Month: August 2018

Evan in DINA Diner
Food

No such thing as a (palm oil) free lunch

Of all the foods that are laden with guilt – palm oil has to be up there at the top. It’s in everything and, as I’m vegan, ‘everything’ is already a vastly reduced portion of what humans can eat. Would trying to cut out palm oil lead to slow (but scurvy-free) starvation eating only fruit […]

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Tetra Pak recycling bins
Drinks
Food

Milk cartons – I cart(on) believe how difficult they are to recycle

I’ll work on the terrible pun in the title, it’s not my best work. We drink a lot of cow’s milk alternatives in our house, due to Andrew and me being vegan and Evan having a dairy allergy. This means we generate a lot of empty cartons – about 4 a week. Up until very […]

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Unknown vegetable
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UFV – Unidentified frying vegetable

The best thing about getting a veg box delivered every week is that we’ve no idea what we’re going to get. Other than the weekly staples of potatoes and carrots, we get given a range of UK grown veggies that, sometimes, I don’t even recognise. This arrived last week:   I thought it was a […]

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Bee lavender
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How bad is beeswax?

Turns out, pretty bad! Well there’s a suprise. I suffer from eczema flare ups that have seen so bad in the past I’ve had to take antidepressants to cope with the constant itching and sleeplessness and, well, outright despair. Skin Salvation from Pure Potions got rid of the eczema on my face literally overnight. I’ve […]

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Stones and rosemary
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Remembering loved ones without destroying the environment

One thing I’ve noticed since starting this blog is that when I think something might not be eco friendly, it usually isn’t. This isn’t down to my amazing intuition though, I think it’s because most things we do as humans aren’t that good for the environment. Sadly, this also includes dying. This weekend, Andrew, my […]

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End of the worls
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Am I really doing my eco best? Earth Overshoot Day says no

I’ve been getting the guilts recently as I feel I could be doing much more. Not buying Joni strawberries because they come in plastic cartons feels like a good thing to do (for the environment, not for Joni). But really, is that going to make any difference? Well, today, 1st August 2018, is Earth Overshoot […]

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