Zero Waste Blog
Passover begins next Monday and Max and I will be traveling to Winnipeg to celebrate with his family. Before we go, I'd like to share one of my favorite dessert recipes for the holiday—chocolate drizzle coconut macaroons.
While I am by no means a clean freak, I look forward to the annual spring clean. I enjoy the process of reorganizing and getting rid of things—things that seem to multiply as the months go by. Here are 7 tips for creating a zero waste, minimal space that will bring joy and clarity to your environment.
For the past two weekends, Max and I have been learning about foraging in the Bay Area. It’s like this whole edible world has been revealed that was hiding under my nose. Now, I see food everywhere I walk—and there’s an abundance this spring.
A great way to reduce waste when you're grocery shopping is to buy in bulk using glass jars and containers. This how to guide shows you how to properly "tare" or weigh your containers before you fill them up and how to label them for an easy check out.
When I started experimenting with adobo recipes, I quickly discovered one of the most versatile sauces I’ve ever encountered. Whether you’re grilling, braising, marinating or baking—a little adobo can enrich your favorite dishes with the earthy flavors of sun-dried chiles. I also had an AHA! moment when I realized dozens of my favorite restaurant meals were based on an adobo or a close variation.
The journey to zero waste can come with challenges. It can be hard to know where to begin and tempting to throw away all your household plastics and start anew. At times, we can even beat ourselves up when we create unintentional plastic waste.
This rainy winter, my body has been saying, Nap time! and More risotto, please! It feels good to honor these cravings and embrace the bold, vibrant colors of winter – rainbow chard, butternut squash, kale and beets with this Beet & Rosemary Risotto.
Making toothpaste was one of my first zero-waste DIYs. As it turns out, you don’t need a lot of ingredients to keep your teeth clean – you can even use plain old baking soda and get by.