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Our Unacceptable in.gredients List

We try to make the experience of shopping at in.gredients as fun and stress-free as possible. We take pride in our thorough sourcing process where we screen the ingredients in each of our products to guarantee that our customers only receive the best, healthiest products made in an ethical way with guilt-free ingredients. acesulfame-K (acesulfame […]

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9th Annual Bug Eating Festival July 13th!

Little Herds Celebrates Eating Insects and a Sustainable Future of Food at the 9th Annual Bug Eating Festival Part II on Wednesday, July 13th For the second year in a row, in.gredients is hosting the Bug (Eating) Festival – a celebration of entomophagy and the future of food organized by Little Herds, an Austin non-profit working […]

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‘I’m in’ with Stephanie Ciancio from San Fransisco’s Nesting So Hard

Stephanie Ciancio lives in San Fransisco but insists on taking a trip to in.gredients every time she visits her best friend in Austin. Stephanie’s commitment to living a zero waste lifestyle and changing how she shops has led her to start Nesting So Hard, a service that helps people reorganize their kitchens and commit to zero waste […]

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A Complete(ly) Sustainable Protein?

We’re all about new ideas. We’re also into revitalizing old ideas that have gone by the wayside. Eliminating unnecessary food packaging and focusing on locally and sustainably grown foods are good examples of old ideas made new again, and so is this: eating insects.  Entomophagy, as it’s formally known, is a practice dating back thousands […]

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Eastside Compost Pedallers: The Loop

Have y’all heard about the Eastside Compost Pedallers? They’re becoming celebrities around these parts, recognizable by their big blue bins strapped to custom fitted bicycles. Not only are they some of the nicest folks we know, they’re doing incredibly important work in our community. Here’s how it works. You collect your compost (or “scrapple”) throughout […]

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Healthy Meals & Snacks for Your Next Trip

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing good about airport food. We’ve all been there, pacing around the airport looking for options that aren’t full of salt, sugar and fat. Seeing as summer is upon us, it only makes sense to provide a go-to list for healthy travel. We found a majority of these tips from My […]

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Guest Blog Post :: Creating a (Clean) Zero-Waste Kitchen

Now that you’ve stuffed yourself silly after preparing and eating with your new Zero-Waste habits, it’s time to chat about keeping your kitchen spotless. How you clean up after your meal is just as important as how you purchase and prepare it. Many of the conventional cleaning products are filled with toxins which pollute the […]

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Guest Blog Post: Safe, Sustainable Sunscreen

The arrival of summer means endless lazy days, juicy watermelon from the Farmer’s Markets, and soaking up that vitamin D at Barton Springs.  All that glorious sun means potential for pesky sunburns. With the endless options on the market today – and virtually no regulation from the FDA – how do you know which is […]

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Guest Blog Post: Creating a Zero-Waste Kitchen

Whether you desire to save some green or live more green, the Zero-Waste philosophy is for you! Innovating the 3 R’s of living green (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), the Zero-Waste philosophy is all about creating an eco-lisitc understanding of the products and resources we use as we aim to consume (and spend) less. The kitchen is […]

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Improving Your Indoor Air Quality with Plants

When the weather is like this, most of us want to stay indoors. We aren’t getting as much fresh air as we’re less inclined to open windows when it’s so cold outside. Did you know that the air quality indoors can be up to ten times worse than the outdoors? This is due to the chemicals found […]

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DIY Craft: Repurposed Paint Cans

It’s no big surprise that we love DIY upcycled projects. Especially when the project uses something where there isn’t a no-package option. Perhaps you’re a recent home owner, have felt the need to redecorate, or simply have been carting around your old house paint. If you do fall into one of these categories, you probably […]

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Small Business Saturday

Between black Friday and cyber Monday falls small business Saturday. Started back in 2010, the new shopping holiday is focused on bringing consumers back to the businesses that support their local community. If you’re someone who braves shopping this weekend, consider supporting your favorite local business(es) and economy. By shopping local, a larger portion of […]

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Planning a 100-Mile Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s almost Thanksgiving! By now, the meal planning is probably in full-force and you’re prepping yourself for a few days of serious family time. While out shopping for your holiday dishes, challenge yourself to go local. And if you’re feeling up especially adventurous, consider shooting for a 100-mile Thanksgiving. A 100-mile Thanksgiving means you’re aiming […]

