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, 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

Recipies

Super simple granola, zero-waste style

Going zero waste means pretty much going zero highly-processed snacks. My husband and I have both lost weight without trying since starting our zero waste journey about 6 months ago. It's not like we were that unhealthy to start out, we ate lots of salad and beans, but I did love those Cheeze-its and wheat… Continue reading Super simple granola, zero-waste style