As mentioned in my previous post - efforts to reduce plastic in the kitchen are going well! We aren't perfect, but it feels satisfying to only take the kitchen trash out once a week vs twice... Now we are slowly shifting focus to the bathroom and researching ways we can reduce plastic consumption there. Anyone have a good #plasticfree
toilet paper brand that they'd recommend? I have to admit, the marketing behind @whogivesacraptp
is really fun :) ( 📷 @frau_kaadie
Root veg roast 🥕All produce (fresh herbs included) were sourced #packagefree
🌿 I’ve added these veggies to a big batch of lentils, and dressed the mixture with EVOO, Dijon, and balsamic vinegar 😋
THIS TURTLE has had quite the journey the last few months.
Back in summer he got spectacularly thrown out of the bathroom window onto our flat roof 🏠 (it was one of those crazy and hilarious bath times) & sat beside our skylight (peeping into the kitchen) until one windy night he was blown off into our garden💨 He then disappeared for about a month...but yesterday reappeared with a missing face! Poor thing. Must’ve been malled by a fox 🦊
I’m hoping his journey will be a boring one from now on, that he’ll just get driven to landfill and squashed into the earth and not degrade for 500 years 🤦🏼♀️ (not ending up in the sea with real turtles 🤞🏼🐢) this is what saddens me when I throw anything away, that we’ve used it for such a short period of time - merely moments - who knows where it’ll go when we’re finished with it and how much longer it’ll survive than us. That’s why I’m trying to live #zerowaste
Why are you?
#makinglessimpact #refusesingleuse #armyofchange #youhaveavoice #yourchoicesmatter #zerowasteliving #lowimpactliving #landfill
Kia ora supporters from across Aotearoa! 🇳🇿 Are any of you involved in schools/ are teachers/ have kids in school ? Bottle drives (fundraising through bottle/can refund collecting) is what schools used for fundraising back in the day (when we used to have bottle deposits) and they raked in the $$$! We want to bring this system back, re-imagined for a modern world. We're wanting some school ambassadors to help us drum up support. Will you help us? You can sign and share our petition or BETTER YET go out and about with the troops gathering signatures with our handy paper petition or talk to your local school principal/ teachers about how they can support this campaign, which will ultimately be REALLY AWESOME FOR SCHOOLS. 👌🏼🐳
Everything you need to know to advocate for bottle deposits is in this handy lil online doc (link below). Take petitions to your local market, school fair, or just around the neighbourhood and send 'em through for data entry. We've got ONE MONTH left 'till our petition goes to Parliament, so let's make this big! For our ocean and community! #CashForTrash #TurnTheTideOnPlastic #BottleDeposits
All you need to know: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RH0KXnuzPzf-r2H35w6O8a6UELuiICc53sCzg0fT8TI/edit ❤️
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#selfnurture #bathtimegoals #greenbohemegoods
Show your support for choosing glass jars over plastic squeezy bottles by sharing a spoon on the nose selfi #useaspoon
We often get asked the question, why should we switch to refilling our products instead of the convenience of just going to the grocery store and buying another one? The answer comes down to, what is the impact you would like to have on this planet? Since June we have help individuals divert the equivalent of 1500 containers of soap, cleaner, and body care products. Those are all single use items that could have ended up in landfills or could have made their way into our environment to never disappear. Because the truth is, plastic never truly goes away or is reused when it is recycled. It will always remain on this planet breaking down in to small pieces and finally into tiny particles. So even when it doesn't feel like a lot, one single use purchase here and another there all adds up when so many people are doing the same.
A reminder of our holiday deals , receive 10% off our sapadilla refill and containers package!
Taking this snowy day to enjoy my coffee & package up some things for shipment💝 be sure to check out my clearance section in my Highlights to get up to 50% off on select pieces! I’ll be making a Jewelry Clearance Highlight today too✨ stay cozy❄️
Plastic free Muhle Safety Razors at @Babipur.
They make perfect Christmas gifts for eco conscious family and friends.
We often get asked which Muhle razor should I buy, what's the difference?