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Kale Chips

We’re lucky (for many reasons) to live in Texas. We get to plant, grow, and harvest leafy greens all winter long. And who doesn’t love fresh kale, spinach, and swiss chard in December? With our produce fridge filled to the brim with kale, it’s time to get creative. One of the beauties of this green […]

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Harvesting Rainwater

It takes hundreds of gallons of water to produce a day’s worth of food. That’s a huge problem for countries like India, where “scientists say nearly a third of that country’s underground aquifers are already in critical condition and worry that the country is headed for a full-blown water crisis” (Marketplace). In the 1980s, Rajendra […]

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Zero-Waste at Eateries

Since we’ve been busy setting up the store, we’ve been relying more on local eateries for meals and snacks! So we snapped a few shots of how to go zero-waste when eating out or picking up food to avoid throw-away wrapping or single-use bags… “The Pyrex” Here’s a Pyrex baking dish in action at Quack’s […]

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Beer-Bottle Jeans

Jeans made from beer bottles… sounds… uncomfortable? According to Tree Hugger, I Am Not A Virgin has not only made them a reality, they’ve made them fashionable and, believe it or not, comfy. Utilizing non-virgin materials (those that have been previously used/consumed), the company also makes shirts from recycled food trays and other super unconventional […]

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Tap Water

Why pay $3 if you can get water for a penny? Here’s another awesome infographic (via TapIt) laying out the hidden costs of bottled water. As though we needed more reasons to love tap water! If you’re traveling and you’re worried about the quality of tap water, Independent Traveler provides great tips on water purification […]

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Food Guide

Wondering where your food comes from? At in.gredients, we believe you deserve to know the source of your food and understand how it gets to your local grocery store – and take a transparent approach when giving product information to customers. However, in.gredients isn’t everywhere – and we want all of you to be able […]

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Reusing Your Shoes

Got shoes that you don’t need anymore? According to Recyclebank, a company that rewards people for taking everyday “green” actions, “300 million pairs of reusable, wearable shoes are tossed into landfills each year” (Earth911). To reduce this abundance of waste, Recyclebank and ShoeBox Recyclying have teamed up to take your old, but still wearable, shoes and […]

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Edible Packaging

Ways to reduce packaging waste: reduce, reuse, recycle, or…eat it? Created by Dr. David Edwards, WikiCells – a type of edible packaging – is “designed to imitate how fruit and vegetables are ‘packaged’ in nature with a protective outer layer or skin you can eat” (Daily Mail). The cells are made from algae and calcium, […]

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How to Make a Zeer Pot

With temperatures ranging from 90-100+ degrees in ATX, it’s hard to keep anything cool outside. That’s where the zeer pot, an electricity-free refrigerator, can come in handy! Wikihow provides a 10-step DIY guide to get you on your way to sustainable refrigeration, even in the summer heat. (image: Practical Action)

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Garden of Your Mind

in.gredients started as an idea in the (sustainable) garden of our minds. Thanks, Mister Rogers, for always teaching us to use our imagination!

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Farming from a Meatpacking Factory

Re-purposing an old meatpacking factory as a zero-waste farm seems pretty ironic. But John Edel has bigger plans than just an eco farm for The Plant, a vertical farm and food business operation opening soon in Chicago. He hopes to “show people the ease of adapting to green food production in urban living environments,” including […]

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Solar-Powered Supertrees

82+ feet, solar-powered, vertical-garden “trees”… sounds pretty sci-fi. But Singapore’s made these supertrees a reality in its Gardens by the Bay, an “eco-tourist destination showcasing sustainable practices and plants from across the globe” (CNN). Many of the supertrees will provide solar energy for lighting and water technology for conservatories. Not your typical photosynthesis! (image: Gardens […]

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Brewing Mushrooms

We’ve heard of brewing beer sustainably, but getting mushrooms as an output’s pretty out there! 5 Kingdoms Development envisions a zero-waste and zero-emission brewing process by using the generated waste as inputs for processes like mushroom production. With this innovative idea (via 3P), mushrooms and algae may become a part of sustainable beer brewing. Cool! […]

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Eco-Friendly Moss Graffiti

Not an encouragement to vandalize – but a really, really cool DIY decorating idea. Photos, instruction, and commentary here via DesignMom and Crafting a Green World. (image: DesignMom)

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How to make mason jar lights

Making mason jar lights is really, really easy! Step 1: Find the right mason jar for your light The size of your socket/desired lightbulb will determine the size of your jar. Normal lightbulbs, energy bulbs, Edison bulbs, etc fit best in quart-sized jars (32oz) at a minimum because they have room to breathe inside the […]

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Re-Plant Your Celery!

