If only personal growth was this easy for people.
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Stop throwing your food away.
Non-dairy milks have never been more popular. Here’s how to make them from oats, nuts and seeds—saving money as well as the planet.
If you’re wondering when to toss that old chicken in your freezer, follow these easy guidelines.
From how to store eggs in the fridge to whether the float test actually works.
BONUS READ: One Box of Eggs—17 Delicious Ways to Use Them, From French Toast to Huevos Rancheros via The Guardian.
Nutrition on a budget.
BONUS READ: Beans Are Good For the Planet, For You and For Your Dinner Table. Here’s How to Cook Them Right. via The Washington Post.
Hold onto your carrot tops! And onion tops! And turnip tops! And beet greens, too. You can turn all of those greens into a delicious snack.
Whether you’ve got a small apartment or a big backyard, there are ways to compost your kitchen scraps in any space. This episode is your starter for how to compost your organic waste into rich soil. Also, how to get the right mix of greens and browns and what you can and can’t compost.
The typical American family tosses out some $1,500 of food yearly. From smarter fridge packing to sauteing soggy lettuce, the Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook is full of tips to rescue edibles from landing in the trash.
Just because your grain is spent doesn’t mean it’s not still delicious.
This plate is stacked high with crispy, chewy snacks that fall somewhere between potato chips and French fries — and it’s all because I didn’t throw out my potato scraps.
If you’ve had people over for a party, made a big meal, or you just happen to have a lot of scraps in your kitchen, there’s a lot of ways you can use those things instead of throwing them all out.
BONUS READ: How to Reuse Absolutely Any Leftover via The Washington Post.
Food waste is a big problem in the United States, where a typical household of four tosses out about $1,600 worth of food annually. So, NPR’s Life Kit did a deep dive on how how to reduce food waste.
BONUS READ: Preventing Food Waste via the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Small household changes—like cutting back on meat, embracing a wilder yard, and even repurposing your empty jars—can cut costs and (maybe? hopefully) add up to help our planet recover from generations of damage.