We all eat. Here are some ideas for becoming more waste-conscious when it comes to foods purchased, how they are packaged, prepared, and how to reduce waste post consumption. Because I am a graduate student, I also use these food posts to explore more affordable alternatives to wasteful food and drink consumption.


WTF Tortillas

So, I’ve been saying that I am going to try homemade tortillas for a while now. I love the idea of fresh from the skillet tortillas that are easy to make and cheaper than ready-made store bought ones. That being said, of course I go to make tortillas a few days after I ran out … Continue reading WTF Tortillas

Waste-Free Pasta Sauce

Level of difficulty: WAY EASY! In fact, I made this pasta sauce in 35 minutes while on a conference call with colleagues. I was able to whip up this yummy sauce AND listen in on the call– so clearly, it is not too difficult. The “recipe” below may frustrate most people. When I cook, I … Continue reading Waste-Free Pasta Sauce

Coconut Oil Popcorn

This recipe comes to you from my friend Brittany, who made this delicious popcorn for one of our girls-night-happy-hour-chillouts. This easy to make, waste-free popcorn recipe is now my go-to afternoon writing snack. So ditch that terrible/wasteful pre-bagged microwave popcorn and enjoy! What you need: Large cooking pot with lid Organic coconut oil (about a … Continue reading Coconut Oil Popcorn

Chia Seed Pudding

Admittedly, I’m a little late to the chia seed pudding game, but good Lord am I happy I finally made it! For those the you who may still be lost in the wilderness as I had been– Chia Seed Pudding is a delightful little pudding snack packed with all the good things: almond or coconut … Continue reading Chia Seed Pudding

Overnight Oats

This “fall” in Los Angeles we’ve been experimenting with easy, healthy, and filling grab-n-go style breakfasts that are cold since until recently its been still topping off in the mid-90s all through September and October. On these hot fall mornings we’ve been grabbing these easy and delicious overnight oats. By the grace of God, this week … Continue reading Overnight Oats