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Now that I've finally handed in my thesis I am free to have fun in the kitchen again. My newest project: beet ginger kvass .
This will be my first ever kvass and I'm super excited and can't wait to try it. But as with every fermentation project it's all about patience. In fact, that is what I like about it. With fermentation you can't rush but you must give it the time that it needs. It is the complete opposite of today's hectic world. Because of that I find it almost therapeutic to watch my different ferments progress in their various jars.
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#fermentation #kvass #beets #ginger #slowfood #beetkvass #ferment #kitchen #food #relax #zerowasteliving #nosuchthingaswaste #slowliving #homemade #homecooked
Why did nobody tell me how delicious almond butter is?! I feel like I've been missing out on some.major deliciousness 😋 Luckily, an overflow of expired almonds lead to me making some homemade almond butter. Which caused me to goon a bit of an almond butter binge 🤣
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It is about the easiest thing to make all you need is
- almonds - a food processor or blender
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You heat the almonds in the oven at 150°C/ 300°F for about 15 min. Warming the almonds makes it easier to extract the oils and thereby a creamier butter.
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Blend until smooth and creamy (about 10 min)
Optionally you can also add sea salt, honey, cinnamon or whatever other flavorings you'd like.
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Store in an airtight jar in the fridge and enjoy on literally EVERYTHING!
Even something as simple as a banana can be a symbol of our society! When I see these brown bananas it reminds me of the saying: "don't judge a book by its cover"
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These guys haven't gone bad, they may be ugly on the outside but inside they are still delicious! Brown bananas are perfect for so many things. 🍌 bread, nice cream, smoothies, 🍌 pancakes. You name it!
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Sadly, in today's throw away world a brown banana has lost nearly all its value. Once it isn't appealing and perfect on the outside anymore it is  barely better than trash. But we can change that #brownbananasmatter 😋😊😍
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#banana #foodwaste #foodislife #stopfoodwaste #nosuchthingaswaste #notrash #foodmatters #trashfreeearth #conciousliving #reduce #wastefree
Went #dumpsterdiving last week! This is what we found in only two stores bins on one evening. And that is only what we could carry 😮
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One reason why supermarkets throw away so much food is the way we package. I mean let's be honest, would you pay the same price for a 1 kg bag of apples if one apple was moldy?
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Probably not... This forces the supermarket to throw that bag away. But if we stopped packing all our fruit and vegetables into large bags only the one that actually went bad could be tossed. .
So what can you do?
- Opt for unpackaged when possible
- Buy the bag of apples with the dented one
- Go to the farmers market, join a food co-op or other supermarket alternative if you can
-  Go dumpster diving ;)
- Be mindful of how much you waste at home
- Other ideas? Let me know what you think?
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#dumpsterdive #foodwaste #trashfood #food #groceryhaul #foodislife #trashfreeearth #conciousliving #ecoliving #plasticfree
My first ever sourdough loaf is currently cooling in the kitchen to kick off the Easter days 😊😘😃 I forgot to score it, hence the slightly off shape. This is my second try with sourdough,  since my first starter didn't make it😅
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Sourdough uses wild yeast rather than commercial baking yeast which comes with several advantages such as not having to buy yeast (making it more zero waste), a more complex flavored bread that is also healthier and stays fresh longer (or so I've read😂)
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Have you tried sourdough? Any pro tips or awesome recipes I should try?
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#bread #breadmaking #homemade #baking #diy #sourdough #wildyeast #fermentation #food #brunch #zerowasteliving #sourdoughbread
I finally ran out of sponges!! (I've never been this excited about running out of cleaning supplies :P) So I got to try my first sponge alternative from #sonett
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So far so good, I am pretty happy with them after using one for about a week now. They are washable and feel quite durable but only time will tell on that one. I love that the packaging is plastic free.
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#sponge #zerowastecleaning #zerowaste #nowaste #eco #reduce #reuse #trashfreeearth #conciousliving #conciousness #plasticfree #ditchthedisposables #frugalliving #bethechange #ecoliving #makeadifference #savetheplanet #trashfree #notrash #nulaffald #københavn #bæredygtigt #sustainable #zerowastecollective  #ourplanetourhome
Last week I went to #loesmarket to stock up on some pantry items. Since it is kind of far from home, I don't goas often as I would like, but when I do it is always a pleasure. .
