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31 05, 2022

Zero Waste Fruit Smoothie

By |2022-06-02T13:20:15-04:00May 31st, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Fruit Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to reduce food waste. This Blueberry-Banana Smoothie includes protein powder and milk for protein, and uses bananas and berries. You can really use any berry that you have in the refrigerator or freezer. You can also use up leftover veggies like greens, cucumber [...]

22 04, 2022

Earth Day (is everyday) Reminders: Stop Food Waste

By |2022-06-03T15:16:08-04:00April 22nd, 2022|Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Earth Day (is everyday) Reminders: Stop Food Waste

It bears repeating - Thirty to forty percent of all food is wasted. I was a guest on the Nutrition Diva Podcast where we chatted about food waste and how we can all take a look at our current shopping, cooking and food waste habits and consider small [...]

28 03, 2022

Delicious Zero Waste Veggie Fritters

By |2022-03-28T16:20:42-04:00March 28th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Delicious Zero Waste Veggie Fritters

Who doesn't love a fritter? Using leftovers in creative ways can be part of adopting a zero waste cooking strategy. I steamed some broccoli and carrots for dinner one night, and had about a cup and a half leftover. Sure you can just reheat the veggies and eat [...]

21 02, 2022

Simple Granola Squares

By |2022-04-29T10:49:07-04:00February 21st, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Simple Granola Squares

If you're like most people, you have a couple of overripe bananas around at least a couple of times a month. Sure there's banana bread, but that gets old and is a little more time consuming than these simple bars. These oat squares are not too sweet. You [...]

13 12, 2021

Zero Waste Baking: Perfect Pumpkin Bread

By |2022-02-14T12:36:46-05:00December 13th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Recipe|Comments Off on Zero Waste Baking: Perfect Pumpkin Bread

My upcoming book , Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies®, features recipes for the everyday consumer - everything from starters to main dishes to desserts to cocktails. The goal: to help you reduce the food waste in your home kitchen. One strategy of Zero Waste Cooking is learning how to substitute [...]

9 06, 2021

Turn that Cucumber into a Delicious Sandwich Topper

By |2022-02-24T13:54:41-05:00June 9th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Turn that Cucumber into a Delicious Sandwich Topper

A 2020 study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics found that the average U.S. household wasted 31.9% of its food. The total annual cost of the wasted food was estimated to be $1,866 per household. With a little planning and creativity you can turn your leftover produce [...]

1 05, 2021

Dip it! Tasty Tip for Enjoying More Fruits and Veggies

By |2021-05-08T09:13:42-04:00May 1st, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Dip it! Tasty Tip for Enjoying More Fruits and Veggies

There's bad news, and good news. Bad news: A recent report showed people are eating fruits and vegetables less frequently, down nearly 10% since 2004. Good news: A simple dip recipe makes snacking on apples even more appealing! This dip adds flavor, calcium, and fat and protein for [...]

14 04, 2021

Asparagus: An Elegant Spring Vegetable

By |2021-04-14T15:24:55-04:00April 14th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Asparagus: An Elegant Spring Vegetable

My father had a robust vegetable garden for years before deciding to plant asparagus. After he passed, we continued the tradition. Asparagus is a perennial, and once seedlings grow, it will take a couple of years to bear stalks that you can pick and eat. The growing season [...]