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. After a couple months of trying to figure it out, I started my blog on November 22nd, 2011. 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, 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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