How to regrow food from kitchen scraps

How to regrow food from kitchen scraps

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch. I’m here to prove that wrong, but this free lunch will only consist of regrowth of spring onions.

Okay, maybe it's just a free snack or garnish. But, hey, it’s still free, happy days.

This is SO simple, it takes zero skill. If you are far from green fingered, I promise you can still do this. It's even more forgiving than keeping a succulent- and you only need to think about it every few days for a couple of weeks. If you’ve used up all your maternal plant love by then, you can eat all of the spring onions, or you can snip the regrowth and watch them resprout.

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Zero Waste Breakfast Ideas

Zero Waste Breakfast Ideas

A few simple switches can make for a completely Zero Waste breakfast, or at least one with dramatically less waste. I found breakfast was by far the easiest meal to make zero waste.

Mine and Anna’s staple go to was porridge, so we simply made these changes:

Buy in bulk, the oats and the toppings came straight from a bulk shop into our containers, Or in Anna’s case, straight from her farm back home into a container for her to bring back.

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Zero Waste Chocolate Almond Milk

Zero Waste Chocolate Almond Milk

Our Almond Milk blog is our most popular blog of all time. I’ve not just made that up to sound fancier than we really are, it’s true, it has had the most views by a LONG way.

I’ve been having a little play around with this recipe, because you all love it so, and my two favourite concoctions have been chocolate and golden milk (recipe coming soon, do not fret)

Our recipe for chocolate almond milk is so great (if I do say so myself) that it can be glugged straight from the bottle, as it is yummy enough to drink solo. Its also super healthy- you know me, I always like to be able to identify EVERY ingredient in anything I ingest.

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The Clean Kilo

The Clean Kilo

On 17th January, The Clean Kilo surpassed their crowdfunding target and raised £18,837 to fund the opening of the first zero waste shop in Birmingham. 

With the risk of sounding dramatic, this shop is going to be life-changing for me.

Why? Because I have to travel to Bristol, or London with a huge backpack or suitcase if I want to stock up on proper zero waste goodies. When The Clean Kilo opens, I can travel 15 minutes on the bus to stock up my pantry, then head to the Bull Ring market for my veggies, meats or eggs.

I have been on this zero waste journey for a while now, and I'll be honest, it felt lonely to be on this journey – like it was only me who cared about it in the city I lived in.

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The 'whatever is in the cupboard' Granola

The 'whatever is in the cupboard' Granola

Oh, granola, we love you. Filling, yummy, delicious, granola... 

You can use granola to make cereal bars or overnight oats and it can be used to finish whatever you've got in your pantry.

Those last few hazelnuts hiding at the back, those oats that are obstructing the space of other goodness, seeds that simply taste boring on their own – whatever you want!

Plus – our granola recipe uses up the pulp from our Apple Juice recipe and the nut meal from our Almond Milk. If you have these two to hand, pull them out of the freezer the night before you want to make granola and if they were chilling in the fridge, bring them to room temperature before you start the recipe. 

Haven't made these recipes before or don't want to? Fear not! We've made some notes about possible adjustments below. 

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