Useful websites, inspirational blogs & recommended cookbooks

Here is a list of everywhere I’ve either bought products, or gotten recipe ideas or tips and tricks for low-waste living and plant based deliciousness.  Many of the websites I used to find were either UK or US based so I hope all your Aussies find this more relevant than other blogs!

Package Free Stores/Recycling
http://thesourcebulkfoods.com.au/
 – THE BEST STORE EVER AND THEY DELIVER

http://www.alfalfahouse.org/ – funky little co-op in Newtown with a variety of package free products, including coffee

http://scoopwholefoods.com.au/ – another bulk-food store with a few outlets

http://nakedfoods.com.au/ – Newtown and another in Bondi where I work!

http://redcycle.net.au/redcycle/ – where to recycle soft plastics!

https://www.terracycle.com.au/en-AU – for all those ‘hard to recycle’ items from coffee capsules to laboratory waste!

Online Shops

Flora & Fauna
A range of beauty and household products, mostly in biodegradable packaging.  
All vegan products
https://www.floraandfauna.com.au/

Two Hands Project
Northern Beaches based non profit organisation with online store – reusable bottles, cups, straws, also present at local farmers markets and festivals
http://www.twohandsproject.org/

Biome
Has a no-waste/plastic free section with a range of household products and beauty items
http://www.biome.com.au/754-reduce-and-reuse

Life Without Plastic
A ‘one stop shop’ for all plastic free products
http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/store/

Nourished Life
These people really care about the planet!  Just be careful as not everything is strictly vegan
https://www.nourishedlife.com.au/

Cookbooks and Blogs

miyoko Get yourself a copy of this book and start making your own cheeses and yoghurts – because reasons

Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 5.17.59 pm.png The cookbook that started it all! My journey through plant-based life into veganism, and now towards a waste free life.  Suffice to say I would take a guess that at least 99% of these recipes are able to be done waste-free by either following them, or substituting ingredients (such as one dried fruit for another).  Highly recommend taking a look at Emily’s Blog This Rawsome Vegan Life too

Screen Shot 2017-12-20 at 11.52.30 am This is a fantastic resource for those who are struggling to be zero-waste without meat analogues – I’m talking chikun, porq, beaf, bacun, seafood replacements – all with the magical vital wheat gluten ingredient.  I have managed to source most of the ingredients in this book plastic free, or found substitutes (eg. I found dried mushrooms to make my own mushroom powder!) – available as a PDF download from the following website:
https://thegentlechef.com/gentle-chef-cookbooks/seitan-beyond-cookbook/

Screen Shot 2017-12-20 at 11.52.54 am This is my go to book for all of those random condiments and items that aren’t easily accessible package free – vegan butter, mustards, tomato sauces, pastas, mayonnaise.  This book is AMAZING and I cannot recommend it enough!  I went one step further and purchased an e-book instead of the real deal.

http://www.zerowastehome.com/ – Handy website with heaps of good tipes and an app that locates zero waste products

http://www.trashisfortossers.com/ – Another blogger who generates about a mason jar worth of trash in TWO YEARS!

http://treadingmyownpath.com/ – A stunningly presented blog with different categories for zero waste, plastic free, minimalistic living (and recipes too!)

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