I am quite fond of baking, and although I am better at cooking (In truth, Mason is a better baker than me) I love getting in the kitchen and whipping up some cookies or some cupcakes. After going Zero Waste, I had to make some changes with the way I did things in the kitchen. Here are 5 swaps I have made in the kitchen.
- Baking Paper
This was the first thing to go. I usually just use coconut oil or olive oil to line the pan, but if you need to use something, silicone baking liners are the way to go.
- Cupcake paper liners
Again, I usually just oil the pan, but they also make silicone alternatives for these!
- Aluminum Foil
Aluminum foil is something that is often used in lieu of good quality cookware. When you can, invest in some good quality cookware, and I promise, you will never use foil again. Using it to cover items? Try beeswax wrap or just a tea towel.
Yes, I am talking about fruit and vegetables, often, the skin is where most of the nutrients are, plus, when it’s in a pie or a cake, often, people won’t even notice. Keep the skin on I say, it will add texture and avoid waste!
This one is a little different, but I’m talking about when we go out to buy ingredients for a particular recipe. I love making a fun game of finding 5 items in the fridge or pantry and trying to make something out of them, rather than buying items – be adventurous!
Got any good baking tips? We would love to see your comments below!