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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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