Day 68 – Buying in bulk

I recently had to buy red pepper flakes for a recipe.  I didn’t want to buy a full-sized container because I don’t have any other recipes right now that call for it.  So at the suggestion of a very helpful grocery store employee, I headed to the bulk section and was able to buy a small portion of the various herbs I needed.  The downside to this approach, at the moment, is that I’m using small disposable plastic bags to store them in.  When we move and I have access to all my mason jars and what not, I can take these containers with me and fill them at the bulk food store.

In addition to spices, I’m also pledging to buy all my pasta and baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc..) at bulk food stores.  And at a friend’s suggestion, I’m going to use reusable bags and bottles for these items.  Bonus – bulk food stores usually have yummy fair trade chocolate too… Mmm… chocolate…

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