Review: Bamboo Toothbrushes by Briut Essentials

As you might know from reading previous blog posts about sustainability on our website, we love to find alternative products for plastic. A few months ago, we bought our first bamboo toothbrushes from Briut Essentials. We have been using them for a while now, and thought it was about time to share our experiences with them! Have you ever used an alternative toothbrush to the regular plastic kind? What did you think about it? Let us know in the comments below!   Plastic, plastic, plastic Plastic toothbrushes are ubiquitous. Most drugstores and supermarkets worldwide solely stock a wide range of…

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Sugar free

Healthy, vegan, sugar free brownies - just add 1 cup of maple syrup! The term ‘sugar free’ is quite popular nowadays. Personally though, we feel like it’s used way too freely. Many recipes we come across online - be it on YouTube, on blogs, or via Pinterest - often include the term sugar free in their title. The ingredient list however shows quite a different story! Even companies that produce products use the term sugar free to advertise their products and make them appear healthier than they actually are. When you however delve into the background of all ingredients involved…

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Campervan conversion: What not to do (part 1)

Although we are not finished with our campervan conversion project just yet, mistakes were made. We definitely did learn a lot from our mistakes though. After buying a van, you’re probably overly excited to get started on the conversion as soon as possible. This can however lead to mistakes that could've easily been prevented. We’d like to share what NOT to do when converting your van, and what to think about twice (or three or four times). We hope that by sharing our mistakes, you will not make the same ones. And yes, the title says ‘part 1’ as we’re…

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How to prepare for the arrival of a puppy

This weekend we welcomed a new member to our family, a puppy named Venus! Some of you have probably already seen her on Instagram and Facebook, and it’s clear that just like us, you have fallen in love! We had been wanting to add a second dog to the family for quite a while now. We’re so excited to have finally gotten the opportunity to add a new member to our adventure team!  Venus is a staffordshire bull terrier just like Mojo. She’s a real sporting dog, and has such a high amount of energy! We can’t wait to raise…

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Campervan conversion: distribution board

Figuring out the electrical setup in our van conversion has been quite a challenge. One of the things we have come across during our research was the idea of using a distribution board to center all wires and fuses in one place, just like you would in a regular house. Since it was quite a difficult part of the conversion, we thought it would be great to summarize why we included a distribution board, what items we used, how we fixed everything into this small cabinet and what every component does. We hope this blog post is helpful, and if…

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Facts about nuts

Walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews… You name it. We’re nuts for them! But did you know that besides being delicious, nuts have incredible health benefits?  Since we include nuts in many different meals throughout the week, we’d like to share some interesting facts about nuts!   What makes a nut a nut? Nuts are fruits, composed of an edible seed and an inedible hard shell. They are the source of energy and nutrients for a new plant. In a culinary sense, there is a wide variety of nuts available, all with their own characteristics differing in taste and nutrients. Botanically however, quite…

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