THE FOUR PILLARS OF SUSTAINABILITY
Now that we had a quick sight to understand the global concept, a good question would be: “What does it have to do with cooking?”.
The answer is: everything.
Being sustainable is a choice of lifestyle, and it includes several aspects of our daily life. We can choose to adopt sustainable habits. And that’s includes cooking, among all the others.
SUSTAINABLE COOKING: HOW TO CHOOSE SUSTAINABLE HABITS
Then, you’re ready to start cooking. To approach sustainable cooking, ask yourself these questions.
- Do you peel your vegetable before use, or do you wash it carefully and then cook and eat every part of it?
- What do you do with the peels and skins of the vegetable that you peeled?
All the food that we don’t use becomes food waste, and that’s a big injustice for the environment itself, for those who don’t have the privilege to throw food, and for ourselves, because we’re losing gold. Besides, waste disposal is a mechanism that often damages our planet, and it often involves non-legitimate associations and practices.
I used to destinate to the garbage almost everything that wasn’t the “flesh” of the food: onion peel, potato peel, fish bones, chicken skin, fruit skins. Then, I started discovering delicious recipes that are made from “scraps”. It changed my life for three reasons!
- I taste new exciting and delicious flavors
- I save money because I took advantage of one food than before, so I could use if for more meals
- I am on a sustainable path that makes me feel proud of myself
A little change can bring us healthy, economic, and mental benefits!
ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE YOUR HABITS?