Food Waste

Food Waste Spotlight: White Moustache Yogurt

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on White Mustache Yogurt (Instagram)  I learnt about the company last Fall and appreciated that the whey is utilized rather than tossed. The following are the responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A:  The White Moustache tells a story about… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: White Moustache Yogurt

Food Waste, Tips

Scraps To Houseplants

We are aware of regrowing certain vegetables like carrot tops or scallions. But did you know that some scraps can grow into houseplants? I am currently trying my hand at a pineapple top and sweet potato vine. I decided to start the pineapple in water and it’s getting some roots. Coincidentally, the sweet potato had… Continue reading Scraps To Houseplants

Food Waste, Plastic-Free Living

Preventing Food Waste & Plastic Packaging

It wasn't until recently that I noticed that some of my food waste prevention tactics have aided in our family's plastic packaging reduction. It's a swoop of wins! Take for instance - homemade brown sugar. Brown Sugar is a main staple in my cooking/baking for it is a great alternative to cinnamon, which my youngest… Continue reading Preventing Food Waste & Plastic Packaging

Composting and Gardening, Food Waste, Low-waste Living

Food Waste Spotlight: Reduction_Raider1

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on @reduction_raider1 (Instagram) - writer +  frugal foodie.  The following are the responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A:  A fully fledged, frugal foodie, passionate about avoiding food waste. When not loitering in supermarket reduction aisles, she blogs about eating… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Reduction_Raider1

Food Waste, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts

Produce Packaging Gone To Far

Have you ever questioned why a store has plastic wrapped an orange? I am currently reading How To Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum. The author states that the plastic packaging for produce prevents an additional 40% of food waste. I assume the claim is it increases the produce longevity while also protecting it. But… Continue reading Produce Packaging Gone To Far

Composting and Gardening, Food Waste, Low-waste Living

Food Waste Spotlight: Lindsay Miles

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on Lindsay Miles (@treadingmyownpath) - author, speaker + waste educator.  Lindsay's second book The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen was released earlier this month.  The following are the Lindsay's responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A:  I’m a writer, waste… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Lindsay Miles

Food Waste, Make You Think

Let’s Talk Food Apartheid

"areas where residents’ access to affordable, healthy food options (especially fresh fruits and vegetables) is restricted or nonexistent due to the absence of grocery stores within convenient travelling distance."Food Empowerment Project Food Desert page Note: more images about this are on my Instagram post I didn't truly understand and recognize food apartheid (aka food desert)… Continue reading Let’s Talk Food Apartheid

Earth focused, Food Waste

Connection between biodiversity and food waste

Today is World Environment Day with this year's theme being "Time for Nature". What a perfect coincidence that it is also Food Waste Friday for biodiversity plays a strong role in the food we eat. Specifically, biodiversity ensures the provision of our nutrition, fertilization components, and work. Taken from the World Environment Day guide -… Continue reading Connection between biodiversity and food waste

Composting and Gardening, Food Waste

Let’s Discuss Backyard Composting

A few Fridays back I started a Food Waste Fridays series on the alternatives when someone's food scrap pick-up is cancelled. (Sparked because of NYC government suspending our food scrap program until June 2021). Today's #foodwastefriday Instagram post provides insight into Backyard Composting. I have helped with the maintenance of 3 bin systems/tumblers at community… Continue reading Let’s Discuss Backyard Composting

Composting and Gardening, Food Waste, Low-waste Living

Let’s Discuss Vermicomposting

Last week I started a new Food Waste Fridays series on the alternatives when someone's food scrap pick-up is cancelled.  (Sparked because of NYC government suspending our food scrap program until June 2021).   Today's Instagram post provides insight into one indoor option - Vermicomposting (aka worm composting).  I personally can't pursue this option for… Continue reading Let’s Discuss Vermicomposting