A New Direction – Frugal Eco Cooking Zero Waste Style


I’ve been a slacker for a while on this blog. I’ve still been cooking, but I’m trying to address a few issues on the homefront, most notably practising more zero waste and becoming financially independent. What I’ve discovered after much holiday reading of blogs like Mr Money Mustache, Early Retirement Extreme, Financial Samurai, The Escape Artist and the FrugalWoods is that becoming financially independent is rather easy (in many ways, not all) if you are waste aware.

Having spent the last few years half-hardheartedly practising zero waste and being anti-consumption, it all seems to fit together with the added bonus of money saved (like massive savings in the range of $1k per month!), more efficiency and again, less waste!

As we’re transitioning a bit now, I can share with you how I’m we’re working towards financial independence without feeling like we are sacrificing anything, and avoiding the family thinking I’m going to feed them rice and beans for the rest their lifetime. I don’t think I’m going to discuss full on financial independence like housing (which is still way to much for us) and I won’t bang on so much about the second elephant (car-use), but I sure can provide you with loads of information to reduce your third biggest expense, whilst still caring for the planet, producing less waste, eating whole foods and improving your health and waistline.

Read more