…reusing your celery’s as easy as that! Step-by-step instructions and advice HERE from our friends at The Burlap Bag.

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Plastic Water Bottles Used to Make Solar Lights

Transforming a plastic water bottle that’d otherwise be landfill-bound (or possibly recycled) into a source of much-needed indoor lighting is one phenomenal example of turning a perceived problem into a solution. Today we know we need to drastically reduce the amount “waste” we produce, but what about all the “waste” that we’ve already generated? This video, […]

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Sustainabili-Tea

When it comes to tea, don’t let those cardboard boxes and and single-use disposable bags cramp your style – you don’t need ’em! Here’s how to cut them out of the picture (and the trash can): Buy tea in bulk (in.gredients-style) and store it in a reusable container – a mason jar works great; so […]

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Tiles Made of Vintage Leather Belts!?

What a nice floor! Wait, are those belts? Yes… in fact, the design company TING (based out of London and Los Angeles), reuses vintage leather belts to make, of all things, tiles that can be used as flooring. In addition to this innovative flooring design, TING also uses the vintage leather belts to fashion “robust […]

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How to Buy a Great Olive Oil

When it comes to olive oil, there are many choices: virgin, extra-virgin, light, extra-light, Italian, Imported, etc… but what does it all mean? Is “extra-virgin” olive oil somehow morally superior to plain ‘ole “virgin” olive oil?  And what makes an olive oil “light” or “extra-light?” In order to get some clarity, we’ve gone to the […]

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Revisiting the Pacific Trash Vortex

Are you familiar with the Pacific Trash Vortex (a.k.a. Great Pacific Garbage Patch)?  It’s hard to define, but could be described, as National Geographic says, a “free-floating ‘dump’ twice the size of Texas.” It lives (or lurks, rather) somewhere between California and Hawaii, and continuously collects garbage (mostly plastic) due to converging ocean currents. The […]

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Learn About Organic Farming While Traveling: WWOOF!

The acronym WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. It’s an organization that helps connect travelers who want to learn about organic growing and sustainability with farms who can provide hands on learning experiences in these areas. Travelers can contact farms listed by WWOOF in the country they wish to travel to find an […]

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Milk and Juice Cartons – Recyclable or Not?

Milk and juice cartons of the “paper” variety are often not made of just paper, but are a blend of paper, plastic, and aluminum materials. And unfortunately, these “hybrids” aren’t accepted in many single-stream city recycling programs (see City of Austin’s Single Stream FAQ)…yet they are , in fact, recyclable, and according to Earth911, the trend’s […]

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How to Recycle Holiday Lights

Got a burned-out string of lights? Or ones you don’t plan to use anymore? Not to worry, once again Earth911 has tips on how to handle tricky-to-recycle-things like holiday lights. Their advice: if the string of lights in question is still working, you may want to sell or trade them online, or donate them to […]

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Seven Green Resolutions for 2012

The new year’s almost here! Come up with a resolution for 2012 yet? As with any resolution, the key is to choose something feasible. A change you can make without major stress or strife is most likely to become permanent. If you don’t have one in mind yet, here are some great “green” resolution ideas […]

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Post-Christmas “Tree-Cycling”

Rumor has it that there is a forgotten final verse in the old German folk song “O Tannenbaum” that was never officially translated, but in English would go something like this: “O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, now what the heck am I going to do with you?” Okay. There’s no such rumor, but these […]

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Radiant Barrier Explanation

At last Saturday’s volunteer day, our awesome group of volunteers helped us install a “radiant barrier” insulation system to make our building extra energy efficient. A radiant barrier’s a layer of metalized material that you can put in the envelope of a building to strongly enhance its insulation. It comes in large rolls, similar to […]

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Top Two Ways to Save on Heating This Winter

It’s been a stressful year for the energy grid here in Central Texas. Remember the rolling blackouts in February? Hundreds of thousands of households and businesses experienced power outages in controlled 45 minute cycles in order to compensate “for a power shortage linked to the extreme cold weather.” But February didn’t see the only rolling blackouts […]

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Great Gift Idea: Make a Terrarium!

