• Sorry, but you shouldn’t be drinking almond milk! Almond milk. Everyone’s drinking it. Indeed, it’s recently overtaken soy as the most popular dairy-alternative. Everyone, I fear, also seems to think it’s the clean and green cousin at the lactose-free barbeque. I’m really sorry, guys, I have news for you… There’s a bunch of factors not commonly discussed. It’s time they should be. 1. more
  • How do I know when my seafood is off? Ever thought about this? Fish is the only food that starts to smell like itself when it’s going off. And yes, that can make it hard to gauge whether your salmon is still fresh or needs to be chucked. More often than not people don’t want to take the risk, so half our seafood supply ends up more
  • 6 Things I learned about leftovers from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall I’m a huge fan of leftovers. My book I Quit Sugar: Simplicious is all about them – using them, eating them, creating a kitchen flow around them. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – bless him – is on the same page. But in a different book. You might have come across River Cottage – Love Your Leftovers which was more
  • 8 clever ways to reuse a ziplock bag Let’s get really Sustainable Nerd today. I promote using sealable plastic bags when cooking and freezing food. They’re the perfect size for storing individual portions and things like parcooked ‘n’ frozen veggies really well; they become totable freezer blocks in a blink; they are better for storing in the freezer (I pack mine in layers); more
  • I’m giving away my #Simplicious cover outfit Well, that’s slightly clickbait-y. But I am giving away a bunch of the sports bras and pyramid necklaces that I wear on the the cover of I Quit Sugar: Simplicious….and that I wear pretty much most days…because that’s the way I roll. To tie it all in to my anti-wastage mission, I’m going to share the more
  • When I see those “Gifts for the hard-to-please” guides this is what I do… These articles are popping up in my feed with increasing ferocity right now. For the “hard to please”. For “the person who has everything”.  You, too? Sometimes I look at their list of gift solutions. It’s all Shit No One Wants. Shit That Takes Up Room in Miscellaneous Kitchen Drawers and Precious Resources On The Planet. Like more
  • Yes, I eat bones off strangers’ plates (and other food wastage tips) As I explained in my Simplicious Food Waste Cheat Sheet for Trolls post last week, in my latest book, I Quit Sugar: SIMPLICIOUS, I plug doggie bags, double dunk my teabags and cook up my friends’ fish bones into stock, all of which apparently leaves some a little uncomfortable. But it’s necessary. And non negotiable. Food waste 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
  • Your green shopping bag is making you eat crap Good morning, friends. Here’s an eco-conundrum to ponder. A study published last month in the Journal of Marketing found shoppers who brought their own bags to the supermarket tended to buy more chips, cookies and other treats than those who didn’t. How the goodness does this work? The researchers found that the shoppers’ self-perceived righteousness more
  • Buy my soup in a jar. Help the homeless (my new project!) I have recently hooked up with the The Inside Out Organic Soup Kitchen charity. A little while back I gave away artwork to raise money for one of their projects teaching disadvantaged young mums how to cook. Now, we’ve joined forces to provide you with some of my soup. As well as the homeless folk more
  • How to (really) detox your home If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll know I’m rather committed to keeping my home ecologically and ergonomically minimal and sustainable. I’m also into lowering the toxic load where possible. Perhaps it all started when I was told I had to move out of my apartment. I wrote about it on the blog more
  • My Healthy Family Meals Cookbook is out on e-shelves now! The I Quit Sugar team’s latest cookbook Healthy Family Meals  is my kind of book. In 40 recipes it encapsulates all the stuff I’m passionate about. It’s the way I eat. Simple, sustainable, economical, fuss-free with less pots and no fancy bits…and with a side (or three) of greens. Here’s some things the team and I more
  • What I eat on planes This is another one of those posts I do when the questions on a particular topic roll in too thick and fast for me to respond to on an individual basis. Every time I travel somewhere I cop this one: but what do you eat in the air? I’ve covered off what I eat when more
  • Please. Turn back the bread. Want to get me cranky? Over order in restaurant and leave a ton of perfectly good stuff on your plate to be chucked out. Oh, and then not see this as an issue. I’m really rather myopic about food wastage. Just to drum it: The biggest pollution issue on the planet is food wastage (surpassing more
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