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- ONE Ingredient Homemade Laundry Detergent
Homemade Laundry Detergent made with Horse Chestnuts / Conkers If you have a Horse Chestnut tree outside your home, collect as many as you can and start making your own laundry detergent from these natural soap nuts. If you don't have a tree near your home, come into our store and grab some from us! Soap nuts are becoming high in demand around Europe. They contain a natural compound called Saponin. These are a great alternative to conventional detergents and synthetic soaps; especially for those with sensitive skin. You will save a few pennies too! Here's how to make your own natural detergent in 3 easy steps: Ingredients: 50g / 8-9 soap nuts 1 Litre of boiled water Instructions: 1. Begin by chopping up the conkers with a sharp knife or you can put them into a plastic bag and use a a large rolling pin to crush them. (be careful not to crush them too much as you will have small bits of the nuts in the detergent. 2. Add these to a bowl and pour 1 litre of boiling water over them. Leave them to soak for a minimum of 30mins or you can leave them overnight. 3. Use a strainer to separate the liquid into an empty container and keep the remaining pieces to use again. Reusing the soap nuts: You can dry the left over crushed nuts by using a dehydrator or keep them on a low shelf in the oven on a low temperature until they have dried out. Each time you use the nuts, you will need to leave them soaking for a longer period of time (about 4-5 hours more than the previous soak). The liquid will keep for 7 days in the refrigerator. LABLE THE CONTAINER AS THIS SUBSTANCE IS POISONOUS IF CONSUMED. Directions for use: 1/3 - 1/2 Cup of Detergent per load of laundry.
- Sri Lankan Soya Meat Curry
Vegetarian Vegan Gluten Free Servings: 4-5 Time: 20mins INGREDIENTS: 100g of Soya Chunks 4tbs of Coconut Milk Powder + 200ml of warm water 1 Large Onion finely chopped 1 Tomato roughly chopped 2 Garlic cloves finely chopped 1 Packet of H&B Sri Lankan Soya Meat Curry spice mix Vegetable Oil INSTRUCTIONS: First soak the soya chunks in water for 20mins then squeeze out the water by hand or using a muslin cloth. In a separate bowl add 4tbs or coconut milk powder and 200ml of warm water. Stir well removing and lumps to make the coconut milk. Into a large pot or deep skillet, add some oil and fry the vegetables until the onions soften and the garlic is lightly browned. Add the spice mix and soya chunks and cook for 3-4 minutes. Lastly add the coconut milk and mix well combining all the ingredients together . Leave to simmer for a few minutes till the gravy thickens to a desired consistency. Turn off the heat and add salt to taste. This dish is best served with rice or Asian flat bread (eg. naan, chapati, roti). Enjoy! If you require any herbs and spices from our recipes, visit our shop for refills and plastic free packaged herbs and spices. In addition you will receive a FREE eco-friendly, mystery gift on your first purchase! I would appreciate it if you could like and leave any comments you have in mind. Enjoy your meal and Thank you for visiting. Come again soon! - Tanya
- Sri Lankan Chicken Curry
Servings: 4-5 Time: 30-40mins INGREDIENTS: 8 pieces / 500g of chicken (thighs and drumsticks work best) 1 Large Onion 1-2 Tomatoes roughly chopped 5 garlic cloves finely chopped A thumb of ginger finely chopped 4tbs of coconut milk powder + 200ml of warm water 1 green chilli roughly chopped (optional) 1 packet of H&B Sri Lankan Chicken Curry Spice Mix Vegetable Oil INSTRUCTIONS: Into a frying pan, drizzle some vegetable oil. Once the oil has heated, add the chopped onion, tomato, garlic and ginger. Fry on a medium-low flame until the onions have softened and the garlic is lightly browned. Next add the spice mix and fry for a further 3-4 mins till the mixture is well cooked and the aroma of spices fill the kitchen. Add a chopped green chilli for extra spice. Into a separate bowl ad 4tbs of coconut milk and 200ml of warm water. Stir well and remove any lumps to make the coconut milk. Into a large pot or skillet, add 3-4tbs of oil, then once heated, carefully place the chicken pieces into the pot. Cutting the chicken into smaller chunks is optional. In Sri Lanka, we eat with our hands and serve the pieces whole. It is even considered food tastes better when eating with hands! Then add the vegetable mix and coconut milk. Combine all the ingredients together. If needed add more water or coconut powder. Leave to simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the gravy thickens to a desired consistency. Add salt to taste. This dish is best served with vegetable rice or any Asian flat bread (eg. naan, chapati, roti). Enjoy! If you require any herbs and spices from our recipes, visit our shop for refills and plastic free packaged herbs and spices. In addition you will receive a FREE eco-friendly, mystery gift on your first purchase! I would appreciate it if you could like and leave any comments you have in mind. Enjoy your meal and Thank you for visiting. Come again soon! - Tanya