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Living on Less

Living on Less – Pasta and Rice

I would love to tell you that this what our collection of pasta and rice looks like. It would be even better if there were only one or two pasta choices and one rice (or other grain) choice. People don’t really need lots of pasta and grain options available in their kitchen. If we ran out we would easily be able to pick up some more at the grocery store.

This is our reality though.

Four rice options plus nine pasta options = Insanity.   

You’d think we had ten children or something! In my defense we did use up the jar on the right hand side tonight so now we are down to eight pasta choices. They say variety is the spice of life but this is ridiculous. My goal is to whittle down our store of pasta and rice until we just have what’s in the first picture (or less because if you notice two of the pastas are the same except one is multi-grain and the other is whole-wheat). In the future, I plan on buying all of our pasta in the bulk bins to save on packaging waste.

Does everyone’s pasta and rice collection look like this?


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


2 thoughts on “Living on Less – Pasta and Rice

  1. I have the same issue going on in my kitchen and it realy does make for a lot of clutter. We are going on vacation in about four weeks so I have decided to plan all of our meals, between now and then,around what I have on hand and only fill in with stuff that we really need from the supermarket. There will be lots of rice and pasta in our near future!

    Posted by Susan | July 19, 2011, 5:00 am

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