Love the cheesey title? I know you have all come to expect a certain standard in the cheese when it comes to my writing, and I did not want to disappoint in 2012. We are now in the New Year, so what to do? Now normally I do not make resolutions, unless it is something awesome like doing less work, hehehe (I think the cheese is, dare I say it, getting even cheesier). Anyway for 2012 I have decided to make a resolution, to save the world. No biggie right. I know we can do it. Please please don't make me do it alone, help me. Here is my first idea to help reduce waste and save the world. It is pretty easy, cook. OK now let me tell you I am by no means a chef. I can make a few things like, well, um toast. But that is besides the point. The point here is, that if you buy less processed and packaged food you are dramatically reducing the waste you put in the bin. I know no one will stop completely, I have my favorite cookies and other snacks. But I think it would be possible to cut back. As always the benefits seem obvious. First you may actually create something delicious that you love. That's good! It is much more healthy for you to prepare your own meals rather than those prepackaged deals. It is also more cost efficient. Saving money is good, yay! And of course you reduce waste, and that is huge. And I heard on the radio the other day on a cooking program that if you think cooking is expensive to look up countries that do not have meat based diets. Northern Africa and the Mediterranean were two areas that came up. And olive oil is awesome so that works for me. Apparently it is called peasant food. So just a thought. Anyway just start cooking with some yummy fresh ingredients and then know that you are working towards the 2012 resolution of saving the world.
Also I just thought it was worth mentioning that over the holiday's I received many awesome gifts. But one that is relevant to this site was from my sister and brother in-law. They got me some reusable produce bags. I was pretty excited and very grateful. If you are interested in adding some to your reusable shopping bags you can find them at http://www.chicobag.com/product/produce-stand-complete-starter-kit
Also one other quick mention, another green blog was very gracious in mentioning a site I had referenced in an earlier entry. The blog is called http://www.greenlifestyleconsulting.com/2011/12/how-to-recycle-plastic-bags-dry.html so be sure to check it out.
Now as for the Leftover Love I will be continuing to work on getting one or many restaurants to partake. I mean I am getting pretty desperate so someone has to take pity on me soon right. At least that is goal. Think good thoughts for me.
OK that should do it for now. Sorry I have been away for a while. And sorry if the cheese was too much today, but I am sick so hopefully you will cut me some slack. Anyway happy New Year to everyone. I know we will save the world in 2012.