Eco Grill: A sustainable BBQ grill made from 100% Alder wood

Looking for an eco-friendly BBQ to cook up a feast outdoors? Eco Grill, made from 100% Alder wood, is an environmentally-friendly option that has no carbon emissions and is completely biodegradable after use. Eco Grill, which is shaped like a tree stump, uses an environmentally friendly Alder charcoal and ignition system. Eco Grill cooks food in 20 minutes and will continue to burn for over … Continue reading Eco Grill: A sustainable BBQ grill made from 100% Alder wood

Silo: The inspirational story behind the UK’s first zero-waste restaurant

Silo in Brighton has pioneered zero waste dining in the UK – centred around using healthy ingredients in their entirety, being intuitive in their approach to creating meals, cutting out food miles, reusing wherever possible and eliminating waste. Launched in 2014, Silo, housed in an industrial-style building in Brigton’s North Laine area, accommodates a restaurant, bakery, coffee house and brewery all in one. Silo’s founder, owner and … Continue reading Silo: The inspirational story behind the UK’s first zero-waste restaurant

Refettorio Felix: Community kitchen to create meals from food waste for vulnerable people

Refettorio Felix’s community kitchen, Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert’s, will open its doors this June creating hearty meals from food waste, which will feed vulnerable people in the West London area. The community kitchen, which is not open to the public, will open its doors on 5 June to homeless people and other vulnerable people in the area for lunch from Monday to Friday. The aim is to … Continue reading Refettorio Felix: Community kitchen to create meals from food waste for vulnerable people

Food Waste: What food expiry dates really mean?

Every year, people throw away millions of tonnes of food they deem not safe to eat. They often check the expiration date, and if the date has passed, the food ends up in the bin. Is our lack of understanding of food labels contributing to food waste? via What Food Expiry Dates Really Mean? [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Food Waste: What food expiry dates really mean?

The Indigenous Bartender: Rosella or Hibiscus

Many of us in western countries know Hibiscus as a dry, dark burgundy red colour flower. But in Asia & West Africa this same species of wild flower is known as Rosella. I fell in love with hibiscus whilst I was learning about the Caribbean drinking culture and came across sorrell, a non-alcoholic beverage made […] via Rosella or Hibiscus — The Indigenous Bartender Continue reading The Indigenous Bartender: Rosella or Hibiscus

The Optimist: From surplus bagels to craft beer

Bagels are at the heart of a brand new beer in Sussex town. Known as the Optimist, this craft 5.0% amber ale is made from surplus bagels, donated by Brighton’s Bagelman stores. Optimist beer, created in collaboration with Franklins Brewing Co. and Bagelman, is available in a limited cask edition and bottles. Craft beer brewers, Franklins Brewing Co. uses surplus bagels in the malt bill in … Continue reading The Optimist: From surplus bagels to craft beer

Arthur Potts Dawson: The “original Green chef” helping to change the dynamics of the food industry

Arthur Potts Dawson, the “original Green chef” as Jamie Oliver once penned him, has long championed sustainable practices within the food and catering industry from his creation of “sustainably aware urban restaurants”, being an advocate for “wonky fruit and veg”, making use of everything in the kitchen long before it became coined “zero waste”, through to founding a supermarket “for the people, by the people”. … Continue reading Arthur Potts Dawson: The “original Green chef” helping to change the dynamics of the food industry

Trash Tiki: Bartender duo tackling zero waste in the industry with zest, creativity and attitude

Bartenders Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage are taking it upon themselves to tackle zero waste in the bar industry while also giving sustainability, and the conversations around the subject within the industry, a “personality injection”. The unique duo, who have teamed up to create Trash Tiki, are aiming to get the cocktail industry to take a rummage through their bins and create cocktails from waste. Trash … Continue reading Trash Tiki: Bartender duo tackling zero waste in the industry with zest, creativity and attitude

Tried & Tested: Coconut Oils for Cooking

Coconut oil is one of those all-round items that no household should be without. Its uses are numerous. More recently the shelves have been stacked with a range of brands selling food-grade coconut oil from extra virgin to organic. Coconut oil is highly nutritious and contains a superior disease fighting fatty acid called lauric acid, which kills harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi. This tropical … Continue reading Tried & Tested: Coconut Oils for Cooking