Spring cleaning – the pantry

It’s officially still winter here in New Zealand but our incredibly mild weather is feeling all kind of ‘Spring-ey’ so of course I’m motivated to start on some spring cleaning. First up is the pantry.
It’s been a year since I organised the pantry and it was looking pretty unloved. Continue reading “Spring cleaning – the pantry”

Ugly is the New Pretty

Food waste is shockingly high. Changing our perception about what good food looks like, and what is acceptable, is a step we can all take to help reduce our own contribution to these statistics.

Why do all the fruits and vegetables look the same when we go shopping? Do you ever go to the store and see the rows of vegetables and fruits neatly stacked building a pyramid of oranges or apples? This is what I grew up seeing as a child and still see this as an adult. I never thought about these displays until this morning when I read an article from National Geographic. I highly recommend reading it!

53% of Food is Wasted

When you sit back and look at the world, around 800 million people are hungry and 53% of food is wasted (National Geographic). That 53% includes anything from vegetables not picked and put on the truck to what we throw away in our fridge. We are all guilty of tossing that bruised apple we forgot about, right?

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The cost of our plant-based diet

Some specialty vegan ingredients can be really expensive which leads many to assume that a plant-based diet is more costly than a regular one. To give you an idea of what it’s really like, here’s this weeks grocery haul.

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