Food preparation for Zero Waste

Food preparation for Zero Waste

The zero waste lifestyle does take more effort than the standard consumerist one, mostly because of how organised you have to be. 

For me, its preparing food which takes the longest, but luckily I LOVE to cook. I’m always looking for ways to reclaim time and make the whole process smoother.

I’ve got my food waste to zero through these 5 steps. Heck, they’re not rocket science! They’re pretty much common sense, but they have made a huge difference to me, and reduced my food waste considerably.

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Food preservation for Zero Waste

Food preservation for Zero Waste

Imagine this: you purchased far too many peppers or you grew your own spinach, and it grew FAR better than you anticipated and you’re inundated, time on the food rot clock is ticking! What the heck are you going to do with all this food to ensure it isn’t wasted?

Luckily, it’s easy enough to preserve food for a later date, and you don’t necessarily need fancy equipment to do so.

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Snoop around a Zero Waste Kitchen

Snoop around a Zero Waste Kitchen

I LOVE cooking from scratch, which means I spend a lot of me evenings in the kitchen.

My kitchen, unsurprisingly, is part of an actual house, which is on one of the main roads in Birmingham. I live near the park and access to the town centre is easy – it's a decent location.

As mentioned before, I live in Birmingham, which is in the top 10 of the worst UK cities for recycling, Since taking on the zero waste lifestyle, I've learnt to focus on what I can do to improve this, rather than blaming waste produced on the city I live in.

So, how has my kitchen changed, since I adopted the zero waste lifestyle?

Zero wasters can seem like aliens from the outside, but as with anything, you can adapt to it in time. Here's what I do to eradicate kitchen waste all together...

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Zero Waste Kitchens

Zero Waste Kitchens

Whether you spend a lot of time cooking from scratch or are more of a convenience eater, kitchens can quickly become one of the most wasteful areas of the home.

This article doesn’t cover how to reduce food waste and shopping without plastic, as these are on other articles on our blog. It does, however, cover all the other products within the kitchen which I have changed since I started my journey towards a zero waste life.

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