Terrariums are making a serious come back in the home decor world – and we’re not going to lie, we’re pretty excited about that! Not only are these mini-ecosystems really cool to look at with all their tiny plants and stones, but they provide another great opportunity to re-commission an old container. Terrarium Man is […]

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Remove a Label, Save a Bottle!

Have a sticky label situation? Don’t fret! Here are a few tricks of the trade to get glass bottles and jars de-glued: Note: these methods are specifically meant for glass and may not be suitable for other materials like plastic or metal. 1. Try the slow peel – a little patience can save you the […]

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Urban Composting

If you live in an apartment or other highly urban setting, chances are composting might seem tricky or impossible. Lack of outdoor space may prevent you from being able to have a compost pile, and composting indoors might not seem like the most intuitive process. Fear not! It’s indeed totally feasible to save those scraps […]

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Food Stamps Can Start Gardens!

Did you know that food stamps can be used to buy seeds and food-producing whole plants? If you’re thinking “no, I didn’t!,” neither do most of the nearly 46 million Americans who depend on food stamps for daily sustenance. The Awesome Foundation’s food chapter published an article today about two organizations who’ve made it their mission […]

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Sustainable Seafood

There’s a lot to love about seafood: not only is it delicious, but it’s some of the leanest and healthiest protein available. Fish is a wonderful source of essential fatty acids like omega-3’s and EPA/DHA, making it a great healthy choice for protein. However, issues in the oceans these days means the seafood enthusiast needs […]

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Herbal Body Scrub – Easy to Make, Great Gift!

With only three or four ingredients and so little effort necessary, body scrub may be the easiest of the “luxury cosmetics” to replicate at home. You can pay high dollars for a jar (they average $20.00 to $40.00 a pop), but chances are you already have the ingredients to make a delectable scrub (recipe here) […]

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Food Packaging Raises Health Concerns

Non-reusable, single-use food packaging is a problem for the environment we’re used to discussing, but a new study by the Breast Cancer Fund and the Silent Spring Institute suggests that we should be concerned about how food packaging can effect our health too. Participants in the study were found to have up to 66% less packaging-related chemicals […]

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O Christmas Tree! Real or Fake?

Which is better for the environment, hosting a real Christmas tree or a fake one? The answer’s pretty complex, with many factors to consider…and it really depends on where you live, so answers will be different for people in different parts of the country. The most important thing is to do a bit of research, […]

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Greenify Your Black Friday – Reduce Waste!

Hopefully everyone had a great holiday and is feeling well-fed and rejuvenated! For those of you who’ll be braving the shopping scene today, the biggest shopping day of the year, we’ve a put together a few suggestions on how to reduce your Black Friday footprint. 1. Transportation – Traffic will be heavy on all the […]

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Tips for a Zero-Food-Waste Thanksgiving

If you’re anything like the average American who celebrates Thanksgiving, you’ll probably have leftovers this Friday. Some will disappear quickly, but if there’s enough of them, there’s a risk some may get pushed to the back of the fridge – only to emerge a week later and go into the trash (or hopefully, the compost […]

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Ancient German Gardening Trick Saves Water!

Hugelkultur (pronounced “hoogul-culture”) is a way of using woody material such as tree logs, branches, brush, or even wood chips as compost. There are several ways to do it, but the classic technique is to bury a fallen log in a mixture of soil and other compostables such as leaf litter, clippings, scraps…etc. As the […]

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You Can Never Have Too Many Mason Jars

Are you a fan of the mason jar? While originally meant (and still perfect) for canning, the mason jar has so many other great household uses. It’s practical design and charming aesthetic make it a wonderful flower vase, a nice drinking glass, and even a craft storage container (think buttons, sewing supplies, beads, etc…). These […]

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World’s Population Reaches 7 Billion

It’s official. Well, almost – while the United Nations demographers report that the world’s population has reached 7 billion today, the U.S. Census Bureau says we’re not quite there. According to their projections it’s going to take about 4 more months. These two predictions might seem far apart, but they actually fall within a 1% […]

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Eat Seasonally – Even in Winter!

