Eco-Hydrate Event – Strawberry, Grape and Lime Infused Water

Today was the 2nd Eco-Hydrate event for Careers Staff in Crawford House – and what a perfect sunny day for a refreshing drink! The infusion was strawberry, grape and lime and it was certainly a crowd pleaser! Emma, Dominic and Delia enjoyed it and several staff commented it was their favourite. Staff comments include: “Yummy! I…

Eco-Hydrate Event: Blueberry, Lemon and Mint Infused Water

Today was the first Eco-Hydrate event for Careers Staff in Crawford House. The infusion was Lemon, blueberry and mint. Ema was the first person to try it and thought it was awesome! Comments from other staff included: “Very refreshing” “Very nice mint – just needs vodka!” “Very pleasant and nice after-taste” “It’s a great idea!”…

Infused Water – Getting Started

Making your own infused water (see also the Eco-Hydrate event posted) Rating – easy Method: 1. Slice ingredients and leave in the water for min 2hrs to a max 24hrs, ideally in the fridge. I prefer to use filtered water to remove any chlorine or trace heavy metals. 2. Once you have infused the water with…

Eco-Hydrate: Infused Waters Coming to you 18th & 19th April!

Do you want to stay fully hydrated and be as healthy as you can be? Do you want to avoid unnecessary plastic bottle or cup waste ? Do you find buying bottled drinks during the day expensive?  If you answered YES to all 3 read on! Bottled water is a drain on the environment not only is much…

Fairtrade ‘Pina-Cocoa-Lada’ Smoothie

Fairtrade Breakfast Recipe This recipe came about one Saturday morning in an attempt to get my children to enjoy some avocado goodness, whilst treating them to a healthy chocolatey treat. They loved it! It makes a fantastic luxury breakfast drink for anyone who loves chocolate, either on its own or with a wholesome bowl of…

Transform Kale with store-cupboard saviours

Italian style kale, barley and bean soup (vegetarian or vegan) How often are you faced with some random vegetables at the bottom of your fridge on the day before your next weekly food shop? Take for example this array of kale, carrots, parsley and savoy cabbage. Tempted to throw them in the compost heap in a sense of frustration?…

Seasonal Superfood Salads

This is less of a recipe and more of a guide to a bowl of food that is densely nutritious and filling. Forget bland salads that find you hungry later. This is about eating a well balanced meal that offers dense nutrition to sustain you. It is also about eating in a sustainable way through a seasonal…

Super Leeks and Greens Soup

Leeks are in season in February and make a great alternative to onions. But what to do with them? Making a one pot soup is a great way to save on waste because you can eat the remainder the next day. Eating leeks with other vegetables, maybe from an organic vegetable box is a great way to have them . Yet if…

Saving the planet one meal at a time!

  We all know the environmental and health benefits of having more meat free days. It really is true that eating more vegetarian or vegan based meals and relying less on animal based produce at your table, is one of the biggest ways you can help the planet. The facts back this up: in 2006…