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1/6/13 8:02 P

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Have to agree, though, that running a freezer isn't really good for the environment. I have discontinued use of the 16 cu ft freezer I used to use.

But since I live alone and am on a very tight budget, and food is priced more economically in larger quantities, I do tend to buy a little more when something that I can eat on my somewhat restricted diet is on sale. Then I store it in the freezer that's part of my refrigerator.

I know beef cattle are bad for us and for the environment, and I no longer eat beef or pork, and have cut way back on milk. However, I'm still guilty of eating poultry, yogurt, and cheese. I've been looking at trying to become at least more vegan, but haven't figured out all about how to do that.


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JXNCHICORY's Photo JXNCHICORY Posts: 2,785
11/18/12 9:29 P

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I cook a package of chicken breasts at one time, and put them individually into zip-lock freezer bags. I mark the date on them, and put them into my frost-free freezer. I've kept some frozen for several weeks, and haven't had any problem with freezer burn. I'm wondering: how cold is your freezer running?

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11/16/12 4:44 P

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i think freezing and environmentally friendly is and oxymoron. cook enough just to use within that week and just refrigerate, even it it means the same meal 3 times that week

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11/15/12 11:21 P

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I received a dehydrated for my birthday this past March, and my husband has used it for many things. He even browned ground meat and dehydrated it for use in camping. Our son went on a Boy Scout camping trip a few weeks ago and the only food he took was dehydrated. His fellow scouts were jealous - he had good food and it was light-weight! I realize this isn't freezing, but it is another method.

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11/15/12 8:59 P

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In trying to eat healthier I often have to cook when I have time and freeze items for later date. It seems no matter what I try, I end up w freezer burn. I know, keep the air out and flash freeze- I've tried. So I was wondering if any of you use a system that works well but that is still at least mostly environmentally-friendly?

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