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  • 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
  • Super Simple Eco Swaps this Christmas: Jumpers

    We all love to get in the Christmas spirit by wearing something bright and festive. But what impact is this having on our planet? How can we keep our love of festive sweaters in an eco-way?
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    Super Simple Eco Swaps this Christmas: Jumpers
  • KiteNest Nosh: Vegan Chocolate Cookies

    Here’s a gloriously chocolaty cookie recipe from The Sussex Vegan Mum. Squishy, warm and gooey! What more could you ask for?
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    KiteNest Nosh: Vegan Chocolate Cookies
  • How do I have an eco-friendly period?

    Periods are already a pain, without having to worry about the impact they’re causing on the environment. Choosing an eco-friendly option gives you one less thing to worry about and reduces your exposure to chemicals and plastics. We’re confident that you’ll much prefer a reusable too and wonder why you’ve wasted so many shopping trips picking up disposables. 
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    How do I have an eco-friendly period?
  • KiteNest Nosh: Pumpkin Spice Bread

    The Sussex Vegan Mum brings you her delicious ‘Autumn in a cake’! It is a great way to use up any pumpkin innards, but if you don’t have a pumpkin to hand you could use canned pumpkin puree. Tuck in whilst warm and serve with vegan custard or ice cream.
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    KiteNest Nosh: Pumpkin Spice Bread
  • The Problem with Black Friday

    I have a huge problem with Black Friday!  It's not that it's been imported from America.  It's not that it takes over the airwaves for days on end. It's not even because many of the deals are not actually deals.  It's more that in my mind, Black Friday sits at odds to everything that sustainable, eco and ethical living stands for.  Let’s break it down All of the build up to Black Friday is to pressurize and encourage us to consume more. To buy more. To act quickly. I can't understand how any of those statements fit in with a...

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    The Problem with Black Friday
  • Be Kind this Black Friday (Don’t Buy Anything at All!)

    We challenge you to spend Black Friday differently this year. We’re not going to try and sell you our products. We’re not even going to sway you with tempting discounts, or freebies with your order. We don’t want you to buy anything. Instead, we say, sit back, relax and do something kind.

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    Be Kind this Black Friday (Don’t Buy Anything at All!)
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