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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #11

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday #11


Happy New Year!  I hope everyone has had a great holiday and is ready to face 2013!  Later this week I'll be sharing some of my thoughts on resolutions, but right now I'll hearken back to the last WNWNW link up to showcase some of the best non-Christmas related posts.  

The Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link-up party is inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and recent articles such as this one that show between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage.  Over-consumption, lack of knowledge, low cost and over purchasing are common causes of food waste in North America.

This unsustainable over-consumption extends to so many aspects of our lives.  So perhaps if we all share our tips for consuming a little less stuff in general, cooking more responsibly and frugally, and living eco-friendly, we can each take a small part in making our world a little more sustainable.

And besides, who couldn't save a little bit of money anyway? 


The three non-Christmas related posts from the last WNWNW that I thought were fantastic are:











Congrats and grab a badge from the right side!

So what kinds of posts are allowed?

1)  Recipes!  But only gluten free, healthy ones please.  This means different things for different people, but please, no recipes with pre-made boxed flour mixes or mass amounts of white or brown sugar (the less sugar the better please!).

2) Articles about food, sustainability, living healthy and frugal, being green and things in keeping with this. 

3)  DIY tutorials for using up odds and ends around the house in a frugal fashion.

* Share up to 3 posts per week.  

What are the rules?

1) Post a link on your blog post to back here, or copy and paste the code from the box under the Waste Not Want Not Button on the side bar into the HTML of your post.  Simple linky etiquette, but also so people can find these tips and recipes.

2) Leave a comment and introduce yourself.  What's your blog and/or your post about?  Is your recipe GF, EF, NF, DF, SF, V (i.e. gluten free, egg free, nut free, dairy free, sugar free, Vegan) Let me and the other readers get to know you :)

3) Consider telling people you shared here on FB, Twitter or elsewhere and spread the love around, so more people can find this link-up.

4) Don't have a blog? No worries! Share your tips or recipes in the comments section.

5) Visit some of the other posts here, comment on their scrumptiousness/brilliancy/helpfulness/frugality and let them know you found them here and hope for a similar visit.  
6) Follow the Poor and Gluten Free blog on Google+, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter to stay up to date on happenings here (ok, not a rule, just a little shameless self-promotion).

Each week I'll post the entries on my Waste Not Want Not Pinterest board, and feature different posts on my  Facebook and Google+ pages so be sure to check in there, too to see if you've been featured!

18 comments:

  1. Danielle, I always enjoy this link-up. For some reason, I am unable to see the entries or the button this week on Firefox, IE, or Chrome, not sure why. Just thought I'd let you know!

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    1. Hi! Sorry about that, it's because the link hadn't opened yet! The post was scheduled for later today, as the code on the linky opens just before 7pm. For some mysterious reason the post obviously has published itself earlier than I'd planned! I've fixed it now so people can start linking up :)

      For future reference (in case this happens again) if you read the fine print where the linky button *should* be it usually tells you what time the linky tool actually opens ;)

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  2. Hi Danielle! I was quite surprised to see this post on a Tuesday, but now that I read your comment above it makes perfect sense! I've had scheduled posts do that as well...usually because I enter the wrong numbers lol.

    Anyway, I'm just sharing my new years goals & inspiration post today! Happy New Year!!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
    Exercise Encouragement Group Blog

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    1. Hey Danielle! I just added a link to my Fitness & Health Goals which I posted about earlier today on my Exercise Encouragement Group Blog! :)

      I also wanted to let you know about & invite you to link up your blog to the BRAND NEW Blog Hop: The Great Blog Train! I am a hostess (and two of my blogging friends!) and the hop is for the first Wednesday of every month! I would love to see your link there! :)

      http://blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-great-blog-tain-blog-hop.html

      Helen
      Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
      Exercise Encouragement Group Blog

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    2. Thanks for sharing, Helen :) I'll come by and check it out.

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  3. Hi Danielle! Happy New Year! Thank you for featuring my applesauce recipe! I have a beef tendon recipe- I'm sure this is a part of the cow that many people don't consider eating, but I really like it! :) Thanks for hosting!

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    1. You always have such interesting posts! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Hi Danielle!
    Today I'm sharing my recipe for Dairy Free Irish Cream Liqueur, which is also refined sugar free and vegan. :) Thank you for hosting!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!
    Hugs,
    Megan

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    1. Ooooh, can't wait to check it out, it sounds AWESOME!

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  5. Hello and thanks for hosting. I was so happy to see my latest oil series featured - thank you!

    Happy New Year!

    Linda

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  6. Thanks for hosting! I linked my recent tip on shoe repair. I also have a new post with tips for rewiring a house, which is not necessarily a way to avoid waste but may reduce electricity use in some cases.

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    1. Wow, very interesting, I'm looking forward to reading it!

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  7. I found you through "Helen" at Blue Eyed Beauty Blog - I'm your newest GFC follower - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie
    PS - I'm going to link up my Gluten Free Brownies from scratch - they are Gluten Free and delicious but maybe not so healthy :-(

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  8. Thanks for hosting all these talented authors and homemakers! I found a bunch of great links (mmm popcorn ... mmm cloth diapers) for myself, and I hope my link can be useful to somebody, too!

    I'm sharing some ideas for 2013 - challenges, a few resolutions, and some goals! Which ones would you do, too? Would you add anything to my list?

    Thanks for reading and sharing and hosting!!

    http://dotalanecdotes.blogspot.com/2013/01/2013-ideas-for-new-year.html

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    1. Welcome Mrs. H! Glad you found some good ideas, and I look forward to checking out your goals :)

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  9. Thank you so much for inviting me to visit your blog. I love it around here!

    Happy happy new year!
    hugs x
    Crystelle

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