Saturday, August 11, 2007


Asheville doesn't have yard waste and food scrap pick-up like Seattle does. Ever since I moved here in June, I've been having to throw away all of my perfectly good compostable food waste, sending it to a landfill where it will never have a chance to break down and return to the earth. I make all my food from scratch, so this makes up the vast majority of my trash.

I was about to break down and spend the $190 plus shipping to get one of those rotating barrel composters. Being the ever vigilant Craigslist shopper, I found the exact one I was going to buy for only $25! I am the luckiest girl ever.

I've been happily putting about a 1/2 gallon of food scraps in there every day. At the rate I'm filling it up, I probably ought to keep my eyes open for a second one.

Raw food recipe of the week - Creamy Avocado Dressing

I really should learn by now that when I look at a recipe and say to myself, "It will probably be just fine without that ingredient", that it isn't going to be that good. Truthfully though, this was still quite tasty, but it was clearly missing the apple cider vinegar.

Salad: One of whatever vegetables were in my fridge (corn, cucumber, red onion, tomato, red bell pepper, clover sprouts).

Dressing: Avocado, cucumber, olive oil, agave nectar, and Celtic sea salt.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Luckier than my jean purchase!!! After seeing what you put in there a day, I definitely need to eat more vegetables!