Keeping on the Mexican theme and because I love tortillas and yet hate the packaging, I learnt how to make them from scratch! Yes you can, no tortilla press required, just four ingredients, some time and an electric frying pan or BBQ plate. Let’s do this people! One of the favourite places we have been … More DIY Tortillas Ole!
In my efforts to reduce my family’s waste I have taken to making a lot of things “from scratch” just like Grandma in the olden days would have done. We have made slider rolls, naan bread, tortillas, flat breads, seed loaves etc etc etc and because we LOVE Mexican food too I make my own … More DIY Taco Seasoning
The people cried “Ban the Bag!” and so we did… The people said “War on waste” and so we tried selecting goods that aren’t packaged where we can… The people said “Straws Suck!” and so we avoid them and carry around our stainless steel and bamboo alternatives…. and so it goes on. You see all … More Beware Hidden Plastics Below!
Reasons people give for NOT starting their own vegetable garden: I live in an apartment and have no space I haven’t got a green thumb and gardening takes time and patience Starting a veggie garden is expensive! I had the privilege recently of filming a segment on The Point TV with Gerald Pauchman. My segment … More Start Your Urban Veggie Garden with Kitchen Scraps
Remember a time when we would buy a drink (usually in a glass bottle) at the local milk bar and drink it while hanging out the front with our friends so that we could go back in immediately and claim our bottle refund. In those days I wouldn’t have thought of just tossing the bottle … More Cash for Containers in Queensland by 2018
For years now I have been cutting up these nasty little rings, hoping and praying that none slip through the cracks and end up in the waterways, potentially harming our beautiful marine wildlife and birds. Now a solution has been developed by the Saltwater Brewery in Florida that solves the issue of plastic six-pack rings. … More Edible Six-pack Rings Developed by Brewery in Florida
On this zero waste journey I have learnt how to make so many products from scratch that I would have bought in plastic packaging that would have no doubt been cardboard boxed and plastic shrink-wrapped too. I am hooked on making DIY cosmetics and so far my repertoire includes: DIY Deodorant – never buying regular, store … More DIY Bees Wax Lip Balm
I can’t tell you the last time I used a roll of plastic wrap in my kitchen. When I decided to transition to zero waste and help save the planet one baby step at a time I just gave the last roll away! I have heaps of containers which I use every day but there … More Ditch Plastic Wrap and make Bees Wax Wraps instead!
Being a Mum I am looking forward to Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. I tend to think that the real Mother’s Day is actually the birthday of my one and only child as this is the day I truly became a mum, but then we can’t distract from the special day of … More Five Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day that won’t cost Mother Earth.
If you are wanting a natural alternative to harsh soaps and shampoos then Wash Rocks and Pebbles from Aromabals are for you. In this video I tell you a little bit about these handcrafted environmentally friendly products. You can buy them from Leeanne at Aromabals through their website http://www.aromabals.com.au a great Australian small business.