Day 17 - Using the Whole Cauliflower
Cauliflower is, in my opinion, underappreciated among cruciferous vegetables. I happen to love it, and since moving to India, I've had it in abundance. Aloo gobi is a popular Indian dish made with cauliflower and potatoes, and it's one of my favorites.
It's available in most markets and farm stands, and we cook it often at home, but lately I've found myself feeling guilty for wasting the lovely greens that come attached to the cauliflower stalks. Surely there must be a way to eat these as well?
I have some great news: there is! And I'm trying this recipe from PureWow tonight.
Bonus benefit to eating cauliflower leaves, besides not wasting perfectly good food: per The Health Site, cauliflower leaves are the richest source of calcium available in a vegetable!
Today we'll start with Little Gem lettuce, a quick-growing "cos" variety that does very well in shallow containers and is fairly hardy against pests and diseases
There are many ways in which going zero waste can lead to greater financial freedom, and adjusting our food choices to be less wasteful is one of the quickest and easiest ways to save money.
A few weeks ago, I was at the market and saw some beautiful avocados, known locally as butterfruit, and brought them home for a snack.
I took for granted how many opportunities there are in the course of one vacation to create trash.
One of our first steps (albeit maybe not the most practical of beginnings) was to begin composting our kitchen scraps.
As I was cleaning out my handbag the other day, I found a few lone band-aids floating in the bottom that I kept there for emergencies - usually shoes that rubbed holes in my feet.
I'm a girl who likes her veg to be very neatly and uniformly chopped.
For a long time I was intimidated by my own French press coffee maker, so it sat on top of my fridge looking beautiful and sophisticated but never actually getting used.
I'd love to tell you that I've always used Q-tips with a cardboard post, but that's not even true. I know I've used plastic without giving it a second thought, and I shudder to think how many of those little guys are now hanging out in a landfill somewhere waiting to decompose.
Because we cook with a lot of vegetables, we end up with a lot of vegetable scraps that go in the bin after clean up. I started looking into ways that we could compost these scraps instead of throwing them away.