Not only doThe Early Bird Bakery in Roath hand roast all of their Coffee in house, make all of their fresh breads and cakes on the premises, and do a mean fried breakfast – they also nurture up-and-coming young talent via an apprenticeship scheme, and it’s these young upstarts who are the focus of a new monthly pop-up.

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If you’re trying to switch to a more ethical and sustainable way of eating, it can be hard to know just where to start. It needn’t be a chore though, and to prove it, I thought I’d share a few handy tips and tricks that I have learned along the way.

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It was with considerable enthusiasm that I agreed to give Gousto a go. They hooked me in with their mission statement – being that they aim to “take the planning and trekking out of home cooking, leaving you with the fun bit”. They do this by inviting you to select a minimum of two recipes from their website, and then delivering the full recipe and almost all of the pre-portioned ingredients you need to rustle up the recipes from scratch.

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Keen on supporting small, local businesses? Care about provenance and traceability? Looking to reduce your food miles? You won’t go far wrong with any of these.

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