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….

Home-Made Granola

Last weekend I had to do some baking. Winter has hit Sydney in full force and as our houses are not insulated and we don’t have proper heating, that means you have to keep yourself busy to stay warm. Cooking and baking it was then. I had run out of granola, so I decided I’ll…

Road Trip and Camping

Everyone who knows me, knows that I love camping, especially over the Christmas break. Over the years we have learned how to avoid the crowds and have amazing camping spots mostly for ourselves despite everyone traveling during that time. It is a matter of leaving early and avoiding the coast after Christmas Day. This Christmas…