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Pantry 911: Some Vegan Essentials

December 15, 2009 Leave a comment

These are the Goldberg sisters from Spork Foods. They are a bit bubbly and LA, but they have some good tips on a few vegan pantry staples.

How To Buy in Bulk

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

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I promise, I am not talking down to you. I do not think you are stupid, but if you are like most customers I see every day at my job as a Whole Foods cashier, you do not know how to properly buy food in bulk.

In this case, I am using the word proper ro refer to the ideal methods which will save you money, lower your carbon footprint, and reduce your landfill waste. The bulk section at your local natural foods store gives you an opportunity to vastly cut down on the amount of packaging you use (and quickly discard) when buying food. If used improperly, it gives you a way to acquire more evil plastic bags than you could ever atone for by bringing a reusable shopping bag. Maybe I shouldn’t sound so discouraging; deciding to buy bulk rice, grains, cereals, nuts, or whatever is automatically a big step forward in reducing your environmental impact, so you should feel good about any product you enjoy purchasing in bulk as opposed to conventially-packaged. I just want to offer some of my own tips that might help you take the amount of packaging waste you create down closer to zero; I want you to know that it is OK to make more eco-friendly decisions than the grocery store seems to want you to. It all ties into the three Rs we know so well: reduce, reuse, recycle.

Click here to read my tips after the jump.