Zero Waste Week 2014 kicked off yesterday.
I’m an ambassador don’tcha know ;) Thanks Rachelle for asking me!
My quest to reduce food waste is ongoing. I participate each week in Food Waste Friday. But I have good weeks and not so impressive weeks. Overall I do the best I can to meal plan, use what I have and stick to my No Waste Tastes Great plan.
For a while, however, there’s something that has been playing on my mind.
I purchase a lot of products wrapped in non-recyclable plastic.
When I found out that this years #ZeroWasteWeek theme was about ‘one more thing’ that we can do to reduce our waste output, I knew it was an opportunity to look once again at how I shop.
So I got naked.
Not me personally, but the ingredients for our family dinner last night.
Armed with my basket and Pyrex container I hit the local butchers and farm.
My local butcher was very obliging in using the Pyrex.
And the local farmer was happy to sell me naked potatoes and leeks.
Feeling accomplished I set about rustling up a balanced, nutritious, simple and economical meal. Oh and did I mention ‘tasty’ also?
This meal is a firm favourite at Chez Wright. Although in this instance I did omit the spinach, as the farm didn’t have any. Instead I added a little garlic to add to the flavours.
There was so much chicken for my money that I have some left for tonight’s meal. Time to load my slow cooker.
I’m enjoying the challenge of reducing plastic packaging so far. Fingers crossed the rest of #ZeroWasteWeek goes so well.
Any advice you can share on shopping naked very much appreciated!