Plant Chicago: Developing local circular economies

The Plant – a collaborative community of small food businesses in Chicago – is showing what sustainable food production and economic development looks like by growing and producing food inside an repurposed industrial building. Founded on a model of closing waste, resource, and energy loops, The Plant currently houses over a dozen small businesses, including indoor and outdoor farms, kombucha and beer breweries, a bakery, a … Continue reading Plant Chicago: Developing local circular economies

The Dusty Knuckle Bakery helping hard-to-reach young people

The Dusty Knuckle Bakery are building a sustainable business with the aim of providing training and employment to hard-to-reach young people. The social enterprise started life from its humble beginnings in a shipping container in London’s Hackney in 2014. It has since grown into a permanent space in Dalston – complete with a cafe and a youth employment programme – allowing for more production and a cafe space, … Continue reading The Dusty Knuckle Bakery helping hard-to-reach young people

Recipe: Affogato

What do you get when you combine two of the world’s most wonderful foods – coffee and ice cream – for a sumptuous summer drink or dessert? Affogato – Italian gelato or ice cream “drowned” in a shot of espresso. If you like almonds, the below recipe also uses crushed amaretti biscuits to give this Affogato an added touch of special. Ingredients:  1 shot of … Continue reading Recipe: Affogato

Recipe: Sesame and Ginger Dressing

If you are looking for an Asian-inspired dressing to dress up your salads, this Sesame and Ginger Salad Dressing is a perfect accompaniment to warm chicken salads, any fish of your choice, or poured over vegetables. Ingredients: 4 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp sesame oil 3 tbsp sunflower oil 1/2 tbsp honey 4 tbsp white vinegar 1 tsp minced ginger Method:  Add all ingredients to … Continue reading Recipe: Sesame and Ginger Dressing

Hive & Keeper: Putting British honey, the bees and the beekeepers back on the map

British honey is a reflection of the magical isle that the bees inhabit – rich, diverse and spectacular with the taste, colour and textures varying widely, from dark brown to almost white, from spicy to nutty and fruity, and from runny smooth to set with a granular bite. Honouring the colourful and epic journey of the bees, and capturing their essence in their most natural state … Continue reading Hive & Keeper: Putting British honey, the bees and the beekeepers back on the map

Underground farm feeding Londoners hydroponically and sustainably

Growing Underground – an underground farm housed 33 metres below the busy London streets of Clapham – is providing fertile ground for fresh micro greens and salad leaves to be grown sustainably. The farm sits inside a WWII bomb shelter. Eight of these shelters were built across London during the war, and they were each built to house around 8,000 people. The tunnel system is … Continue reading Underground farm feeding Londoners hydroponically and sustainably

Recipe: Dragon Fruit Coconut Macaroons

Dragon Fruit or Pitaya is a luscious fruit, grown in tropical climates on cactus plants. Dragon fruits boast numerous health benefits including a strengthened immune system, faster healing of bruises and wounds, and fewer respiratory problems. Rich in antioxidants, they contain vitamin C (equivalent to 10% of the daily value), polyunsaturated (good) fatty acids, and several B vitamins for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as carotene and protein. … Continue reading Recipe: Dragon Fruit Coconut Macaroons

Recipe: Chocolate and Avocado Layer Bars

The lush green flesh of avocado is not only packed full of vitamins and minerals, but the smooth and creamy texture make it versatile for use in both sweet and savoury dishes. Check out the below video for a healthy chocolate and avocado no-bake layer bars. Made using a few simple ingredients including avocado, coconut oil, and chocolate chips. If you like mint, add a … Continue reading Recipe: Chocolate and Avocado Layer Bars

Sushisamba’s indigenous-inspired menu offers a taste of the Peruvian Amazon

Sushisamba – the pioneers of Peruvian, Brazilian and Japanese cuisine – is providing diners with the opportunity to experience meals featuring ingredients, grown and harvested in the Peruvian rainforest by the Asháninka, Peru’s largest indigenous group. Sushisamba chefs have created a unique limited-edition menu as part of Earth Week blending the classic flavours of Sushisamba’s cuisine with rich rainforest ingredients including chocolate, coffee and dried fruit … Continue reading Sushisamba’s indigenous-inspired menu offers a taste of the Peruvian Amazon