Almond Ice-cream with chocolate and sea salt – vegan recipe

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almondchocolateicecream

I made a lot of ice-cream the last few years, but nut flavours weren’t featured. Mostly because I didn’t know how to get the nut in the ice without a lumpy texture. I decided to try it with home made nut paste (also the first time I made my own nut paste) and it actually was pretty easy! Why didn’t I try this earlier?

Inspired by the ‘Dark Chocolate with almonds and sea salt’ Tony Chocolonely chocolate bar, I made almond ice-cream with drips of dark chocolate and a pinch of salt. It is a very rich ice-cream and fits the autumn evenings perfectly! Check it out/Lees meer

T-shirts in the remake

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t-shirt remake
It looks like the pile of clothes I want to refashion only gets bigger. Even after remaking 4 shirts. I think it has something to do with being confronted with how many clothing there actually is in that pile.

Above is pictured what I changed into wearable items. This way I can see that I actually made an effort to get through a never ending DIY stack. As long as it makes me smile ūüôā Check it out/Lees meer

Last days of Summer Smoothie

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mangoananas
I am still enjoying summer! In september! That’s why I made a very easy smoothie, this way I can enjoy the sun. On my skin and in a glass. Make this smoothie, grab your hammock and enjoy! Check it out/Lees meer

My Green Skirt

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GroeneRok
A lot of ideas in my head, but not a lot worked out. That’s why I show you my recently sewn skirt. I didn’t plan on making a tutorial out of it, that’s why I only have some pictures from the result. It is a very easy skirt to make, so I bet the instructions below must be enough for you to make one of your own. Check it out/Lees meer

I was at Oproer restaurant

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I was at oproer
Search for a vegan restaurant in Holland and you will find no more than a handful. Lucky for us one of these was on route when we were on our way back home. So why not give it a try? Check it out/Lees meer

Color Work

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Indian Summer Dress
The knitting and sewing I have done lately contains more color than I am used to. I like my black/grey clothing, but a bit of color is a nice addition. Curious about my color work? Find the pictures and information below. Check it out/Lees meer

Ginger Ice-Cream – vegan recipe

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Ginger Ice Cream

I have to admit, I am not the biggest ginger fan. I like it when used in certain dishes, but I prefer my desserts without. The boyfriend, on the other hand, cannot get enough ginger and was asking for ginger flavoured ice-cream for a few weeks now. It was that or coffee ice-cream, so I decided to make the ginger one, because I already shared coffee ice-cream here.

Not a surprise he loved it! The ice-cream has a pretty heavy ginger taste to it, so if you don’t like that: just use less ginger (2-3 cm). Check it out/Lees meer

Green Shopping

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Green Shopping Tips

Since I decided that I would only buy organic/fair clothing I didn’t really find items I was enthusiastic about… until now! Because it’s sale everywhere, I dived into the ‘green summer sale’ and was successful after hours of strolling. I would love to share it with you, mostly because I think fair and organic clothing should become the standard (and the more people that consciously buy clothes, the bigger the offer which also benefits me ;)).

The biggest surprise came from Re-Bello. They sell quality clothing, on a 50% sale right now! The two dresses I purchased are super soft and their fit is awesome, without being boring. In the image below is one of the dresses I bought.

Image from Re-Bello

Image from Re-Bello

Then I bought a simple tanktop and cool butterfly shirt-dress at green-shirts.com. Both are from the brand Stanley&Stella and I hope I can wear them a few summers!

GreenShirts

Screenshot from green-shirts.com

The boyfriend also got his share of new clothing: three bamboo long sleeve shirts from Re-Bello, and two nice fitting and airy shirts for work. One which has a jeans-look from ArmedAngels and one black shirt with awesome buttons (it’s in the detail) from People Tree.

I did all of the shopping¬†online and that can be tricky because you never know how the size and color will be and how it will look on you. But if you know how to refund it and shipping isn’t super expensive I think it can be worth it. Especially Re-Bello was a huge surprise.¬†And once you are satisfied with the clothing , you know what size you need when you want to order again in the same¬†online shop.

We try to look for organic/green /fair options not only in clothing or food, but also in lifestyle products. I know it can be more expensive, but for clothing I want to say: better quality means buying less and in the end it will be even cheaper (I got sick of washing my clothes and finding out that my ‘new’ shirt was already looking old after wearing and washing it one time!).

Green lifestyle products can for example be found online at BigGreenSmile and for green deals I follow Pluk.nl (sorry, only in Dutch). Here you find new products and get nice offers. For a limited edition Bambook for example! A notebook with 20 pages which are erasable! Pretty cool right (and it works :)). Check out their website (with demo video) for more information.

