everyone tells me I am supposed to be structured and process driven. At work I am actually, but too much structure and strict processes drive me crazy. I need freedom to do what I feel is right, rather than following step by step instructions to get something done….

How to Make Your Own Tooth Paste

Tooth paste usually comes in plastic tubes – unnecessary plastic packaging that is not reusable and neither recyclable*. For someone on a journey towards zero waste, this is rather frustrating and sustainable alternatives are far and few between unless you want to pay a lot of money. So why not make tooth paste (or powder)…

The Beauty of Bulk Shopping

There is something very aesthetic about shopping zero waste style. Colourful goods in pretty glass jars, fresh fruit & veggies, beautiful treats, … This is so much more beautiful than plastic packaged goods in plastic bags, don’t you think? These days I can’t go through a supermarket anymore without anxiety and discomfort. There is so…

Appreciation

The ocean grounds me. She calms me. This massive living being breathes and moves around me. I love sitting on my board and just feel the waves and movement of the water. It’s magical, not much is better than this. Japan was amazing and made me stop and marvel at how beautiful simplicity is. The…

Japanese Sauces and Pickles – Zero Waste Style

I am so in love with the Japanese cuisine and I had to do some cooking this weekend to re-create this deliciousness. As always my focus is on getting my ingredients package-free and zero waste, and apart from the sushi rice this is what I managed to do by shopping at the Manly Food Co-Op…

Zero Waste Travelling through Japan – Is it Possible?

I have just come back from 3 weeks travelling through Japan and I am absolutely in love with this country. 🙂 The Japanese are incredibly polite and helpful, and it is so easy to get around on public transport. Language has not been an issue at all, there is always a way of communicating in…

Vegan Pulled Pork Burritos – Yum!

Vegan pulled pork? Doesn’t sound right, does it? But it is the latest craze. Cooked jackfruit takes on the consistency and look of pulled pork. Fresh jackfruit is hard to come by in Sydney, but I was curious and so I got packaged jackfruit to give it a try. Yes, not ideal as it came…

The Ultimate Beetroot Brownie Recipe

One of my favourite brownie recipes is this beetroot brownie recipe. The addition of beetroot gives it this delicious slightly earthy flavour and makes it way more healthy (at least this is what I believe 😉 ). I usually use home grown beetroot from my garden, I definitely recommend to use fresh beetroot over canned….