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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #2

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #2 

The Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link-up party is inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and recent articles such as this one that show between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage.  Over-consumption, lack of knowledge, low cost and over purchasing are common causes of food waste in North America.

This unsustainable over-consumption extends to so many aspects of our lives.  We buy more cars, more clothes, more furniture, more stuff than our grandparents and great grandparents.  This over-consumption and waste is bad for our environment, our health, global peace, world hunger and so on and so forth.

So perhaps if we all share our tips for consuming a little less, cooking more responsibly and frugally, and living eco-friendly, we can each take a small part in making our world a little more sustainable and lighten the burden on future generations.

And besides, who couldn't save a little bit of money anyway? 

So what kinds of posts are allowed?

1)  Recipes!  But only gluten free, real food ones please.  This means different things for different people, but please, no recipes with pre-made boxed flour mixes or mass amounts of white or brown sugar.  (A small amount is ok, but the less the better).

2) Articles about food, sustainability, living healthy and frugal, being green and things in keeping with this. 

3)  DIY tutorials for using up odds and ends around the house in a frugal fashion.

* Share up to 3 posts per week.  

What are the rules?

1) Post a link on your blog post to back here, or copy and paste the code from the box under the Waste Not Want Not Button on the side bar into the HTML of your post.  Simple linky etiquette, but also so people can find these tips and recipes.

2) Leave a comment and introduce yourself.  What's your blog and/or your post about?  Is your recipe GF, EF, NF, DF, SF, V (i.e. gluten free, egg free, nut free, dairy free, sugar free, Vegan) Let me and the other readers get to know you :)

3) Consider telling people you shared here on FB, Twitter or elsewhere and spread the love around, so more people can find this link-up.

4) Don't have a blog? No worries! Share your tips or recipes in the comments section.

5) Visit some of the other posts here and let them know you found them here, comment on their scrumptiousness/brilliancy/helpfulness/frugality and let them know you found them here and hope for a similar visit.   

6) Follow the Poor and Gluten Free blog on Google+, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter to stay up to date on happenings here (ok, not a rule, just a little shameless self-promotion).


  1. nourish your kids artistic and musical spirit too! - here is our Lola's fav music to sing along with - and it's good!

  2. Thanks for hosting! I shared my post about using natural oils for skincare - meadowfoam seed oil, jojoba, and hemp seed in this one.

  3. Thanks for hosting! This week I shared my recipe for a wonderful sugar-free fruit/graham cracker dip AND a creamer for your tea or coffee!

  4. Thanks for the invite.
    I shared my post on How to Make Ghee.
    Ghee is gluten-free, vegetarian, and is also safe for some who are lactose-intolerant. Hope you all enjoy!

  5. What a neat link-up! I added my gluten free, sugar free lemon bars. They're SO good, and I think they're dairy free too (I forgot to put that in the title). :D I considered sharing my GF SF DF chocolate cake, but maybe next time (is it 'legal' to post two recipes today?). :D


  6. Oh yes! I also forgot to say that I posted this to FB. :D


  7. Dolly, yes! That chocolate cake sounds wonderful, so please do share it :) You can share up to 3 posts each week.

    I'm loving the posts here this week, and can't wait to see what else gets linked up! Thanks everyone for sharing.

  8. Thanks to everyone for sharing this week! I've pinned all the entries on my Waste Not Want Not pinterest board and hope to see you all on this week's party :)


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