Sustainable America just launched a new initiative to reduce food waste: I Value Food. It’s a movement designed to provide a fresh look at food waste’s impact and how we can reduce our food waste footprint.
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Do you have heaps of leftovers from yesterday’s feast? Don’t let them go to waste. Here are some ideas Thanksgiving leftover recipes to use up all of that good food.
Reduce food waste in your kitchen by safely reusing your leftovers instead of tossing them out!
When it comes to repurposing leftover bread, I’m a loser. Which is why this infographic from Sustainable America caught my attention. 10 ways to win…
Have cranberry sauce leftovers? Here’s a few ideas for what to do with cranberry sauce and a recipe for Yogurt-Cranberry Coffeecake.
Check out this app designed to feed your hungry neighbors. LeftoverSwap, soon to launch, will help us connect our leftovers with someone who craves them.
Food Network’s television series Chopped pits four chefs against each other. With limited time, the chefs must use a set of mystery ingredients to prepare a single course, which is then judged by a panel for creativity, taste, and presentation. In a recent episode, the ingredients were all leftovers.
One of the many food products I waste too often is bread. I’ll buy a baguette and use half of it, leaving the remains until they’re too hard to chew. I’ll bake fresh bread and let a third of it get soft and stale (which really annoys me). Even a store-bought loaf of bread often languishes in the bread box until it’s far past its sell-by date. This frustrates me, because I love bread!
Here are some tips on how to reduce the amount of food wasted everyday: shop more often, freeze leftovers, buy locally, and know the labels.
The average U.S. household creates about 1.3 pounds of food waste each day. Follow these to tips to reduce the amount of food you throw away: organize the fridge, plan meals, and shop better.
Whether you ordered Chinese delivery or just overestimated how much rice you needed with your meal, that leftover rice is a great base for a simple lunchtime salad. This dish is super duper flexible. Feel free to leave out or add pretty much anything that strikes your fancy!
Sometimes, after a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is start cooking a meal from scratch. I love to cook, but there are evenings where I just can’t face standing at the cutting board prepping a meal. Rather than setting yourself up to give in and order take-out, why not do some weekend meal prep and start the week out right?
The summer season provides us with bountiful farmer’s markets and overflowing gardens. An easy way to save food dollars is to cook in batches. You can pre-portion meal servings and refrigerate/freeze them for later. Leftovers make for easy lunch planning and are a life saver when you have no time to make dinner. Remember these eight tips when enjoying your leftovers.