This quietly revolutionary guidebook brings us into the kitchen, where the daily choices we make involving food have a profound impact both on our lives and the world at large.
This beautifully illustrated book is filled with step-by-step instructions that will enrich your relationship to food.
About the Author
Deborah Eden Tull is a sustainability coach and meditation teacher who emphasizes the interconnection between personal and planetary well-being. She has 18 years of experience in the field of sustainability and sustainable agriculture, including seven years training as a Zen monk. She is certified in Permaculture Design, Bio-Intensive Organic Gardening, and Compost Education.
Table of Contents
Introduction: How Greening Your Kitchen Can Change Your Life: From Consumer to Earth Steward 7
Chapter 1 The Principles of Sustainability and the Food You Eat 19
Chapter 2 Radical Recycling and Zero Waste: Transforming Trash Into a Path of Gems 29
Chapter 3 Food Waste and Composting: There is No Such Thing as "Away" 39
Chapter 4 Where Your Food Comes From: The Real Deal 53
Chapter 5 Five Guidelines for Shoppers: The Monks and the Bananas 73
Chapter 6 Green Menu Planning: Notes From the Zen Kitchen 91
Chapter 7 Setting Up a Natural Kitchen: Tips from A Hippie Grandmother 121
Chapter 8 Cooking to Conserve Energy 145
Chapter 9 Going Beyond Plastics: Eco-Friendly Containers for Food Storage and Cooking 159
Chapter 10 How to Grow Food in Your Own Backyard 167
Chapter 11 Eating on the Go, Packing a Lunch and Dining Out 187
Chapter 12 Sustainable Food for Children: The Natural Magic of Food 199
Chapter 13 Mindful Eating: Cultivating Sensitivity to Our Bodies, Our Selves, Our Planet 217
Chapter 14 Community Food Sharing: The Kitchen That Gives Back 233
Chapter 15 Cultivating Sustainability From the Inside Out 243
Chapter 16 A Workbook to Support Your Success 253
Resource List 265