Eating seasonally is a great idea any time of the year. It’s a win-win. Seasonal produce is naturally the highest quality (and tastiest) produce, with less negative impact on the environment. At first glance, the seasonal selection during the winter might seem less impressive than the summer smorgasbord, but winter has lots to offer: squashes, […]

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Want to Raise Chickens? Things to Consider

Thinking of getting some chickens for your backyard or garden? As with all things, there are pros and cons to consider. Having lots of yummy fresh eggs is such a wonderful treat, but before you put up your coop, determine whether raising chickens is right for you. From legal restrictions to space requirements to weather […]

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If Organic isn’t an Option…

Organic produce is the way to go when it’s available at your local grocer (it will be at in.gredients!) – but what should you do when it’s not? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) says that you should still eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, because their health benefits out-weigh the risk of pesticide exposure. Be […]

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Nail Polish: Don’t Throw it in the Trash!

By EPA standards nail polish is considered a household hazardous waste, which means it can’t be discarded of like normal garbage. Surprising? Maybe not considering it’s chock-full of toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde (eek!). Not to mention it’s super flammable… It’s important for nail polish to be disposed of properly to prevent environmental and public health […]

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10 Ways to “Green” Your Pantry (Daily Green)

The Daily Green put out this top 10 list advising readers on how to “green” their pantries. More of the same in terms of advice we’ve been putting out – but everyone loves top 10 lists! Here’s the skinny version of their advice: Do: stock bulk foods (there’s a good store for this…read more) Don’t: […]

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Zero Waste: Economic Benefits (Honda)

We wrote yesterday that “while our personal convictions about reducing waste make it feel like an ideology, the driving forces behind this line of thinking are actually health, safety, and environmental sustainability.” However, reducing waste doesn’t just improve health and safety by reducing landfill sprawl and airborne toxins – the benefits are economical as well. […]

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Reducing Waste: Do It For Your Community

Many US towns, cities, and in some cases states are encouraging citizens to reduce waste in their homes to reduce landfill-bound waste and pollution levels – reminding us that while our personal convictions about reducing waste make it feel like an ideology, the driving forces behind this line of thinking are actually health, safety, and […]

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The Zero-Waste Pumpkin

For you ATX folk, this post welcomes tomorrow’s cold front; for the rest of you, welcome to fall! Since we’re all about minimizing waste, we were excited to see this post from Smith and Ratliff: A Pumpkin, Stem to Seed, explaining how to use EVERY PART of your pumpkin, not letting any of it go […]

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Minimizing Waste: Cloth Tissues

Next to food packaging, tissues might actually be runner-up for “most household waste generated” on a regular basis – especially during allergy season. According to Innovateus, an individual in an American household uses nearly 50 lbs of tissue paper per year! Don’t want the waste on your conscience? Applying the precycling approach (reduce, reuse, then […]

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Great Perspective: 100 Days of Real Food

100 Days of Real Food is a blog started by Lisa and Jason Leake of Charlotte, North Carolina. Last year, the Leake family (Lisa, Jason, and their two daughters) attempted to ditch artificial food for 100 days. Over a year later, the Leakes are still eating real food. The blog’s genesis came after Lisa read […]

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Recipe: Make Your Own All-Purpose Cleaner!

Tired of dropping money on so many cleaning products? Make your own! Tsh Oxenreider, of SimpleMom, does a great job of explaining how easy (and *healthy*) it is to make your own non-toxic cleaners on her blog and in her latest book. The Benefits Tsh notes the following benefits of do-it-yourself cleaners: 1. Non-toxic cleaners […]

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The Burlap Bag: Reusable Straws, Sandwich Bags

We’re thrilled that some of you are stocking up on stuff you can use at in.gredients. We are too! Our friends at The Burlap Bag just got these handmade reusables from local artists – awesome candidates for using / filling up at our store!

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Best Austin Picnic Spots for the Fall

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vpsrc=6&ctz=300&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=208476690618821461981.0004af2e840f4e242996b&ll=30.296738,-97.743815&spn=0.094655,0.084418&t=h&output=embed&w=760&h=350] Fall is underway in Austin! Some of may be confused by the timing of this post – why would we throw out a bunch of picnic ideas when winter’s on its way? Truth is, fall’s one of the best times of the year for an ATX picnic – the stinging heat has worn […]

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Think Different(ly)

This video says so much: “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About […]

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Need to Get Rid of Non-Recyclables?

