Blog Posts - Food Waste



I've decided to give it away!

Well Zero Waste Week came and went and in all honestly there wasn't much zero about the waste in our household.  Meals were thrown on the floor, food went off and some of my experiments of making food I don't usually cook didn't work out that we...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Sep 9, 2013

Use it up tuna, runner bean and kohlrabi lasagna recipe!

I made this lasagna to use up the ingredients I had and to avoid food waste, but it was so good that I will definitely be making it again!  To remind myself and in case any of you guys want to have a go, this is how I did it: Ingred...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Sep 7, 2013

Blogger turned judge and a competition for you to enter!

This morning I found a mouldy plum! Even during a week of being extra vigilant about food waste, food is getting wasted every day in my household.  I'm not the only one with a problem - we all need to get better at preventing food wast...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Sep 3, 2013

What does it really mean to waste food?

Today was the start of National Zero Waste Week - the week where this year the plan is to waste no food! Well I didn't do a particularly good job of that today.  It started off with some milk that had gone off, progressed to me cutting...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Sep 2, 2013

Food waste prevention diary days 5,6&7, and an out of date meal plan!

I'm starting to recognise patterns with the food waste this week and have also started to lose track of the specific wastage.  So I haven't really kept a proper food waste diary for these days (and day 7 isn't quite over yet). Most days we have...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Sep 1, 2013

Food Waste Diary Day 4 and preparing for Zero Waste!

Yesterday we again had a little of the kids breakfast porridge go to waste, some sandwich crusts and some rice cakes.  Younger son walked off with the rice cakes, threw them on the floor and trod on them... He doesn't quite get the whole zero wa...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Aug 30, 2013

Food waste diary day 3 and preserving berries!

Well we had a very low food waste day yesterday.  There were only two of us at home during the day though so that did make things easier. There was no waste at breakfast, no waste at lunch and no waste at dinner - hooray! There was a probl...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Aug 29, 2013

Food waste diary: Day 2

I'm keeping a food waste diary in preparation for Zero Waste Week. Yesterday we had less food waste than the day before.  There was still some though and this is it in pictures: Breakfast: Lunch: Kids snack T...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Aug 28, 2013

I thought I was good at it!

As I might have mentioned once or twice I have signed up to National Zero Waste Week  which starts next week.  Rae has challenged those who signed up to keep an eye on their food waste this week and for those who have time to keep a&nb...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Aug 27, 2013

How Guilty Are You of Food Waste?

Food waste – not an exciting topic I know, but still it is a very important one that applies to many of us. The food waste statistics that this infographic points out, while not terribly surprising, were eye-opening on one level. I think part of th...
by Frugal Rules on Aug 5, 2013

The grocery game challenge July 22-28,2013 # 4 : About food waste in Canada

Throwing Money Out The Window That’s right, this post is about food waste from the consumer’s perspective, that’s me and from what we see in the grocery store or at least a bird’s-eye view. It’s not surprise when I read...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Jul 23, 2013

10 Common Ways the Average Family Wastes Food

According to the New York Times, approximately one-third of all the food produced globally is wasted. You probably throw away more than your fair share of food and money along with it, but there are ways to prevent it. Many of us are guilty of buying...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jun 25, 2013

The grocery game challenge June 24-30, 2013 #4: Fruit and vegetable preparation

Fruit and vegetable preparation is not a task most people want to tackle as soon as they get back from grocery shopping. I know after we have spent over an hour crossing off the items on our grocery list and getting them home we want to kick back wit...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on Jun 25, 2013

Celebrating World Environment Day

Content by Erin Brooks.Today is World Environment Day! The theme for this year’s celebrations is an issue that is close to my heart: reducing food miles, food waste and food loss – ie. ‘Think.Eat.Save’. I’ve written about th...
by she cooks, she gardens on Jun 4, 2013

FOOD WASTE: A major worldwide problem [infographic]

Food waste in the U.S. is estimated at an astounding 40 per cent, as pointed out in our interview with NRDC. A surprise that it [...] The post FOOD WASTE: A major worldwide problem [infographic] appeared first on The Mindful Word. ...
by The Mindful Word on Apr 1, 2013

Tuesday Tips ~ 12 March (on Wednesday!)

Yes, I know…I’m late…again! Let’s get on with it, shall we? And here is today’s yesterday’s tips…………. :)  To rescue overcooked meats, slice thinly and cover slices with a salsa made from ol...
by Terri's Kitchen on Mar 13, 2013

Tuesday Tips ~ 12 March (on Wednesday!)

Yes, I know…I’m late…again! Let’s get on with it, shall we? And here is today’s yesterday’s tips………….   To rescue overcooked meats, slice thinly and cover slices with a salsa made from oliv...
by Terri's Kitchen on Mar 13, 2013

Food waste in developing countries

The issue of food waste was in the news last week, after a report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers showed that up to 50% of the world’s food is wasted. We usually look at this from our own perspective, the amount we throw away as househol...
by Make Wealth History on Jan 15, 2013

Why Food Waste is a good thing!

In a report just published by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the bad news is that a third to a half of all food is wasted. Many earlier reports have estimated around a third of all food is thrown away, so it is rather alarming to think the f...
by GreenEatz Blog on Jan 11, 2013

Terri’s Tuesday Tips ~ Jan 8

Hello! I’ve got a new calendar with lots of kitchen tips so thought I would share these with you on a weekly basis. Here’s the first round along with my two cents…. ♠ It is estimated that food worth £420 ($638) per person is thr...
by Terri's Kitchen on Jan 8, 2013


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