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Zero Waste Week – 2020 Day One

By Anna Pitt / September 7, 2020 /

First up, we’re going to send you off to your fridge. Open up and take a look inside. We’re going to create an “Eat Me First” shelf. In a hurry? Skip to here for your 10 minute challenge and you can think about the reasons later! For those of you who have the time and…

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An Eat Me First shelf for your fridge – the student / shared house version

By Anna Pitt / September 7, 2020 /

  Make your “Eat Me First” shelf to get that fridge under control – the student / shared household version I realise you might be saying, “I’ve only got one shelf”. I realise you might feel like you are the only one who cares about reducing food waste. I realise your freezer might be so…

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The Eat Me First Shelf

The 10 minute “Eat Me First” shelf in your fridge

By Anna Pitt / September 7, 2020 /

  The 10 Minute Monday Challenge: You are 10 minutes and 10 steps away from creating your Eat Me First shelf in your fridge. The best ever way to reduce your food waste. Go!   Ingredients A bowl of hot water with washing up liquid. A clean cloth A clean tea towel Two scraps of…

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Potato Peel Cookies

By Anna Pitt / April 3, 2020 /

If you’ve started Rachelle’s fantastic Waste Less, Enjoy More During Lockdown course you’ll love this recipe. Mr Pitt has never really been a fan of the potato skin crisps I make, so the skins were often ending up in the compost these days as I can’t eat them all myself and we are not expecting…

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Preparing for Self Isolation – a Zero Waste (and No Panic Buying) Shopping List!

By Anna Pitt / March 9, 2020 /

Mr Pitt came home the other day and told me a colleague of his said he’d been to the supermarket and the shelves were empty. Panic buying? It seems. Coronavirus is constantly in the media. Conferences are being postponed or cancelled, people are postponing travel plans, some countries are banning large gatherings – France says…

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Lentil bake – the IBS friendly way

By Anna Pitt / February 27, 2020 /

I recently had the experience of cooking for a friend who has to avoid a whole load of staple ingredients that I use (and she used to use) all the time. She can’t eat any pulses that have skins. I had never thought about pulses having skins! Apparently red lentils don’t.  She can’t eat onions,…

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The decade that circular becomes mainstream

By Anna Pitt / January 14, 2020 /

I was delighted to see this at the start of 2020. We have a new decade so let’s make this the decade when sustainable circular economy principles become mainstream. I used to think that with my (nearly) Zero Waste lifestyle, putting my residual waste bin out for collection just once a year, I was one…

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Your Boxing Day Nutritious and Delicious Leftovers Lunch

By Anna Pitt / December 22, 2019 /

The perfect Boxing Day lunch is a Leftovers Delight in our house. We always have a big family gathering on Boxing Day, and the main event is the rest of the turkey and of course, the traditional Boxing Day Bubble and Squeak. The great thing is, it doesn’t seem like a plate of “healthy”, but…

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Going Glitter Free this Christmas

By Anna Pitt / December 4, 2019 /

Yay! It’s December, so I’m officially allowed to talk about Christmas and wear my lovely second hand Christmas t-shirt. My family ban all discussion of Christmas until December, but I was discussing greener alternatives to Christmas at Naked Wines back in October.  And one of my favourite tips that they shared was doing a Secret Santa…

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My top 10 tips for Zero Waste Champions

By Anna Pitt / September 12, 2019 /

I’ve worked for several years now as a “Love Food Hate Waste Champion” for Oxfordshire County Council. However, earlier this year I left Oxfordshire for pastures new and was very sorry not to be continuing with this role. I met up with Becky from the waste management team to share some of the issues I’ve…

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