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  • 5 Ideas to Help You Reconnect with Nature

    Being in nature can help you feel less stressed, relax, and improve your general mood. Here at KiteNest, we want your mental health to be in the best shape possible, so we’ve come up with a list of 5 suggestions to help you reconnect with nature. 
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    5 Ideas to Help You Reconnect with Nature
  • How Cruelty Free Cosmetics Can Help The Planet

    If you want to connect with and protect nature, then take a look at your cosmetic bag. Opting for cruelty-free cosmetics and careful consumerism is an easy way you can help to save our planet.
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    How Cruelty Free Cosmetics Can Help The Planet
  • KiteNest Nosh: Banana Breakfast Muffins

    These delicious breakfast muffins are much easier to make than you'd expect. They're also vegan and free from refined sugar.

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    KiteNest Nosh: Banana Breakfast Muffins
  • What Is Shea Butter and How Can It Benefit Your Skin?

    Want to protect your skin and the planet? Shea butter is your champion. But what exactly is shea butter? And what makes it such an incredible ingredient?
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    What Is Shea Butter and How Can It Benefit Your Skin?
  • Protect Your Patch as a Backyard Nature Guardian

    Backyard Nature is a project working towards raising awareness, helping people connect to the world and save the nature on our doorsteps. One of the coolest things about Backyard Nature is that you get to pick your patch - and they don’t mind if it’s as big as a football pitch, or just a little plant pot on your bedroom window
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    Protect Your Patch as a Backyard Nature Guardian
  • What You Need to Know About the Parabens in Your Skincare

    Paraben use risks the formation of cancerous cells, can result in coral reef destruction and over time can leave your skin looking red, irritated and sensitive.  Here's how you can cut them out!
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    What You Need to Know About the Parabens in Your Skincare
  • Cut Plastic on a Budget in 2021

    You don’t have to be rich to tackle plastic pollution. Reducing your plastic consumption not only helps to save our planet, but also your hard-earned pennies.  
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    Cut Plastic on a Budget in 2021
  • Crispy Tofu Sweet & Sour

    This delicious crispy tofu sweet and sour is a takeaway favourite. Here's how you can make your own vegan version of the dish! 
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    Crispy Tofu Sweet & Sour
  • 10 Tip for Self-care During the Winter Months

    With all the things that make winter difficult - the cold, the rain, the short days, the way that heating dries out your skin - it’s more important than ever to keep looking after yourself. Here are 10 things that we recommend you do to keep your mind feeling summery in the depths of winter. 
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    10 Tip for Self-care During the Winter Months
  • KiteNest Nosh: Plant Pure Dahl with Coriander Chutney

    The perfect plant-based Indian meal. This hearty recipe makes 4 to 6 servings depending on how big your portions are. When it comes to Dahl, the bigger the bowl, the better. Serve with brown rice and a big dollop of chutney.

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    KiteNest Nosh: Plant Pure Dahl with Coriander Chutney
  • Why should I switch to natural shampoo? 

    Your hair is your crowning glory. Whether curly or straight, black or blonde, long or short, your hair is usually something your recognised by. With something so intertwined with your look, you need to be treating your hair with the love it deserves. Naturally. 
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    Why should I switch to natural shampoo? 
  • Why we're not having a January sale

    If you’re looking for a January Sale here at KiteNest, you won’t be getting one. Here's why. 
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    Why we're not having a January sale
  • KiteNest Nosh: Super Seedy Fruity Porridge

    Packed with fibre, fresh fruits and healthy fats, this hearty breakfast will keepyou plant powered right through until a late lunch. Shake it up with different toppings!  This recipe comfortably serves one hungry person, but can easily be scaledup. The trick with porridge is to stick to the ratio of 1 part porridge oats to2 parts liquid.  Ingredients: For the Porridge: 40g porridge oats 100g blueberries 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp ground flaxseed 130ml plant-based milk of your choice 130ml water For the Topping: 4 frozen strawberries 1 banana Dollop of peanut butter Drizzle of maple syrup Sprinkle of...

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    KiteNest Nosh: Super Seedy Fruity Porridge
  • How do I reduce food waste this Christmas? 

    Every single year in the UK, 150,000 tonnes of food is dumped in our bins at Christmas. Over two million turkeys, five million Christmas puddings, and 74 million mince pies! For every meal you save, reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint. Here's some tips on where to start. 
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    How do I reduce food waste this Christmas? 
  • KiteNest Nosh: Refried beans with vegetable leftovers

    This protein-packed recipe makes great use of leftover vegetables, whilst turning a couple of tins of bland beans into a really tasty meal. Serve with salsa, salad, sour cream, nachos or a jacket spud. 
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    KiteNest Nosh: Refried beans with vegetable leftovers
  • How do I recycle my Christmas Tree? 

    A whopping 160,000 tonnes of trees will get dumped in landfill after the festive period is over. Collectively, these rotting Christmas trees create 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases every year. We’ve rounded up ten exciting and eco-friendly ways to recycle your Christmas tree. No burning or dumping needed.
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    How do I recycle my Christmas Tree? 
  • KiteNest Nosh: Vegan Nut Roast

    Bake a satisfyingly filling vegan loaf packed with mushroom, leek, cashews, lentils and quinoa to go with all of your roast trimmings! No need to worry about getting your five-a-day here! 

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    KiteNest Nosh: Vegan Nut Roast
  • KiteNest Drink: Christmas Pudding Vodka

    This recipe combines two of the best things about December: booze and pudding! Make as a fun festive gift, or to enjoy yourself during the holidays.

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    KiteNest Drink: Christmas Pudding Vodka
  • Make Your own: Eco Christmas Tree

    How does a secondary school teacher get stuck into a tree decorating competition without creating an ounce of waste? And getting the students engaged and aware of their Christmas eco footprint? Our lovely Hannah, part of the KiteNest family, shares her latest classroom project.
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    Make Your own: Eco Christmas Tree
  • KiteNest Nosh: Reindeer Tiffins

    This festive take on the traditional tiffin is scrumptiously good, fun to make and topped with extra Christmas flavour. 

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    KiteNest Nosh: Reindeer Tiffins
  • Wrap it with a wrap

    It might be the most magical time of the year but it’s also the most wasteful.  One easy solution - ditching the shiny wrapping paper and swapping for attractive and reusable cloths. Amy is here to show you how. 
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    Wrap it with a wrap
  • Freelance Health, Beauty and Wellbeing Copywriter (Homebased)

    We're looking for a new content writer. Do you care about eco solutions? Do you enjoy writing? Then open up this job role.
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    Freelance Health, Beauty and Wellbeing Copywriter (Homebased)
  • KiteNest Nosh: Chipotle Bean Chilli

    The perfect warm remedy to a cold winter's day. This smokey chilli recipe is suitable for little taste buds as it isn’t too spicy. Serve with rice, vegan creme fraiche and guacamole for the ultimate chili combo.
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    KiteNest Nosh: Chipotle Bean Chilli
  • Super Simple Eco-Swaps this Christmas: Wrapping Paper

    How can I have an eco Christmas? Starting with your gift choice and the way you wrap them is a great place to start. Here's some elegant and beautiful festive plastic-free hacks for your presents.
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    Super Simple Eco-Swaps this Christmas: Wrapping Paper
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