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.

Meal Plan for the Week of December 11

This week I’m particularly excited about the “rotisserie” style chicken and caesar salad meals. Those grocery store chickens are chock full of additives that aren’t even food, though I certainly understand their convenience. This recipe only calls for a half chicken, but if you double it and make a whole one, the other half saves beautifully all...

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Picadillo Bowl Over Rice ...

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 Picadillo Bowl Over Rice and Beans This is a...

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Waste Not Meal: Loaded Ba...

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 Waste Not Meal: Loaded Baked Potato with Bacon,...

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Rotisserie Style Chicken ...

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 Rotisserie Style Chicken with Bacon, Potatoes,...

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Kale Caesar Salad with Bl...

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 Kale Caesar Salad with Blackened Chicken &...

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Waste Not Meal: Socca (Ga...

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 Socca (garbanzo Bean Crepe) with Shredded...

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Broiled Fish with Garlic ...

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 Broiled Fish with Garlic Bread Crumbs, Delicata...

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

Meal Plan for the Week of...

This week I’m particularly excited about the “rotisserie” style chicken and caesar salad meals. Those grocery store chickens are chock full of additives that aren’t even food, though I certainly understand their convenience. This recipe only calls for a half chicken,...

Weekly Meal Plans

Meal Plan For The Week of...

Friday again? Yippee! Let me check one weekend task off your list - I’ve compiled a short and sweet grocery list that corresponds to FOUR dinners this week. They’re quick, tasty and simple to pull off. First up is a classic New England style broiled buttery white...

Weekly Meal Plans

Meal Plan for the Week of...

Doesn't seem unfair to have to even cook and eat this week after a long Thanksgiving weekend? I always have food fatigue. Hopefully, following along this week's meal plan will make it a little easier to get started on the last few weeks of 2017. My brother and...

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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...

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, Kitchen Skills

Making Chicken Stock

Chicken stock! It might sound intimidating but I promise there is little to no skill involved. My brother originally asked me why anyone would bother and what you even need stock for in the kitchen. Well, if you've been following along here, you'll see...

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...

Food Waste

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...

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...

Food Waste, Kitchen Skills

Making Chicken Stock

Chicken stock! It might sound intimidating but I promise there is little to no skill involved. My brother originally asked me why anyone would bother and what you even need stock for in the kitchen. Well, if you've been following along here, you'll see...

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

Picadillo Bowl Over Rice ...

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 Picadillo Bowl Over Rice and Beans This is a...

Recipes

Waste Not Meal: Loaded Ba...

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 Waste Not Meal: Loaded Baked Potato with Bacon,...

Recipes

Rotisserie Style Chicken ...

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 Rotisserie Style Chicken with Bacon, Potatoes,...

Recipes

Kale Caesar Salad with Bl...

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 Kale Caesar Salad with Blackened Chicken &...

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