All Muhle razors are made in Germany, and made to last... the quality is outstanding which is very important For something you want to buy once only, it needs to be durable and rust resistant. The razor head is the same on most ranges but the handle shape, size and material varies to suit the user. The Rytmo has a large chunky handle and comes in a choice of materials, the mint resin is lovely as is the solid ash wood. Another favourite pictured on the right is the Kosmo which comes in a beautiful olive wood. The most affordable is the Traditional which comes in silver, rose gold and black (pictured) still with the same German made quality and the same razor head. Each razor comes in a nice gift box with a single blade provided. This is a product you only buy once! Muhle ensure quality materials and finishes for guaranteed longevity. A pack of 10 blades costs £2.50 making these razors a great long term investment that very quickly pay for themselves. The Rocca pictured on the left is a luxury offering with a birch bark handle, it's the only one with a different razor head with a more aggressive shape and made from satin stainless steel. .
So if you know someone still using disposable plastic razors why not introduce them to one of our safety razors 🌍
#lovebabipur #zerowaste #plasticfree #safetyrazor #plasticfreebathroom #nomoreplastic #zerowasteliving #babipurbathroom #babipur #muhlerazor #zerowasteshave #zerowastegift #zerowastechristmas
Low waste pancakes today 🥞 and why cheap plastic kitchen ware sucks. Syrup added after the photo-op.
If you have cheap plastic kitchenware: 1.) it is not a bad thing that you own it. It can sometimes be your only option in terms of what’s in stock at the store and/or the price of it. Do not feel like you’re a bad person because you have it. However, if you are going to buy kitchenware, getting metal ones secondhand is usually a cheaper & better route 2.) please be careful with it (not like, use it gently, I mean keep an eye on its quality). As you can see here, this spatula is coming apart and I could have ate that piece. Make sure you see what shape it’s in to see if anything is breaking off.
How you can dispose of a little piece like that and not risk other animals eating it 🤷♀️ the only thing I can think of is a little jar for tiny plastic bits - if you have other ideas please share!
25 years ago, our parent company in India, Handprint, decided they needed a wholesale location in the United States. Washington Avenue in Sequim, Washington was chosen. Our hand printed curtains were hung in the wide storefront windows as shipping and packing commenced within. Within days there were knocks on the window. People wanted to know when we were opening up shop. People wanted to see more of our curtains. ⠀
25 years later, you’ll find curtains, tablecloths, pillows, bedding, kimonos, nightgowns, jackets, scarves, and many other handcrafted goods from our factory in India decorating the storefront window. We’ve learned a lot along the way regarding environmentally conscious practices in the textile business and are committed to solar heating and rainwater harvesting at our factory. Our goal is to be zero waste by 2020. Here’s to more years of quality fabrics and ethical responsibility. To celebrate we’re giving you 25% off!⠀
Discount code: 25YEARS⠀
#happyanniversary #shoplocalwa #sequim #sequimwa #sequimwashington #olympicpeninsula #handmade #madeinindia #homedecor #artisanmade #henna #idiantextiles #interiorinspo #favoritethings #theartofslowliving #pursuepretty #homedecor #linen #printmaking #handprinted #blockprint #ecofriendly #naturalmaterials #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #consciousconsumer #tablecloth #letscelebrate #giveaway #fairtradefashion
We are entering a new realm of consciousness...More and more of us are understanding the importance of protecting our planet and we are all aware that there is always strength in numbers.
Let us unite in harmony with universal love and compassion for all! 💚🌍♻️
Always remember some reusable produce bags when shopping for groceries. Perfect for nuts, grains and other dry bulk goods as well as fruits and vegetables 💚
Our cotton produce bags are available in size small, medium and large.
This year we only bought Fall decorations that we knew we could eat as the season came to a close. Did you know that mini white and orange pumpkins are edible and delicious? .
Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
- 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
- 2 cups vegetable broth (make your own!)
- sea salt
- 1 white onion, diced
- 2 stalks of celery, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced - 1/8 tsp dried sage
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/8 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 2 tbsp tahini (sesame seed butter)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 6 mini pumpkins .
Put quinoa and broth in a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce heat to low and simmer for 18 minutes or until broth is absorbed by the quinoa.
Meanwhile, give your mini pumpkins a good scrub with a vegetable brush, warm water, and dish soap. Pat dry. Cut and gut the pumpkin just as you would when carving a Jack-o-lantern (without the toothy grinned face ... 🎃). The larger the hole at the top the easier it is to stuff. Set them aside in baking dish.
Put butter in a frying on medium heat. Add celery and onion. Cook until soft. Add spices and a pinch of salt. Stir and let cook for another 1-3 min. Remove from heat. .
In a small bowl mix tahini and maple syrup. Add both the quinoa and tahini mixture to the vegetables and stir to incorporate. Lastly, stir in dried cranberries. Carefully stuff the pumpkins with the quinoa mixture and place the top of the pumpkin back on. Leftover quinoa can be eaten cold or warm the next day. .
