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The Switch to Bulk

The bags these bulk items are in are biodegradable and are re-used as compost bags

The bags these bulk items are in are biodegradable and are re-used as compost bags (total cost $12.61 for who knows how many meals!)

Because of this Eat Clean challenge (starting with the one back in August), today my house now has become more of a bulk house in terms of sugars and flours. I will only buy these products as needed for certain recipes and will buy in bulk at a store with good turnover and mostly organic instead of a big package from the grocery store.

Yesterday was my third trip (in my life) to Rainbow Grocery to buy bulk food and after hearing about a family that reduced their yearly waste to the size of a mayo jar by buying bulk, I’ve made the switch to bulk. It may be a little more inconvenient to get to the bulk store, but the ingredients will be fresher and the container of sugar or self-rising flour won’t be just sitting on my shelf for months and months.

In addition, while at Rainbow – to pick up only quinoa and rice – I ended up realizing quick cooking oats was on my grocery list… well what do you know, I can buy that in bulk! Ready in 2 minutes and one less container to throw away!

It was pretty cool to be overwhelmed by the choices in rice! The variety in my life just opened up because of this revelation. I did end up buying short grain (sticky) brown rice but boy am I excited to try out other rice varieties.

There were choices for quinoa too! I picked up the fun mix of colors. Much more exciting than shopping at the big grocery store.

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I started eating more clean in August 2015 which reduces the intake of sugar and processed foods. In that journey, I’ve explored eating more grains and legumes. Slowly my containers which held processed sugars, flours, etc are now being used to hold flax seed, rice, black beans, split peas, etc.

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This is my digital notebook of gluten free and dairy free recipes I’ve modified/created as well as reviews of local gluten free bakeries and commercial products labeled as gluten free. My choice to be gluten free is based on medical reasons other than celiacs. My gluten and milk fat sensitivity has physical and mental symptoms that have kept me on a low gluten and a diet low in dairy-fat.

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Published as a Home Baker

My name is published in the Modern Art Dessert book created by Blue Bottle Cafe! I was one of the many home bakers (“Recipe testers”) that tested out the recipes in our own home kitchens.

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The recipes were all filled with gluten as this was prior to my gluten-free life. And I would certainly be a tester again.

This is one of the creations I made. Such a fun project!

Mondrian