Today’s article is a little different than usual… Last weekend, I recorded my very first Youtube video (in French) to show you my groceries and tell you what I intend to do with the food I bought. For those of you who speak French, I hope you’ll find the contents interesting! I hope to create some other videos in English very soon.
Just over a year ago, I bought myself a seed sprouter. That seemingly simple sentence does not quite cover the ridiculous amount of hesitating I did before finally making this decision of the upmost importance (let’s be honest here). I had spent some time admiring the pretty sprouter online, but I was worried I would get tired of it once the novelty had worn off. I had already started decluttering my apartment at that point and I really didn’t feel like buying more stuff that would one day be forgotten in a corner, gathering dust and taking up space.
I really love Saturday mornings. I wake up whenever I feel like it, mooch about in my pyjamas and fluffy dressing gown and savour the idea of the full two days of free time that lay ahead. I often start cooking a big dish of something warm and comforting before I have even had breakfast: a big pot of soup, a veggie lasagna, roast potatoes… Having delicious leftovers in the fridge makes the upcoming week so much easier!
After having mastered bulk grocery shopping, I decided to have a go at cooking fresh prawns instead of the frozen, over-packaged version that I usual buy. This is the story of how I came to buy prawns at the fishmonger’s for the first time at the age of 25!
I recently read several books on the zero waste lifestyle and was motivated to try a few new eco-friendly habits like buying my groceries in bulk. I do not see myself never buying pre-packaged food ever again, but I was intrigued by the idea of buying more of my food in bulk in order to reduce waste and spend less money on useless packaging!
I already had a few light cotton bags for buying fruit, vegetables and dry pasta or rice at ordinary stores, but I wasn’t sure how to take it a step further. Then, one of my friends told me about the Day by Day shops that sell all of their products in bulk. I just had to try it out!
I am by no means a vegetarian, but I try (and often fail) to avoid meat on a daily basis. So when I turned 25 last week and had some friends over to celebrate, I decided to keep the snacks meat-free. Judging from the complete and utter absence of leftovers (!), I think I can safely say that they were a success. Or that could just mean that I didn’t make enough food. Moving on!
I didn’t make anything complicated or fancy, but with simple ingredients and some nice dishware the whole evening felt special. I thought I’d share what I made so you have some ideas of vegetarian appetisers for your next party!