On 21st of May 2019, we had our Kick-off event for our challenge. The challenge included that students from Rotterdam would create a zero waste meal at home and share it on social media by tagging @zerowastemeal and using #zerowastemeal010.
To inspire and motivate the students we cooked together at Erasmus Foodlab. 20 students made a 3 course zero waste meal that we enjoyed together during the evening.
First we gave a presentation about how Zero Waste Meal started and had a Q&A afterwards.
After the presentation we started cooking. We cooked a 3 course zero waste meal with 20 students. Foodlab was in charge of the food we were cooking. All the food was provided by Landzicht Biologisch and Gimsel Rotterdam. The only item that was in plastic was the rucola salad. We put the plastic packaging in the recycling bin.
First we made French onion soup with roasted bread from the oven and a potato cheese topping.
All waste was separated. Organic waste was sent to a composting facility. All the leftovers were put in glass jars so that students could take them home.
As a second dish we made home made lasagna with mixed veggies. It was a lot of fun to do and tasted amazing!
For dessert we made a rhubarb jelly with oranges.
The food was very tasty and everyone had a great talk about the possibilities of zero waste lifestyle, how they can import the ideas in their daily life and other topics about sustainability.
At the end of the night representatives of Zero Waste Meal got a starters kit to make their challenge week easier. We put together the starterskit with Ecomondo. The starterskit contained a tote bag, veggie en fruit bags, a wooden brush, a bar of soap, a spork from stainless steel, a natural scrub, beeswax wraps and a lunch bag.
Thank you for cooking with us and sharing your ideas about the zero waste lifestyle!
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