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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

Changeworks makes a good impression!

When I began my student placement with Changeworks, I was eager to find out what they’re doing to lessen Scotland’s carbon footprint. On my first day at the Energy Saving Scotland advice centre South East (based here at Changeworks HQ in Edinburgh...

26 Mar 2013 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

On a journey to a zero carbon service - Changeworks Recycling trials electric vehicle

Here at Changeworks we try our best to practice what we preach.The team at Changeworks Recycling, our social enterprise arm, already know that in helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint we increase our own through vehicle use. The...

18 Mar 2013 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

On the road again… Lauren and the Scots Together team are out and about for the final countdown!

With the final countdown well and truly underway, and less than a week to go, the ‘Scotswitch’ roadshow team is still going strong. We’re out and about all week spreading the word and helping people around the South East of Scotland save money on...

13 Mar 2013 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Help your community save on energy with Scots Together!

Counting down the days…Scotland’s first collective switching project, Scots Together, runs until 17 March 2013.Scots Together is a collective buying group bringing people together across Scotland to get a better price on gas and electricity, just as...

7 Mar 2013 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

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