Every time I take a photo with my food I look like I'm in love with it and ready to propose, 💍💋🍲🌽🥕🥒🍠🌶💘 I mean, I love vegan food, but I just feel I'm too young to settle down with a baked potato when there's so many chips in the sea 💁
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For those of us who can never stop at just one 😯
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Yes you can freeze food in glass. I freeze all sorts of food in jars: roasted tomatoes, pumpkin purée, vegetable scraps for broth, broth, soup, dahl, chili, lemon zest, leftover whey, leftovers... I use wide-mouth jars (narrow necks can break as the food freezes and expands) and leave an inch or two if headspace. Peanut butter jars are my favorite. They are the perfect size. More into in my blog. Link in profile. #jars#masonjar#masonjars#jarporn#zerowaste#zerowastelifestyle#zerowastekitchen
This is my thinking face 🤔 and I’m always thinking about how to live a greener life. ♻️ Some ways that I live sustainably are by:
1. Thrifting my clothes and shopping vintage. It’s always good to buy something that already exists. Also, I never throw old clothes away, and always give them to friends, or donation centers.
2. Recycling. It’s so important to clean out glass and plastic containers and place them in the recycling bin. I just recently started composting food waste and paper products as well. This really eliminates 90% of my trash that will end up in a landfill. It also helps me to reach my goal of a waste free life.
3. Avoiding plastic. In America, we’re literally drowning in plastic. Sometimes it’s really hard to make a more sustainable choice, like glass bottles over plastic; because, plastic is usually way cheaper. But I’m learning and trying to use less and recycle more.
What are some other ways y’all live sustainable lives? Answer in the comments ☺️ 📷: @westonave
Make sure you get your fix of our sweet strawberries... just like Lola did! We are open today (Monday) until 5pm then closed Tuesday and Wednesday and reopening Thursday.
As I grow into my zero waste lifestyle, I use up what I have then source ethical, eco friendly products that support fair trade and small businesses... as far as my zero waste kitchen products, I clean my dishes with these. They are handmade #fairtrade brushes made of coconut fiber from the husk of coconuts, galvanized wire which can be recycled, and wood for the handle which is biodegradable. Plastic free and made largely of renewable resources. Each part can either be composted or recycled 👍🏻. These are available in my shop @sustainablelifestyleco (gift cards now available by the way!)
Finally got to swim through @NatGeoENCOUNTER: #OceanOdyssey this weekend! It was just as inspiring as I’d hoped it would be. Loved seeing our watery world and the work of @NatGeo’s Explorers being recognized and celebrated in such a fun, engaging way. Check it out next time you’re in #NYC ! 🌊🐬🦈🐋💕
💚 🚯 👂 👈 :: Q - T I P S :: I took a lot of time to notice these little ones if I'm being honest. I kind of quit the q-tip quite naturally after reading about the possible harmful effects of using them but I still had some in the bathroom cabinet for any emergencies (don't you just hate things kept just for emergencies?). From time to time I would use one to swab my ears if I felt the need or perfect my eyeliner after putting on makeup. My husband would remember to use one every other week. I have no idea how many q-tips we were using... maybe 6 a month? Not too bad. Except recently I remembered my 6-years-old self sitting on the beach with a rainbow of little plastic sticks on my hand asking my mom what the hell were those things all over the sand. I've found two alternatives if you need them - bamboo q-tips (same thing but biodegradable) and the @lamazuna "oriculi" which is ecological, economical, and also good for your health if used correctly (doesn't do much for your eyeliner, though). I just hate the thought of my child spending summer playing in other people's q-tips instead of sand almost as much as I hate the idea of millions of fish and birds dying from eating them.
This is post 10 of 24 about products that helped our family change to a #minimalist , #plasticfree and each day more and more #zerowaste lifestyle. I've partnered with @amontra.thewindow and other 4 of my favorite brands ever to giveaway an amazing basket of zero waste goodies on Christmas Day!!! To get a chance of winning follow these steps:
1 - Like and tag friends on at least one photo of this Christmas series - the more you tag the better your chances are (tag one friend for comment).
2 - Make sure you follow these six pages: @joanaguerratadeu @amontra.thewindow @mindthetrash @organii_bio @bicla_a_pedal and @mariagranel.lx
3 - Subscribe my new website’s newsletter (click on the link in my bio and enter your email in the form at the end of the page). The winner will be announced in the website’s first newsletter on the 25th of December. Good luck and Merry Christmas! 📸 by @martimvidigal
And here are the suggestions for this week! Give ‘em a try and figure out which one (or two) works best for you 💦 links over on the site: sustainyourshit.com ✨ #sustainyourshit
YES! We're doing it and it's only because of your help!! 100 done and a lot more to go 🔜 Let's make an impact together. #togetherwecandomore
Clean and protect your beaches, the only kinda butts that belong in the ocean are yours. 🌊( @oceangeneration )
Drinking nut juice & rice wash & other “milks” sealed in soft plastic with paper on the outside & a hard plastic lid gives me ocean anxiety! How could the recycling folk ever separate all of those mixed resources?