Ever wonder if you could recycle a film container? What about corks, or used CDs? These items, and many other “gray area” things, are usually not recyclable – but remember, within the “precycling” philosophy (reduce, reuse, then recycle), recycling’s the last step when it comes to minimizing waste. Here’s a way to reuse some of […]

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School Gardens: An All-Around Great Idea

Brian Nunnery: in.gredients‘ writer-type, marketer, and idea connoisseur At age 23, school cafeterias aren’t buried too deep in my past. My memories of soft-serve ice cream(ish), mystery meats, and squishy rectangles resembling pizza are still relatively fresh – obviously, I was the rebel who brought brown-bagged prunes and brussel sprouts to eat everyday. Looking back, […]

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How Much Land You Need to Go “Off The Grid”

According to research by solar panel discount company One Block Off the Grid, a family of four that eats meat, dairy, and eggs would need around two acres of land to feed themselves for a year. The company’s beautiful infographic (below) further illustrates the land requirements for a family of four seeking nutritional and electronic […]

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Austin’s Recycled Reads

Have any of you been to Recycled Reads? It’s Austin Public Library’s used bookstore, primarily run by volunteers. The store’s books are provided by community donations or withdrawn from the city’s public libraries. What they’re unable to sell isn’t landfilled, but instead sent to third-party recyclers that fund and support literacy programs. Recycled Reads, like […]

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Kitchen Staples You Can Make Yourself

Most of us don’t think twice about picking up staples like ketchup or peanut butter from the grocery store. But you can skip the waste and actually make many of these staples from scratch! Check out the below peanut butter recipe from Mary Mazonni of Earth911.com. Head to their site for four more staples (mayo, mustard, ketchup, […]

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Free Solar Charging Station Opens in Austin

Austinites – last week we got a free solar charging station! [insert excited cheers] Have any of you checked it out yet? You can find this treasure at the corner of West Live Oak and South 1st. It’s hard to miss, since it features a bright green vintage gas pump beneath a solar panel. The […]

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Kitchen Herbarium

Thanks Better Homes and Gardens for this creative idea, showing readers how to have fresh herbs all year! Use vintage mason jars to make a kitchen herbarium. Keep your collection in a sunny spot and watch it flourish. We love this idea cause it’s both practical and a mini piece of art! (image via: Better […]

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Food Forward

Let’s eat. Right. Now. That’s the mantra behind the TV series Food Forward. The show is all about “food rebels” – DIY farmers, chefs, or food advocates – trying to transform the way America eats. It’s set to air this fall on PBS. This will definitely be a must-watch. We’re always excited to see other pioneers […]

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Printing a Solar Cell

Solar cell power may become more affordable faster than we think. MIT researchers recently developed materials that make it possible to print photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric. It’s almost as easy as printing out a document. Amazing, check it out here! (image via: MIT News)

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Historic ‘Net Zero’ Home

Just imagine if every building in the city sustained itself… Props to Matt and Kelly Grocoff, who renovated their 110-year-old Ann Arbor, Michigan home to be net-zero. A net-zero energy home produces as much or more energy than its occupants consume – accomplished by (a) reducing energy demand, typically by 60-70 percent according to Grocoffs’ […]

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Clementine Candle

Isn’t this festive? If you’re snacking on a citrus fruit, instead of discarding the skin, make it into a mini lantern! All you need is a clementine, a sharp knife, olive oil, and matches. See the step-by-step slideshow here. (image via: apartment therapy)

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The Clean Bin Project

The Clean Bin Project – Trailer from Grant Baldwin Videography on Vimeo. Watch this trailer now – it’ll inspire you!  At in.gredients we’re always excited to learn about other zero-waste, precycling advocates. In The Clean Bin Project, Jen and Grant take on a competition where less really is more. The couple sets out to live a waste-free […]

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Food Pyramid Redesign

Andrew Laskey won GOOD’s food pyramid redesign contest with this handy chart. Kudos, Andrew. We love how straight-forward it is. Obviously, at in.gredients a part of our goal is to give our customers easy access to a *variety* organic food created with care by nearby vendors and farms. We also want to promote responsible serving sizes […]

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Ingredients

Wow, check out 18-year-old chef William Valle’s French Cuisse. It features simple ingredients, transformed into delicious meals. This is great inspiration for when you start shopping at in.gredients. That’s what we’re all about: real, simple food. (images via: French Cuisse)

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Organized Simplicity

Have you read Organized Simplicity? The book’s written by blogger Tsh Oxenreider of Simple Mom. Her book’s (and blog’s) goal is to help her reader’s find solutions to life’s everyday clutter and, in turn, reduce waste. We’re all for de-cluttering and simplifying too. Those are fundamentals for reducing waste in the home. in.gredients can help those […]

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