Sausage Rolls

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee deCaires Makes approx 24-30 Sausage rolls are always a crowd pleaser and the good news is you can make your own healthier version. Make them with tortilla wraps for a low-fat version, and if you need to, gluten free wraps for a gluten free option. ½ cup rice 1…

Plastic Free July

The invention of plastic served a pressing environmental problem. Before plastic, ivory, tortoiseshell and other animal products, along with various woods, were used to make everyday products and this was not sustainable. In 1909 Belgium chemist Leo Baekeland created the first entirely synthetic plastic—Bakelite. Lightweight, durable, resistant to heat and non-conductive, it could be moulded…

Louise Cake

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson An oldie but a goodie. This Kiwi classic is said to be named after Queen Victoria’s daughter, princess Louise. 150g butter ½ cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 eggs, separated 2 cups flour 2½ tsp baking powder 1 jar of Peplers Jam (we used Raspberry but…

New Survey Reveals NZers’ Ethical Spending Preferences

Pictured: Conscious Consumers CEO Ben Gleisner Social enterprise Conscious Consumers has today released data showing the spending preferences for more than 10,000 New Zealanders, revealing they care most about minimising packaging and waste. Since launching in September last year, 10,382 people have signed up to become a conscious consumer. By registering their credit card and…