Meal Plans To Reduce
Household Food Waste

40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but,
your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight.

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of November 20

The best eating day of the year is finally here. Its Thanksgiving! Many chefs dislike the holiday because it doesn’t warrant creativity. Not me! I’m Thanksgiving Obsessed and this week’s Waste Not Meal will guide you through making The Best leftover sandwich you’ve ever had: The Pilgrim. I’ve only planned 2 other meals for you this week, both of...

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Waste Not Meal: Ultimate ...

Meal Plans To Reduce Household Food Waste 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but, your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight. Quick Nav Ingredients Cook Let's Eat Substitutions Yum Recipe Quick Take Ultimate Pilgrim Sandwich I might look forward...

Recipes

Garlic Pork Meatballs wit...

Meal Plans To Reduce Household Food Waste 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but, your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight. Quick Nav Ingredients Cook Let's Eat Substitutions Yum Recipe Quick Take Garlic Pork Meatballs with Rice Noodle Salad...

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Quinoa Bowl with Slow Roa...

Meal Plans To Reduce Household Food Waste 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but, your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight. Quick Nav Ingredients Cook Let's Eat Substitutions Yum Recipe Quick Take Quinoa Bowl with Slow Roasted Salmon,...

Food Waste

Tips from CUESA, Our Frie...

12 Tried and True Tips for Reducing Food Waste If you've been to San Francisco, you may have visited the Ferry Building Farmer's Market. Its an icon here in our city, jam packed with the freshest local and seasonal produce imaginable. There are also stalls...

Recipes

Fish Tacos with Cabbage S...

Meal Plans To Reduce Household Food Waste 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but, your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight. Quick Nav Ingredients Cook Let's Eat Substitutions Yum Recipe Quick Take Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Avocado This is...

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Quick Turmeric and Yogurt...

Meal Plans To Reduce Household Food Waste 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but, your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight. Quick Nav Ingredients Cook Let's Eat Substitutions Yum Recipe Quick Take Quick Turmeric and Yogurt Curry with Cabbage,...

Weekly Meal Plans


Weekly Meal Plans


You’ve made it! This page it the crux of what we’re about at Ends+Stems. Meal Plans to Reduce Household Food Waste. The answer to the age old “what should I make for dinner tonight?” We’ve done all the planning and grocery list organizing so you can just get started. Plans are organized by publish date because we do stay in touch with what’s in season, but certainly, you can cook any plan, any time.

Weekly Meal Plans

Weekly Meal Plan – ...

The best eating day of the year is finally here. Its Thanksgiving! Many chefs dislike the holiday because it doesn’t warrant creativity. Not me! I’m Thanksgiving Obsessed and this week’s Waste Not Meal will guide you through making The Best leftover sandwich you’ve...

Weekly Meal Plans

Weekly Meal Plan – Week...

Welcome to Week 2! Kicking off this week are delicious, super quick fish tacos and a cabbage slaw. You’ll probably come back to this recipe next time you need a 15 minute meal. Next up is a good ol’ fashioned family dinner, seared chicken cutlets with pan sauce....

Weekly Meal Plans

Weekly Meal Plan – ...

In my house, this is a perfect week of meals. We touch on a variety of proteins, techniques and a rainbow of veggies. Kicking off the week is my most requested salmon marinade of all time. It comes together quickly and the complex flavors belie how simple it really is. Best of all, this week features a Waste Not Meal of Fried Rice. Homemade fried rice is healthy and so satisfying. Its hands down my favorite meal to use up those leftover odds and ends. I’ll definitely be eating it a second time for lunch! If you don’t eat red meat, the skirt steak dish can easily be prepared with a different protein of your choice – even roasted eggplant of tofu would make a great vegetarian entree.

Reduce your food waste


There are so many amazing people and business across the country working on our food waste issue. Let’s celebrate some of them!

I love encouraging and empowering people to reduce household food waste because it doesn’t require policy change, investment, or outside approval. The bigger picture can be overwhelming and meaningful change will require work on a multitude of fronts. If we do our small part to reduce food waste at home and learn about other initiatives, we might just have a social movement on our hands.

Food Waste

Tips from CUESA, Our Frie...

12 Tried and True Tips for Reducing Food Waste If you've been to San Francisco, you may have visited the Ferry Building Farmer's Market. Its an icon here in our city, jam packed with the freshest local and seasonal produce imaginable. There are also stalls...

Food Waste

Vacation Prep

How to deal with your perishable pantry before take-off Its that time of year Many are getting ready to fly off and visit the relatives for a couple of days or longer. If you're at all like my family, you've got To-Do Lists everywhere, you're cleaning the...

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Put Down the Peeler

A Case for Scrubbing Your Veggie Skins Save Time, Waste Less & Get More Bang for Your Nutritional Buck How often is the easiest thing to do also the most healthful, economical, tastiest, AND best for the environment? Not often says my inner pessimist...

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Orange You Glad

when friends give you fruit I was the grateful recipient of homegrown citrus twice in the past few weeks. Its my California dream to have a citrus tree of my own - a lemon tree, if I get to choose - but my backyard is currently cement and without fruit....

Improve Your Kitchen Skills


Part of reducing stress (and food waste) in the kitchen is having a plan and following through. But….if you can actually start to enjoy your time spent cooking dinner, then we’ve reached another level of success! A chef mentor told me that every time you cook, its practice. In time you will improve. I look forward to sharing my tricks of the trade and best practices. Send me a message if there’s something you would love to learn!

Kitchen Skills, Videos

How to Roll Cut Carrots

Knife Skill: Roll Cut Carrots Great for Stir Fries, Vegetable Medley, Sheet Pan Baked Meals and Sautéing This method of cutting long thin veggies (ie. carrots, zucchini, parsnips, cucumbers) is my favorite for adding a little interest to the final dish...

Recipes


Have some herbs leftover? Or maybe half of a butternut squash? This collection of Chef Alison’s original recipes is the place to start figuring out how to use up ingredients that might not have been part of our weekly meal plans. We also have recipes to round out your life – breakfast, breads, desserts, dinners that might take an hour to prepare, cocktails, etc.

Recipes

Waste Not Meal: Ultimate ...

Meal Plans To Reduce Household Food Waste 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but, your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight. Quick Nav Ingredients Cook Let's Eat Substitutions Yum Recipe Quick Take Ultimate Pilgrim Sandwich I might look forward...

Recipes

Garlic Pork Meatballs wit...

Meal Plans To Reduce Household Food Waste 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but, your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight. Quick Nav Ingredients Cook Let's Eat Substitutions Yum Recipe Quick Take Garlic Pork Meatballs with Rice Noodle Salad...

Recipes

Quinoa Bowl with Slow Roa...

Meal Plans To Reduce Household Food Waste 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but, your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight. Quick Nav Ingredients Cook Let's Eat Substitutions Yum Recipe Quick Take Quinoa Bowl with Slow Roasted Salmon,...

Recipes

Fish Tacos with Cabbage S...

Meal Plans To Reduce Household Food Waste 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but, your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight. Quick Nav Ingredients Cook Let's Eat Substitutions Yum Recipe Quick Take Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Avocado This is...

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