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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.

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...

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 (...I...

Food Waste

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....

Food Waste

Leftover Love

A Motivational PSA I don't usually crave leftovers. There are a handful of things that I love the next day: anything Indian, pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, and...does cake count? I'll always eat cake. Other that I have to either force myself to eat it or...

Food Waste

It’s No Big Dill

making pickles at home People are passionate about pickles. I used to hate pickles when I a was a kid. Actually, it is one of my most enduring food-dislikes. I only recently let pickles stay on my salami sandwiches. Vegetable pickles were my gateway into...

Food Waste

How to Conduct a Food Was...

hey, its more fun than taxes! Admittedly, reviewing what you toss into the trash might not seem like a compelling activity but hear me out! Maybe you're intrigued by seeing "end food waste" around recently, or you're paying a little bit of attention to...

Food Waste

A Fridge Primer

maximize your 39 degrees Proper Storage Is The Key I've written about how to save aging vegetables by pickling them; I've shown you how to take inedible produce and give it a second life as stock; We've talked about prepping for the freezer; and I've...

Food Waste

15 Simple Things To Do

Resolutions For a Year That Begs for Action 2017: A new year is here! Waiting for 2016 to end became a major focal point for some in the last few months. And now its over. It seems to me that many of the things we were upset about in 2016 will persist into...

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