Posts tagged with infographics
5 October 2012 - Infographics: A killer homemade nutella
Okay, so this definitely isn’t a health food but with a French man in this household we needed to try a healthier version of nutella… also one that doesn’t use palm oil, contributing to deforestation!
What’s the deal with palm oil, you ask? Well, check out this this article (among many!), which reminds us that in 2012 things have gotten even worse than the headlines from 2007/2008, when the huge ecological impact of Indonesia’s relentlessly expanding palm oil plantations first really started being scrutinised. A report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences tells us that the palm oil situation is even worse than we thought. The nutshell version: Even though Indonesia has laws prohibiting expanding of plantations into forests growing on peat (which stores massive amounts of carbon below ground, in addition to the significant amounts stored above), these laws just aren’t enforced with rigor. The report says … Read the rest
11 September 2012 - Infographics: Sprouting
We almost always have something sitting on our bench sprouting away! Here is a small infographic we did up about sprouting:
There are many methods of sprouting – you can buy a special sprouter, use a clay sprouter, a special jar with a mesh screw on lid, or keep it simple like we do by reusing a glass jar and attaching a piece of tule with a rubber band. 🙂 The process is really very easy! It’s just a matter of firstly soaking the seeds (see the appropriate time for the specific seed below), then keeping them moist by rinsing them often to avoid mould and exposing them to sunlight towards the end to get them a good dose of chlorophyll. We generally rinse them twice a day and after rinsing we simply turn the jar upside down at a 45 degrees angle to allow any moisture to drip through … Read the rest
1 September 2012 - Infographics: how to make coconut milk at home
We are so happy with how our homemade coconut milk turns out. While we can get fresh coconuts we won’t buy the canned stuff anymore! This is what we discovered through this process: one coconut = 400mL coconut water, 1L coconut milk and lots (maybe 1kg) of coconut pulp!! 🙂
Also, we are pretty lucky here to get such a range of food. Did you know that Bolivia contains 40% of ALL animal and plant life in the world (called biological diversity or biodiversity). Its tropical rainforests and Pantanal Wetlands are some of the most biologically abundant ecosystems in the world.
30 August 2012 - Infographics: how to make yellow mustard at home
We’ve been posting infographics on our Facebook page, but for those of you who do not use Facebook, we’re glad to introduce you to the first infographic that we share on this blog. We try to ‘make sense of things’ and share our experiences by using clear, succinct images. We hope you find them useful!