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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #10

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #10

Happy Christmas Month!  I'm shaking things up a teeny bit this month for WNWNW!!  I'll be featuring my favorite top Christmas posts along with reader favorites, so read on!

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.  So perhaps if we all share our tips for consuming a little less stuff in general, 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 besides, who couldn't save a little bit of money anyway? 

Throughout this month I'll be sharing some posts on how I'm making Christmas a little more eco-friendly this year.   So I encourage you to share your eco-friendly Christmas tips this month, too! (Although not required by any means) 

Last week's top Christmas posts were:

How to make caramel with just one ingredient (Sugar free, vegan, gluten free) from Green Thickies


There were so many great posts last week, but the three that received the most views were:

How to Wash Your Hair with the No-Poo Method (Video)from Ashley's Green Life

Decorating with Glitter Pinecones  & Ornaments @

Christmas Decorating with Glittered Pinecones and Ornaments from Practical Stewardship

Congrats and grab a badge from the right side!

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, 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, and feature different posts on my  Facebook and Google+ pages so be sure to check in there, too!


  1. Hi, this week I have shared my fantastic my festive mince pie smoothie and a great collection of healthy holiday drinks to get you in the mood for Christmas.

    Thank you for hosting

    1. Thank you so much for featuring my caramel recipe!

  2. Thanks for featuring our gift wrap post this week! Thanks for hosting and have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Thanks for hosting! I shared the latest in my body series this week, which discusses grapeseed oil, kukui nut oil, and olive oil.

    Happy holidays! Linda

  4. Merry Christmas! I've shared an easy no cook sf applesauce recipe :)


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