After years of over-buying (especially produce) and tossing things out before I could cook and/or eat them, I’ve finally had it. In mid-January 2015 I spontaneously vowed to throw out no usable food for the rest of the year. I periodically report on what I’m doing, and share recipes.
Week 1: The Challenge Begins (plus lasagna recipe) — zero food wasted!
Week 2: Laddering (plus coconut-spinach-chickpeas) — zero food wasted!
Week 3: Sharing (plus polenta with vegetables and eggs) — zero food wasted!
Week 4: Substitute Sturdy (plus California Barley Bowl) — zero food wasted!
Week 5: Ordering Less (no recipe because I’m traveling) — zero food wasted!
Week 6: Don’t Be Penny-Wise (plus Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Butternut Squash Stew) — zero food wasted!
Week 7: Ham and Egging It (plus bread recipe) — food wasted: an over-sprouted onion 🙁
–Weeks 8 and 9: posting hiatus, but zero food wasted–
Week 10: Back on Track! — food wasted: none so far….
Week 11: Spring Cleaning (plus Green Soup) — food wasted: a heel of bread, a shredded frozen zucchini, and half a lemon 🙁
Week 12: Guest posting (plus tahini-cumin dressing): zero food wasted!
Week 13: Meal Plan Like a Champion, Part 1 (plus refried bean and kale quesadillas): zero food wasted!
Week 14: Don’t Buy in Bulk, Do Buy Bulk (plus weeknight soba noodles for one): zero food wasted!
Week 15: Clear Perishables Before Traveling (plus brownies): zero food wasted!
Week 16: Don’t Overdo It For Guests (plus frittata recipe): zero food wasted!
Week 17: Dealing with Leftover Salad: zero food wasted!
Week 18: Rebooted Grain Salad: food wasted: moldy cheddar cheese and 3 ancient corn tortillas 🙁
Week 19: Trust Your Instincts, plus steel-cut oats: zero food wasted!
Weeks 22 and 23: Did I Mention Meal Planning?, plus kale, date, and avocado salad: zero food wasted!
Weeks 24 and 25: Fall in Love, plus chickpea wraps: zero food wasted!
Week 29: Buy Seconds, plus fruit crisp: zero food wasted!
Week 30: Sub In What You Like, plus sesame-date yogurt cups: zero food wasted!
Week 40: Back on the posting wagon, plus Black Bean Soup
Week 41: Pack It Out, plus Twice-Baked Miso-Curry Squash