When my daughter is going through a ‘won’t eat phase’ I like to make dips for dinner. Somehow dips bypass her idealogical refusal to eat anything I cook. We always make home made hummous and tzatziki together and add a third dip made from vegetables....
I’ve heard a few conversations about how we’re managing our “grooming” over the past few weeks as stay-at-home-working-homeschooling mothers, with beauty salons shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions. In my 20’s I used to go to a salon...
Let’s face it: sometimes, our homes (and lives) can be a mess and we don’t want to deal with it. So we leave the mess, ignoring its existence, telling ourselves that we’ll get to it later – but we never do. The fact is, we don’t need as much stuff as we...
Television, newspapers and magazines display images of what the ‘perfect’ Christmas looks like. Shops are packed with Christmas decorations and gifts and the message is to buy now or miss out. It’s not even December yet. In fact the message to spend on Christmas...
I’ve long soaked and cooked my own legumes to reduce gas-causing galacto-oligosaccharides. The method is time consuming though, so I do a big batch all at once, and then freeze them in mug sized amounts for use. Then they’re on hand when I want to make...
Concerned by all the waste involved in throwing a birthday party for your little one? Green enthusiast Will H. Sandford shares some ideas for throwing an eco birthday party to leave a greener footprint.
Resources to research ingredients in the products you use on your body so you can make informed choices for yourself and your family and manage your exposure to toxic chemicals.
Do you hate shopping for clothes? I do. The shops are full of “fast fashion” where the latest styles are available for low prices for just a few weeks before being replaced by new items. It makes my head spin!
If you’re looking for a more sustainable alternative, pre-loved clothing might be the way to go.
You know you want to avoid chemical ‘nasties’ in your personal care products. Everyone is warning you about ingredients like mineral oil, parabens, phythalates and SLS. But when you read the label, how do you know what ingredients they are? How do you know what the label is telling you?
Do you read the ingredients of body care products before you buy? How do you decide which products contain undesirable ingredients and which don’t? Regulation in place to protect us in Australia also confuses things, making it harder to know what you’re putting on your body.
These days, we all want to be better educated and use our spending power consciously. We want to choose effective and safe products – for the better health of ourselves, our families, and the planet. We know we should steer clear of parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals etc… but do we really know what they are?
You probably already know that buying in bulk usually means cost savings. Shops typically offer discounts and cheaper prices per unit when you purchase a higher quantity. However, bulk buying is not only economical – it’s eco-friendly as well.
Here are a few reasons to buy in bulk and help contribute to saving our environment.
You’ve probably added black pepper to your meals before; it’s an extremely popular spice after all. However, you might not know that this widely used spice has many amazing natural health benefits too. It is known for its mood-enhancing, circulation boosting, and digestive benefits. Here are 7 benefits of using Black Pepper Essential Oil.
With so many of us used to the convenience of plastic, did you know that humans have now produced more in the last 10 years than we did in the whole of last century? In Australia alone, 10 million plastic bags are used a day. Our overuse of plastic is causing alarming amounts of pollution worldwide.
Feeling guilty about all the chocolate you ate this Easter? Here are 7 little-known benefits of cacao to make it all okay.
We all know that time in nature is good for us – it energises, rejuvenates and heals. But increasingly human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems. This is known as Nature Deficit Disorder.
Growing your own kitchen herbs benefits you in the long run, since you save both money and time – and enjoy the convenience of fresh herbs exactly when you need them. It is also a great way to involve your children in preparing a meal (and convincing them to eat it).
For those of us who care about the negative effects of pesticides, chemicals and toxic substances on our bodies and in our homes, finding safe, natural alternatives is essential. Soap nuts are naturally hypoallergenic, anti-fungal and antibacterial. They are fruit which grow on trees, dry naturally and require no chemical processing to be effective. Soap nuts are ideal for those who want to switch to an easier, cost effective and natural solution.
7 Crucial Benefits of Green Cleaning Green cleaning can have many different definitions, but the ultimate goal is to use techniques and ingredients that keep both your home and the environment healthy. Although it is easier and even tempting to just grab the cheapest...
I love this recipe because it is so easy to make, the pancakes are packed full of nutrition and everyone loves them, they freeze well and can be popped in the toaster for breakfast-in-a-hurry.