2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #11

There are two common household ‘waste’ items that you likely put in the recycling bin without thinking about it. The first is egg cartons. Did you know that the Edmonton Food Bank accepts gently used egg cartons to be reused to redistribute bulk eggs to families in need? We participate in the Heritage Chicken programContinue reading “2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #11”

2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #9

With recent announcements regarding COVID-19 restrictions in our province, it is very likely that folks may be looking more to take-out food from local restaurants. Unfortunately, take-out is pretty notorious for waste. So here are some tips to reduce your impact when ordering out from your favourite local restaurant: If any of the dishes youContinue reading “2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #9”

2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #8

One of my favourite ways to keep my home feeling cozy is by burning candles. If you also love candles, I bet you’ve come face to face with candles that have melted weird or the wax didn’t fully go down to the bottom of the jar – it’s annoying. However, there is a way toContinue reading “2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #8”

2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #7

Vegan queso? That looks like real cheese? Yes. It exists, and it is delicious! Hot for Food has perfected this recipe: https://www.hotforfoodblog.com/recipes/2015/01/22/nacho-cheese/ The best part of this recipe is that you can make it so cheaply, and with ingredients you likely already have at home. The recipe post also includes substitutions you can try ifContinue reading “2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #7”

2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #6

Oops – I’ve already fallen behind. We’ll pretend that I’m posting this yesterday. For day six, I’m sharing a cleaning DIY that has been very successful in my home. This is a lemon and vinegar cleaning solution that utilizes all the potential of lemons, even after you’ve used the juice for cooking, baking or drinks.Continue reading “2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #6”

2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #5

Today is international volunteer day and world soil day – both things I am very passionate about. Did you know that I’m an Edmonton Master Composter Recycler volunteer? I’ve been involved with the program since 2017. It is a fantastic way to do good in the community, learn about waste and waste reduction, and engageContinue reading “2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #5”

2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #4

Yesterday I posted a cookie recipe… which leads to my next topic – purchasing bulk ingredients. This is especially relevant to baking, as many of us might be baking 5 x more frequently than we typically do this month making holiday treats. Normally I would be chatting about how great bulk shops are and howContinue reading “2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #4”

2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #3

Today I’d like to share my favourite cookie recipe with you! It is so easy and they taste so good. Almost too good. They are the perfect cookie to pair with a cup of tea! Here’s the original recipe: I make some adjustments both to reduce waste and for my own dietary needs. First ofContinue reading “2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #3”

2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #2

Today we are talking a simple and beautiful method of decorating – dehydrated orange slices! These are truly so cute and are very “instagram worthy” – I have definitely seen them popping up on my feed in much higher numbers than previous years. The concept is simple – instead of buying new decorations, use whatContinue reading “2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #2”

2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #1

Happy December 2020 friends! As it is the first day of December, advent calendars or count down type activities may be on your mind. Growing up, I loved advent calendars containing chocolate – I would typically eat mine with breakfast! However, these grocery store advent calendars are filled to the brim with plastic and packaging.Continue reading “2020: 24 Days of Waste Reduction – Day #1”

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