Last year, if you’d approached me with a plate of kale–or a smoothie or quiche or pretty much any food containing kale–I would have smiled politely and said firmly, “Thanks, but no thanks.” I hated that stuff. I’m generally not picky when it comes to vegetables (except for beets and cauliflower, and the veggies I can’t eat due to IBS) but kale is something I genuinely couldn’t stand.… Read More »
Hello and happy Friday! I’m excited for this Labor Day weekend–Eric has Monday off of work and we have a whole lot of nothing planned. Eep. Anyways, while I’m working on my first environmental research-y post for next week, I thought I’d pop in to share some recipes we’ve been loving lately!
I plan to write extensively on the topic of eating meat and its environmental impact in the future, but it’s common knowledge by now that the meat industry has a huge carbon footprint and is extremely water- and land-intensive. The way that most animals are currently raised, and the quantities in which meat is currently consumed, are not sustainable for our planet.… Read More »
I’m passionate about food! I love to garden, cook, bake, and read everything I can get my hands on about the food industry. I also love to be as close to my food as possible. I love to see it go from its component parts–that I grow or produce, if possible–all the way to its final jarred or plated version. There is something incredibly empowering about knowing exactly how what you’re putting in your mouth was grown, harvested, and made edible.
But even if you’re not especially passionate about gardening or cooking, another great reason to make more staples from scratch is money. Simply making yogurt from scratch, we save $5 to $10 per week. We’re definitely not through with our transition from prepared foods to foods made from scratch, but today I thought I’d share the changes we have made, including recipes and how-to’s! … Read More »