I’ve been experimenting with the way I cook in order to try and save some carbon emissions.
This week I’ve been doing the simplest thing that MUST be saving a considerable amount of resources. (my electricity reading shows I’ve cut 20% off my normal usage this week).
If I cook rice or potatoes, I put the lidded pan on the hob ring, bring it to the boil and then turn the hob off off. I leave the pan without lifting the lid and in half an hour I have perfectly cooked food. I’ve only used electricity to bring the pan to the boil instead of having it simmering, like I have done on the past.
I’m going to try red lentils and pasta next week to see if that works too. I’ll let you know how I get on.
I have the best of intentions by cooking extra portions with the idea that I only need to reheat the next day, and this will save even more energy but I just pig out in the evenings, so I’m eating more food and probably INCREASING my overall carbon footprint.
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