Throughout the book Alicia mentions storing leftover food in glass containers. I have a whole bunch of Tupperware, and I was wondering if it would be advisable to switch. I know plastic has been getting a bad rap lately (understandably so) but I am unsure if this applies to the plastic used in Tupperware. What do you all think?
I'm not sure which plastic is used in tupperware but all plastics are made of chemicals. I am in the process of trying to transition all of the plastic atleast out of the kitchen. I went to GoodWill and bought tons of stuff. And I donated a lot of my plastic stuff. Really it's up to each person what they want to do. I tend to be a purist about a lot of things.
I am putting it in jars. All these brown rice syrup jars I'm accumulating for example. I even got an awesome glass pitcher at GoodWill. Thrift shopping is the ultimate in recycling!!!! And I can't afford new appliances. We do what we can. But none of my cutlery is plastic. As for my cooking utensils, I'm transitioning to bamboo. You can buy jars of all sizes. Mason jars, Ball jars, etc. Also for ideas see pp. 101,110,117, 263 & 276 in TKD
I do what Michelle does - have tons of empty almond butter and rice syrup jars that I use to store food in and to transport it to work when I bring a meal with me. You can also easily fine glass pyrex casserols and bigger containers at stores like target.
Ok. I get it now. Jars. I was thinking that you covered it with saran wrap or something along those lines and that is still plastic... I think... Anyway... I can start by getting a glass pitcher for my tea. I also have a lot of tupperware and zip-lock baggies. Oh, what a mind shift for me...
Hey Southernmd just wanted to let you know that I was having similiar problems trying to figure out what to do to get rid of plastic....and have pretty much converted completely over. Glassware is just like tupperware but made of glass and can be frozen and cooked in. Its good for things that glass jars arent quite right for. I also discovered tons of reusable fabric snack and sandwich bags on etsy.com. I dont really find any need for plastic anymore in my household. Good luck!\ P.S. the glassware set at Costco is the best price I have found at this point:)
I made a project of going to flea markets, antique shops etc. to find vintage refrigerator dishes for left overs, salad dressings, etc. They come in all sizes, usually square or rectangle and have matching glass lids. I love my collection and have them in 1 cup, 2 cups and larger - 1 square is about 1-1/2 quarts. I only buy the ones that are perfect - they are easy to find with chipped corners which I understand collectors don't mind but since I use them every day I only get them if they are like new. So far I have about 8 and still hunting.