I got some sugar, black beans, and colorful pasta. I also got a refill for our dishsoap and decided to try out there conditioner. Already used it once and was quite happy with the results, even though it isn't as rich as my hair would need (package free natural hair items are just so hard to come by :( )
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#zerowaste #nowaste #packagefree #conditioner #bulkstore #groceryhaul #eco #reduce #reuse #trashfreeearth #plasticfree #ecoliving #makeadifference #trashfree #notrash #nulaffald #københavn #bæredygtigt #sustainable #zerowastecollective  #ourplanetourhome
Ready for spring? I sure am! Can't wait until it finally gets here. Especially since I've been sick for the second time this year last week.
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In the meantime, I whipped up this 🍫 chocolate body butter (with a bronzing effect) in just 10 minutes 😮 and so can you cause the link is in my BIO 😋 just make sure you store it away from the kitchen cause it looks super eadible and yummy. No worries it won't kill anyone if it is tastednhy mistake, it's all natural after all 😊
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#homemade #chocolate #bodybutter #bodylotion #DIY #diyskincare #naturalskincare #whippedbodybutter #sheabutter #zerowasteliving #natural #sheabutter #skincare #handmade
Sorry, I went silent on you but winter got to me once again and I was in bed most of last week 😓 Luckily my new @vireo_me travel thermos arrived just in time!
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So far, I am absolutely in love with it (and this is not a sponsored post just so you know 😋). It comes with a built-in tea strainer that can be used for loose leaf tea. The packaging was completely plastic-free AND I got a free bamboo spoon.
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It almost makes me happy that my boyfriend broke the old one by putting it in the dishwasher 😆
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#zerowaste #nowaste #eco #reduce #reuse #trashfreeearth #conciousliving #conciousness #plasticfree #vireo #ditchthedisposables #frugal #frugalliving #bethechange #ecoliving #makeadifference #travelmug #trashfree #notrash #nulaffald #københavn #bæredygtigt #sustainable #zerowastecollective  #ourplanetourhome
Happy international women's day!
I want to take moment today to remind all of you how important it is to be true to yourself. Be the heroine in your own life, be brave, be daring, be different.
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And all my love and admiration to the women out there who are doing exactly that every single day. Who are making a difference, treading their own path and living their truth, no matter what others may think or what the odds may be. .
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#womenempowerment #womensday #internationalwomensday #heroine #bravery #feminine #makeadifference #truetoyourself #love #different #beautiful #women
Made this lovely walnut bread recently 🍞 baking my own bread is quickly becoming one of my favorite weekend activities. Next step will be mastering sourdough.
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I recently learned that part of the reason why we traditional score the top of a loaf before baking is that it allowed families to identify their bread again after it was baked in communal ovens as each family had their very own pattern. Naturally now I wanna have one too. May need a little refining though 😋
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The other (and more practical) reason is that it allows you to control where the bread expands to in the oven rather than having your loaf break at a random point. But who wants to know about the boring reason? 😆🤣
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#food #bread #breadmaking  #walnut #homemade #scoring #didyouknow  #yeast #freshbread #baking #delicious #frugal #fromscratch #homebaker #doityourself #diy #betterthanbought
Ever leave the house and suddenly get really hungry but dunno what to do about it? One of my biggest challenges when trying to reduce my waste has been making sure I always leave the house prepared. .
It can be hard to find both healthy and sustainable things to snack on or eat when hunger hits during the day. And I'll be honest, I have a tendency to get really #hangry 😂
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So I try to prep lunch and to make time to make snacks on the weekend that I can eat during the week. But sometimes I just have too much to do or I forget and then my choices are not always up to standard. What do you recommend in these situations?
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#snacks #healthyhabits #zerowasteliving  #packedlunch #packagefree #healthyfood #hungry #eatingout #sustainableliving #smartchoices #recommendations #zerowaste #plasticfree