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Dig for Victory – a volunteer's story

Whether you're finishing school or university, hoping to develop your skills or just plain passionate about something, volunteering can be one of the most rewarding and worthwhile things you’ll ever do.This week is Volunteers Week and we’...

5 Jun 2013 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Something different for Sunday dinner: Vegetarian thai red curry

Here at Changeworks we're blessed with two Angelas, and both have shared their veggie delights with us for National Vegetarian Week (see Monday's recipe for our other Angela's dish). For an exotic end to the week Angela's cooked up a spicy...

26 May 2013 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

Weekender: Ruth's 'Cheese, leek and tattie pie'

Today's special for National Vegetarian Week: the humble spud, jazzed up to dinner party standard OR just as good on the couch in your jammies...Ruth says: "This is a good recipe for using up spuds that are going a bit soft, or a bendy leek that’s...

25 May 2013 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

That Friday feeling: Caroline’s 'Arancini with arrabiata sauce'

On the menu today for National vegetarian Week is an authentic Italian recipe for a comforting classic...Caroline says: “I had an Italian friend whose ‘Nonna’ taught me how to make these. They are amazing comfort food!”Ingredients4 tbsp olive oil1/2...

24 May 2013 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

Salad days: Nick's roast vegetable salad with lentils and halloumi

Have you been encouraged so far by our daily dose of vegetarian inspiration? Nick's recipe is up next and he says:"This stores well in fridge when covered. It also makes much better packed lunches than another boring sandwich!"You will...

23 May 2013 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

Wednesday's wonder: Jo’s spaghetti with lemon and rocket

Jo says: “This is a firm favourite, quick, easy and tasty!” -  originally from my well-used vegetarian cookbookIngredients375g/13oz spaghetti (penne or whatever you have in the cupboard works fine)100g/3 1/2 oz shredded rocket (you can use...

22 May 2013 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

Tuesday treat: Laura’s portable veggie moussaka

Laura says: “Here is one of my favourite vegetarian recipies. So easy it can be made on a roulotte stove!It's a bit of a mash-up from a Delia recipe and a Rick Stein one.”What you need:3 aubergines275ml vegetable stock50g...

21 May 2013 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

Meat free Monday: Queen of Tarts' easy open lasagne

Angela’s open lasagne – brought to you by Queen of Tarts, Edinburgh.Easy, cheap and fit for a queen!Basic ingredientsSheets of dried lasagneBoiling salted waterA little oilFilling suggestionsBaby pickled onions, garlic, leek, tomato,...

20 May 2013 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

National Vegetarian Week 2013: Our seven recipes for seven days...

To celebrate National Vegetarian Week 2013 we’ve trawled our colleagues’ recipe folders and come up with seven fabulous veggie dishes that we hope will inspire and encourage you to go easy on the meat and discover something new, if not all...

17 May 2013 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

A day in the life of a Home Renewables Advisor

I’m Caroline, and I’m an Energy Advisor in the Energy Saving Scotland advice centre. I work in the South East Scotland advice centre which is based at Changeworks, here in Edinburgh.I recently spent a day shadowing our Renewables Advisor Andrew...

29 Apr 2013 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

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