One Simple Swap: In this column, Planetarians share solutions that we know and trust and use that are “less-bad” than a lot of other products in the world. Each week, we will introduce you to something to ponder and, we hope, act upon – a product or a habit or a conversation starter. Before you replace your old favorite products, consider a Simple Swap!
A well cared for cast-iron pan will last forever!
Heavy, durable, heat-retaining, it can be used over myriad heating surfaces, from campfires to induction.
Sautee, bake, stir-fry, roast, use as a Dutch oven for stew or gumbo, warm-up leftovers, even flip pancakes!
Cook with oils (avocado, coconut, olive, vegetable) or butter; keep the pan dry when not in use. Avoid heating any oil to the smoke point.
Laura & Gil
Our friends Laura & Gil Richardson are, in their own words, “imperfect” but they are much further down this Planetarian path than anyone I know. They are a treasure trove of sustainable living inspiration and we’ve asked them to share one simple swap per week that they’ve made (and the products they love) in hopes it might inspire you to make them, too.