Start the day with black tea with or without powdered milk – which we continue to drink throughout.

Zerowaste breakfast

  • porridge
  • coffee
  • Chocolate beans

Lunch

van soup – anything that is looking a bit sad and needs eating up thickened with lentils and bulked up with potatoes.

Dinner

Finally got to use my cauliflower. With some trepidation I made a curry. I was nervous because I had very few spices – fresh garlic ginger and chilies and some powdered turmeric. Still I bunged them all in and actually it wasn’t half bad. We had it with homemade chapatis

The flour for the chapattis was the only product we bought ready packed in a paper bag.

I managed to get all of the above loose and unpackaged and I used  my reusable bags when I bought them.

Landfill/ Recyclable Waste Created  None

Getting close to the end now – good job as we are running out of powdered milk!

Start the day with black tea with or without powdered milk – which we continue to drink throughout.

Zerowaste breakfast

  •  bread, butter and van jam
  • Coffee

Normally I spread honey on my bread but I have given up glass jars with metal (plastic lined lids) for plastic-free July. So now what? Van jam!

Travelling through the verdant countryside we have come across many PYO fruit farms. We have had a surfeit of strawberries a brace of black currants and more raspberries than you can shake a stick at.

However it seems soft fruit doesn’t last well in the clammy warmth of the van ( our current home)  and by day three it is going mushy. Can’t bear waste, can’t bear mushy fruit, got no honey – time to start preserving.

 

 

I bought some jam sugar and a lemon.

Added equal weight of jam to fruit. Boiled it up in an enamel bowl (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME it was rather scary and next time I will make more and use the pan.)

Waited till it went thick.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Put it in a kilner jar. Ta da!

Was so impressed with myself I made peach jam the next day.

Lunch

  • melon and tangerines

Dinner

  • Pork, apple sauce and mash.

I buy my butter in what I hope is greaseproof paper. The jam we made in the van.

Day 5

Zerowaste breakfast

Lunch

  • Omlette
  • Croissant with melon

Dinner

  • Bolognaise sauce from yesterday transformed into chile and served with rice

I bought my rice loose but if you can’t to that you can buy white rice from Lidles in a cardboard box.

Back in the hills but well stocked with food from Ullapool!

Day 4

Start the day with black tea with or without powdered milk – which we continue to drink throughout.

Zerowaste breakfast

Lunch

Smoked fish and avocado

Dinner

Spaghetti bolonaise

I bought the oats loose from Wholefood Market but if you don’t have one near you, you can buy them in cardboard or paper packaging.

Day 3

Ahhh the delights of Ullapool. Stocked up with lovely food all bought loose and in reusable packaging. Check out the treats…..

Start the day with black tea with or without powdered milk – which we continue to drink throughout.

Zerowaste breakfast

  • Croissants and melon from Tesco
  • Coffee

Lunch

Smoked salmon and avocado sandwiches  served with cucumber followed by flap jack pudding

Dinner

  • bangers and mash

You might be wondering what I do for toothpaste and the like? Well I make my own and have stocked up for the holiday. I store it in reusable jars.

Day $

Start the day with black tea with or without powdered milk – which we continue to drink throughout.

Zerowaste breakfast

  • Omlette – very egg based diet this is turning out to be
  • Coffee

Got  lucky today bought a lovely cauliflower naked and unwrapped, an avocado and that rarest of veges, an unwrapped cucumber. Plus a decent loaf of bread.
Lunch

  • Cucumber and tomato salad with lemon juice
  • Mashed avacado salad

Open sandwiches

Dinner

  • Vege sauce (from day 1) with mashed spuds

You can a recipe for zero waste salad dressing here

Start the day with black tea with or without powdered milk – which we continue to drink throughout.

Zerowaste breakfast

  • Eggy bread – eggs from the roadside bread rolls bought loose from the Spar.
  • Coffee

Lunch

  • Van soup made from a medly of veg – carrots leeks parsnips potatoes thickened with lentils.

Dinner

  • Vege stew

I managed to get all of the above loose and unpackaged and I used in my reusable bags when I bought them.

Landfill/ Recyclable Waste Created  None

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