Food Waste

3 Ways to Reduce Food Waste At Home

Did you know that about 20% of the food we purchase ends up in the trash? Here are 3 ways I reducing the amount of food wasted in our home. Eating our leftovers: We eat majority of the leftovers from the meals I cooked or from takeout. I tend to take the small portions to… Continue reading 3 Ways to Reduce Food Waste At Home

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Reframe Perspective on Waste

April is dedicated to food waste so this week's focus will be on reducing one's waste at home. I recently came across the book A Pocket Guid to Sustainable Food Shopping by Kate Bratskeir. The book's chapter on cutting back on waste provided this week's motivational quote. I personally love the opportunities when I see… Continue reading Reframe Perspective on Waste

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Food Waste Prevention- Bread

Time for a new food waste prevention series (focus is to provide suggestions on how to prevent food waste on a particular food item). The topic for today is bread which is on of the most easily tossed/wasted food items. My household rarely has leftover food because I only buy what I need from our… Continue reading Food Waste Prevention- Bread

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Food Waste Spotlight: Matt Hammond (@anurbanharvester)

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on Matt Hammond aka @anurbanharvester (Instagram) whom I've been following for awhile. The following are Matt's responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: My name is Matt Homewood. I'm 28, grew up in the UK, and have lived in Denmark… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Matt Hammond (@anurbanharvester)

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Food Waste Spotlight: SWAG

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on SWAG (Instagram)  which I learnt about last year.  The following are their founder's, Peita, responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and company. A: I brought The Swag to life for a number of very compelling reasons. Many years ago,… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: SWAG

Food Waste, Low-waste Living, Tips

Food Waste Prevention: Citrus Fruits

I thought I would try to incorporate a new aspect for our Food Waste Fridays posts -- introducing the food waste prevention series. The series will focus on providing suggestions on how to prevent food waste on a particular food item. Kicking off the series with My household is only fans of 3 citrus fruits… Continue reading Food Waste Prevention: Citrus Fruits

crafts, Creativity, Decoration, Food Waste

Food Ingredients used for Holiday Decorations

Thought I’d put a twist on Food Waste Fridays by sharing common ingredients utilized in homemade holiday decorations. These common ingredients are used to make ornaments, garland, tea light candle scents, and even gift tags. To prevent food waste please compost or reuse what you can.

Food Waste, Life, Low-waste Living

Low Waste Thanksgiving

It's somewhat hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost a week away. We won't be doing anything special on Thanksgiving day this year -- we typically don't go anywhere since most of my family is in Kentucky. Thanksgiving celebrations are major contributors to our society's vast amounts of food waste. So I thought I'd provide… Continue reading Low Waste Thanksgiving

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Food Waste Spotlight: Pulp Pantry

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on Pulp Pantry (Instagram)  whom I learnt about via an Insta-story. The following are the responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and company. A: I'm Kaitlin, founder of Pulp Pantry. We create delicious snacks that play on nostalgic favorites, but… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Pulp Pantry

Food Waste, Motivation & Wisdom

Food Waste Reduction Motivation

Today's Monday Motivation is a reminder on how not to waste food. The image was part of World War I propaganda (created in 1917) to remind United States residents to not waste food. Ironically, every action is applicable today. Which action(s) do you intend on performing this week?