We’ve covered zero waste gifting, but wrapping and unwrapping the gift is oftentimes the best part! Traditional wrapping paper isn’t always recyclable, especially if the paper contains tiny shiny, glittery particles. It’s no surprise that we create 25% more waste from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, with a large portion being disposable paper waste.
The holiday season is peak time for consumerism and can create pressure for those of us attempting to live more minimally and sustainably.
Things I regret this year: Getting though to a local radio station after 20 attempts to win Tom Petty tickets, only to fail at naming ONE song the band sings. I still choke up thinking about that lifetime fail. Not visiting A SINGLE pool this summer. What have I been doing with my life? Things I definitely don’t regret this year: Making more time for family on the parent’s farm. Heading to an Influencer Summit at Expo East in Baltimore after a near last-minute invite. For those wondering what Expo East might be, it’s a trade show connecting over 1,500 sustainable, ecofriendly brands to consumers. There are seminars, acres and acres of sampling and plenty of networking events; basically what your organic loving, green living, tree hugging, crunchy dreams are made of. I had no expectations and knew literally no one except the person that extended the invite, but I definitely found my people and my spark. There are SO MANY amazing brands and individuals out there making the world a better and healthier place by sharing their passions; be it an all …
Just in time for Earth Day, I’m wrapping up my sustainable kitchen series, and although there is much more to cover in this journey, I hope you’ve discovered a few techniques to implement on your way to creating a more sustainable kitchen and ultimately, lifestyle.
So we’ve organized our pantry and kitchen space in part one, sustainably shopped in part two, and today’s post is all about sustainable storage.
In part two of the series, we’re focusing on sustainable eating AND shopping.
In this four part blog series, I’ll discuss how I’ve created a more sustainable kitchen, reduced food waste, saved money and positively impacted the globe. BONUS-you’ll definitely eat healthier as well. Part one tackles kitchen organization and inventory.
Let these simple, homemade holiday treats from the kitchen be your inspiration for curating the perfect gift giving list!
If you’re buying vegetable broth at the grocery store, you’re doing life wrong. Make it yourself and you’ll never go back to the processed, weak, flavored water you’ll find in box or can format. It’s so ridiculously simple and you’ll feel better about not throwing out your produce nearing spoilage level. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, 40% of food in the US goes to waste. Help be a part of the solution with my recipe below. Just save your nearly spoiled produce and vegetable scraps not otherwise being used, place in the freezer in a gallon sized bag until you have about 5-6 cups and you’re all set. Your soups, stews and chili will thank you. Not to mention vegetable broth brings another dimension to pasta, quinoa and any other grain that calls for boiling. ENJOY!
Breakfast is absolutely my favorite meal; one that should not be rushed, but savored and lingered over before an exhilarating day of surfing, hiking, kayaking (in my perfect world) or…..a day of work at the office.