Healthy Non-Stick Cookware for Your Kitchen

non-stick cookware

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’m in the market for a new set of non-stick cookware for my kitchen, and I’m wondering which type is healthiest? — Rose Castillo, Santa Fe, NM Non-stick cookware cleans very easily and some health-conscious cooks appreciate that it requires less cooking oil […]

Essential Zero Waste Cooking Supplies

zero waste cooking essentials

I love the phrase “rattling of pots and pans,” and it pops into my mind every time I open the pots & pans drawer in the kitchen and rummage around for the one I need to use. Cue tremendous rattling and clattering noises. Anyways, I’ve been getting some compliments on my zero waste cooking supplies, […]

The Best Compost Bins for A Zero Waste Kitchen

Composting is awesome, and if you’re good at making your own compost bin – that’s pretty much perfect. But are there other options out there? Of course! Here’s a helpful list of some of the best compost bins for a zero waste kitchen that you can buy. These are all ideal for beginners – countertop […]

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Zero Waste Coffee

let’s find out how to make some simple, delicious, zero waste coffee to make your day.

Coffee is the number one reason a lot of people are able to be functional in their daily lives. We owe a lot fo coffee. I wonder if we can blame coffee for making us hyper-productive. But nahhhh. Coffee is faultless. The fault lies with us, if anything.  Now that I’ve cleared that up, let’s […]

Five Rules for Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

When you’re transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, few things are more challenging than getting the zero waste grocery shopping right. Weekly? Check. Zero-waste? Um, as far as possible. Vegan? Check (of course). Those are my criteria. And how I go about it is quite simple (otherwise I wouldn’t follow it myself). What about the budget, […]

Week 5: Plan Your Meals for a Zero Waste Kitchen

It’s Week 5 already! I hope the first four parts of this Zero Waste Kitchen series have been helpful. Now that we’ve covered switching to glass and cloth, composting organic material, and segregating waste, let’s attack the primary source of kitchen waste: the food! Learn to plan meals for a zero waste kitchen. “Food is our […]

Week 4: Segregate the Waste in your Zero Waste Kitchen

  This is Week 4, and this week we look at how to waste segregation according to type – so we can either recycle, or dispose of them responsibly. How I’d arranged this Zero Waste Kitchen series is that we first tackle paper, then plastic, and then look at composting organic wet waste. These three […]

Week 3: Compost Your Way to a Zero Waste Kitchen

How did Week 1 and Week 2 go? It’s okay if you stumbled. Eliminating waste materials from our homes is not easy, so cut yourself some slack. Just stay focused on the goal, and remind yourself why you’re doing this, why you’re obsessing over a zero waste kitchen of all things. This week, we look […]