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Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season in the US this week, and for many of us that means the start of the eating season. Thanksgiving dinners this week will give way to December's holiday parties, cookie exchanges, dinners out, and family gatherings. We'll cook lots, eat lots, and yes, waste lots, too. Who hasn't prepared a holiday … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Waste Free Kitchen Handbook Review
The issue of food waste has gone mainstream. Back in July, John Oliver covered the topic during an episode of "Last Week Tonight." And last month, the USDA and EPA got in on the act, issuing a national Food Waste Challenge. The goal? To reduce food waste in the US by 50% by 2030. Already the challenge has … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Down on the Farm
Did you happen to catch the film "Just Eat It" on MSNBC last week? The 74-minute documentary, produced and directed by Canadian filmmaking couple Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer, examines the topic of food waste from field to table in North America. If you missed it, here's a taste. (For more information about the film … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Front-End Solutions
Broccoli is a staple in my house. Exciting? No. Reliable? Yes. When I'm too tired or uninspired to cook (yes, it happens sometimes), steamed broccoli is my standby. Seven minutes from refrigerator to table. No kidding. Broccoli is a substantial partner to quick-cooking brown rice or 4-minute soba noodles. Throw in some homemade peanut sauce … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: The Other Broccoli
Reducing food waste at home is easier than you might think, and doesn't have to involve projects like preserving foods or making soups. (Although these are definitely fun ways to reduce food waste and discover new recipes at the same time!) There are some simple things that you can do every day that will help … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: 5 Easy Waste-Less Tips
Waste-Less Wednesday posts are all about ways to reduce or eliminate food waste, particularly at home. Most of the posts to date have focused on creative ideas for using more of the food that comes into your kitchen, especially fruits and vegetables. We've looked at ways to repurpose carrot greens, enjoy a glut of backyard … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Fava Leaves, Hold the Chianti
March was full of activity Chez 650Food, and things have been busy, busy around here -- lest you think I was taking a hiatus and had run off to some tropical beach. (sigh. I wish.). Following home reno projects, spring cleaning, and a trip to our nation's capital for the International Association of Culinary Professionals … Continue reading Wasteless Wednesday: Blood Orange-Rosemary Marmalade
Earlier this year, a reader posted a great question to 650Food's Facebook page: I have a "minimizing food waste" question. I bought loads of fresh herbs for holiday cooking. Some I have in a cup of water in the fridge, but others are in their mini plastic clamshell awaiting turning into mush before being dumped … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Fresh Herbs
I was feeling a bit nostalgic for Easter treats this week and decided to pull something from the Gâteau et Ganache archives: passion fruit daisy marshmallows. For years I made a spring trio of fruit marshmallows -- strawberry, passion fruit, and lemon -- cut into daisy shapes and finished with a button of dark chocolate … Continue reading Marshmallows and Chocolate, Oh My!