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Home Made Reusable Bamboo Straws

In a nutshell – plastic straws are not good for the planet, especially when they get into the sea and endanger wildlife. It is really easy to make your own ones from bamboo that you can use again and again. Why bother? Riding on the success of giving up single use plastic bottles since the Live LAGOM project (it’s 5 …

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Declutter your leftovers into something delicious

If you have lots of odds and ends in your food cupboards and fridge this decluttering prompt will give you ideas to use them up. You might find it helpful to look at the Food and Drink prompt first so you can identify food you really just don’t like first. There is no point trying to make something lovely out …

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How to make reusable wax cloth alternative to cling film

In a nutshell – Step by step easy instructions to make your own waxed fabric. It can be used instead of cling film to keep food fresh. If you like this tutorial and want more ideas to reduce your plastic waste please check out the Sustainable Summer Workbook. It has 42 easy ideas to make and do that the planet …

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Less waste – An A-Z of leftover food ideas.

In a nutshell – in the spirit of less waste the less-stuff Facebook group came up with lots of ideas for using up lefovers. They vary from vegan to meaty but can all be adapted to suit what you have.  My plan for using up leftovers is usually heavily reliant on having a blender. I’ve a stick blender which can …

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A week on WW2 rations – day 7

Breakfast toast and dippy egg, juice some cheating here with an extra egg but this used the last of the butter ration Lunch – out, T had chips, I had a sandwich Dinner – vegi sausages (in ration, I was intending vegi burgers but these were easier) mashed potato with some out of ration butter, sprouts and broccoli   The …

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A week on WW2 Rations – Day 6

Breakfast cornflakes and a small spoonful of sugar although there is loads of it left juice Lunch Toasted sandwiches, 2 x smoked salmon (bacon substitute) and mushroom for T 1 smoked salmon and mushroom for me and a bowl of vegi soup Dinner thoughts at 2pm something potato based, possibly pasties (again) We have most of my ration of cheese …

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A week on WW2 rations – day 5

Friday is an inset day at school so we plan to have a late Breakfast/Brunch Toast Vegi Sausage Baked Beans Fried Egg That will leave us just one egg until Monday and no more baked beans or sausages. It will also use up some of the butter ration with the toast. Late Lunch/Early Dinner Eating out! Yippee, hooray, I might …

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A week on WW2 rations – day 4

Halfway allready! I weigh 10st today, 1.4 down from yesterday. My neighbour has just come over with a lovely smoked rainbow trout so that is lunch for me! I still have extended soup to eat and I’m looking forward to the leftover mushroom soup, which was so easy to make despite using a little of the butter ration. Onions and …

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A week on WW2 rations – day 3

I should have weighed myself on Monday but I forgot – I’m 10st 1.4 I can’t imagine with all the sugar on the ration I will be anything less on Sunday. Breakfast Porridge and honey Juice We are out of honey and treacle, I think we will use our ration book to buy a pot of honey. Packed Lunch for …

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A week on WW2 rations – day 2

Menu plan Breakfast Porridge and honey juice Packed Lunch smoked salmon sandwich (instead of bacon which T doesnt eat) anzac biscuits juice raisins   My lunch vegi soup toasted tomato sandwich salad smoked salmon anzac biscuits Dinner smoked salmon, potato and mushroom pasty for T, mixed veg pasty for me with oven chips for both of us salad and beetroot …

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A week on WW2 rations – meal ideas

These are ideas for me and my 8 year old who does not eat meat so I’m substituting smoked salmon for bacon. He hardly eats any veg so this will be an interesting week. Breakfast for both of us: porridge with honey, apple sauce, sugar, milk, raisins (?) toast and butter/jam/marmite/honey dippy egg and toast and butter (can only do …

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A week on WW2 rations – day 1

Breakfast Porridge with treacle and left over strawberries cooked down, soya milk. I made tea in a teapot to stretch the bag out to 2 cups. T’s packed lunch is Cheese and mushroom sandwich, honey sandwich, raisins, juice (should be squash but we don’t have any) and a carrot with propeganda “carrots keep you healthy and help you see in …