What your food cupboard says about you


Wowzers. What a load of messy packaging. This was taken exactly one month ago.

My goal is to stop producing food-packaging waste by this time next year. Here is a photo of my cupboard on the 1st of October. (I have already spotted some foodstuffs which might be problematic to get in bulk or at a local shop – more on this later).

A few notes:

– I am lactose intolerant.

– I am very good at salvaging food from leaving flatmates, so I haven’t bought some of these items.

– This photo was taken after my first trip to Wholefoods so includes two tubs.

In here, my staples:

Top shelf

  • chamomile tea
  • peppermint tea
  • chocolate
  • porridge oats
  • eggs
  • variety of other herbal teas
  • fruit and veg

Middle shelf

  • desiccated coconut
  • brown sugar
  • icing sugar
  • polenta
  • peanuts
  • walnuts
  • baking powder
  • ground almonds
  • flour
  • bread flour
  • sugar
  • cocoa
  • biscuits

Bottom shelf

  • red lentils
  • truffle salt
  • stock cubes
  • red kidney beans tin
  • barley
  • butter beans
  • soya cream
  • couscous
  • lasagna sheets
  • arborio rice
  • tomato tin
  • fancy oils

Things that might be problematic to find without packaging:

  • butter (baking! cakes!)
  • soya/almond/rice milk (haven’t bought it in a month and seriously thinking of making my own when I need it again (baking! lasagna!))

Watch this space as it changes! I’ll post some images of this cupboard over the coming months.


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