Almost all the food we buy, especially processed food, comes packaged. Whether it comes from a grocery store or market, restaurant or fast-food or even food delivery, its difficult to find food that isnt artificially encased. Not only does all majority of this plastic end up in our landfills, oceans and waterways, the trouble with this packaging actually begins at its creation. Each form of packaging uses a lot of resources like energy, water, chemicals, petroleum, minerals, wood and fibers to produce. Its manufacture often generates air emissions including greenhouse gases, heavy metals and particulates, as well as wastewater and/or sludge containing toxic contaminants.
So why not avoid the waste and make what we can from bulk ingredients at home! This blog features recipes that abide by this exact principle! Do bear in mind that this is a working blog, meaning whenever we find a new, delish & low-waste recipe, we’ll add it here - so keep your eyes peeled!
recipe (good for 4 servings):
- 2 cups of cooked or canned chickpeas
- 1/2 cup good quality tahini
- juice of one lemon
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup of cooked beets (1 medium size beet)
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 13 filtered cold water or 3-4 ice cubes
- salt and pepper to taste
blend all the ingredients in the high-speed blender until smooth for
about 5 min scraping the sides of the blender. serve hummus on a
shallow plate. drizzle with some olive oil top it with more chickpeas,
and herbs, and enjoy!
Lemon & Basil Dip
by @azurefarm on insta! (she’s literally amazing & makes the most scrumptious dishes, so we highly recommend you check out more of her recipes if you enjoy this one!)
- 1 can of chick peas (drained)
- juice of one lemon
- zest of 1 lemon
- 6-8 basil leaves
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsb salt (plus more to taste)
- 1.5 tsb olive oil
smashed chick peas (or blend if a smoother texture is desired), add olive oil, salt, garlic powder, lemon zest, and lemon juice. add in basil and salt to taste and add more olive oil if desired.
serve with bread, crackers or veggies. store in the fridge :)