November 5, 2018

Do you know about soap nuts? If not, you should! 

I learnt about them a while ago for use in washing machines in place of laundry detergent. I didn't need them as I use laundry liquid I make from laundry soap, but then later found out that you can use soap nuts for way...

July 22, 2018

This is possibly the most exciting project to date! Chocolate is one thing that I cannot find a way to go without... whenever I am upset and my most vulnerable to caving on my plastic free lifestyle, I end up buying a block of chocolate (not even Trade Aid compostable...

May 6, 2018

Thanks to everyone that came along to the Plastic Free workshop in New Brighton. As some of you know, I had a stall with homemade cleaning products. I make what I can for our household and have found it is a lot cheaper than buying cleaners and saves on a lot of waste....

October 25, 2017

Palak Paneer, or Saag Paneer, is an amazing vegetarian meal since it is packed full of iron!

October 21, 2017

So, the thing with making your own hummus is that it doesn't always end up being as cost effective as I would like - enter: Tahini-less Hummus! It tastes the same and costs way less! 


3 cups chickpeas (cooked)
2-4 Tbsp water (as needed to get desired consiste...

September 1, 2017

Yet another amazing vegetarian recipe that is oh so cheap and easy!

August 21, 2017

I am hooked on Indian food. It is so cheap, easy, waste free and there are great vegetarian flavours

August 9, 2017

How to make a simple laundry liquid and dish liquid soap! So simple and so cheap!

July 16, 2017

Mexican food is a great staple as it is so quick and easy, and most of the time we have all the ingredients in the house to make a couple of different meals. When we started going plastic packaging free, brought corn chips and tortillas were among the things that we we...

July 8, 2017

Now, this is so simple that it probably doesn't need an entire post to itself. But that is fine, it has one. 

Have orange peels left from your lunch? Put them in a jar with white vinegar and leave on the counter for around 10 days. Take the peels out and you're done. 


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