Anne-Marie Bonneau aka Zero-Waste Chef

Anne-Marie Bonneau
Recipes, tips and resources for a low-waste life
Created 30 Mar 2020
  • How to Launch a Bring-Your-Own-Container Program in Your Community
    12 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 6 0
    Imagine walking down the street with your reusable mug in hand, craving a cup of tea or coffee but not knowing if any of the cafés around you will serve you with your reusable mug. You notice a green ...
  • 2 Easy Bread Recipes That Aren't Sourdough
    28 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    My daughter Charlotte started making sourdough bread this summer. (Her starter Stonn bubbles like crazy!) I think she found sourdough fairly simple to make because she had had lots of practice baking ...
  • 7 More Creative Uses for Food Scraps
    15 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 6 0
    The parameter of cooking with what’s on hand inspires creativity, leads to fearless experimentation and results in tastier dishes. Using every last bit of food also makes cooking more fun and less exp...
  • 9 Items I Banned from My Kitchen and How I Replaced Them
    07 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 5 3
    I tried to put these nine items into what-I-despise-most order but I found that kind of ranking simply too difficult. Bottled water or coffee pods? That’s a tough call, especially since Nestlé peddles...
  • How to Save up to 5 Hours a Week in the Kitchen
    25 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 7 1
    If you want to eat tastier food, improve your health, cut down on your waste, reduce your dependency on corporations to feed you, spend more time with your family and save money, then cook. I know coo...
  • About the IPCC Climate Change Assessment: Don't Panic. Instead, Take Action.
    10 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 10 1
    As yesterday’s headlines reflect, the IPCC’s sixth assessment of climate change is, not surprisingly, terrifying: "The IPCC report is clear: nothing short of transforming society will avert catastroph...
  • 10 Recipes for Tomato Season
    04 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    If you have planted a vegetable garden, you may have begun to experience what-am-I-going-to-do-with-this-glut-of-tomatoes syndrome. Mild symptoms such as the urge to search for dozens of free canning ...
  • Does Cutting Plastic Matter as the World Melts and Burns?
    13 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 5 6
    From the heat dome, to systemic racism, to climate fires, to a historic drought and on and on and on, plastic reduction may seem like the least of our problems. But the plastic pollution crisis is abo...
  • Harness the Sun for Zero-Waste Cooking and More
    24 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Last week in California, we experienced our first heat wave of the summer. On Thursday, the temperature hit 99°F where I live, near San Francisco. In the Sacramento Valley, where my daughter MK lives,...
  • Prevent food waste with this food preservation technique
    09 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    This is stating the obvious but preserving food reduces food waste. Also becoming more obvious (thanks to more coverage) is the major—yet solvable—problem of food waste. Worldwide, a third of the food...
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