TAG: Reduce food waste

Food Waste Hurts Us All

Throwing It Away

Food waste has been gaining a lot of attention in the news, and statistics showing staggering amounts of food that is thrown out sparks a practical interest in how to save food and money from going to waste. One report featured by ABC News showcased the food practices of an average family of 4 and found that they typically threw away approximately 25% of their total monthly grocery bill, around the equivalent of 13 pounds of discarded food. That is a substantial amount to be thrown out, and when figuring that this is the norm for most families, it adds up… read more

Ways Around Waste

Ways Around Waste

In the midst of last year’s drought some crops, such as wheat, have been unaffected. Others, however, have not faired so well. There has been a 13 percent decrease in corn harvested and 12 percent decrease in soybeans harvested compared to those harvested in 2011. Yet many developed countries continue to take food for granted. Nearly one third of all food produced gets thrown away each year. By eating smarter and preserving food we can cut down on the depletion of resources. Fill your plate with roughly half of what you think you’ll eat first. Chances are you aren’t as… read more

Vegetable Frittata

Vegetable Frittata Recipe

Humans are responsible for wasting an average of 200kgs of food per year. Being smarter about how much food we purchase will decrease this amount of wastage. Planning meals for the week and adhering to that amount is a good start. Being creative about what is in the fridge is another. I hate wasting vegetables and have a great solution when there’s leftovers that are on their way out. Frittata Any vegetables in the fridge – Potato, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Carrot, Zucchini, Broccoli Herbs 5 Eggs Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper Method Pre heat oven to 160C. Par boil any… read more