Food, Recipies

Reusing fruit and veggie scraps

In our home, we use the waste prevention hierarchy Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot as described by Bea Johnson in Zero Waste Home. Applying these bit by bit has made a huge difference in the amount of trash we produce as a family. In my post about compost, I explained why composting is an essential… Continue reading Reusing fruit and veggie scraps

Food, Gardening, Local Guide-Recycling, Why zero-waste

Compost

How long does it take for a head of lettuce to decompose in a landfill? Really, give a guess out loud before scrolling down. The answer? At least 25 years. Yeah, I know, its crazy! A University of Arizona project excavating landfills found a head of lettuce that was perfectly intact 25 years down in… Continue reading Compost

Food

Review of Buford Hwy Farmers Market in Atlanta

I live in Chattanooga and this blog is a resource for other Chattanoogans trying to cut back on their waste. However, Atlanta is one of the closest large cities and we Chattanoogans sometimes find ourselves driving through it 🙂 I recently checked out the Buford Hwy Farmers market since it was right on my way… Continue reading Review of Buford Hwy Farmers Market in Atlanta

Food, Non-toxic living, Recipies

Spices, fresher, cheaper, and zero-waste

I wish I had known about the bulk spice section at EarthFare 10 years ago. Seriously, refilling your spice jars is one of the best financial zero-waste swaps! I also made a low-budget video on how to refill your spices, if that is more your thing, but the following blog post is more thorough. EarthFare's… Continue reading Spices, fresher, cheaper, and zero-waste

Food, Recipies

Hummus, zero waste, zero oil

The Zero-waste chief once said that there is a positive linear relationship between being zero waste and how much hummus you eat. I totally agree! Hummus makes a delicious creamy addition to almost any dish. It is so good that my girls often will eat veggies dipped in hummus for a whole meal. AND, its… Continue reading Hummus, zero waste, zero oil