I think some of these factory-made, plastic-boxed milks use far less nuts than we would be comfortable with! As well as additives to help preserve & thicken the milk. I know nuts can go bad quickly, so it amazes me the room temp. shelf life of some of these products!
I mostly encounter plastic-boxed milks when out for a coffee (in my own mug!!). I find the boxed milks taste a bit off! Nut milks are supposed to be rich, creamy, & naturally sweet. SO, I take my coffee black. Just my personal taste opinion—do you love them?
I choose to MAKE MY OWN because it tastes creamy & sweet naturally. It’s SO delicious, it doesn’t last too long in my house! I suppose that’s part of having a diverse diet, a bit of almond milk a few times a month is a treat. :) I dry the leftover almond meal & make yummies like granola bars or vegan cakes! Not only zero waste, but upcycling that waste into deliciousness is a HUGE win!
Recipe/Process on my story
As I've mentioned before December/January is all my families birthdays. This year I'm trying to be more mindful of presents and approaching it in a more sustainable way. My sisters birthday is next week and this is her present. We were recently talking about wishing there was a collapsible reusable cup for your handbag and I found one!! And also this beautiful water bottle that came with a pretty carry bag too, both are from one of my favourite stores @shopnaturally and then I threw in the Barefoot Investor book for good measure 😂 also just a subtle way of saying she should read this !! I usually budget around $50 for birthdays and this was pretty much spot on. I'm so excited to give this to her next week as it's a gift I would love! I'm on of those people who puts so much thought into gifts and hates buying gift vouchers as I really like them to be personal - unless it's a personal gift voucher like for a massage or something. What's some sustainable, zero waste gift ideas or gifts you've given before?? #budgetlife#budgetmum#budgetchristmas#frugal#frugalfamily#debtfreecommunity#zerowaste#zerobudget#sustainable#sustainablegifts#gifts#giftideas
These poor animals do not deserve this type of treatment. The amount of trash and plastic products that are dumped into the oceans everyday is absolutely appalling. This is why minimizing the amount of waste we produce is crucial. #zerowaste#savethewaves#cleanuptheocean#StandForOceans
✖️ minimalism ✖️ reducing waste ✖️ why have three product when you really only need one? I love my naked, and plastic free products. They also last longer and is better for you (and the environment) 🌿
Sunday = laundry day 👌
Have you tried out these wool dryer balls?!? They're a great zero waste alternative to dryer sheets ❤️ I personally like to scent them with lemon essential oil, but you can choose your favorite scent 🌱
These guys work. Seriously. They bounce around in the dryer, which separates the clothes and lets them *dry* 💨
These 6 are from @packagefreeshop! They were on the pricier side, but I heard they last for 5 years 🙊 There's even DIY versions of this if you want to try your hand at it!
How do you like to scent your woolies? (lol that's a made-up name, but they're so cute 😂)
Million dollar idea. Sorry I posted it on the Internet.
I LOVE this time of year, but I don’t love the abundance of consumerism that accompanies it. If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift that won’t be placed in the back of someone’s closet for the rest of its life, you probably want to check out my latest blog post! Hint-it’s mostly things that aren’t really things! Link in bio! What are some of your favorite items to gift this time of year?
Meal prep makes me 😀
Made pataha with my family this weekend. This is one of my favorite holiday traditions. Spending the day with family mixing, rolling, cutting, and stuffing these is a lot of fun. We also had some extra dough and made some egg noodles yo freeze for an easy dinner later. The next best part is eating them on Christmas eve.
Look at that bulk section!
I can buy almost any dry good I could possibly want at Whalley Save on Foods. They don't tare containers and technically the company doesn't allow reusable bags but I use them anyway and haven't had a problem so far.
The zero waste movement seems to have a lot of representation in central cities, with very few voices coming from the suburbs. I want to show that the options do exist farther out of the centre, sometimes you just have to look for them stuffed in between all the other packaging.
Other food you can buy package-free at a regular store that people seem to forget: fruits and veggies! Metro Vancouver is amazing and we barely pack any of our produce in plastic. Save On also sells Avalon Dairy products which come in glass bottles that you return for reuse and recycle the lid. That means that for me the only things I can't get package free at the local grocery are plant milks and my proteins like tofu and meat since they don't allow your containers at the deli counter.