Cook in the oven for approximately 40 minutes. Serve hot as a side dish.
Lauren’s 😋💚👍📷 @essentiallylolo
shopping from a bulk store.
DO YOU SHOP IN BULK STORE?
I don’t because there is none in whole country where I am now (north Cyprus) but I go to the market where I can buy my beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, friend fruit, veggies & fruit completely plastic free. Rest of the food what I need to buy I try to get it in the glass packaging if possible or I go for biggest packaging available from the food I want to buy. WHAT ABOUT YOU?
————— 🍓🍒🥑🌽🍊🍉🍇Whole food plant based lifestyle is another way how we positively impact our beautiful planet.
Another great account @essentiallylolo
for ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE INSPIRATION & WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED LIFESTYLE. Thank you for your passion & thank you for being part of the change🙏
And THANK YOU ALL for stopping by🙏Follow & Tag & Use #ourplanetourhome
to be featured.
Wish you a beautiful day
This week’s packaging 👆 I’m aware it’s not particularly insta-friendly, but it’s the reality of reducing waste, especially for those new to the journey!
🍶Yoghurt (I’m going to start to make my own soon)
🥛 Milk for baking - my confidence isn’t quite there in doing a nut-real milk swap! - and a lactose-free option for my mother-in-law who’s staying)
🔥Matches 😬 Toothpaste (I’m going to try capsules next, but my husband needs the sensitive stuff!)
🌱 Pesto (I’d rather buy a glass jar than make my own when I could only find plastic and non-recyclable packaged basil)
🍯 Butter (ok, why isn’t there a butter emoji?)
I’d say this makes up about 10% of our weekly shop, when previously it would have been about 90%, and that’s pretty cool. And it’s important to remember that yes, we could forgo all the packaged items, but we need to be realistic and we need to enjoy life - if you want something that’s delicious but comes in packaging, that’s ok - it’s about finding a balance, and remembering that any change in this direction is one to celebrate 🙌
I have such major bulk store envy! This place looks so beautiful 😍 Tare Market is continuing to pop-up around town to reach new audiences and test out different neighborhoods, but we do hope to have a permanent home in 2019. When we do, we are going to focus on bulk food, sustainable living products, community involvement, and education. We hope to break down barriers to sustainable living by making zero waste shopping super easy and convenient, and to hold classes that answer your questions, like, “How do I conduct a trash audit?” And, “How do I tare a jar?” We hope our space is as beautiful as this one! -Amber . . .
We received the most beautiful bowl covers from @theedgymoose
today! The images are all hand drawn and we have a range of sizes and patterns 😍 Who needs cling film?!
Bring coconut shells back to life. This one is refusing to be your new smoothie bowl...
Spotted in Nusa Ceningan, Bali
Our mission to remove organic material from the waste stream is in full effect in Hoboken. The City of Hoboken and CCC are partnering to offer a drop off service at the City’s Public Work Garage, 256 Observer Highway. Residents of Hoboken can bring their food scraps on Saturdays from 9am-12pm and Mondays from 8am-12pm. The City is also offering a new program for businesses - visit hobokennj.gov/compost for more info. Huge thank you to @raviforhoboken
, Jennifer Gonzalez, Director of Environmental Services, and the Public Works team 👏🏽♻️
#hoboken #hobokennj #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #composting #food #recycle #foodrecycling #sustainability #sustainableliving
The hardest part about carrying mason jars 24/7 is the people asking you for sips of moonshine😆 #mindfulliving #zerowaste
We visited Bowen Island this weekend and it was so awesome to see compost disposal bins in a public park!! It’s usually so hard to find public organics bins, especially at parks. This is usually due to the fear of attracting animals, particularly bears. But Bowen doesn’t have any bears, so they’re able to have these! Woohoo! @bowenislandtourism
Zero-waste living doesn’t mean you need to have a huge income. Sustainability is not only about what we buy but can be much more about what we don’t buy. There are plenty of simple day-to-day choices we can make to reduce our ecological footprint, like:
-Riding a bike to work -Eating locally instead of imported -Mending your own clothes -And making your own cleaning products
What zero-waste choices have you made recently?
