Pulp fiction? What Oatly, Califia and Alpro do with their oat milk by-product

We are living in the age of oat milk. Recent research found that in the UK, oat milk has overtaken almond milk as the No. 1 plant-based alternative to dairy, with £146m spent on the drink in 2020, doubling from £74m in 2019. It is likely that the number for 2021 will be even higher.Continue reading “Pulp fiction? What Oatly, Califia and Alpro do with their oat milk by-product”

Carrot top pesto

If you’ve ever had carrots with their leafy tops still attached, you might not have realised that these herby-tasting sprouts are very edible and delicious when blitzed into a coarse pesto. They also pack a nice amount of nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, fibre and even protein. I got a bunch ofContinue reading “Carrot top pesto”

Homemade coffee scrub without coconut oil

Transform your used coffee grounds into a sensational face and body scrub. This makes a great zero-waste, sustainable gift – just in time for Christmas! This post was inspired by the Food Waste Story by Sicily Fiennes of the Climate Collective. Coconut oil may clog drains as it solidifies at room temperature. If you wantContinue reading “Homemade coffee scrub without coconut oil”

5 ways to use up oat pulp

When I started making my own oat milk, I had to contend with the oat pulp that was leftover. Blending and straining the oats and water leaves a by-product that resembles a gloopy, porridgey lump in my sieve. I was determined to use it all up – it seemed counter-intuitive to make oat milk forContinue reading “5 ways to use up oat pulp”

3 steps to homemade oat milk

I was so disappointed when oat milk company Oatly sold its soul to Blackstone, a giant corporation that funds Amazon deforestation, influences rent hikes and donates millions of dollars to Trump. Amidst “oatlygate” a couple of friends told me how easy it was to make oat milk myself. There are loads of benefits: it’s cheaper,Continue reading “3 steps to homemade oat milk”