Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sugarcane: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Foam

With the proposed ban on polystyrene foam food service products in New York in June 2013, more and more people and businesses are considering changing to a more environmentally friendly option when it comes to disposable tableware. If you are organizing a party, a wedding, or a business buffet, you will have to choose what kind of disposable you want to use and you might not take the time to think it through and just go for the cheapest option. This is why we are going to explain briefly why the city council submitted such a law and what the issues are with foam food container.

Made out of polystyrene foam, foam container can last for thousand years if they break up into small beads after being in the water for a long time. Not biodegradable or compostable, it has an impact on the environment as it is rarely recycled and expensive to clean.

It is also debated that foam poses health issues as it drains styrene when in contact with heat or grease. Styrene would also possibly migrates into the food stored in foam food containers for even a small amount of time. Nothing has really been proved but it is something researchers have been talking about.

Some cities such as San Francisco and San Jose in California and Portland in Oregon already have passed the ban of foam takeout containers but many businesses have opposed the law in New York so far.

But no matter if the law passes or not, foam is obviously not the best disposables material choice and you have the opportunity to be ahead of the ban and make more Eco friendly choices starting now!

sugarcane-platesA great economical and Eco-friendly alternative to foam is sugarcane. 100% biodegradable and compostable, it is the perfect option to get rid of foam disposables! Not only they are great for the environment but let’s be real, they also look amazing and very elegant while foam looks very cheap. It is another way to give your guests a great impression!

Learn more about sugarcane products at www.bioandchic.com

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Steak Markers Cooked Labels for Barbecues

Because school is about to start for students doesn’t mean summer is over! As long as the sun is shining, summer activities such as outdoor events, pool side parties or barbecues can still make every weekend of yours a fun one.

Now think about it… What do all those events have in common? That’s right, a barbecue grill!

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Whether you serve steaks on a hamburger bun or without, you already know that all of your guests will not want their meat cooked the same way. Rare, medium, well or in between temperatures, it can get really confusing to cook so many different meat specifications and not only can you – if you are the cook – lose track of how you cooked the meat but your guests can also be lost and wonder which plate is the well-cooked steak plate.

This is where the Steak Markers step into play! Just put one of them in each piece of meat as it comes off the grill so you don’t have to remember how you cooked each one of them. Not only will it make your life easier – by preventing food presentation and serving errors – but also your guests’. No more poking at burgers to figure out if they are cooked the way they like it, Steak markers easily allow them to see how well a steak is cooked and are thus perfect for displaying meat preparation. You can choose from Rare, Medium Rare, Medium, Medium Well, & Well.

Your barbecues will have never been so successful and complaints free!

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And what’s more, the particular meat markers we are talking about are 100% natural and biodegradable! Made of bamboo – bamboo is not a tree but a grass, and nothing less than the fastest growing plant on the planet – these Skewers are hot stamped and not printed to ensure the Eco-friendly characteristic.

Give the great Steak Markers Cooked Labels a try and you will not regret it.

Check out plenty of other Eco-friendly skewers at www.bioandchic.com.

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Original Baking Solutions Ideas

Are you in the baking or cooking business? Or do you just bake and cook a lot because you love it?

Then you are probably always looking for new and exciting baking and display solutions! It is time for you to take your baking to the next level and make fun choices when it comes to your baking supplies as well as your display solutions.

Let’s get started with ideas for cupcakes and muffins lovers.

cupcake-cups-no-watermarkYou may have the best recipe in the world, if you don’t use suitable baking supplies they might not look as good as they taste when you serve them. Economic silicone baking cups are perfect for muffins, cupcakes and brioches and will allow you to bake and serve them in the most functional and elegant way ever. Don’t forget to pick grease resistant ones!

Are you more of a pie and cake fan? No problem! If you have never used wooden baking molds before, it is a very interesting experience and most people have never seen such a thing.

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Eco-friendly wooden baking molds are perfect from the oven to the table. Bake your goods in them and serve them directly! The particular molds we are talking about here have a rustic look and heart shapes in each corner which makes them even more original, they are an incredible disposable baking solution, presenting in an oven-ready, yet servable platform.

210BBOITE92F-blogWhen it comes to baking molds, you can also decide to go with beautiful wood and heat-resistant baking boxes which are also perfect to display baked goods in a tasteful, yet practical manner. With their elegant design and their see through window lid, they are so pretty that you can also decide to use them as gifts boxes and amenities. Your delicious cakes will look amazing in these Eco-friendly baking boxes and you can even offer them as gifts.

210KRAYB194-blogNow if you are planning on offering your creations and are looking for gift boxes to pack and serve your food, you should consider using recyclable and grease resistant paper boxes. With their window lid, they allow the world to see your delicious food and will impress anyone!

Just keep in mind that originality and functionality are two essential qualities to have when baking, cooking and serving food!

You can also go to www.bioandchic.com to find more Eco friendly baking ideas!

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