Your Green Life: Lucy Bee

Over the last few weeks – whilst hearing what green living means to a whole variety of people – I have noticed a recurring theme. Whilst inspiration for living more sustainably ranges from  animal ethics, environmental concern and existing family values; everyone seems to agree there are real health and well being benefits too. 

Many believe that eating fresh, seasonal and organic food is not only supporting good farming practices; but also keeps our bodies sustainable too.  And often these first steps of thinking about what you buy and consume in the food aisle, starts to influence other shopping habits too. 

This motivation for a healthier, happier body is something this weeks interviewee – the founder of Lucy Be Coconut Oil – is very passionate about, and she’s an aspiring example of how eating fresh, organic food can be one of the best medicines around! Continue reading Your Green Life: Lucy Bee

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Tree Huggers Heaven: St Nectans Glen

It’s no surprise that – as a vegan who has a passion for sustainability, and a laid-back attitude to my appearance – I would sometimes be affectionately referred to as a tree hugger. And despite the connotations associated with that term, I think I would have to agree. I really do love trees!!

I grew up in a small market town in Devon, and was lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and enchanted woodland. My favourite thing to do growing up was to run through the woodland with my best friend (my adventurous and loyal dog, Roxy) and pretend that nothing else existed in the world other than the beautiful tall trees towering over me. I saw the woods as a place to explore nature, enjoy some fresh air and lose myself.

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Lazy Vegan Recipe: Salty Peanut and Chocolate Bites

Happy Meat Free Monday!!

The last couple of weeks I have been trying to get into a proper running routine (not the best time of year to be motivated!) but have been craving a little sweet treat to err…keep my energy up?!! I have seen a few chocolate peanut butter recipes recently and I wanted to give it a go.

What makes this recipe so simple is it only needs 6 ingredients for a truly decadent treat:  coconut oil, coco powder, agave (or maple) syrup, ground almonds, peanut butter and salt.

Sneak peek – this is also very timely, as this coming Sunday I have an interview with the beautiful founder of Lucy Bee coconut oil. So I thought it only apt that I test out the product before we get chatting! Continue reading Lazy Vegan Recipe: Salty Peanut and Chocolate Bites

Your Green Life: Tess Riley

When I first made a conscious effort to “go green” earlier this year, I knew I’d be travelling down a liberating road of knowledge and discoveries surrounding the world of sustainability. I was already aware of recycling, organic food and chemical free beauty products; but I knew there was more to it than that.  

So when I started this blog, a big part of sharing my green living experiences was delving in deeper – with my “Understanding” posts – to get to grips with the basics of sustainability issues; from understanding biodiversity, plastic waste and palm oil rain forest destruction, to the ethics of the industrialised dairy farming. It’s one thing to live green, but it’s another to try understand why it’s so important . 

This weeks Your Green Life interviewee has inspired me endlessly throughout my quest to understand these issues; and is someone who not only asks thought provoking questions (and presents well informed and reasoned answers as a result), but she puts her money where her mouth is and actively campaigns for positive change. For this reason alone, she represents my ambitions for the future of my green journey; where action can speak louder than words.  Continue reading Your Green Life: Tess Riley

10 Things you Can Live Without this Autumn

Its raining, it’s pouring….and A Lazy Girl Goes Green is chilly! I can already feel a few of my favorite lazy habits sneaking back in now that autumn is in full swing; many of which are inadvertently countering all the positive green changes I’ve been making so far this year.

So I decided to make a list of some of the key culprits that might try to tempt us, even though we really could live without them during these autumn and winter months.  Continue reading 10 Things you Can Live Without this Autumn

Trading Traditions and Ditching Consumerism

It’s happening; I can feel it in the air. It’s barely November and already the steady increase of crazy Christmas consumerism has begun! As soon as the flurry of Halloween costumes, confectionary and unidentified themed plastic objects left shop windows, in popped the Christmas displays to fill the capitalist gap and empty our pockets. Still, no one is forcing us to buy things we don’t need. Are they?

In my previous life (not the one where I was a lucky cat who slept all day in a warm Californian sun…) I worked in retail management. It was my job to make people purchase more; from creating eye catching window displays, and buying in exciting “new” stock, to strategically placing impulse items by the till to catch people out as they stood in the queue, bored and eyes wandering. Christmas was when the big boys came out; the sparkle, the colourfully Christmassy packaging (exactly the same item as usual, only green and red) and of course, the wonderful sales charm. Continue reading Trading Traditions and Ditching Consumerism

Lazy Vegan Recipe: Fennel, Garlic and Chilli Dal with Chapatti

The best thing about the weather getting cooler is I have an excuse to munch on warming, filling comfort food! From soups, chillis and stews, to apple pie and hot chocolate. But when you are looking for something a bit quicker to prepare, which doesn’t need lots of ingredients, you really can’t beat a warm and spicy dal.

The best thing about Dal is you don’t need to be much of a whizz in the kitchen to get a great meal; and over time you can experiment with flavors and consistencies to get your ultimate recipe! I’ve been treating myself to this garlic, chilli and fennel dal a lot recently, and serving it with home made chapatti for a nice change from rice.  Continue reading Lazy Vegan Recipe: Fennel, Garlic and Chilli Dal with Chapatti

Your Green Life: You Hippies

It’s not secret that I think of myself as a bit of a hippy, and I happily wear that badge with pride. So it comes as no surprise that I’m a little in love with this weeks interviewees; the fun, quirky and lovable You Hippies! Landon and Meagan (& cat Mau)  stand for everything A Lazy Girl Goes Green is all about; living in a compassionate, thoughtful and collaborative way, for a happier and healthier life. So obviously I’d want to hear more about their own green journey…

10654906_690072911080825_1307632356_aBut, You Hippies being the original couple they are, like to add their personal touch to everything they do; and provided this amazing video response to my questions to accompany their written answers! I’m sure you’ll agree this is an awesome film and a true testament to their energy!! Love this 🙂 

You Hippies Goes Green! 

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