We are a bunch of big spenders. Sometimes I think we are plagues of nature. So, I started to be less of a parasite and I am trying to be more symbiotic to nature. To our home: Earth.
We have to simplify, economize, and save.
What should be part of our routine everybody knows!
Learn how to read products labels
Learn how to recycle
Spend less electricity
Save water (turn water off when you are scrubbing yourself at shower is one big water saver)
Uses recycle bags and containers
Avoid using plastic
Stop excessive consumption of material things
Don’t buy products tested in animals (a hard one, but we can do it)
Eat more Vegetables, less meat
Save fossil fuel (gasoline)
Talking about saving gasoline, lets put this requisite inside a kitchen: home or commercial. What could we do to save gas? Buy local is the start action. Food millage is a hot subject in eco-friendly food considerations, and the fewer the millages from farm to table, the better. Besides buying local food, we should dine in places that support local producers. Nowadays, Chefs are concerned about sustainability in the kitchen. Copenhagen’s Noma is an example of eco-friendly restaurant.
Plant your herbs at home. It is so easy and your house will smell so good. Gently rob your hands on the leaves and smell after it. Email me if you don’t like the felling. Plus, the best part, when you are cooking, you will have the freshest herbs you can get.
Eating more vegetables and less meat is also a great way to re-educate ourselves on how to live in synchrony with nature, which is definitely healthier. Today, it is becoming trendy to serve and eat vegetarian dishes. Blanched fennel with smoked chard in a garlic sauce. It sounds good! It is cool to have one vegetable as main inspiration in your dinner Menu.
Ok, from now on, I promise I will read this post everyday, so I don’t see myself in the same parasite routine most of us live in, today. If we keep living like that we are really looking for trouble in the near future. Check the weather.