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: Week of January 9

We’re back with the first meal plan of 2018! Starting with a quick french classic where the deliciousness and complexity belies the simplicity, and ending with my favorite recipe for homemade veggie burgers. This recipe makes enough to stock a few in your freezer for quick meals later on. Biryani is a classic Indian/Sri Lankan dish that you might...

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Sole Meuniere, Lemon Butt...

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 Sole Meuniere, Lemon Butter Sauce, Herbed...

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White Bean Chicken Chili

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 White Bean Chicken Chili I doubled this recipe...

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Chicken Biryani

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 Chicken Biryani Marinate chicken the night before if you have the...

Food Waste, Kitchen Skills

2018 Food Waste Resolutio...

3 Reasons Why You Should Try These 8 Simple Ways To Reduce Food Waste ONE: Save Money. The average family of four puts $2000 of edible food directly in the trash can annually. TWO: Save Time. Shopping from a grocery list prepared in advance means you don't...

Food Waste

Joanne Weir + Reducing Fo...

Real Chefs Reducing Food Waste! - Interview Series Joanne Weir is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, international cooking teacher and renowned chef. A fourth generation professional chef, Joanne spent five years cooking with Alice Waters at Chez...

Recipes

Sausages with Polenta and...

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 Sausages with Polenta and Broccoli I adore...

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: Week of Januar...

We’re back with the first meal plan of 2018! Starting with a quick french classic where the deliciousness and complexity belies the simplicity, and ending with my favorite recipe for homemade veggie burgers. This recipe makes enough to stock a few in your freezer for...

Weekly Meal Plans

Meal Plan For The Week of...

Every recipe for this week is comforting and relatively simple! A couple take some time in the oven, but its hands off time and the work involved is minimal...after all, you’re probably busy getting ready for holiday parties, finishing up 2017 and seeing family. I...

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...

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, Kitchen Skills

2018 Food Waste Resolutio...

3 Reasons Why You Should Try These 8 Simple Ways To Reduce Food Waste ONE: Save Money. The average family of four puts $2000 of edible food directly in the trash can annually. TWO: Save Time. Shopping from a grocery list prepared in advance means you don't...

Food Waste

Joanne Weir + Reducing Fo...

Real Chefs Reducing Food Waste! - Interview Series Joanne Weir is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, international cooking teacher and renowned chef. A fourth generation professional chef, Joanne spent five years cooking with Alice Waters at Chez...

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...

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!

Food Waste, Kitchen Skills

2018 Food Waste Resolutio...

3 Reasons Why You Should Try These 8 Simple Ways To Reduce Food Waste ONE: Save Money. The average family of four puts $2000 of edible food directly in the trash can annually. TWO: Save Time. Shopping from a grocery list prepared in advance means you don't...

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

Sole Meuniere, Lemon Butt...

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 Sole Meuniere, Lemon Butter Sauce, Herbed...

Recipes

White Bean Chicken Chili

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 White Bean Chicken Chili I doubled this recipe...

Recipes

Chicken Biryani

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 Chicken Biryani Marinate chicken the night before if you have the...

Recipes

Sausages with Polenta and...

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 Sausages with Polenta and Broccoli I adore...

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