Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 1 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

When molecules of Plastic Cup -or more properly, molecules of the chemicals that get added to plastics during manufacturing-get into our bodies, it's not a good thing.

They can cause unwanted effects in the human body.

So what is a foodie like myself to do?

I started by purging my kitchen of plastic. I got rid of it all...right down to the very last storage bowl, utensil or measuring cup.

I found that as I (slowly) replaced these items with (better quality, no doubt) glass or stainless steel counterparts, I actually felt better about cooking!

It was more aesthetically pleasing to flip my pancakes with a stainless steel turner than with a flimsy nylon turner.

For food storage I initially compromised a bit. I purchased glass storage bowls that had plastic lids. I made sure to never put the food high enough so that it would touch the food so as to avoid leaching.

Then one day it dawned on me, (I sometimes have these "light bulb" moments, it's actually quite humorous) why not use glass canning jars!?

And to take that one step further, instead of recycling the glass jars that some of our food comes in (peanut butter, pesto (which I should be making homemade but can't get my basil to grow enough so that I can), CPET Trays salsa (which again, I should be making homemade but I can't seem to get it to taste right!)