♻️🌎💚 #zerowasteliving #sustainableliving #zerowastekc #compostkc #compost #kansascity #curbsidecompost #greenkc
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ 🇭🇺Extra fűszeres ez a török vöröslencse leves! 🌶️🌶️🌶️ Mondom is hogyan készül. Kell bele:
1 bögre vöröslencse
Fél bögre bulgur
12 bögre víz
1 evőkanál paradicsompüré
2 kk római kömény
1 kk pirospaprika
1/2 kk szárított menta
1/2 kk szárított oregano
chilipehely ízlés szerint
Só ízlés szerint
2 teáskanál olaj
Az olajon elkezdem dinsztelni a hagymát, utána megy rá az apróra vágott répa, amit szintén pirítok néhány percig, majd beleteszem a paradicsompürét és a fűszereket. Kicsit rotyognak együtt, majd hozzáadom a lencsét, a bulgurt, a vizet, sózom és kis lángon hagyom főni, amíg puha lesz minden. Utánaegy a turmixba. (Paprikaolajjal, citromgerezddel és chilivel tálalom.)
🇬🇧So spicy, this soup is! 🌶️🌶️🌶️ Telling you how it's made. It needs:
1 cup red lentil
1/2 cup bulgur
12 cups water
1 tbs tomato pasta
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried mint
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Chili flakes to taste
Salt to taste
2 tbs oil
In a large pot sauté the oil and the onion. Add the carrots and sauté for a bit. Add the tomato paste and the spices and stir them together. Add the lentils, the bulgur, the water and salt. Cook it slowly until rhe lentils have fallen apart. Blend the soup.
Serve with paprika oil, wedges of lemon and chili flakes.
#Zerowaste #zerowastelife #zerowastelifestyle #zerowasteliving #zerowasterecipe
#plasticfree #plasticfreeliving #plasticfreelife #plasticfreelifestyle #plasticfreegroceries
#veganmeal #veganlunch #veganrecipes #vegansoulfood #vegansoup
#veganlife #veganlifestyle #veganingredients #letscookvegan #veganfood
#warmsoup #creamsoup #comfortfood #slowfood #slowliving
#turkishfood #turkishlentilsoup #lentilsoup #traditionalfood #superfoods
I like Nut Milks and I cannot lie… 🌰
For anyone who has tried their hand at homemade nut milks you know it’s a labor of love.
Soak, Blend, squeeze, make a mess, clean. But really… mess… mess… mess… clean.
But, turns out, it doesn’t have to be this way. 🙌🏽
Not matter your reason for wanting to make nut milks at home:
Save money? ✓
Better Ingredients? ✓ [store bought can contain questionable additives/thickners]
Less Packaging ✓
can make the process a little easier.
Not only can you control the ingredients, but there is no straining, less waste, and the cleanup took less than 3mins (I timed it!). Oh, and the beautiful Maple + Pecan Milk I made in my stories this weekend was a total hit. I made little “lattes” for the boys on Sunday morning (ie- frothed the maple+pecan milk) and used the pulp in their pancakes. That’s right! You can even use the pulp.
I’ll be trying out more milk recipes this week and will be sure to put up a blog post with my review + a few recipes to try.
Can’t wait to try the Maple + Pecan Nut milk? All you gotta do 👇🏽:
1️⃣ Soak 1cup raw pecans for 4hrs
2️⃣ Add filtered water to the MIN line of the Almond Cow (or approx. 5 cups to your blender)
3️⃣ Add 2tbsp Maple Syrup + 1tsp Vanilla (+/- 1 pitted Date-extra sweet ) + pinch of salt to the water
4️⃣ Add the nuts to the filter basket and hit the Almond Cow Button🐮
5️⃣ Pour & enjoy. 🥰
*If you are blending at home, add it all to the blender & whiz it up, then pour it into a nut milk bag and squeeze baby squeeze.*
ps- This was DELICIOUS with my espresso + a dash of cinnamon this am. All the Fall Vibes. 🍂
Think you need this little diddy in your life? [affiliate] Code KIMBERLYFELIX will save you $15 off + FREE U.S. shipping. Thanks to @almondcow
for gifting me this machine.
What’s your favorite Nut to Milk? (this was my first time using pecans!)
#almondmilk #nutmilk #pecanmilk #dairyfree #almondcow #zerowasteliving #nutmilkrecipe #plantpowered #mylk #plantbased #plantmilk
is a GENIUS! Her book #giveashit
is a great read and reference book for anyone who wants to take steps toward a sustainable, minimalist, and/or vegan lifestyle. She is witty, creative and concise. I chose to purchase her book as physical copy due to its eco-conscious printing method and because I knew I would be referencing it quite often. However you can also purchase a digital copy! A must have book for your sustainable home.