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Sunday, December 9, 2018

THE ULTIMATE VEGAN PASTA RECIPE // homemade fresh pasta without eggs

Hello everyone! I haven’t made homemade pasta since going vegan, because I had this idea that homemade fresh vegan pasta would be less good than the homemade pasta with eggs I used to make. But I decided to give it a go, because I know most dry pasta as vegan anyway, so my ideas regarding fresh vegan pasta were very poorly founded. And boy, have I missed out. I made this recipe and I loved it so much, I ate the entire thing, no joke. I had my basil-spinach pasta with lemon zest, salt and pepper and I was the happiest of campers.

also watch: making vegan calzones

Step 1: Start by mixing 2 cups of durum flour with 1 cup ordinary flour. Add 1 tbsp of salt and a pinch of sugar. For a bit of yellow colour (which usually comes from egg yolk) I added some turmeric. Mix your dry ingredients with ½ a cup of olive oil and 1 cup of water (it can be necessary to add more water, so add it little by little) The consistency should resemble a cookie dough. Set it aside for a while.

also watch: how I store greens plastic free

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Step 2: While the pasta dough is resting it’s time to make the greens! Blend together ½ a cup of olive oil with ½ a cup of water. Add whatever greens you prefer. I used 2 cups of fresh spinach and 1 cup of fresh basil. Blend it until it resembles a thick juice.

also watch: making pink vegan pancakes

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Step 3: Knead the dough together with the juice. It’ll be super sticky at first by keep adding flour to the dough until it resembles a collective mass. The more you work the dough the more the colour will become consistent. Just take a look at the difference between the top and bottom pictures.

also watch: I cooked my family a vegan zero waste dinner

Step 4: It’s time to roll out the dough. I use a pasta machine, but you can also use a rolling pin (it’ll take a little longer but definitely possible). Roll the dough to the desired thinness (as depicted above). When the desired thinness is reached, fold the dough three-four times on itself and roll it again. I’ve skipped this step so many times, but seriously the pasta will be way more flexible and have a way better texture, so I recommend you do it although it seems like a weird step. Also, it will help with the consistent colouring.

also read: stir-fry with vegan nuggets

Step 5: When you have reached the desire thinness (again), it’s time to decide which pasta shape you want. I love both cappellini, which is super delicate and thin and tagliatelle, which is thicker and wider. I also tried to make a few farfalle which turned out way better than I had hoped. Boil salted water and don’t cook the pasta for longer than 3 minutes. The most important tips here are: wait until the water is completely boiling before you add the pasta and boil the pasta in the largest pot you have.

also read: recipe – vegan cauliflower bites

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Step 6: Eat and be happy. As I said, I literally ate this pasta naked, no sauce, no sides (apart from basil leaves and lemon zest). It has so much flavour and the texture is to die for. You can also experiment with other colour, beets, activated charcoal etc.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A Guide to Zero Waste Gift Giving

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Also watch: MY ZERO WASTE HOLIDAY TIPS // 5 Tricks to Lessen Your Impact

Glade jul, grønne jul! Ønsker du dig en jul med mere bæredygtighed, der ikke går på kompromis med hyggen, så er Sustain Dailys julestafet som skabt for dig! Hver dag åbnes en ny låge til masser af juleinspiration, så du dag for dag kommer tættere på en grønnere jul.

 

Hello everybody! I have never been one to respect wish lists or registers, neither have I ever been one to simply walk into a department store and purchase products that I hope my loved ones will cherish; because sadly, the fewest of us actually cherish the mass-produced goods that we are so insistently told to by advertisers to buy. I believe that for a lot of people January is spent returning or exchanging gifts that where either just not right or maybe even entirely off. In either case I suggest we look at gifts that require less packaging, and certainly no disposable gift wrapping. Yeah gift wrapping is an issue of mine, as there is annually spent 2.9 billion dollars on gift wrap in the US alone, and most gift wrapping is a combined product and thus must go to landfills. Not to talk about the unethical and unsustainable production of most goods, i.e. fast fashion and other cheap products. I stopped buying out of quantity a long time ago, and instead focus of items that last forever, like the “buy me once” products. However, for the most part I love to give experiences. I have put together a zero waste gift guide, providing you with inspiration for experience-based gifts and you will not want to exchange and that will last you a lifetime.

Also watch: Waste-Free Gift Wrapping // Zero Waste Holiday Vlog
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Also watch: Zero Waste Gift Wrapping Vlog 2017
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Also read: My Zero Waste Gift Wrapping Guide 2016
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Also read: How To Deal With Non-Zero Waste Gifts
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Stir-Fry with Vegan Nuggets // Recipe

Also read: 3 Easy Zero Waste Recipes

Hello everybody! Even though we are now entering December, and also wtf I am not ready, we can still enjoy dishes that are far from holiday themed. Actually I sometimes prefer that, otherwise I will be fed up with Christmas before it even begins. Therefore, I enjoy a good stir-fry, any time of the year.

This is one of those dishes that will rid you of all food scraps or small veggie pieces; it is the perfect anti-food waste recipe. I recommend not looking to much at what kind of vegetables I used, but look in your own fridge and use what you have, or what you can find plastic free. This recipe is not meant to be followed step by step, but more as inspiration. Let’s fight food waste!

Also I did a collab with LikeMeat in Instagram recently and they gave me an insane amount of the boxes with vegan meat alternatives. This is also a recipe that lets me use some of them, so that’s a win-win. LikeMeat’s vegan nuggets come in cardboard – no plastic packaging and I am in heaven. The first time I tried them I had them just with ketchup, they are heavenly and they have saved me from hangover cravings so many times at this point.

Also read: Falafel Recipe and Buy It Once Attitude

Ingredients: 

For the stir-fry I used: 1 cup of fresh spinach // 1 cup of bok choi // 1 small onion // 2 tbsps of spring onion // 2 cups of cooked noodles // 1 cup of broccoli //  ½ a cup of peas // LikeMeat vegan nuggets

For the sauce I used: 4 tbsps of soy sauce // 2 tbsps of sweet chili sauce // 1 tbsp of peanut butter // salt, pepper and garlic to taste

Also watch: Vegan Taco Cake // Plantbased Threadbanger Remake

This is how I did it: Heat a pan or a skillet and add a few tbsps of frying oil. When the oil is adequately hot, stir in onions and a few tbsps of the sauce. Let that simmer for about 3 minutes, then add the noodles with additional oil. (heat another pan and fry the vegan nuggets until golden brown). When the noodles are nice and fried add in the greens; also turn the heat down at this point. Lastly add the vegan nuggets with the rest of the sauce.

Also read: Recipe // Vegan Cauliflower Bites
Some of the ingredients is sponsored by LikeMeat
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