13 best sustainable gifts for the home chef in your life

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Holidays are all about generosity and kindness. What better way to celebrate this season than giving back to the planet with sustainable gifts? Although the upcoming climate crisis is not the most enjoyable holiday party topic, the fact is that from Thanksgiving to the New Year, Americans generate more than 25 million tons of extra trash every year. We are all responsible for taking care of our planet, so we help you create green gifts through these 13 waste-saving, tree-planting, and environmentally-friendly gift ideas. To earn extra points, try to put your gifts in reusable tote bags instead of wrapping them in gift packaging, and replace the plastic coated ribbon with biodegradable cotton thread. For stocking fillings, bundle small items into decorative beeswax food packaging, which can be used repeatedly in the kitchen instead of plastic packaging. No matter what you decide to do, the quality of environmentally friendly packaging depends on the content inside-so here are our best sustainable gifts for the earth-friendly holiday:
Use this convenient vacuum sealing system to avoid ending your leftovers prematurely. This starter kit comes with a cute mini vacuum pump, reusable zipper bag and dishwasher-safe storage container, designed to slow down spoilage and extend food preservation time by five times. Full-time writer Alex Bergs even swears that this will prevent half of her avocados from turning brown. This is a great gift for all kinds of chefs, from the bread brother who couldn’t bear to throw another stale sourdough to the parents who hoped that the apple slices on Thursday would be as crispy as Monday for preparing meals.
This set of seven bowls has all the advantages of plastic-interesting colors, durability, no chance of metallic taste-without the disadvantages of destroying the earth. They are made of upgraded bamboo fiber combined with 15% melamine (a food-safe organic compound), and they will degrade in landfills after 22 years. However, the baker in your life won’t want to throw them away; they are deeper than ordinary mixing bowls, which are beautiful and splash-free mixing.
These gorgeous water glasses are not just green. Each tumbler is hand-blown from 100% recycled materials. Xaquixe, a glass studio in Oaxaca, uses renewable energy-burning cooking oil recovered from local hotels and restaurants-to power their furnaces and reduce carbon Footprint. Even if you choose to give them turquoise, fuchsia or saffron as a gift, these glasses will be full of green.
Bala Sarda’s family has been in the tea industry for more than 80 years. In addition to producing fresh and effective blends like Early Gray Chai, his company Vahdam also produces high-quality tea sets that are both beautiful and practical. Considering that tea bags are notoriously non-recyclable, and nylon bags will release microplastics directly into your tea cups, the built-in stainless steel steeping tube of this pot will help your loved ones switch to loose-leaf paper-this will Better teas are more sustainable in addition to. Vahdam is plastic and carbon neutral and invests in communities that produce tea.
Designed for aspiring green thumbs without garden access, this compact countertop flower pot comes with a built-in grow light and automatic watering can, eliminating the need for guesswork when growing fresh herbs and vegetables at home. Watching the small leaves of basil and lettuce sprout from their pods makes us feel more connected to the earth, even in our cramped Brooklyn apartment. It is very suitable to keep the disposable plastic clamshell of wilted herbs away from the kitchen and then away from our ocean.
Use this box of certified sustainable seafood carefully selected and give away food. Vital Choice subscription box only uses wild-caught fish processed near the source to reduce emissions. It is an excellent choice for high-quality wild salmon, halibut and tuna. Each box also includes three mixed seasonings and a delicate and light fish soup for making spectacular soups and stews.
The personalized handbag is a great gift for friends who are passionate about sustainable fashion. This handbag is perfect for spending a day in the park or traveling to the farmers market. She has pockets, which means you can safely put away (reusable) water bottles or silicone coffee cups, and have easy access to your phone, keys, and wallet. Junes’ special Bio-Knit fabric is made of post-consumer plastic bottles and an innovative material called CiCLO, which can biodegrade plastic fibers with the help of natural microorganisms.
Dealing with the extra food waste from holiday dinners can be stressful, but this cute compost pot is a great way to keep kitchen waste away from your sight and relax your environmental awareness. This stylish coated steel trash bin is equipped with an easy-to-clean removable lining and odorous carbon filter. It is low-key and durable, and blends with most kitchen decorations. Just make sure the kids don’t mistake it for a cookie jar!
If you are looking for low-cost stocking fillers or unique gifts for all your work friends, then the answer is beans. For experienced chefs, dried beans are paramount, and novices will get the extra gift of learning how to cook them. The indigenous Akimel O’odham and Tohono O’odham people in the Sonoran Desert have grown Tepary beans for generations, and for good reason-they are very drought-tolerant and heat-resistant, which means they are a low-impact crop Able to survive the climbing temperature. Supporting indigenous land management is one of the best (and most sustainable) ways to spend money. In terms of cooking, we can confirm that these beans are creamy and delicious, perfect for everything from summer bean salads to warm autumn peppers.
Before we tested Vejibags, we thought that reusable produce bags were a slightly extravagant kitchen luxury. However, we have upgraded them to kitchen necessities. The recipients of your choice will never again be frustrated with composting their slimy or dried coriander! For us, a Boston lettuce—usually wilting in the refrigerator within a few days—is delicious and crispy even after being placed in Vejibag for a week and a half, which is made of dye-free, non-toxic organic cotton become. This is science, but it feels like magic.
This reusable wooden gift box is an ideal gift for all the hot girls in your life. It is filled with Chilean spiciness: three eliminated sauces-bright havana and carrots, earthy ghost peppers and jalapenos ( Our favorite), and the rich Californian reaper and pineapple-plus the nectar, ghost pepper and Himalayan pink salt infused by the reaper. What makes it an environmental gift? Fuego Box promises to plant five trees for each crates purchased to cool the earth and add interest to the earth.
Society no longer needs sponges, sponges contain a lot of bacteria, need to be replaced every other week, and it may take hundreds of years to decompose. It’s time to throw away those dirty dishwashing sponges and buy this exquisite six-piece kitchen brush from the German company Redecker. These sturdy compostable brushes are made of untreated beech wood with hard plant fiber bristles. They are very unique and almost make us want to be volunteers for after-dinner tableware. almost.
GoodWood, a design and construction company based in New Orleans, is expected to achieve zero waste by 2025. You can read about its many sustainable practices here, but one of them is that they don’t waste any waste. Therefore, with their large-scale design, manufacturing, and wooden residues of furniture products, they produce high-quality, durable household items, such as this gorgeous rolling pin, which is perfect for your pie, biscuits, and sugar biscuit hobbies in your life The curved and simple design is our favorite style, which ensures uniform dough thickness.
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Post time: Oct-29-2021