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3 ways we reduce household waste

Did you know your scrunchy plastic rubbish can be turned into playground equipment? Learn how….

Here is how to change your dirty habits. Even a family household can reduce landfill and your weekly garbage…. If you live in Australia, you can turn the flexible plastic packaging into kids playground equipment, here is how… Keep the soft plastic in a separate bin bag. Take it to Coles or Woolworths or even give it to your supermarket online delivery driver, and join the The REDcycle Program! Its a simple supermarket based recycling program that invites consumers to gather together all their empty bread, cereal and frozen food bags, plastic shopping bags and other flexible plastic packaging and take them to their nearest Coles or Woolworths drop off point, (the red wheelie bin at the front of the store). The collected soft plastic material is delivered to their manufacturing partner, Replas to be turned into outdoor furniture for Aussie primary

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3 Easy ways our family reduces 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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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 / Mini Banana Muffins

NUT FREE + REFINED SUGAR FREE 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

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Better Biscuits
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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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