And we also bought shampoo and conditioner from O’right. They sell it at the hair dresser I always go to, but also online (just google it, because it depends on your country where to¬†buy it). The hair products are vegan, organic, not tested on animals and even their bottles are printed with soy ink. Oh if you are not convinced already, their shipping boxes will: they have penguins!

Do you have green tips? Please share below! I also want to give a big shoutout to Kelly from Ma vie en vert. You can find a huge list with eco shopping addresses. Go and check that out!

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Groen Shoppen

Sinds ik besloten heb dat ik alleen nog eco/fair trade kleding wil kopen heb ik niet echt kleding gevonden waar ik enthousiast van werd…tot nu! Omdat het overal uitverkoop is ben ik in de ‘groene zomersale’ gedoken en het was best succesvol na een paar uur websites doorzoeken. Ik deel het graag met je, ook omdat ik denk eco en fair trade kleding de nieuwe standaard moet worden¬†(en als meer mensen bewust goede kleding kopen wordt het aanbod groter waar ik dan ook weer van profiteer ;)).

De grootste verrassing kwam van Re-Bello. Ze verkopen kwaliteitskleding, nu met 50% korting! De twee jurkjes die ik besteld heb zijn superzacht en de kleding is subtiel, zonder dat het saai is.

Ik heb ook nog een simpele tanktop en mooi vlindermouw shirt-jurkje gekocht op green-shirts.com. Beide zijn van Stanley&Stella en ik hoop dat ik ze nog veel zomers kan dragen!

Het vriendje is¬†ook een paar leuke nieuwe kledingstukken rijker: drie bamboe longsleeve shirts van Re-Bello en twee, mooie, luchtige overhemden voor naar z’n werk. Een van ArmedAngels in een jeanslook en een zwart shirt met hele mooie knopen (het zit ‘m in de details) van People Tree.

Ik heb alles online gekocht en dat kan best lastig zijn omdat je nooit precies weet hoe de maat en kleur zijn en hoe het je staat. Maar als het terugsturen niet al te moeilijk gemaakt is kan het het best waard zijn. In dit geval was Re-Bello een plezierige verrassing. En een voordeel als het een keer bevalt: je weet in ieder geval welke maat je moet hebben als je opnieuw bij dezelfde webwinkel bestelt.

Naast¬†groene/fair-trade kleding en levensmiddelen zijn onze¬†verzorgingsproducten¬†ook steeds vaker groen/fair-trade. Ik weet dat het best duur kan zijn maar wat betreft kleding wil ik graag zeggen: betere kwaliteit betekent uiteindelijk minder artikelen kopen en daardoor kan het uiteindelijk goedkoper worden (ik werd er helemaal moe van om m’n gewassen kleding op te vouwen en erachter te komen dat het ‘nieuwe’ shirtje er al na 1 keer wassen versleten uitzag!).

Groene verzorgingsproducten vind ik onder andere bij BigGreenSmile¬†en voor groene deals volg ik Pluk.nl. Hier vind je nieuwe producten en leuke aanbiedingen. Voor een limited editie Bambook bijvoorbeeld! Een notitieblok met 20 herbruikbare pagina’s! Best cool toch? (En het werkt :)). Bekijk hun website (met demonstratie video) voor meer informatie.

Verder kochten we ook nog shampoo en conditioner van O’right. Dit wordt verkocht bij Kinki kappers, maar ook online. Deze haarverzorging is vegan, eco, proefdiervrij en de flessen zijn zelfs met soja inkt bedrukt. Oh en als je nog niet overtuigd bent: ze verzenden hun producten in doosjes met pingu√Įns!

Heb jij ook groene tips? Deel ze hieronder! En ik deel graag de website van Kelly, Ma vie en vert, met jullie. Ze heeft een enorme lijst met eco winkeltjes, echt de moeite waard om te bekijken!

Potato Summer Salad – vegan

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Potato Salad

Ok, still figuring out how I can make it easy for you guys to follow my blog now I changed the URL. That’s why I revived my Bloglovin’ account: Follow my blog through Bloglovin by clicking here . And if you prefer to follow this blog through rss: here it is. Check it out/Lees meer

Untangled Earphones – DIY

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Earphones DIY

First let me welcome you, after a few weeks of vacation, on my new site. From now on my blog will appear here, on ilovegreengrass.net (thank you big little brother for arranging this!). Everything should work as before, but please let me know if you find any errors, or broken links, so I can fix them.

I am also happy I have a new DIY for you. My new e-bike is indirectly the motivation. Since a few months I got an electric bike and I can recommend it! Ideal if you don’t want to use a car but, for example, live 10+km away from a grocery story. After a long search for the perfect bike, I was once again reminded of the fact that ‘beauty lies within’, because I cannot say I have the most beautiful bike. Check it out/Lees meer