Wasteless Pantry Greenwood News: 12 May 2019

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums out there and if you are still trying to figure out what to get your Mum, we can help you find some low waste ways to spoil you Mum, not the earth.

Your Mum will love the time you spend and the thought you put into doing something nice for her, much much more than any trinket or gift pack that you got her off the rack. We can help you get the ingredients for that cake you want to make her, pick out just the right amount of chocolate or even help you decide between the peppermint tea or the coffee beans. All without the waste 😉

Find some more last minute ideas here on how to show your Mum you love her, without giving her landfill fodder. 
 
Our product range keeps growing! 
 Thanks for all the additions to our wishlist.  We have now added some more great new products to our range…•    WA Walnuts  are now in-store and you just have to taste them for yourselves as they are indescribably good!•    We are now stocking Agreena wraps – these are a great reusable substitute for baking paper, alfoil and cling film and, in the event they get damaged, they can be returned to the supplier for recycling•    We have added dried shiitake mushrooms to our range – great in many Asian dishes or as an addition to soups and casseroles.•    Check out our new refillable glass oil misters – great if you are trying to avoid aerosol cans•    Sweet potato chips and veggie chips are here and they’re delicious. After much searching we’ve even managed to get them palm oil free.•    To help you be an environmental pet owner we now have whitebait and kangaroo jerky pet treats, and organic dog/pet soap. This is in addition to the dog, cat and puppy food that we already stock. Reports are that even the fussiest cats and dogs are happy!•    Did you know that our golden syrup goes beautifully with porridge? And that our muesli can be cooked up as an easy and cheaper flavoured porridge instead of those little packet ones?
•    As the cooler weather starts drying out skin, remember that we have our thick luscious moisturiser as well as our versatile body lotion available to keep your skin feeling its best.
Recipe of the monthHere’s a vegan recipe that will be good for Mother’s day or for morning tea (or you could substitute honey for the maple syrup to celebrate Honey Month).
Vegan Chocolate Nut Truffles
1 cup (125g) raw macadamia nuts
Water, as needed
½ cup (180g) maple syrup
½ cup (60g) cacao powder
½ cup (60g) dates, pitted
½ cup (60g) chopped nuts, for rolling
2 tblspns cacao powder, for rolling
 Using a blender or food processor, process macadamias until finely ground.Slowly add a little water to form a thick paste.Add date and continue to process until incorporated.Add maple syrup and cacao powder, process briefly until combined.Using damp hands roll into bite-sized balls.Sprinkle cacao powder and nuts on two separate clean dry work surfaces.Roll half of the balls in each coating.Chill for at least 3 hours. 
From: The Healthy Life Cookbook
Events

A big thank you to Joe & Mary from Ethical Beingfor co-hosting an after hours event to  share how easy and fun it is to shop for yourself and the environment. Congratulations to Aileen who won the $50 gift voucher 😊

Keep an eye on our facebook page for more events as we start to get ready for Plastic Free July

Of course Mother’s Day is high on the agenda but there are some other things that may be of interest this month…

May is Honey Month and we have some fliers instore but you can also check out the events happening around Perth here.
 
Cancer Council run Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on (or around) May 23rd.  See here for details if you would like to host a morning tea to raise money for this worthwhile charity.
 
You may have heard of No Meat May – if you have been considering reducing your meat consumption, this is a way to try out a meat-free diet for a month (or some people start by trying to do ‘No Meat Monday’).  You can sign up and see resources here.
 
Specialist recycling We know that figuring out how to correctly dispose of items can be challenging.  Great information is available on the Own Your Impact website and via the Recycle Rightwebsite (there’s an App too!)
Thanks for your continued contributions to our recycling collections of:
Batteries
Oral care
Beauty products
Bottle tops
Bread tags
Contact lenses/packs
Mobile phones
Until next month..

All the best for your waste-reduction efforts and remember we are happy to help where we can.  See you in store soon!
Warm wishes,
Amelia & the team