Monday, 3 March 2014

Guardian Live Better project kicks off!

The Guardian's Live Better digital project kicked off today. A seven month project focusing on sustainable living in its widest sense, the first challenge the project has taken on is to look at Food Waste. Fantastic! That's a subject close to my heart. If it's close to yours too, the website is definitely worth checking out; the writer Zoe Williams is doing a kind of live bloggy challenge to eat for a week from her store cupboard and veg box, a Dinner Doctor is on hand as the website's version of an agony aunt and will answer all your leftovers dilemmas and there's a food waste quiz and infographic. 

That's only the tip of the iceberg - there's loads more over there and it's all very interactive - lots of commenting and tweeting going on. Ooh and there'll be a Grassroots 'blog of the week section' starting soon too.

Macaroni Peas - it's basically...well...macaroni and peas! Simples!

I didn't have a chance to check out the whole Live Better shebang until after I'd eaten my macaroni peas for supper (which is the kind of standard store cupboard and vegetable fare that my family are subjected to the majority of the time). I'm sure Zoe would be able to knock that up easily some time this week!

(The recipe comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Veg Every Day cookbook which I have just borrowed from the library and can be found via this link).


  1. I'm involved with this as well - blogged about it today :) It is a great idea I think :)

  2. I also read about this recently on another blog. I checked out Zoe's blog and it looks like I might get some good ideas there.

  3. Thanks for telling me about this. I'll go on over and interact pronto! x

  4. I'm doing the Dinner Doctor blog on the site and I can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of it. So exciting! Lovely to "meet" you by the way!