Zero Waste Coffee

I love coffee. I drink it every day and have since I was about 15 years old. It was my saving grace in college and kept me sentient during many a sleepless night. Unfortunately, my addiction love, for coffee used to come with a high price tag, both for me and for the environment. I used to buy my coffee every…
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Zero Waste Pasta Recipe

On my way to a friend’s wedding, I stopped at the 4th Street Food Co-op to buy some bulk Organic olive oil (so far the only place in the city where I can find it), and ended up leaving with a free squash. A squash the size and girth of a bowling ball. AKA the most awkward thing try and…
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Zero Waste No Bake Energy Bars

When I was in college I ate energy bars almost every day. At nearly 4 dollars a bar, it was not a sustainable habit at all. Not only was I spending way too much money, I was wasting a lot of packaging. Lately I have been focusing on preventing all packaging waste and as a result decided to take a…
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Zero Waste Food Shopping

Zero Waste food shopping probably sounds much more daunting than it is. One would assume it involves excessive preparation, a lot of hard work, and hungry days. This could not be more untrue. Zero Waste food shopping could not be easier for me. First of all I have a relatively regular schedule and know exactly what I like to eat…
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How to Store Vegetables So They Last Longer

I love carrots. Before I started my Zero Waste journey, I bought baby carrots without really taking into account that they are packaged in so much plastic and washed in chlorine or other detergents YUK! So I switched to raw, whole carrots with the stems on or loose unpackaged carrots. For the longest time I would buy them and have…
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The BEST Zero Waste Granola Recipe

I love granola and eat it every week. So, I decided to make my own Brown Sugar Winter Spice Granola. Yes, I know it is summer, but I am so nostalgic for the crisp, cold weather, warm chunky scarves, anything pumpkin, sitting in small village bars in front of a fireplace, and oversized sweaters. I usually avoid making my own by…
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Why You Should ALWAYS drink Organic Wine

Have you ever heard that cheap wine gives you headaches and hangovers? Well, it might be an old wives tale, but it has some actual legitimacy for a very simple reason: Sulfites. What are sulfites? Sulfites are chemical compounds of sulfur. They are used as food preservatives and have antioxidant and preservative properties 1. They are used on fruits and vegetables to prevent browning, on shrimp and lobster…
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The Healing Properties of Plants

When was the last time you ate because of a specific food’s nutrients or properties? Some greens when you were on a diet, some ginger when your stomach hurt, some meat because you felt that you were protein deprived? In my last post I talked about the types of vitamins that we need every day and listed a few foods…
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