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Living Off grid, Tree Change Journey

Posts by Venu Cameron

3 ways we reduce household waste

How do you get rid of household rubbish? Do you walk down your driveway with a fully loaded wheelie bin and have it emptied by someone else? Lucky you we don’t! This is how you can stop your weekly wheelie bin overflowing. The jungle dwellings household rubbish: Recycling We keep glass jars and large yoghurt containers for a kids bowling alley or DYI projects and storage. We recycle milk cartons, and cans.  In winter our fireplace helps burn paper and cardboard. This way we only have four garbage size bags of recycling a month. If a friend visits with a carton of beer, we make them take the empties home with them. Yes, I really do! Most visitors understand that we drive it to a recycling facility. On the weekly shopping trip we personally deliver our recycling, to the local

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#burntchef

#burntchef

What is the #burntchef about? I tried to make brownies… not your delicious calorie loaded variety, a healthier version. I am not trying to be better or cooler for making a healthier recipe. It is after gaining a heap of weight, conclusions were reached that food was making me fat! I still want to eat yummy things and just have to make healthier versions of the sweet delicious gold. Not really sure about the brownie thing, why not just eat cake or cookie dough? Oh right, it’s a combination of those textures that make brownies so popular, so I see that it is appealing! I got into making the healthy brownies one morning, I had all the ingredients and I had time so why not? I made them and I burnt them. Yes the brownies fought back, they know I

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Lunchbox life healthy mini banana muffins

Lunchbox life healthy mini banana muffins

VENUZI Recipe MINI BANANA MUFFINS How many: 24 mini or 12 large Time it takes: 30 mins cook and prep INGREDIENTS ½ cup unsalted butter ½ cup coconut sugar 1 egg (room temp) 3 small overripe bananas 1 tsp bi-carb soda, dissolved in 1 tsp hot water 1 ½ cups plain flour (Spelt or buckwheat are my choice) ½ tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp fresh nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon METHOD Preheat Oven 180 degrees Line muffin tin with muffin cups, spray with oil Cream butter and sugar with beater Add egg, bananas, vanilla and mix well Stir in the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt Add dissolved bi-carb Mix using the electric mixer or with a spoon, until fully combined (Add optional flavours at this point, with a spoon only) Using a spoon, and your finger, fill muffins

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Healthy Desserts "say No to the sugar craver inside of you"

Lunchbox life better biscuits

VENUZI Recipe Better Biscuits How many: 24 Time it takes: 25 mins cook and prep INGREDIENTS 1 cup coconut oil ½ cup coconut sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp almond extract 1 egg (room temp) 2 cups spelt flour (Option: include ½ cup almond meal) 1 tsp baking powder 1 ½ Tbs milk METHOD Preheat Oven 180 degrees Line two baking trays with baking paper Use electric mixer to beat coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla and almond extract until creamy and combined Add egg and mix again Sift in flour and baking powder Add milk and stir until combined Roll dough into tablespoon size balls, placing the ball on the lined tray about 5 cm apart (12 per tray) Once all the balls are rolled, use a fork or back of a spoon to squash the ball into a

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Why the Tree-change?

Why the Tree-change?

Yep, Tree-change and our beginning of that so if you have read About Venuzi, http://brandedsimple.co/venuzi/who-is-venuzi/ Yeah that one, you know my story. It wasn’t enough for my family, so we changed it all… How did we make the decision? Well this is a story about just that, as many can relate, it’s easy to get stuck in a life that isn’t what you want, feeling unhappy although we had everything and anything that you have ever wanted. A miracle happened, my mother in-law decided that her three kids could have an early inheritance, it’s not what you think, she isn’t overly rich, and didn’t pass out a million dollars, but it wasn’t far off! She gave her three kids her second home before the usual, after death scenario. This was extremely generous, she could have rented it out, made some

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