*** ALERT *** Cat Food Recall

*** ALERT *** FOR URGENT ATTENTION OF CAT OWNERS *This post will be regularly updated with the latest information. Please continue to check back for updates* Last updated 26/08/2021 Previously updated on 02/07/2021, 25/06/2021 and 19/06/2021 Originally published 16/06/2021 UPDATE 26/08/2021 *Update from FSA and Pets at Home – see bottom of post*   Several … Read more

Giving Your Body All the Nutrients It Needs

The food we put into our bodies is more than something enjoyable and delicious. It’s the fuel that our bodies use to get us through each day. Of course, different foods are better for us than others. Some are packed with nutrients. Some are nutritionally devoid and often referred to as “junk food”. If you’re … Read more

Reducing Food Waste – Zero Waste Week Successes (And Some Challenges!)

Zero Waste Week is coming to an end; but the Zero Waste lifestyle carries on. This year, we’ve learned about reducing food waste. An unfathomable amount is thrown away each year and this has a colossal impact on the world around us. It affects climate change; which in turn affects habitats, ecosystems and life across … Read more

Best Before vs Use By: How To Reduce Food Waste Using A Common Sense Approach To Best Before Dates

Unlike ‘Use By’ dates, ‘Best Before’ dates are not about food safety but rather food quality. The timeframe given is an indicator of when the expected standard of the food or drink is most likely to change. Historically, the government has discussed removing this label, as it is somewhat misleading and widely considered confusing; as … Read more

Changing Food Shopping Habits To Reduce Food Waste

One of the key principles of Zero Waste Week is reduce; this doesn’t just apply to plastics but also to food. Of course, no-one should ever go hungry; positive habits are not built from depriving yourself or others. However, changing food shopping habits do have an impact of how much food we waste; so today … Read more

How To Reduce Fresh Food Waste

Today marks the start of Zero Waste Week and this year the theme is reducing food waste. To begin, we are going to head to the fridge and look at how to reduce fresh food waste in particular. Food Waste in the UK The amount of food waste the average UK household throws feels incomprehensible. … Read more

Why We Chose A Plant-Based Diet

As many of my readers will know, I am vegetarian and Squiggle eats mainly vegan food only. She doesn’t generally eat dairy, but she is not entirely vegan; if it is a small unnoticeable ingredient within something else then she will accept this. She will (rarely) drink milkshakes too, on the odd occasion. However she … Read more

Reducing Food Waste and Packaging

Reducing Food Waste and Packaging #ZeroWasteWeek

Did you know the average UK household throws away 22% of their weekly food shop? This adds up to £700 per year! This food waste is a huge factor in climate change. Understanding Food Waste As I mentioned, the UK has a major issue with food waste. The industry itself produces approximately 1.9 million tonnes … Read more