Storing Leftovers Without Waste

I am sitting on my couch feeling good. The kind of good that only comes after you have consumed Thanksgiving leftovers with more voracity than Thanksgiving dinner itself. I am soooo happpyyyyyy. Okay, anyway. Leftovers. My family always has leftovers and we all fight one another to take them home. But, if not prepared, leftovers can be synonymous with copious…
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Two Months of Trash

Here it is. All of the trash that I have produced over the past two months. The contents: (bold is new this month) One package of Organic active dry yeast from when I made some ginger beer (I now buy yeast in bulk) Three safety seals from vitamins that I purchased (my doctor told me that I was vitamin D…
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One Month of Trash

This is all of the trash I have produced in the past month. A bunch of produce stickers (the worst), one price sticker from Whole Foods when I bought unpackaged bread, one plastic baggie (it was from before I started my Zero Waste journey, but it is unusable now so it would go to landfill, one yellow plastic “PULL” thing,…
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Two Weeks of Trash

This post has been a long time coming. Over the past two weeks I have kept all of my trash in a mason jar to start documenting my output. I am going to keep doing this until the end of the year and see how little I can produce! So this is it. I have a small pile of about…
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What is Waste, Anyway?

How do I define waste? Probably the most obvious question that I have never answered. But do do so, I first wanted to see how others define waste to better understand what I consider it to be: Waste(s) is a pejorative term for unwanted materials. The term can be described as subjective and inaccurate because waste to one person is not waste to another.…
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Zero Waste, No-Tape Gift Wrapping

My step mother had her birthday party over the weekend. Not only is she the amazing mother of my beautiful two year old sister, she is an aspiringmidwife who is a living encyclopedia of all things… well… anatomical. To celebrate her birthday and to play on her interests, I found this handmade pillow on Etsy which could not be a…
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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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