Sustainability made simple

Evan Binford

Evan Binford studies Empirical Cultural Science at the LMU Munich and is in the in-house translator at Utopia. He loves the outdoors and is probably already planning his next camping trip.

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Is Quinoa Good for You? Why You Better Wash It First

Do you know why it's so important to wash quinoa before eating it? Learn this and more about quinoa's many benefits (and tasty recipes) here. Read more

Fertilize Your Basil Like a Pro: Tips for Growing Healthy, Vibrant Herbs

We’ll show you what to look out for when growing basil, chives, parsley etc. and how to harvest your herbs correctly. With the right plant care basil and other store-bought herbs can stay fresh for months. Read more

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How To Make Yogurt Easily at Home

With this tasty homemade yogurt recipe, you'll know exactly what ingredients go into your yogurt. Utopia shows you how to whip up a tasty homemade yogurt. Read more

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Can You Freeze Milk? Here Is Why It Isn’t a Good Idea

Freezing foods is great way to store all types of fresh foods for later. But not all foods are freezer-friendly. Here's what to not to store in the freezer. Read more

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7 Smart Household Hacks for Freezing Foods Without Plastic

Plastic freezer bags or containers made of plastic aren't the biggest sustainable hit nowadays. Here are some sustainable plastic-free alternatives you can use to freeze food. Read more

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How to Save Energy with These Thermostat Settings for Winter

Learn how to correctly adjust the temperature settings of your thermostat for winter and save on heating costs while reducing your carbon footprint. Read more

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This Is the Best Traditional German Lebkuchen Recipe

Try this Lebkuchen recipe and taste one of Germany's most famous holiday treats. These traditional German Lebkuchen gingerbread cookies are easy to make and will impress your guests. Read more

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Mouthwatering Gingerbread Cake Recipe

No matter how you make gingerbread cake, it disappears quickly. Ring in the holiday season with this delicious gingerbread recipe! Read more