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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #13

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #13

I'm in the midst of traveling from Vancouver back to Madison Tuesday, so fingers crossed that blogger's scheduling timer will work and post this on time!  And here we go!

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? 

The three top viewed posts from last week were:

5 Things We Ditched from Living in the Green

Mayan Hot Chocolate

Thick and Creamy Mayan Hot Chocolate Drink from Healthy Frugalista


Sweet Potato Cookie-Blondies from Kabochas and Coconut Butter

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 to see if you've been featured!


  1. Hi, Danielle. I hope you are having a great week! Thanks for another great party!

  2. Hi Danielle,
    This week I'm sharing my recipe for Sugar Free & Naturally Sweetened Mango Sorbet. One of my favorite healthy treats! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thanks for featuring my Mayan Hot Chocolate. Don't you just love surprise ingredients!

    Today I shared a link about fermenting vegetables as a beginner. I learned that fermenting is a simple process, and my sauerkraut turned out great in spite of a few mistakes.

    1. I need to see this! I've been wanting to make sauerkraut forever :)

  4. Hi, this week I have shared why I stopped drinking green smoothies after 3 years and my recipe for a chocolate covered marzipan smoothie that's actually good for you!

    Many thanks for hosting

  5. Hi, this week I have shared my very first blog post on my new blog Love Health, Love Life and a 7 day real food diet plan to kick start your healthy eating and weight loss.

    Many thanks for hosting

    1. I'll be partaking in some post-holiday cleansing and exercising so I'm looking forward to checking it out ;)

  6. Thanks for hosting!I shared my All Natural Antibacterial Hand Soap recipe.
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  7. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week. :)


  8. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  9. Thanks for hosting, I really appreciate what you do! I shared a few links today:

    I'd also like to invite everyone to stop by my blog on Friday for my blog hop, Get Real Frugal Friday:

  10. Danielle, thanks for inviting me!

    This is my first time here, and it's so fun to see all the creative posts.

    I'm a gluten-free blogger, and this month I'm doing a Whole30 challenge, so my current recipes are also no grain, no dairy, no sugar.


    1. Welcome, Eileen! It sounds like you'll have plenty of good stuff to share :)

  11. Hi Danielle!

    I just linked to my wedding dress! It was found at Goodwill last week and I LOVE it!

    Refashion Co-op
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
    Angel Light Photography by Helen
    Exercise Encouragement Group Blog
    The Story of Us: Love...Forever & Always

    1. Congrats, Helen! Figuring out what to wear on the big day can cause a lot of stress. Glad you chose to go with something you found on the cheap and pre-loved ;)

  12. Hi! We are new to this hop. I just wanted to post a link to our new blog The Life and Times of Wild Blue For over a year now my wife Heidi and I (Colin) have been living and traveling on our converted school bus in pursuit of a more authentic life. In this blog we share our experiences and lessons while we learn about homesteading and living more sustainably. Please join us for an introduction (link #37) on this weeks hop. Thank you for hosting!

    1. Uhm, amazing?! I'm going to stop myself from gushing here, but I'm so glad you guys chose to share your experiences! I was obsessed for awhile with getting one of those teeny tiny 250sq ft build it yourself home kits so I can't wait to read your whole blog!

  13. Hi there! I'm new to your hop. I am sharing a grocery tip that anyone on any budget or diet can use. Hope you find it helpful!


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