When I was starting out at my first (only?) fancy job (at a publishing house in Manhattan), I was usually so wiped when I got home from work that I fell into a baaaad pattern with ordering #delivery
. I mean, to be fair, I was 23, 24, surrounded by incredible and often pretty affordable food on demand LITERALLY 24/7, kinda lonely, living alone. I found the city energy draining in every sense of the phrase. And suddenly for the first time in my life I had access to every known cuisine from A to Z. So yeah—I cooked very little that first year, and I thought I was living the life. I watched the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” started craving sushi, ordered sushi, and had eaten it all before the film was even over.
I don’t remember why I stopped doing it. But I came back to my innate love of cooking eventually and spent the second year learning to cook for real. During that time I had my ~ #eco
awakening~ as I call it. And I began to realize that I wasn’t, in fact, living the life. At least, not the one I wanted.
No. 40 in the #100days100ways #countdown
is to kick your delivery habit.💥 Now, I’m not perfect either! I’ve managed to #reduce
a LOT, but there still come nights when I don’t have time, supplies, or even just energy to make dinner.
Luckily there are ways around #takeout
. I am trying to perfect my #homecooked #conveniencemeal
game. I would love to get into a routine of always having options in my fridge/freezer/pantry ready to go when hunger strikes. But sometimes I’m just not that organized. So then we have to order in.
Our favorite place is Monsoon at Southlands 🥰 The #Indianfood
is excellent, the service is fast, and I see them REALLY putting in effort here to use #sustainablepackaging
. While a lot of this is not #recyclable
or potentially even #compostable
(I need to interrogate both my #composting
people and my #recycling
people about specifics), it is made entirely from #recycledmaterial
It’s not nothing; it’s definitely preferable to the delivery waste stream of my youth. Endless Styrofoam containers, plastic cutlery sets packaged in plastic, all wrapped in a plastic grocery bag INSIDE a paper bag. 🙄 #overkill