PLASTIC FREE JULY 2020- UPDATE NO 3.

I feel very privileged to be able to have a choice between good quality organic food and cheep produce available in a grocery store. Below there are some tasty thing I have made during the week, doing my best to use only plastic-free products.

Couple of things I was proud to make was home made soy milk and grilled vegetable bake which I got inspired to do by coming across video of Gennaro Contaldo making a Baked Aubergine Parmigiana. Since I love aubergine I had to make my plant-based version with a twist. 

To do this I have used:

  • 3 aubergine
  • 1 pepper
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tin of red kidney beans
  • 2 can of tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • herbs and spices: salt, pepper, thyme, basil, oregano, garlic fresh and dry, bey leaf
  • 2 spoons of nutritional yeast

This is another one of those recipes that you can play about with the ingredients but the only thing that’s a bit more technical is the creamy cashew sauce.
First, start with soaking your cashews in boiling water so that they become soft to use later on.
Start by cutting your vegetables into the desired shape and start grilling them over with a little or none oil.
To make the tomato sauce add garlic, oregano, thyme and onion into a pan with some oil. Let that get softer and then add 2 cans of tomatoes and fresh basil. Add herbs to your test but I did about 1 tbsp of oregano, one tbsp of fresh thyme and 2 tbsp fresh basil. some salt and pepper to taste.

Other lunch snacks I have made along with my family are some simple oat cookies, rye bread, beetroot fritters, red pepper hummus, chia seed puddings and many more, all made with no plastic used in the process.

I have been doing my best to cook during the week, and still have enough time for daily exercise, yoga, occasional running and climbing at the weekend. Staying healthy is ultimately my goal in everything I challenge myself with.

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Greetings my dear reader. My name is Natalia and I am a 28-year-old Marketing with Advertising graduate from around the Midlands in England. I love to travel and do loads of road trips, but above everything, I love climbing adventures with my climbing buddies. With this blog, I would like to be able to note down my thoughts and share my adventures I can look back at in years’ time with a smile on my face. I am also on a search for more exciting adventures and self-development. Since I absolutely adore natural world I also want to develop my knowledge and skills to reduce as much waste as I can that is bad for the environment. I like feedback and others input so I always want to hear other people’s experiences and ideas.

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