Eco-conscious couple serve up food waste to guests at their wedding

Food that would have otherwise gone to waste made its way on to the wedding menu of an eco-conscious couple in North of England. The Real Junk Food Project (RJFP) was enlisted to create a menu for the Leeds-based couple Cherie Harris and James Mainwaring’s wedding day, made up entirely of food that outlets would otherwise have discarded. A total of 140 guests enjoyed a menu that included spinach … Continue reading Eco-conscious couple serve up food waste to guests at their wedding

Recipe: Honey-Sriracha Chicken

Sriracha is a kick-ass condiment with the full flavour of chilli and garlic. It  adds a perfect accompaniment to just about any meal. With summer in full swing, whether you are looking for marinades to sauce-up your meats on the BBQ or to bake, check out this Honey-Sriracha Chicken recipe which gives a sweet-and-sour style kick to chicken. If you like your food spicy, adapt … Continue reading Recipe: Honey-Sriracha Chicken

The Felix Project: Helping to tackle food waste and food poverty in London

The Felix Project is an innovative project that aims to tackle food waste and food poverty in London. The project collects good quality food from suppliers, that would otherwise go to waste, then delivers it to charities so they can give vulnerable people a healthy meal or snack. By collecting surplus food from suppliers including supermarkets and wholesalers and delivering it local charities and projects, The … Continue reading The Felix Project: Helping to tackle food waste and food poverty in London

DIY Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

Apple Cider Vinegar, like coconut oil and aloe vera, is a natural must-have that can be used for everything and anything – from maintaining good health, making a hair softening hair rinse through to household use. When purchasing Apple Cider Vinegar, look for the raw, organic, unfiltered varieties which contain the mother. The mother is a complex structure of living organisms or beneficial bacteria that work together … Continue reading DIY Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

Iowa-based grocery store grows its own produce on shop front’s living walls

An Iowa-based grocery store is growing some of its own produce on living walls on the outside of the shop front, in an effort to grow local and no longer be heavily reliant on imported produce. Hy-Vee grocery store in Davenport, Iowa commissioned Friday’s Fresh Market (FFM) to install and maintain two eight-tower Grow Walls (hydroponic vertical gardens) on the outside of their store – … Continue reading Iowa-based grocery store grows its own produce on shop front’s living walls

Recipe: Elderflower Cordial

A sparkling elderflower drink makes a great beverage to quench a thirst during the summer months, with its distinct aroma and taste. The elderflower is a plant that has been used for over four thousand years in different cultures due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Some of the most common health benefits of the elderflower is that it treats sinus infections, the flu, common … Continue reading Recipe: Elderflower Cordial

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