Plastic Free July: Grocery shopping

As we're over a week into Plastic Free July I thought I'd give a quick update on how it's going, with a focus on grocery shopping... One of my biggest plastic gripes is food packaging. Many a time I've gone grocery shopping and spent just as long putting the shopping away as putting the plastic … Continue reading Plastic Free July: Grocery shopping

Bringing Back the Milkman/Woman

Ahead of Plastic Free July me and my Mam were discussing what will be our biggest challenges. One thing that cropped up was buying milk. I then remembered reading an article months ago about how milkmen and women are on the rise in London because of people demanding less plastic. From that point my Mam … Continue reading Bringing Back the Milkman/Woman

Beeswax Food Wraps

My war on plastic has amazingly rubbed off onto my Mam. Just yesterday she was showing me her new jazzy KeepCup (reusable coffee cup). Another of her recent sustainable swaps has been ditching cling film for Cling Cloths. Aside from my Dad accidentally popping one in the bin as he didn't realise they were reusable, she's been … Continue reading Beeswax Food Wraps

Happy Blogiversary toooo meeee!

A year ago today I embarked on my Bella Green journey and published my first ever blog post. To mark to the occasion I'd like to take some writing space to thank those who have supported, followed and inspired me to continue. At times it has been tough. Making time to research and write whilst juggling … Continue reading Happy Blogiversary toooo meeee!

5 Fairtrade Faves

Happy Friday guys! October is Fairtrade month, so here are five of my Fairtrade favourites: Bananas - I have at least one banana a day, they couldn't NOT be top of my list. Always make sure they are organic AND Fairtrade (good for the worker and the environment). Jyoti Fair Works - Earlier this year … Continue reading 5 Fairtrade Faves

Pick Up a Pumpkin: soup recipe

Today we went pumpkin picking at Cattows Farm, Leicestershire. I picked one to cook and one to carve. I made soup with the one to cook, here is my vegan pumpkin soup recipe, perfect as the days get chillier and nights get darker. 1 pumpkin 1 white onion Rapeseed oil Fresh ginger Ground nutmeg Ground … Continue reading Pick Up a Pumpkin: soup recipe

Meaty Impact and Innovations

Lately it seems everyone is talking about meat and the sustainability issues that surround it. So I'm going to join in! Of course, this isn't the first time I've wrote about it, earlier this year I tried Veganuary, then for Lent I gave up meat and now I'd class myself as Flexitarian (or whatever new trendy … Continue reading Meaty Impact and Innovations