Women over 40

I am the Nutter in Chief (newsletter signature). Lol.
Hey am Hortense, I just wanted to reintroduce myself.
I am 47 years old and I celebrated the day I saw my first white hair. I am a life lottery winner as I survived Desmoid tumors (rare disease) twice. I suffered from Chronic Neuropathy for over 15 years. Today I am excited because I feel like I am almost fully awaken to a new start in life.

Cashew-Beet and cashew SafPrika jars

I started Miss Nang Treats because I couldn’t find healthy TASTY nutty snacks on supermarket shelves. I didn’t want them to be too harsh to the taste or to the bite. So, I started making my own. I wasn’t always strong enough to cook all my foods from scratch, so I often made Pre-prepared sauces That I could juje up anything with at work and after work… These sauces are today known as the Kokwa & Mikki range.

Often women over 40 are the forgotten section of society especially if you’ve had health challenges. The one area we can take charge of ourselves is in how we care for the machine that we call our bodies… I decided to refocus on that because of what I went through.

Caring for our bodies starts with what we put in and the environment in which we live. That is why Miss Nang Treat’s overall message includes healthy eating, the environment and sustainability.
Plant-based sauces and condiments with herbs in a wooden tray

Sauces & dips

Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean bland or forced eating. Food can be clean, colourful, green and enjoyable. This is demonstrated in the range of snacks, sauces/dips & crackers proposed. You can also create your by trying out recipes in ‘Plant-Based Ideas For Carnivores‘ the cookbook released in 2021.

The environmental & sustainability message doesn’t need to be restrictive, heavy or aggressive either. We can help the ecosystem by planting and maintaining herbs & fruist bushes on our balconies, reduce our single plastic uses, wasting less food and favouring local food producers/local makers.
One example: favouring local fruits producers for example means that there won’t be chemical on/in them to keep them looking prim during long transits. By consuming local, you do not contribute to the high carbon footprint, contribute to enrich your locality.
In the same example, fruits covered/injected with chemicals end up leaving residues in the consumer body, that’s YOU.. The trucks transporting the same fruits long distance release pollution in our city’s air, which end up giving us respiratory diseases…

So, as people with already fragilized bodies, we must do our bit through the choices  we make.  That’s why I do what I do.
Most ingredients used and promoted by Miss Nang Treats have been harvested or processed in the UK. In 2021 along with the celebration of Glasgow2021, Miss Nang plastic packaging were replaced with glass jars and NatureFlex wood pulp imitation plastic.
Not only that, I often create series of contents related to Plastic-Free July to encourage little changes at individual levels to make sustainability attainable. See example on Zero waste orange here.
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Earth day at Miss Nang Treats

 

Happy Earth day all. Today you’ll see a lot of business talking about the environment because it a subject on our marketing calendars to get traction/Click bait.

Now, look at their posts or videos, not a traces on the subject of sustainability, recycling, reusing, zero-waste etc…

Miss Nang started 5 years ago and zero-waste was always in the DNA of this business. As well as reusing and regifting, in the last 24 months, to be even more sustainable, Miss Nang switched the main packaging to a compostable version made out of woodpulp and the jars can now be returned to base for a voucher.

👉If you are a newsletter subscriber the last message sent was about having a waste free Easter. The recommendations included regrowing some herbs, reviving lifeless vegetables before cooking them instead of throwing them away…

🌍Earthday, climate change or sustainability aren’t just what the government or some ‘crusties’ say we should do, it is our individual responsibility in all aspect of our lives/businesses.
At Miss Nang Treats, earthday is everyday through:
🌍Limited waste: creating edible flakes, caramelising zests, regrowing veggies tops, creating compost… not to forget that producing everything in small batches reduce waste too.

🌍Limiting single use packaging: using jars, compostable wrapping, switching to paper-based labelling.

🌍Education: tasting sessions are used as an education vehicle to help clients see that most things can be repurposed without looking odd and Infact can be better for the environment and for the consumer… as well as economical.

Hope this has been useful to you. Tell me what you think, post a comments.

Got any questions DM or email Hortense at miss-nang@outlook.com

Happy Earth day!

Miss Nang Treats.

Is sustainable living expensive?

Short answer. NO. Do your research.

Read below, add a comment if it makes sense. You have got to save this blog.

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Living sustainably can in the long run saves you some serious cash.

Light bulb. We are so used to our 60 watts at £1.00 at the pound shop. But did you know, by planning in advance to have a Climate compliant low energy bulb, you save both on your electrical consumption and on the lifetime of the bulb?

Not everyone can afford Quinoa. Do you know that barley and bulgur or cousous can be cheaper if you go to large ethnic shop (Turkish) rather than standard supermarket?

You do not have to buy your plant milk from the Alpro range, infact, Lidl soy milk is better for my coffee and is 3x cheaper.

You do not HAVE to shop at Holland & Barrett just like many don’t shop at Waitrose. Shop where you budget lead, dont buy weird stuff like Chia seed, don’t juice celery, it is a waste of £££ cook with it instead.

Instead if buying every piece of clothing new, re-invent the old and use charity shop. Exchange everything else using Olio application it is a fantastic app.

Start with those and follow @WasteNotReUse and @isitdanidawks the master #upCycler on Instagram for some great tips. Have fun. Don’t complicate it.

Now save the post, you’ll need it. 😉

Let’s think global while acting local in our homes first.

🌏It is not so hard to get Back to Basics.
🌏Eco Living is possible.
👌Be the change where you want to see change. It starts with you.
🌏Ecology is not someone else’s responsibility.
🌏Going Green is not so hard if you look closer.
👍Zero Waste Living is just an expression, it is not possible 100% of the time, but you can start somewhere. Research and start. Why not freeze your bread and left over herbs?

So. Where will you start your contribution to the climate change debate?

Do you still think COP26 is out of reach for you?