What Does It Really Take To Recycle?

What Does It Really Take To Recycle?
Utopiat Ideal: Echos of Sustainability Over 50% of the average person's waste consists of recyclable material which includes paper, plastic, metal, and glass. It is estimated that 2.5 million water bottles are thrown away every hour within the United States. Similarly, it only takes one month of American's throwing away glass to fill a skyscraper. MaterialDecomposition TimeAmount Thrown Away...

Refrigerating Food Makes It Last Longer, Right?

Refrigerating Food Makes It Last Longer, Right?
Utopiat Ideals: Echos of Cuisine  Refrigeration of our food is often under-appreciated since without it we wouldn't be able to eat two-day old leftovers, fruits out of season, or ice cream. But as of lately, we have actually started refrigerating foods that either don't need to be refrigerated at all or foods that would last longer if we left them out. Strange, right? This list includes hot...

Tofu & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Tofu & Broccoli Stir-Fry
Utopiat Ideals: Echos of Cuisine  We like broccoli best in this tofu stir-fry, but any mixture of vegetables you have on hand will work. One way to get great tofu texture without deep-frying is to toss the tofu in cornstarch before stir-frying. Let it cook for several minutes without stirring to help it develop a little crust. Serve with: Chinese egg noodles or rice noodles and a glass...