I haven’t been able to post anything for the past few weeks because the end of the semester got pretty crazy. But I’m home in California for the summer so I’m able to post more now. A couple days ago I made … 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.