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Organic? What does it mean?

Organic? What does it mean?

As we are now part way through organic September, we felt it would be useful to write a bit about what organic really means? So, what does organic mean? Organic farming is farming practices that avoid the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticid…

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The Magic of the Arjuna Kitchen

The Magic of the Arjuna Kitchen

So we will start by telling you that yes, Arjuna does actually have its own kitchen, lots of our new customers are presently surprised to learn that in the chiller at the back of the store we have a selection of dishes and delights that are c…

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Bird & Wild Coffee (and why we are wild for it!)

Bird & Wild Coffee (and why we are wild for it!)

Its not actually that often that we create a whole blog post on one specific product but we felt that this needed one to itself. So why are we going wild for this wild coffee? Well first off lets talk about the product itself, with it being F…

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10 tips for being eco friendly

10 tips for being eco friendly

Do not put yourself down if you cant be perfectly zero waste or plastic free! Many of us doing what we can to reduce our waste is better than a small few doing it perfectly! Give yourself a break, and as long as you are making some sort of ef…

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Saving the world one roll of TP at a time!

Saving the world one roll of TP at a time!

kay so that might be a little on the dramatic end of the scale, but in all seriousness we wanted to tell you all about why we are now stocking Who Gives A Crap toilet paper, and we might even through in some toilet humor while we’re at it…. S…

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Ethical December part 5

Ethical December part 5

The meat free masterpiece, exciting veg ideas and dont forget Santa's vegan cookies and milk! If you’re looking to switch your turkey for a cruelty free alternative this christmas, then what are your options? There are two ways you can go on …

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Ethical December part 4

Ethical December part 4

The vegan Cheeseboard, the perfect cruelty free pigs in blankets and meat free pate. Being vegan or lactose intolerant doesn’t mean missing out on your favourite festive traditions, and that includes the festive cheeseboard. Huge advances in …

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Ethical December part 3

Ethical December part 3

Kids toys?, why we adopt NOT shop and ethical decorations.Well there is no denying that during the festive season a large amount of toys is purchased for children all over, and something that most of us rarely consider is the environmental im…

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Ethical December part 2

Ethical December part 2

Zero waste gift wrapping, buying an ethical jumper and parlour games! Gift Wrapping So you may be wondering why we include gift wrapping in our ethical december blogs. Well, every year masses of wrapping paper, card, gift bags, tags, bows etc…

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Ethical December part 1

Ethical December part 1

The guid to buying vegan gifts, cruelty free beauty, and hamper building. It's that time of year, and for one reason or another I think most people love it or hate it, the lights are up, the stores are packed and everyone spends a little more…

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Are dolphins more intelligent than humans?

Are dolphins more intelligent than humans?

This post is based on a staff argument at Arjuna – one of our Arjunites casually claimed that dolphins were more intelligent than humans, leading to widescale ridicule and jokes about dolphins doing intelligence tests and whether they could h…

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Is Wearing Fur a Big Deal?

Fur is back in – when we walk through town we see fur hats, fur coat trims and fur pom poms on bags and shoes. We’ve heard it argued that fur isn’t such a big deal and that second-hand fur is ethical, but in this article we want to give you t…

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Falafels Behaving Badly

Falafels Behaving Badly

Our Arjuna review of the Cambridge falafel options, from shop bought essentials to homemade Cambridge falafels… Ah, falafels. Everyone’s favourite. Claimed to be the invention of most Middle Eastern countries, these chickpea, garlic and spice…

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Money, Dancing and Veganism

Money, Dancing and Veganism

Arjuna got attacked on Facebook not so long ago. A well meaning person pointed out that our wages are pretty low. This is absolutely true but we do get a bonus once a year. As a co-op we decide on how much we want to take out of our business,…

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The Arjuna Eco-Ninja is Ten Days into Plastic-Free July

One of our Arjuna members doing plastic free July. She says: ‘For July I will be going plastic free. This is no easy task, my closest zero waste shop is an hour train journey away, and the only plastic free things available in supermarkets ar…

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Where To Eat on a Vegan First Date in Cambridge

Where To Eat on a Vegan First Date in Cambridge

Ah, l’amore. We had a young vegan man come in looking nervous. He wanted to know whether we had a dining area because he had a first date. He didn’t know what she’d think about his veganism. Sadly Arjuna doesn’t have a dining area right now, …

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The One Shopping List Tweak For Eggs Arjuna Recommends

The One Shopping List Tweak For Eggs Arjuna Recommends

Massive amounts of guilt. That’s what it can feel like food shopping. Palm oil = homeless orangutans. Coffee = ripped off farmers. Grapefruits = something to do with dodgy Israeli human rights. Best send the housemates to get the supplies or …

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We Now Stock CBD (Cannabidiol) Oil

We Now Stock CBD (Cannabidiol) Oil

We now stock CBD (Cannabidiol) Oil. We’re told this is something really special. It’s completely legal in the UK and has no psychoactive effect but for some people, it seems to work well for hard to treat conditions from depression to diabete…

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What’s Seitan?

What’s Seitan?

Have you come across Seitan? ???????????????????? This is an insanely delicious vegan food that’s 75% protein. It’s made of wheat gluten and is chewy, takes flavour well and has been popular in Asian countries, especially in restaurants cater…

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