I have staunchly resisted New Year’s resolutions again this year but that said, I’m looking at all sorts of little tips and tricks to just make life easier and better this year. My motivations?
- Reduce my bills.
- Do some good.
When it comes to environmental matters, I’m not a fan of trawling rivers and beaches myself, for discarded trash, or venturing off to the South Pole to count baby seals, so being smarter around the home and reducing my energy bills makes me feel good, plus I save money. That’s the “what’s in it for me?” sorted.
Food is a huge part of my life – anyone who knows me or who reads my blog will know that. I spend a lot of time in my tiny kitchen, whipping up lavish meals for one – and I usually make a HUGE mess and use all the pots and pans. Then I moan about the mess on, on Twitter, for hours afterwards. This is a great place to start making small changes that will improve my life.
Did you know that stoves can make up to 8% of your electricity bill? And I normally have three or four pots going at a time, plus a host of other kitchen appliances. For just little old me! That’s a bit excessive, and it kills my electricity bill.
So that’s why I’m putting my kitchen on an energy diet.
We’re all aware of the demand on our national electricity grid – so making small changes to reduce our own bills and help reduce the strain are just a practical, sensible way to go.
I’m watching – and learning from – Justin Bonello, as he takes us on a culinary tour to be more energy efficient in the kitchen and around the home. (Bonus – I’ve also entered the 6-ingredient, one-pot competition to prove myself here. And to win a R25 000 gas braai. Because I’m worth it.) I’m actually going to make and photograph the dish I submitted.
So watch this space to see how easy it is to explore simpler ways to live, eat and enjoy life. And save money, too! What’s not to like?
© Dave Luis 2015. All Rights Reserved.
I was prompted to write this as part of my effort to reduce my monthly bills and so I joined the #SmartCooking campaign as part of an energy efficiency drive. This is a sponsored post.