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Plastic Free July – Day 20

We’re two thirds of the way through Plastic Free July and it feels like every day is a new game of hide and seek with plastic. Although the way to easily find the most hidden plastic is in supermarkets. Especially Sainsbury’s. It’s so difficult to find anything not wrapped in plastic in Sainsbury’s that after […]

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Two farmers crisps
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Plastic

Plastic Free July – Day 13 – Compostible Crisp Bags

If I could eat crisps for every meal, every day, I absolutely would. But I have kids who would do the same, so in the interest of good parenting I try to limit my intake. Plastic free July has meant cutting down on crisps even more, as all crisp bags are made of plastic. Or […]

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Sheffield
Sheffield cafes

Vegan brunch to munch at Forge Bakehouse

Forge Bakehouse on Abbeydale Road looks like a Pinterest interiors page: Terrariums – check Reclaimed wooden tables and chairs – check Bottles used as decoration – check Lightbulbs in metal cages – check It’s full of hip coffee house clichés but it works and it actually makes it a welcoming and comfortable place to eat. […]

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Plastic

Tesco – Fine purveyors of palm oil and plastic

I did an emergency run to Tesco this lunchtime as Andrew had been away all weekend so we hadn’t done the big shop. Both kids are in an eating mood at the moment (some days they only want to eat half a baked bean between them) so I needed something for their packed lunches. Trying […]

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Oreo scrumington
Food

Finding a balance, when everything is bad

As I’ve discovered since starting this blog – every lifestyle choice I make has some kind of negative impact on the environment. My aim is to make a choice that has the least impact, but why does this still make me feel so guilty? Today I have the afternoon off work so I booked a […]

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Bhaji burger
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Sheffield cafes

DINA Diner for dinner in Sheffield city centre

Today, Joni, Evan and I took the quarterly pilgrimage to Sheffield city centre to buy over-priced children’s shoes. We met Aunty Katie, as every mother knows, taking two toddlers shoe shopping solo is going to end in tears all round. After spending £34 on a pair of shoes that barely fit in my palm for […]

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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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