|Shiny and wasteful|
I do this a lot. If I'm at a friend's house and need to heat something up in the oven or am visiting family and need to make a meal, out comes the tin foil. I also use more paper towels than most humans, as I can't safely use the tea towels and sponges others have used in their gluten-containing kitchens. And plastic baggies? Don't even get me started. I keep Ziploc in business! (Though I plan to invest in some of these soon!)
Having been GF for 10 years now, I long ago shook off the guilt from this over-consumption. It's what I need to do to eat safely and I just can't be apologetic about that. For some reason, the wastefulness just really struck me on Sunday.
Lest you think I'm completely environmentally UN-friendly: I have a collection of excellent containers that I reuse every day from - you guessed it - Ziploc.
|Food storage perfection|
These are the perfect size for snacks and meals, even soup - because they are screw top! I frequently schlep saucy foodstuffs halfway across the city, with nary a drip or spill. And the other day I stopped in at a favorite GF bakery spot with an empty container - and they nestled a lovely cupcake in it! No need for a wasteful bag or box - and I made it to work with an un-smooshed and perfectly frosted treat. (Ok, ok - so maybe I had a bite or five before I made it to work.) A fellow customer saw me do it and was delighted by the container design. Realized I should probably share my indispensable container choice with my GF peoples, too.
I do realize that I'm still talking plastics here. (If it helps, these are BPA-free.) When I lived in a more rural area and drove everywhere, I definitely used glass containers more. But here in the city, I need things that are lightweight and easy to pack every day. These puppies definitely fit the bill.