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Zero-waste travel with Bea Johnson

Zero-waste travel with Bea Johnson

She’s called the mother of the Zero-waste movement, for years she’s been living with her family according to her five big R’s towards a waste free life, and has been sharing and teaching good ways and smart practices across the globe for everyone to embrace such an inspirational lifestyle. We of course want to talk about Bea Johnson, Author of Zero Waste Home with whom we had a little chat last week. We talked about travelling (it is the holiday season after all), food (when are we not talking about it ;)) and how to road-trip waste-free style across the USA in an Airstream.  Sounds tempting right? Well, this interview will finish...

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Simply Fermenting

Simply Fermenting

We could give you a little historical class on fermentation, tell you that this method of preserving has been around for ages, that it’s the base of staple food in so many cultures (hello bread, cheese, soy, wine etc.)… But we’re not going to do that today. Today, we are launching our Le Parfait fermentation section, and our main focus in doing so, is to talk about pure taste and good preservation.  We believe that fermentation is one of the most powerful methods to unlock flavors. We had the chance to try and taste that hypothesis in the past with some really cool recipes by our guest chefs. And along the way – and thanks to you, dear readers - we...

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Only good peelings

Only good peelings

At Le Parfait we are known for two things: Manufacturing sustainable and timeless glass jars that are perfect to contain and preserve delicious food. (Yep, that’s right)  Scheming our way to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen while maintaining a maximum taste and pleasure ratio. (No we’re not lazy; we’re just way more into the eating part than the cooking part of food.)  Which brings us to today’s topic: Peels…and why, most of the time, you don’t need that extra, time-consuming step of peeling (most of) your vegetables and fruit. First - and shout this from the rooftops – peels are packed with good stuffs like...

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Zero waste wellness treats!

Zero waste wellness treats!

Gifting friends with a spa on a weekly basis? Sounds tempting but unrealistic? Well guess what, it’s totally doable with this homemade, zero waste DIY kit we just created! Think skin cares scrubs, body lotions etc. easy wellness products to make at home, in no time, with ingredients straight from the kitchen! Yes, the last sentence is correct: our recipes only use simple products.  Corn flour, almond milk, honey, sugar, vanilla, clementine, essential oils, etc. Everything can be found in kitchen pantries, so grab your jars and roll up your sleeves: this Christmas, you’ll be the new wellness guru in town!  Just find here the 3...

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The perfect Friendsmas

The perfect Friendsmas

According to Urban Dictionary, Friendsmas is when « friends get together to consume large quantities of delicious food stuff and exchange gifts ». They also mention over excitingly shouting holiday jargons and wearing ugly Christmas sweaters, but it’s kind of the cherry on top of the cake, and - let’s be honest - at Le Parfait, we’re here for the cake ;) To sum up: large quantities of delicious food and exchanging gifts. Sounds amazing right? One would almost say perfect, if it wasn’t for the peculiar conundrum of finding the « OMG I LOOOVE IT » gift.  Well, fear not, we’ve asked scientist to find a solution to...

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The Preserving Squad

The Preserving Squad

As the saying goes, a jar will take you really far! (Ok, it’s not a saying, it’s just a cute post-in we’ve put on the wall at the office ) But still, you got the idea : a really tasty jar can crown you the king & queen in the kitchen! So, to be always ready for a tasty-emergency, we’ve round up our favourite class to join the team of your dream : the Preserving Squad.   First one, our YouTube channel and – of course – our website. It’s basically like a MOOC, with recipes and how to’s, created by experts. Except it’s free and there’s no deadline for your delicious assignments! Are you a beginner at preserving?...

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A journey into Zero waste with Bea Johnson

A journey into Zero waste with Bea Johnson

A few weeks ago, on the occasion of Earth Day, we had a chat with Bea Johnson from Zerowastehome.com to learn a bit more about a waste free life. Between two conferences around the world to spread the zero waste movement, Bea was kind enough to give us some insight on how to get started, and with #PlasticFreeJuly coming, we thought you’d love to hear her thoughts and motivations on this matter.   How did your zero waste journey begin? "What triggered that journey was a moving. Between two places we moved to a small apartment and only lived with the necessities, putting the rest in storage. What we discovered then was that life became way simpler and therefore...

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