August 28, 2009

Basilbias-Week Number Seven

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Udon Noodle Tape and Top of Bag
I now buy all my pasta in bulk except for Udon and Soba noodles, which I haven’t been able to find unencumbered by plastic yet.

Produce Tape

Kale, Spinach and Cilantro Tags
I sure ate my leafy greens this week.

Windowed Baguette Bag
The last one!

Two Tempeh Bags
Lunch was vegan tempeh Ruebens on pumpernickel bagels for four days straight. They were just that good (See Vegan with A Vengeance for the kick-ass recipe…)

Pickle Jar Seal

Bamboo Oil Seal
I’m following the directions on my new, eco-friendly bamboo cutting boards, to be dedicated to fruit-slicing only. While I’m at it, I decided to oil up my long-abused wooden utensils as well.

Plastic Bag from To-Go Boxes
From a supposedly-green vegan Asian restaurant we went to before seeing Spinnerette. I didn’t plan ahead and I couldn’t finish my food…I learned from their informative table signage, however, that the plastic bag they’d just given me will remain in the environment indefinitely if I throw it out (I’ll be recycling it.)

Canola Oil Seal and Lid

Muffin Cups Container
This must date from the eighties. My mother found it in the back of her cupboard when we were cleaning them out, and gave it to me, as I had just gotten Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. I finally used the muffin cups up this week, with some fabulous vanilla-blueberry-lemon cupcakes.

Empty Thread Spool

Trader Joe’s Vanilla Bottle & Cap
This is exactly why I don’t shop at Trader Joe’s: the packaging. It’s on everything, even the produce. Why would you put vanilla extract in plastic, when the extra weight of glass keeps the bottle from tipping over? Needless to say, I didn’t buy this.

Apple Cider Vinegar Cap & Seal

Total Items: 20
Total Weight: 1.75 oz

1 comments
Billie Ryder
Billie Ryder

Wow! I am impressed by how little food garbage you are creating these days!