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28 06, 2022

Rethinking Food Waste to Save Money and Eat Better

By |2022-06-28T09:16:15-04:00June 28th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Rethinking Food Waste to Save Money and Eat Better

This is my hypothesis and observation: When you start working on wasting less food, you automatically end up eating better. Why? Because the celery doesn't rot in the fridge - you blend it into a smoothie. The pieces of chicken get defrosted from the freezer and turned into [...]

3 06, 2022

Multipurpose Super Green Super Sauce

By |2022-06-03T15:23:11-04:00June 3rd, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Multipurpose Super Green Super Sauce

A key strategy to reducing your food waste at home is learning to use similar ingredients in different ways. I originally made this sauce as a salad dressing. I had leftover spinach that was wilting, along with a large basil plant in the garden. In lieu of pesto, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

15 02, 2022

Secret Ingredient Chicken Chili

By |2022-02-20T10:27:29-05:00February 15th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Secret Ingredient Chicken Chili

Zero Waste Cooking is about making nutritious money-saving meals that don’t waste food. It helps your food dollars go farther, and simplifies your life. My new book offers tons of helpful hints about shopping for, storing and using up food. Keeping canned food in the pantry is a [...]

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 [...]

29 11, 2021

Zero Waste Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

By |2021-12-01T20:11:49-05:00November 29th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

In the spirit of giving and zero food waste, I’m giving you this cranberry appetizer that uses leftover holiday cranberry sauce. Once you have your cranberries cooked, you can whip up this appetizer to enjoy with friends over the holidays during cocktail hour or a pot luck. Cranberries [...]