Try number… oh I don’t even know….
I wanted to try baking muffins with coconut oil and I’d read somewhere using pastry flour makes for better baked goods. Well, the Amish know best about baked goods. Take a peek…
I’ve learned from Mrs. Green at My Zero Waste about the shocking pounds of food we waste annually. By her bringing it to my attention, I attempt to clean out my fridge more often—because that’s really where my waste originates.
I found this idea–in none other than a McDonald’s magazine. It was such a great idea, I took a picture of it and thought I’d blog it out. I think some kid sent it in. So creative!
Posted in Food, Making your own..., Reusing, Upcycling
Tagged Bird, Bird feeder, Compost, Garden, homemade birdfeeder, making your own birdfeeder, military spouse, military zero waste, reducing carbon footprint, upcycle, zero waste
After reading Mrs. Green’s blog about not wasting food and her count down to September 2nd-8th Zero Waste Week, I attempted diligence all summer long.
Posted in Food, Gardening, Waste
Tagged Cooking, Cucumber, Food, Food and Agriculture Organization, Food waste, Home, how not to waste food, military spouse, military zero waste, Tomatoes, tomatoes from the garden, zero waste
These are so quick and easy to make. When I’m sick of zucchini bread, I just pull this little number.
Posted in Food, Home cooked recipes, Local food
Tagged Bake, Cheese, Cook, Farmer's Market, healthy snacks, healthy snacks for kids, military spouse, military zero waste, olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, snack ideas, squash, summer squash, zero waste, Zucchini
This is actually supposed to be made of possum, but I was fresh out. Not that I wouldn’t use one if I ever hit one on the side of the road….
Posted in Food, Making your own food
Tagged Beef mince, Casserole, casserole dish, cooking at home, Cottage pie, Green bean, green beans, Meat, military spouse, organic ground beef, Shephard's Pie, zero waste
In order to shy away from cereal’s plastic packaging, here is a gander of breakfast ideas we’ve created so far…
We dined at Subway’s. While there, we got to talking about Larry’s subs. Are you familiar with Larry’s Subs? We weren’t either but they are a fantastic subway shop similar to Jersey Mike’s that we stumbled across while in Georgia. What surprised us? How environmentally friendly they were. Subway vs Larry’s? Let’s take a look.
Posted in Folks helping the environment, Food, Local food
Tagged Compost, environmentally- friendly, green restaurant, Jersey Mike's subs, Larry's subs, military lifestyle, military spouse, Submarine sandwich, Subway, sustainable forestry initiative, zero waste
So, I take recipes from cookbooks and try to give them a “make over” by substituting (sometimes the entire recipe) with healthier, more wholesome ingredients. I tried it a few times with great success and then I got brave. Now I try it all the time. And well….let’s be honest. It just doesn’t always work out.