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Seasonal Vegetables: Recipes for November

There’s no better way to take care of our planet, avoid excessive air miles, eat healthily, and explore your local nature than to find out about seasonal veggie and use them in your meals. As autumn is drawing to a close, we approach the colder months; also known as the perfect season for soups. The frosty winter winds typically make it harder to source local produce, but there are still some that can make great dishes for your sustainable festive tables. The following are available throughout November in the UK. In the vegetable and leaves corner, we have brussel sprouts,…

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Conscious Snacks of the Month: October

If you’re anything like me, you know that there’s nothing better when working or studying than having a little snack beside you to help the process along. Especially now the weather is getting a bit more miserable, you often need a helping hand to keep motivated, which inevitably means, at least for me, having something to nibble on. And what better justification for snacking than to delve into food items which are both conscious and delicious? I’ve recently moved to Canada, so I thought I’d share with you a variety of some of my favourite snacks – all tried and…

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Seasonal Vegetables: Recipes for September

There is no better way to take care of your planet, avoid excessive air miles, eat healthily and explore your local nature than by foraging, growing or acquiring seasonal vegetables and using them in your dishes. As the summer is drawing to a close, we approach the beautiful autumnal months where a wondrous medley of seasonal produce come to fruition. The following are available throughout September in the UK, and most cross over into October too. Vegetables Aubergine, Beetroot, Parsnips, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Runner Beans, Courgettes and Marrows, Peppers, Mangetout, Leeks, Sweetcorn, Parsnips, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Squash (including Butternut), Brussel…

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Lifestyle

A Summer’s Tale: A Conscious Music Festival

When you think of festivals, the words ‘ethical’ and ‘sustainable’ are not usually the first adjectives to spring to mind… I thought this too, until I went to A Summer’s Tale festival in Lühmuhlen, Germany. If you’re looking for exciting ___ for next summer and don’t fancy a British festival then I definitely recommend this one.  The over-arching ethos of A Summer’s Tale is to return to nature and be a festival which is as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. 2017 was its third year of existence, but even though it’s young and relatively small (on average, around 10,000 people…

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Seasonal Vegetables: Recipes for August

There is no better way to take care of your planet, avoid excessive air miles, eat healthily, and explore your local nature than by foraging, growing or acquiring seasonal vegetables, and using them in your dishes this summer. The months of June to August boast a huge variety of produce: Aubergine Beetroot Beans (broad, green and runner) Broccoli Carrots Courgettes Cucumber Fennel Garlic Lettuce Peas New Potatoes Radishes Rocket (and other salad leaves) Sorrel Tomatoes Watercress. #1 Broccoli-Macaroni Cheese Everyone’s heard of the classic Cauliflower Cheese, but this easy-to-make bake also tastes great with broccoli, a vegetable that is both…

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Fashion

Get The Look – Celebrity Style | Gigi Hadid

The celebrity look is well-documented in magazines; encouraging you to find the high-street alternatives to the celebrities’ designer labels. But what if you could simultaneously emulate celebrity style and buy clothing which is ethical and sustainable? We’ve taken one of Gigi Hadid’s looks and recreated it while encouraging a more sustainable way of consuming.   I loved the classic chic of Gigi Hadid’s look in this Instagram post from 1st June 2017. Gigi is an American fashion model, a muse of many of the big fashion names, and one half of a super-stylish power couple. Alongside her boyfriend Zayn Malik (previously…

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Food

Using Seasonal Vegetables: Recipes for July

There is no better way to take care of your planet, avoid excessive air miles, eat healthily, and get outdoors than by foraging, growing or buying seasonal vegetables, and using them in your dishes this summer. The months of June to August boast a huge variety of produce, which includes, but is not restricted to: Aubergine Beetroot Beans (broad, green and runner) Broccoli Carrots Courgettes Cucumber Fennel Garlic Lettuce Peas New Potatoes Radishes Rocket (and other salad leaves) Sorrel Tomatoes Watercress. #1: Steamed clams* with sorrel, served with garlic bread. Sorrel is a brilliant addition to many a summer dish….

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5 Seasonal Smoothies for the Summer

Smoothies are a great crowd-pleaser for any picnic, or simply to enjoy as a quick but delicious way to get your 5-a-day this summer! I’ve suggested 5 delightful smoothie combinations, which feature both in-season fruits and fruits which boost a range of health benefits. Refreshing, restricting air miles, and rejuvenating your health. What’s not to love? Seasonal Selections: June – Apricots, Blueberries, Cantaloupe melon, Cherries, Peaches, Strawberries, Watermelon July – Same as June, plus Kiwis, Plums and Raspberries August – Same as June and July #1: P.A.S – Peach-Apricot-Strawberry This first smoothie is a super sweet combination, perfect for picnics…

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Fashion

Invest in the Wardrobe Staples – White T-Shirts

Not only are white t-shirts a summer wardrobe staple, in particular the casual shorts-and-top combo, they are also extremely versatile. A t-shirt in general is the perfect garment for the sunshine; effortlessly excellent at being dressed down for day wear, or dressed up for an evening event, or sunset dinner. With many more sunny days to come (we hope!), white fabric has three major benefits: it is cooler than other shades, such as black; it can be matched successfully with any other colour or pattern, and will emphasise the sun-kissed glow of your skin! I’ve put together my top 5…

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