Gluten Free Baking Gift Pack Competition

Enter the draw to win

1 of 2 cooking gift packs

when you purchase any gluten free premix

(see the green flags) during April 2016

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Packs include:

1 x Quality cloth apron

1 x Ceramic mug

1 x Digital cooking timer

1 x Baking scrapper

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The winning entry will be announced May 1st via our website www.wastelesspantry.com.au

 

Pop your name and contact details in the jar to win!

 

And… if you would like to receive a FREE Gluten Free Baking ebook with 16 delicious cookie & cake recipes just let us know

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No Waste Home Bathroom – Eco Body Care Checklist

We talk often about refusing, reducing, reusing, recycling and rotting at Wasteless Pantry.

The easiest place to start your zero waste living journey is in the bathroom!

You really don’t need all those potions and harmful microbeads, just a few simple goodies will get you through and simplify your daily routine once and for all.

Given there is so much talk about the risks of chemicals in cosmetics, eco hair products, eco skin care and environmentally friendly soap options might be just the remedy you were looking for.

So what is in a zero waste bathroom?

  • Environmentally friendly, biodegradable shampoo and conditioner bought in your own reusable container
  • Eco soap free of palm oils such as the ones made by Corrynnes Natural Soaps
  • Bamboo hairbrush & toothbrush
  • Forest friendly toilet paper and tissues (if you don’t own a hanky)
  • Epsom salts bought in your own reusable container (because some times a relaxing bath is just what you need!)
  • Soap free eco bubble bath (because life is too short to argue over bath time with little ones) bought in your own reusable container

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What about deodorant, toothpaste, moisturiser, body scrubs and the like?

Each to their own on this one.  For me I’m happy with my DIY options…

DIY Deoderant

Mix together equal quantities of bicarb and coconut oil with essential oils of your preference (mine are lavender and chamomile)

DIY Toothpaste

Bicarb on its own [but I know others who swear by bicarb, coconut oil and peppermint oil]

* There is plenty of discussion out there about the pros and cons of fluoride and I am not an expert on this one at all so please seek info about this elsewhere on the internet 🙂

DIY Moisturiser

Coconut oil on its own [simple and effective!]

DIY Cleanser

Mix together 1 part bicarb & 2 parts coconut or olive oil

Lightly scrub body or face and then wash off with water

DIY Body Scrubs

Salt, sugar, quick oats and coffee grounds make great exfoliants and can be combined with oils and/or honey to make a wide variety of body scrubs that smell delicious!  Add in flavourings of your choice like cinnamon, vanilla extract, mint leaves, citrus oils or lavender flowers and you have something good enough to become a gift too!!  Play around and find your own favourite recipes, however as a rule of thumb you will need equal quantities of liquid to your dry goods.

If you are in the neighbourhood, then pop into the store and bring along your containers for refilling!

For a short time we are offering 20% off aluminium bottles with your first refill of our personal hygiene and home cleaning products.

And if you are not in the neighbourhood then make sure you leave a comment below letting us know what your bathroom must haves are!

 

 


Easy Hot Cross Buns with a Twist

Whilst we love our traditionally made Hot Cross Buns, sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to tackle that ingredient list.

The alternative is going fancy with a basic bread mix – our crusty or soft bread mixes (try your hand with the gluten free range if you are inspired too!).

easy hot cross bun

 

Bread base:

500g bread mix

7g dried yeast

250g lukewarm water

 

Then tailor it by adding in one of the options below….

Traditional version:

65g sultanas

65g currents

10g mixed spice

 

Chocolate lovers:

25g cocoa powder

50g choc chips

* use melted chocolate for the cross

 

Choc Cherry:

25g cocoa powder

50g choc chips

65g glace cherries

 

Apricot & Almond:

125g diced apricots

125g sliced almonds

 

Date & Walnut:

125g chopped dates

125g walnuts

7g ground cinnamon

 

  1. Mix together bread base and optional ingredients until a smooth dough forms
  2. Cover with a damp tea towel and allow to proof for 10 minutes
  3. Knock down the dough and form into 6-8 buns approximately 1cm apart on a greased tray
  4. Cover with a damp tea towel and allow to proof for 40-60 minutes
  5. Make flour paste for cross by mixing 1/2 cup plain flour with 4 to 5 tablespoons of water and piping across buns
  6. Bake until golden brown for approximately 20 mins in 180-190C oven
  7. Brush with sugar glaze made by mixing 1/3 cup water with 2 tablespoons of sugar whilst buns are still warm

 

Enjoy!


Easy Quick Eco Cleaning Tips – How to Clean Your Kettle

Like a squeaky clean kettle but don’t want to have to scrub it?

You have two Wasteless options:

1. Throw in a used lemon and boil your full kettle a couple of times, letting it sit until all the nasties have lifted then rinse and you’re good to go. Or

2. Throw in a tablespoon of citric acid that you bought in your BYO container at ‪#‎wastelesspantry‬ then boil and rinse, no wait time for you next lovely cup of something yum!