I have a love/hate relationship with plastic wrap. Sometimes it seems like it's the only thing that will get the job done, but then it is so obnoxious to handle! Living in Europe, they don't sell the stuff with the handy box with the serrated metal edge to cut it off, so it's even harder … Continue reading Reusable Food Wraps
One of the most challenging things about moving toward a plastic free life is the lack of snacking options...were you actually to ditch everything plastic. Since becoming expats we discovered that making the food that you can't get is a great option. It turns out it is also a great way to reduce plastic. The … Continue reading Sustainable Snacks
How to build your own compost from bed slats.
A colleague of mine recently informed me about a zero waste store in Vilnius, so last weekend we went to go check it out. I brought a few jars and my own cloth bag. The shopkeeper was very helpful and spoke excellent English. She weighed my empty jars and did all the necessary math to … Continue reading My trip to Zeroteka
I know that eating meat is not a sustainable practice. However, I also know that becoming vegetarian just isn’t possible in this household. That being said, we have been cooking less meat and discovering more vegetarian recipes that are filling and delicious. When we moved to Egypt, part of our culture shock experience included discovering … Continue reading Vegetarian Recipes
This is one of the trickiest places to minimize waste for me. If you want something organic, there’s twice as much plastic involved. Feeling lazy and want to pick up something easy…plastic. The majority of our groceries come in plastic. This is a huge area for me to improve on. So what can we do? … Continue reading Kitchen/Cooking