A Quick Vegetarian Meal With Environmental Benefits From Locally Grown Produce

Borlotti bean and vegetable casserole with grilled Lebanese eggplant

Day 38 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living, where I create a delicious and quick vegetarian meal with big environmental benefits from locally grown produce.

One of the best things about summer is the variety of vegetables available.  So many different colours, flavours and textures!

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3 Lower Carbon Energy Efficient Ways To Cook Fruit


Days 29, 30, 31 & 32 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Summer in my garden means lots of fruit. And with so many plums at the moment, both on my trees and on the ground, the question arises: how to use them all so none go to waste? This is especially important given they now contain nutrients and water they have extracted from my soil and their come with zero food miles and thus, unlike anything I buy, zero damage to our climate from energy used to grow, transport and store them.

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Why It Is Important To Gather & Use Fallen Fruit…And How To Do It

Fallen plums amongst leaf litter mulch

Day 27 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

I love growing my own food.

Getting local food without the effort of growing or picking it is even better. Continue reading

Experimenting With #Meatfree Monday Eating – Days 21 & 22 of Low Carbon Living

Black beans & quinoa mixed with chopped tomato, rocket & red onion in white salad bowl

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Day 21 & 22 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living: I create a new meat-free dish with local ingredients.

How are you going with eating a lower carbon diet?

I find that hot weather, holidays, tiredness and being busy all contribute to lowering my imagination and energy when it comes to meal preparation.

However, in the interests of keeping the carbon footprint of my food down, and my success at the Climatarian Challenge up, yesterday I created a new dish…from local Continue reading

Weeds For The Best Mulch For Citrus – Day 10 of Low Carbon Living

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Day 10 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Rain + warmth = weeds.

Return from travels = weeds.

Weeds. Weeds. Weeds. Continue reading