About Me

My name is Mary Kat and I started this blog when I was 16. I try not to produce plastic waste (see my page on why I do this if you don’t know anything about plastic). I have a passion for food and cooking. When I started trying not to produce plastic waste, I found that the hardest place to do this was the kitchen. The majority of foods in a regular grocery store have plastic packaging. After a couple months of trying to figure it out, I started this blog. It seemed impossible at the beginning, but I’ve been able to make delicious plastic-free versions of almost all of my favorite foods, even stuff like goldfish and graham crackers.

I started my blog to share delicious plastic-free recipes with you. I hope you enjoy them :)

Exceptions to my plastic-free kitchen rule:

  1. I buy milk and cream in returnable glass bottles (when available), but they have plastic caps and rings. I’m saving all the lids and eventually I’ll figure out what to do with them.
  2. Some of my ingredients that I bought a long time ago (like spices) are in plastic bottles. I’m going to use these up and then buy plastic-free versions.
  3. Some of my tools are plastic, like my Cuisinart food processor. In older posts you’ll notice that I use a yellow plastic bowl a lot, but I bought some metal bowls since then. I still have the yellow bowl, but I use it for compost now.
  4. I buy some things in glass jars like tahini and brown rice syrup. These things have plastic seals and sometimes plastic lids. I try to make as many things as I can from scratch to avoid this, but sometimes I still buy things with plastic seals or lids. I save many of the jars and bottles I buy and refill them with other things.

If you would like to get in touch with me, please fill out and submit the contact form below.

10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. First of all, I just want to say I LOVE your website. It’s been such a savior to me in my goals to limit plastic and I just love that everything is minimal ingredients and so practical and healthy! Thank you, thank you, thank you and PLEASE keep it up! I was wondering if you could tell me what you do about cottage cheese and sour cream. There is a recipe that I love to make that has both of those ingredients and I was hoping Straus would have it in glass but they only sell that in plastic. Any suggestions? Thank you again!

    • Thanks! I’m glad you like my site. I’m actually planning on making cottage cheese this weekend. I also just made creme fraiche, which is similar to sour cream. It has a milder flavor than sour cream, but I suppose if you made it and let it sour longer the flavor would develop more.

  2. Just found your blog and am so thankful to find a list of recipes that don’t use plastic instead of trying to adapt others. Then, I see that you are so young and I am even more inspired by this site!

  3. Hi, I found your website via Beth Terry’s My Plastic-Free Life. I’m glad to read about someone who makes a ton of food from scratch like I do; homecooked meals simply cannot compare with bought foods. Not to mention, we’re lauching a revolution in our kitchens! Thanks for your blog and strong convictions. As for making ice cream without an ice cream machine, you simply make your mixture (here’s the basic recipe I use: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2009/02/vanilla-ice-cream/), then put it in the freezer and mix by hand vigorously every hour or so. The last step is essential for creamy ice cream. You’ll never buy ice cream again.

  4. Wow! You started this blog when you were 17 ? I cant wait to see the impact you make on the world if you are already this passionate about something important at a young age.

    Keep up the great work, I am rooting you on (and enjoying your recipes!)

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