Easter is just around the corner and unfortunately the Easter Bunny not only brings colorfully painted eggs and presents, but also a lot of rubbish... In this blog post we would like to show you how you can make your Easter celebrations plastic-free. We will also present you with an Easter lamb recipe that you are sure to impress your guests with.
Fill the Easter basket yourself
At Easter time you can find well-filled Easter nests as gifts in pretty much all shops. Unfortunately, there is usually a lot of plastic hidden in these. It's really easy to fill the basket yourself. Instead of reaching for ready-made and individually wrapped chocolate eggs, you could look out for chocolates at the chocolatier or the nearest loose-leaf shop. So you can decide for yourself which flavors should go into the Easter nest. Or you simply bake delicious vegan biscuits for your loved ones.
If you already have plastic decorations, you don't have to throw them away. That would only be counterproductive, since that's how all the garbage is created. If you feel like a breath of fresh air, then make something nice for yourself or buy something used. It's always a nice way to keep bringing new things into your home when you trade with friends. So everyone has something different in mind without buying things unnecessarily. Take a look around on your next walk. You're sure to find something that you can use as decoration. If you fancy some decorations from the store, then make sure that they are plastic-free.
Plastic-free Easter gifts
Finished gifts are not only often impersonal, they are almost always wrapped in plastic. It is much nicer when you give your loved ones time. How about a voucher for your favorite restaurant or a visit to the amusement park? If it is not possible to give away experiences, then make your friends or family happy in some other way. For example, teach your grandma how to make a video call. Even though getting there might be difficult, she'll be happy not only to hear your voice but also to see your face when you can't be there.
Vegan Easter Lamb Recipe
A delicious Easter lamb is simply part of Easter, right? And vegan it tastes at least as good!
- 65g margarine
- 80g of sugar
- 2 packets of vanilla sugar
- 170g flour
- 1 (level) tsp baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons ground almonds
- Lemon peel
- 120ml plant-based milk
- Mix the margarine with the sugar and vanilla sugar until fluffy.
- Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground almonds and lemon zest and slowly stir in the non-dairy milk.
- Pour the mixture into a greased baking pan and bake the dough in a preheated oven at 160° for about 45 minutes.
- Let the cake cool before removing it from the pan and trim the bottom straight so your Easter lamb can stand. You can dust your cake with powdered sugar if you like.
What does Easter mean for you? Or don't you believe in the Easter Bunny at all? ;) Let us know!
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