This blog is about reducing plastic waste in the kitchen, but today I’m going to write about plastic litter on my university campus. I was walking back from class today when something caught my eye. It was a little plastic … Continue reading
In August, I moved to Guelph, Ontario to go to the University here. So far, I’ve found it more difficult to live without producing plastic waste here. There is a store that sells bulk foods called Bulk Barn, but they … Continue reading
Since my post on plastic-free Thanksgiving tips was so popular, I decided to write one on Christmas dinner too. Here are some tips I came up with for making a plastic-free Christmas dinner. A lot of these tips are the … Continue reading
Thanksgiving is soon! It can be hard to make a plastic-free meal, but here are some tips I’ve come up with to minimize plastic waste this Thanksgiving. 1. Use reusable shopping bags when you buy your ingredients. Use reusable produce … Continue reading
I haven’t posted in a while. I haven’t been keeping up with social media for my blog. I think the last time I logged onto Twitter was last month. I haven’t abandoned my blog, but I’ve been having a hard … Continue reading
I used to buy frozen fruit in plastic bags, but I stopped doing that a while ago. Now I freeze fresh fruit. Freezing your own fruit is plastic-free (unless you freeze it in plastic bags) and it tastes better since … Continue reading
Cleaning your kitchen without plastic may seem impossible. Plastic bottles of dish soap, plastic-wrapped sponges, plastic-wrapped paper towels… the list goes on. But its actually quite easy to clean your kitchen without plastic. Its cheap too. Here are the things … Continue reading
One of the things I’ve struggled with the most since I started trying to cook without plastic has been trying to find cheese without plastic. For soft cheeses, it hasn’t been a problem. I’ve figured out how to make ricotta … Continue reading
The production of plastic waste during breakfast may seem inevitable, but think again. Here are my favorite plastic-free breakfasts:
- Oatmeal made from oats bought in bulk. Rolled oats are quicker to cook, but steel cut oats are more nutritious and have a chewier texture when cooked. Add things like chopped apples, raisins, maple syrup, cinnamon and honey to add variety.
- Cereal purchased in bulk with a cloth bag.
- Homemade granola with almond milk or milk from a glass bottle. Some stores also sell granola in bulk if you’re too busy to make it yourself.
- Homemade waffles and pancakes made with homemade buttermilk. Coconut flour pancakes are good too. Ditch frozen pancakes and waffles. When I make waffles, I freeze any leftovers. When I want waffles for breakfast but I don’t have time to make them, I pop the homemade frozen ones in my toaster.
- Almond rice porridge, one of my favorites.
- Toast, scrambled eggs and sausages. Bring your own container to the meat counter to buy the sausages. For toast, try my oat and raisin bread or my beer bread.
- Fresh seasonal fruit with homemade yogurt.
- Make your own smoothies instead of buying them in those little plastic bottles. The store-bought ones, aside from being in plastic bottles, are filled with additives and lots of sugar. Instead of buying frozen fruit for smoothies in plastic bags, I cut up fresh fruits and freeze them in glass jars. Another beverage I like to drink in the morning is orange juice with buttermilk.
- Homemade muffins. Try my pumpkin walnut date muffins, maple pumpkin muffins or zucchini muffins.