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 I originally made this sauce as a salad dressing.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

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 [...]

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 [...]

11 03, 2022

Zero Waste Cooking Strategy: Cook Once Eat Thrice

By |2022-03-28T17:02:01-04:00March 11th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Cooking Strategy: Cook Once Eat Thrice

What would you do if someone gave you $1500 right now? That's the amount of food that the average American wastes in a year. I recently had the pleasure to be a guest on dietitian Ellie Krieger's  podcast, One Real Good Thing. We spoke about my new book [...]

20 02, 2022

Properly Storing Fruits and Veggies

By |2022-02-20T10:55:45-05:00February 20th, 2022|Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste|Comments Off on Properly Storing Fruits and Veggies

When it comes to food waste, it really starts with how you shop and store your food when you return from the grocery store. Perishable foods like dairy, fruits and vegetables need to be stored right to last longer. Here are some tips for making the most of [...]

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 [...]

21 12, 2021

5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste Now and in the New Year

By |2021-12-21T15:38:22-05:00December 21st, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste Now and in the New Year

You are at the grocery store. Stop. Think. Do you really need that? Will you be home to eat it?   The holidays are often a time of impulse buys, including grocery items. It may stem from concerns that you won't have enough food for your family or [...]

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 [...]