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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #4

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #4

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, healthy 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 (the less sugar the better please!).

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).

Each week I'll post the entries on my Waste Not Want Not Pinterest board, feature different posts on my  Facebook and Google+ pages so be sure to check in there, too!

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Danielle! 20 something allergies and counting...down is about healing with real food and learning to live sustainably. Throw convention out the window and let the healing begin! :)

    I wanted to share a fun infographic on some of the things that make us real foodies. Living sustainably means eating real food and all of the fun, crunchy stuff that goes with it.

    You might be a real foodie if…the milk you drink is illegal in 20 states. Come check out the 12 things that may tell you if you’re a real foodie. I hope you get a giggle out of it too!

    You Might Be A Real Foodie If…
    http://www.20somethingallergies.com/you-might-be-a-real-foodie-if/

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  2. Hi Danielle! This week I shared my recipe for my The Best (and Easiest) Grain-Free Bread Ever, a delicious quick bread made with cashews.

    http://www.annemariecain.com/the-best-easiest-grain-free-bread-ever/

    Thanks for hosting! :)

    Anne-Marie

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  3. Thanks for the invite and hosting the blog hop! Blessings on your journey... :)

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  4. I linked up my post on how I freeze milk in small portions. Suds in the Toilet is a blog on how I do things from diet (GAPS) to lifestyle and crafts.

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  5. I added two links today! Thanks for hosting Danielle!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  6. Oh! I gave this link up a shout out on my blog today in the post Wednesday Weekly Review #15!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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    1. Thanks so much, Helen! I'm looking forward to reading all of this week's great posts!

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  7. Hi, this is Heidi from OneCreativeMommy.com. What a great idea for a party. Today I linked up DIY Almond Flour (a frugal must for gluten-free cooks), my Thanksgiving Thankful Tree (made from recycled packing material), and my Frugal Furniture Makeover (why buy an expensive matching furniture set when you can blend thrifted furniture with paint and matching knobs?). I hope you like them! I'm adding your party to my list and my party page.

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  8. Hi again, Danielle. I posted another link to more DIY type books. There are ones about natural dyes, canning howto and canning recipes, upcycling cans and plastic, emergency food storage, hunting, gardening, etc. Quite a treasure trove. I love sharing them so I hope lots of people still see them even though I'm late to the hop.

    BTW, we were exchanging comments a while ago, and I didn't reply about where I was as I thought I should email or something instead due to the internet and security etc; but I live in the south central area now and have also lived for years in the Fraser Valley in a couple places including Vancouver. :) Great to meet a "local", LOL! :)

    Natalia

    http://preputilityvehicle.blogspot.ca/

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    1. You too, Natalia! The world wide web might actually be smaller than it seems, eh? So glad we've been able to connect :)

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