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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #1

Share your posts on the very first 
Waste Not Want Not Wednesday Party!  

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.

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).
To kick things off (well, ok and to make sure the links work) I've shared one of my most popular and frugal recipes, Sprouted Green Lentil Bread!


  1. Hi we are a gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, peanut-free, beef-free and other miscellaneous-free family.
    I was excited about "Waste Not Want Not" because one of my pet peeves is throwing away food!
    My post is basically ways that I prevent having to toss out food. Thanks for hosting this!

  2. Thanks, Rebecca! Your post has some great points. I've added the link to your post here because it doesn't seem to have appeared above.

  3. Thanks for the invite...I'm excited to link up with you! My blog is wheat/gluten-free and mostly grain- and sugar-free, too. I can't stand to waste food, either. Especially since the ingredients we now use are more expensive and money is tight! I can't wait to see other posts that link up. Thanks for hosting! :)

  4. Thanks for the invite Danielle!

    My blog is about trying to eat more natural, more homemade, healthier overall, less processed, less crazy unknown ingredients, and doing it without going broke!

    I shared homemade yogurt today. Way too easy to ever buy it again!

  5. Thanks for inviting me to link my post! This theme is right up my alley, since I hate to throw away anything that might be useful.

    My site is about how to live on Earth, whether you are a native or just visiting. :-) It's a broad topic, but I often write about using Earth's resources wisely. I can eat just about anything, except artificial sweeteners and watermelon, but I prefer to avoid meat for health and environmental reasons. I love lentils, so I'm interested in your lentil bread recipe!

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog and telling me about your link-up! I posted the link to the knitted washcloths -- I love them so much and they're so easy to make (not to mention, inexpensive. Cotton yarn is cheap!)

    I'm Heather -- I write at The Parsimonious Princess. It's a blog about living frugally in a way that's simple, natural, and practical. I'm a wife and stay-at-home mom to two beautiful boys and also the caretaker to a grouchy cat, three chickens, and thousands of Italian honeybees.

  7. Thanks for the new link-up - this week i compile some research about xylitol that has helped us sooo much in stopping our childs tooth decay - and helps us the the inevitable cheats without too much damage on our paleo/primal diet path -

    check it out!

    Ravi Wells

  8. Thanks for sharing all these great posts everyone! I've posted these on the Waste Not Want Not Board on pinterest. The linky will stay open until next Tuesday night, when next week's will be available :)

  9. Hi Danielle!
    I'm so happy to connect with you - thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog and inviting me to share my Nirvana Pasta!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Thanks for inviting me to your party! I shared some fun Halloween lunchbox apples. I blog over at about crafts, upcycling, and my love of all things vintage. I love using things we already have and creating something more useful for now. "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without" is one of my favorite sayings ever.

  11. Betsy, I love that saying! Very true :) Thanks for sharing on Waste Not Want Not.


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