These days have passed quickly, full of new knowledge gained. On Thursday, the day 9, I went to an event organized by ResursRestaurangen. This company collects discarded food from supermarkets and once a week they organize an event/pop-up restaurant where people can eat meals made of it, for a symbolic price. Not only they have managed … Continue reading Day 9: learning fermentation
Day 6 was another 500 kcal day so all I ate was some snacks that my coursemates shared with me in our studio. On day 7, the real issues finally started to appear. I woke up really hungry. In such cases nothing is more satisfying than a good size of oatmeal. I really have started to … Continue reading Day 6, 7 and 8: the sugar fight
Dumpster diving at Lidl – as much as I could fit on the back of my bicycle.
Today I had a spectrum of possibilities regarding what to eat for breakfast yet I have started to really miss my favourite – the oatmeal. I had Kvarg (or quark if you like) with raspberry taste; a banana and peppermint tea made of fresh leaves from a dumpster dived plant. I still had too much food … Continue reading Day 5: visiting Solidarity fridge
As you might have noticed, I’ve skipped the day 3, Friday. For the last month or two I have been restricting the calorie intake for two days of each week to 500 kcal, better known as 5:2 diet. Again, it is not a short term diet to lose weight but rather for forming a long … Continue reading Day 4: a little dumpster dive, cooking and shared pizza
Today I binged on sugars. It wasn’t the intention initially but I woked up and felt extremely tired. Yesterday’s dumpster dive and the heavy load of food as well as the whole lenghty cleaning and packing process had got me. I made a coffee with milk first. Then I drank lemon water. And then I … Continue reading Day 2: sweet disposition
The first Dumpstring diet day is almost over, and I must say I ate very unusual things that I would probably never buy otherwise: Breakfast: Kvarg – translator says it’s cottage cheese but it really is quite far from it. It’s some kind of dairy product full of protein and almost no fat. Not my favourite thing … Continue reading Day 1: start of Dumpstring March
Some of the dumpster dived food from night of 27/02.
Tomorrow is the big start of Dumpstring March! To be properly prepared, two days ago I cleaned out my pantry and left only the items that I got from the dumpsters in my previous catches: Last week I was lucky to get the quinoa (I have never bought it, so this is very exotic for … Continue reading A day before the start
Platforms Trashwiki – the most exhaustive global freegan resource Dumpstermap – global map of divable bins Fallingfruit – similar resource, also has abandoned fruit trees mapped Foodsharing – food sharing map (in German – mainly works in Germany), a platform for sharing leftover food of restaurants and shops as well as peer-to-peer Fixperts – creative … Continue reading Useful links: global