Spicing it up PALL – Plastic A Lot Less in Singapore

I eat a lot of spices. I love Indian food.  In Portugal it´s tricky and I´d yet to find spices that were PALL.

Today  I went into a local market where I am in Singapore. I´d expected to have to accept plastic bags, but then I thought I´d just ask, just in case… and what do you know, the market stall seller had loose spices! (That he then bags up and puts on display).

I asked if he´d mind if I came by next week to make pictures to blog his stall and he was very pleased and said yes he´d love to. In the meantime though I thought I´d blog what I manage to find…

Fresh Turmeric
Fresh Turmeric

I had gone into a shop first and bought the Turmeric in the bottle. Then I went into the market, being this side of the world fresh turmeric is available. I´ve never cooked with it before, but I know it also has to be better for us.

  • Powder from the shop $5.00
  • Fresh from the market 20 cents
  • I have the receipt, that powder is going back to the shop!
Loose spices and pulses
Loose spices and pulses

I managed to get all of this loose!  I could have got more, but this was all I needed.

Reusable paper bags and old newspaper
Reusable paper bags and old newspaper

I´d taken some reusable paper bags so he filled then and used some old newspaper.

Pots to keep spices fresh
Pots to keep spices fresh

The spices would go off being kept in paper, paper doesn´t keep things fresh.

If I was at/had a home I´d used old glass jam jars. I´m not so I raided my friends cupboards, she has loads of these plastic pots (which I think are from takeaways) so I´ve used them.

For me, it´s another reason to shop with local people rather than supermarkets, I never would have found this PALL Plastic A Lot Less in a supermarket. I look forward to making a yummy PALL dinner this evening!

Every refusal adds up. Happy Cooking. Happy PALL-ing!

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