commodious textile bags shopping where possible. I have a few woven baskets that I sling into the trolley, as well. These are good for heavier items. If you are carrying your shopping a distance, consider a pull
more often, if possible. Unwrapped foods, especially organic, do go limp quicker. Big shop for big items, little shop for little and fresher items. Not always feasible, I know.
in markets and local shops. Being able to buy loose items is much easier at a market. You just need to stop the trader from automatically putting your goods in those flimsy produce bags
your shop has in
the same lines as above, request more loose items. I have subconsciously been supporting markets and shops that have less plastic packaging, but we need to encourage all supermarkets to do better.
tempered glass boxes to store and reheat food. Again, these are online, but also often at places like TK Maxx. They are a bit pricier than the plastic boxes but they really are a great investment and, unlike plastic, will not carry the taste of previously stored foods. Good old Pyrexware is of course great too, but not often in stacking
your kids insist on or need straws, buy metal or bamboo ones.
In my video about bringoli, I promised you a sauce recipe to serve with them, and here it is. Then you can chop the tomatoes into quarters and gently slice the centre with the seeds out of each quarter before chopping
I love these ones because they embrace Mexican flavours – but you don’t need to do that at all – you could easily make Greek ones with black olives and feta, or you could use any of your favourite pizza toppings