Wherever you are in the world right now, like many others you might be starting the feel the effects of isolation on your mental health. Humans are sociable animals by nature so staying in your house 24/7 is bound to feel strange and at times quite isolating. There are ways, however to combat these feelings and keep your mental health on the right path.
With everything that's going on in the world at the moment we've managed to find some solace in baking with ingredients we already have at home, like this quick and easy crumble recipe.
For our Health and Beauty month we delve into the eco ways of fitness gurus and health in an increasingly unhealthy world. With the warmer months slowly drawing closer we look at how we can get off the couch from under that blanket and increase our fitness.
We are turning the flavour up with our butternut squash and harissa hummus. This is healthy, spicy and perfect for picnics, pre-dinner snacks and parties. Put it in wraps, burgers or just have with piping hot pitta.
This month we want to highlight a social good company that we adore, and whose products we love and use daily. BECO is an eco friendly natural soap company that does good with every bar of soap produced.
We love this Mexican vegan one pot meal because it's quick and easy to make and is full of flavour!
As we close the chapter to our month of focusing on film and literature we thought it might be nice to celebrate eco warriors in the limelight. These may be film stars, TV personalities or singers, who are all working towards the same goal as us here at E.C.O. These are people who are working in active service to protect our planet from degradation and destruction. Using their position in society to amplify their voice and increase awareness is a necessary step to ensure the message of our climate crisis is reaching as many people as possible.
It is hard to not be in the mood for guac and tortilla chips. Guacamole is often sold in plastic tubs which cannot be recycled in some areas, or are not washed after use and contaminate a whole recycling batch. Forget the plastic and make your own guacamole at home. It can be made in less than 10 minutes (and eaten in five!) so is great for making as soon as your guests arrive or just before you press 'play' at a movie night.
Sometimes it can be challenging to hear about the state of the planet and it’s often even harder to read about it, but there are lots of environmental documentaries out there which make watching more manageable and focus on solutions rather than just the problems.
This sauce is super versatile and can be used in virtually any Mexican recipe including fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and Mexican pasta. The best thing about this recipe is you can adjust the spice depending on your taste.
This month at E.C.O. we shining a spotlight on eco Film and Literature and are lucky enough to have interviewed a dear friend and author, Julian Hoffman. Two years after I met Julian in Indonesia, Julian, my boyfriend and I met in London in an old bank which has now been converted into a pub. After an amazing few hours of drink, food and environmental chit chat we had put the world to rights (we are awaiting our Nobel Peace Prize), and he kindly offered to spare his time for an interview via Skype which we are extremely grateful for!
Changing your diet to cut down or cut out meat doesn't have to mean sacrificing on taste and flavour. BOSH! has the most flavoursome vegan options out there and this article features our favourite recipes including the ultimate chilli, cauliflower buffalo wings, sticky toffee pudding, bangers in blankets and curry house jalfrezi.
This week has seen Coronavirus be declared a global health emergency by the WHO, the UK leave the European Union, and Katie Hopkins get trolled into attending a fake awards ceremony in Prague.
With Veganuary ending today we just want to say a massive congratulations to everyone who took part. Whether you’ve cut all meat and dairy out of your diet or just cut down, your actions are making a difference to the planet and to animals.
Don’t become a vegan.
Your weekly roundup of the top eco stories from the last 7 days. This week we look at the NHS's plea to staff to help them reach net zero emissions, Australian bush fires have caused global CO2 level to be at record high, Groundbreaking gas grid trial could reduce carbon emissions and Formula 1 aims to be carbon neutral by 2030.
This vegan recipe is a crowd pleaser. Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, so make it exciting! Granola goes perfectly with dairy-free yoghurt and a whole load of fruit dumped on top.