Simple Green: Cathy Erway Eats at Home for Two Years

Simple Green: Cathy Erway Eats at Home for Two Years

Stephanie Kinnear
Feb 22, 2010

Maybe we should have titled this post "Not So Simple Green." Why? Over at GOOD magazine, we just read a post about Cathy Erway, a Brooklyn resident who gave up eating out entirely (except for an occasional coffee) for two years. Eating out can be convenient at times, but Erway argues that eating in is healthier, cheaper, more satisfying, and a better way to save the world.

We tend to agree with her. Here at Re-Nest, we're big on growing our own food, making our own cheese, canning our own veggies, and cooking as much of our own food as possible.

We love cooking at home. But on occasion (Saturday morning breakfast, to be specific) we love to go out. So eating in for two years might be a little too extreme for us, but striving to cook at home more often is definitely a good idea. Erway's interview at GOOD is inspiring us to do an even better job planning our weekly meals (and to have more dinner parties).

If you're interested in Erway's experiment, you can check out her blog, Not Eating Out in New York. Or grab her book, The Art of Eating In.


(Image: GOOD magazine)

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