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  1. Pablo Kraus

    Proud to B: ecostore is now a B Corp™

    At ecostore, we’ve never just focused on the ‘money’ side of the business. For us it’s always been about making the world a safer place, putting people’s health first and helping them choose products without nasty chemicals.
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  2. Organic seedling sprouting

    How to grow best-ever organic seedlings

    Sowing seed and growing seedlings on is a skill that’s truly worth having. In this time where we can be in Lockdown within hours, having seeds in your fridge and some good quality potting mix on hand means you can grow food.
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  3. Coconut, Lentil and Vegetable Curry

    Coconut, Lentil and Vegetable Curry

    This is a perfect mild beginner vegan curry that can be prepared quickly and with simple ingredients. It’s a great way to use up whatever veggies are in your fridge or freezer!
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  4. The Most Eco-friendly Way To Wash Dishes

    The Most Eco-friendly Way To Wash Dishes

    Since the invention of the dishwasher in 1850, there’s been a debate about who does the dishes better – humans or machines. Now, with that early prototype, the answer was pretty obvious. But what about now?
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  5. Dishwasher Care

    How to keep your dishwasher running like clockwork

    Is your dishwasher suffering from bad breath, a greasy complexion or an inability to perform effectively? Looking after the health and wellbeing of your dishwasher will maximise its life, and ensure it’s better at looking after you and your family.
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  6. Upcycled home office

    Upcycling, recycling, downcycling: what’s the difference?

    Not all ‘cycling is created equal. While we might use terms like upcycling, recycling and downcycling interchangeably, in fact, each one is more – or less – effective at reusing items and their materials.
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  7. November is World Vegan Month

    November is World Vegan Month

    World Vegan Month is almost as old as myself, celebrating 27 years in 2021, yet somehow this is the first year I’ve paid much attention. I’m fairly certain it’s because in our 11th week of lockdown in Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau, I had been spending more time online than anyone should. The month kicks off on November 1st with World Vegan Day - established in 1994 to celebrate 50 years of the UK Vegan Society, it has grown exponentially in popularity since its inception.
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  8. Exercises to avoid

    6 exercises to avoid (and what to do instead)

    Not all exercises are created equal. It’s a lot like food; some foods are great for everybody; some foods are terrible and cause a lot of health issues for people and some foods sit in the middle where we think they are good for us, but often they can cause us issues that we are not aware of. Here are some exercises to reconsider, and what to try instead.
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  9. Sparkling water with lime

    Resetting our relationship with alcohol

    Humans have been drinking alcohol since the moment we realised what happens when fruit ferments. It’s a substance that has been woven into the fabric of our being and now in the modern world, everywhere we look there are bars, alcohol stores, and advertising for new and exciting alcohol products to try. 
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  10. Lemon Poppyseed Bar

    Lemon Poppyseed Bar

    This delicious gluten-free cake is super simple to make and is sure to become a family favourite. I love the flavour of lemons and nutrient dense poppy seeds. This bar will satisfy your sweet tooth without the sugar high.
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