Show Your Plastic Challenge: Week 12

Show Your Plastic Challenge Week 12

WEEK 12: SHOW YOUR PLASTIC CHALLENGE TOTAL – 9.5 oz, 51 Items This week we continued with all of the various changes that have been introduced over the past 3 months during the Show Your Plastic Challenge: Every Wednesday has become our milk delivery/pickup day, Thursday has become the day to bake our gluten free bread, Tuesday is the day that my weekly plastic free update is due to you. The process of educating ourselves continues along the journey. Last {Read More}

Show Your Plastic Challenge: Week 11

Week 11 Show Your Plastic Challenge

WEEK 11: SHOW YOUR PLASTIC CHALLENGE TOTAL – 12.1 oz, 50 Items This week we did a little shopping at Whole Foods. My children picked up a packaged toy off the shelf and ‘Ooohed and Ahhhed’ at it. “What’s that toy made of?” I asked them. My three year old daughter quickly replied, “Plastic.” “What is it packaged in?” I continued. “Plastic,” she repeated and then put it back on the shelf. It’s amazing that what seems to be an {Read More}

Plastic Free: Naked (Plain) Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Plastic Free Granola by the Jar

One of our family’s basic foods is homemade gluten free granola. A perfect snack, breakfast cereal or yogurt addition. I’ve been making it for over 10 years. The recipe recently went under a Gluten Free renovation out of necessity but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t delicious!  You can make so many variations with this basic recipe. Add some cranberries, raisins, dried banana, cashews, almonds, pecans…you get the picture. Any taste buds can be delighted with this granola. Without store {Read More}

Show Your Plastic Challenge: Week 10

Show Your Plastic Challenge Week 10

WEEK 10 SHOW YOUR PLASTIC CHALLENGE TOTAL – 1 lb 1.8 oz, 55 Items What do you do when a plastic non-disposable item comes to the end of its useful life? My husband recently purchased an iPhone 5 and was left behind with a partially broken Otterbox case from his previous unit. Any plastic that is recycled or disposed of in the garbage must be included in the weekly Show Your Plastic Challenge totals. I could toss it in the garbage {Read More}

Show Your Plastic Challenge: Week 9

Show Your Plastic Challenge Week 9

Week 9 SHOW YOUR PLASTIC CHALLENGE TOTAL –  55 PIECES, 1 lb 3 oz I’ve never squeezed a tube of toothpaste so tightly.  As I massaged the Tom’s of Maine mint tube to get every last drop out, I thought to myself, “Am I ready for this?” I committed mentally to not buying anymore plastic tubes once this one was gone. Sometimes my imagination gets the better of me. It’s time this week to enter uncharted waters – sampling baking {Read More}