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30 08, 2022

Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

By |2022-08-30T22:43:30-04:00August 30th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

One strategy for wasting less food, is to start taking note of the bits of vegetables that end up sitting in your refrigerator. And the dips or condiments that don't quite get finished. I had noticed that every time I bought a bunch of celery, I'd use some, [...]

9 08, 2022

Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

By |2022-08-09T18:37:50-04:00August 9th, 2022|Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

You are probably hearing a lot about plant-based diets these days. For some, it's an all or nothing deal. Whether you're vegetarian or vegan, or a meat-eating omnivore, plants add a health bonus to your eating plan. If you choose a vegetarian lifestyle, cool. But if you are [...]

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 I originally made this sauce as a salad dressing.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 [...]

13 05, 2022

A Zero Waste Lemon Tiramisu-inspired Dessert

By |2022-05-13T13:24:34-04:00May 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Zero Waste Lemon Tiramisu-inspired Dessert

I wrote 100+ recipes for Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies®, yet I just keep creating more. That's how Zero Waste Cooking works, and that is the goal of the book. I want you to learn more about food waste, and then get comfortable "sorta following" a recipe as [...]

22 04, 2022

Earth Day (is everyday) Reminders: Stop Food Waste

By |2022-11-14T16:15:31-05:00April 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 [...]

6 04, 2022

Don’t Trash It: Recreate it!

By |2022-04-22T16:40:30-04:00April 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t Trash It: Recreate it!

I was recently a guest on Dr. Joan Salge Blake's podcast: Spot On! We chatted about simple ways to reduce your personal food waste. Why are we throwing away so much food? I think sometimes food waste happens as a result of good intentions. Maybe it's a situation [...]

4 04, 2022

Zero Waste Bread Pudding

By |2022-04-02T09:40:12-04:00April 4th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Bread Pudding

Yes, yes, banana bread. I love it personally, and I frequently make banana muffins or a loaf with my overripe bananas. But how about something different? Use your overripe bananas for Bread Pudding! They sub in for the sugar, and make the bread pudding moist and delicious. You'll [...]