Sharon Hodge

Sharon is a freelance writer for Utopia. She studied American literature and culture at Heidelberg University in Germany and Writing, Editing and Mediating at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. When she’s not off somewhere enjoying a good book, she is probably out hiking or exploring the forests of her native Heidelberg.

Pine nut substitute

6 Pine Nut Substitutes for Pesto, Salads & More

Pine nuts are a popular ingredient in pesto, salads, and other dishes, but they come at a price. In this article, we present you with several environmentally friendly and cost efficient pine nut substitutes. read more

avocado mango salad

Avocado Mango Salad Recipe

Tired of your average green salad? This fruity and nutritious avocado mango salad is easy to make and really refreshing. Here's how you prepare it. read more

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8 Ways in Which Banana Benefits Your Skin

The humble banana is one the world's most produced, traded and consumed fruits, yet its multiple health benefits often go unnoticed. In this article, we explore eight ways in which bananas benefit your skin. read more

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How to Wash a Wool Sweater the Eco-Friendly Way

Wool sweaters can literally last you a lifetime if you handle them with care. Follow the instructions in this guide to learn how to wash wool in a way that is both eco-friendly and protects your garment. read more