• so you think your takeaway coffee cup is recyclable. It ain’t. I’ve banged on before about why you should give up your takeaway coffee cup habit highlighting the fact the BPA in the lids is poisoning you. Of course, there is also the environmental aspect, which has bothered me for years. But I didn’t have the data on it all. Now I do. Perfect timing. I’ve recently more
  • My Simplicious food waste cheat sheet for trolls It would seem my latest book, I Quit Sugar: SIMPLICIOUS, is a little contentious. The fact I advocate doggie bags, double dunk my teabags, and cook up my friends’ fish bones into stock apparently leaves some a little uncomfortable. In fact – and this astounded me when I heard – I got wind a few weeks more
  • My note to restaurant owners about doggy bags Dearest Restaurateur, A while back I did a post imploring readers to ask for doggy bags at restaurants. (If you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you’ll know how I feel about food waste. And if not, you can catch up here.) It would seem most people out there really want to take home more
  • How the 8-Week Program exceeds nutritional guidelines With the first I Quit Sugar online 8-Week Program for 2015 just around the corner, I’ve been fielding a few questions about the nutritional status of the meal plans. I figured I’d take the opportunity to tick off some of the things I keep in mind when I’m developing the meal plans for the 8-Week Program, more
  • How to use your coffee-pod machine without the eco guilt A few weeks ago I wrote about mindful coffee consumption. I bleated on about the massive issue of waste from plastic coffee pods – the chemical-leeching, the landfill issues and so on. But I understand plenty of you have these pod-reliant coffee machines, including some of my best mates who promptly called to ask what more
  • Goddamn, ask for a doggy bag! My aim with this post is to make you feel uncomfortable. And to rally you to a cause. For reasons I can’t comprehend, much of the planet (America aside) gets weirded out by the idea of asking a waiter for uneaten food to be put in a container to be consumed later. So much so more
  • I Give a Fork! You? So the wonderful team at Sustainable Table contacted me with their new wonderful idea. They want to get us all to give a fork about food waste and reckon if those of us who are fired up go ahead and organise a sustainable dinner party with mates then it might be a good way to spread more
  • The daggy things my friends and family do to make a difference Want to know how to get me spurting flames at a dinner party? Tell me that the small things we as everyday people do can’t make a difference to the planet. Oh, where do I start? I know: food wastage. It’s the biggest environmental concern today (and a bigger polluter than cars or industry) and more
  • How I stretch one organic chook to make 15 meals Some people watch Game of Thrones. Some play Ultimate Frisbee. Me, I get pleasure from finding novel ways to stretch a chicken further. For a whole bunch of reasons (that I outline in my book I Quit Sugar For Life), one should always try to invest in an organic chicken. You can read more on more
  • 24 ways to have a sustainable christmas Allow me to climb upon my favourite soapbox once again. Food waste. It’s a terrible thing. Let me bullet it out… * Food wastage is the biggest environmental issue facing the planet today. * We consumers are responsible for 50 per cent of all food wastage. * The average Australian tosses out 20 per cent more
  • Sardines for World Food Day Happy World Food Day! I hope you celebrate by eating your leftovers, choosing a secondary cut of meat, getting smart with your food scraps and using up all your leftover herbs. Food sustainability is my number one passion right now. And, just to give you a sneaky head’s up (hopefully my publisher’s not reading this!) my more
  • I’ve become a food wastage nag…. …But I don’t apologise for it. Are people wasting more food these days? Caring less? Or am I just becoming increasingly obsessed? A lot of all three, me thinks. I’ve been working on a food shoot for my next book. That’s me above making sauerkraut, with my mallet from the toolbox. I’ve been flying a more
  • Sneak peek: one-pan salmon ‘n’ super slaw from the I Quit Sugar meal plan Part of the reason I launched iquitsugar.com is so that this blog can return to being an exploration of broader life-bettering stuff. Not everyone here wants to quit sugar. I get that. More to follow on this soon. In the meantime, I know many of you are asking me about the new site and 8-Week Program… more
  • How Maggie Beer + Poh use their leftovers (4 clever recipes!) OzHarvest has released its first cookbook of “food rescue” recipes, which perfectly marries two things I’m passionate about: not wasting food, and creating simple meals with leftovers. I’ll be sharing a few of the recipes from the cookbook below, but also know this: for every book purchased, more than 60 meals will be delivered to those in more
  • 45 tips for saving $1036 Last week I chaired a food wastage forum – Whatever Happened to Waste Not Want Not – as part of the Sydney Festival. It was a joint initiative of Target100, a beef and lamb industry sustainability program, and EPA’s Love Food Hate Waste program (I’m the ambassador to both). The forum raised so many points, more
  • 10 things I love to do with my leftover herbs Stuck with ideas for what to do with leftover herbs before they wilt and die? Hate the wastage? (You know I do. I’m a LoveFoodHateWaste ambassador). Be stuck no more! Herewith, my handy listicle of how to use ’em. 1. Make a herb oil. Use thyme, or rosemary – drier herbs are best for this more
  • I love food, hate waste: silo by joost I’ve been doing a bit of a series of posts on eliminating as much food waste as possible. You can catch up here and here. Today I’m sharing an interview I did with Joost Bakker, an anti-waste dynamo who owns the cafe Silo by Joost in Melbourne. I’d read a bit about the guy: he’s more
  • I love food, hate waste: a recipe with beetroot leaves I love food, hate waste, as you might have learned from reading last week’s post on how to cook your scraps. I’m doing a bit of a series of posts at the moment, showcasing innovative ways to cut unnecessary food wastage as part of Buy Nothing New Month (I’m an ambassador; I’m also an ambassador more
  • I Love food, hate waste: how to eat your scraps OK. Brace yourself. I’m fired up. I’m an ambassador for the International Love Food Hate Waste program and I’m going to be doing a series of posts that I truly hope will get as many of you as possible thinking about how much respect you have for food and the work and life and carbon more
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