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11 09, 2023

Make Ahead Bruschetta Topping

By Rust Nutrition|2023-09-11T13:55:34-04:00September 11th, 2023|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Wellness|Comments Off on Make Ahead Bruschetta Topping

Got stale bread? Make Bruschetta (broo-sket-ta). Bruschetta is crusty, grilled bread that's been brushed with olive oil and garlic. This recipe is a delicious way to reduce your food waste: It's a great way to use stale bread, but you can certainly use fresh. This topping makes use [...]

19 04, 2023

Go Green with Soy and my Spicy Tofu Broccoli Bowl

By Rust Nutrition|2023-05-26T11:44:44-04:00April 19th, 2023|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Go Green with Soy and my Spicy Tofu Broccoli Bowl

I've partnered with U.S. Soy to create a short video (paid) to highlight the benefits of soy, and how farmers are working to produce food in sustainable ways. I was raised to "give a hoot, don't pollute" because my parents raised me to be environmentally conscious. They produced [...]

25 03, 2023

Zero Waste Citrus Peels

By Rust Nutrition|2023-03-25T15:03:44-04:00March 25th, 2023|Easy Cooking, Family, Food Trends, Food waste, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Citrus Peels

Inflation has us all rethinking our spending habits, including our food budgets. Zero waste cooking is not about eating scraps (however, some scraps can end up turning into tasty bits). It's about stretching your food budget and throwing away less food. Even if you can't obtain "zero waste" [...]

17 02, 2023

Potato Cauliflower Artichoke Bake

By Rust Nutrition|2023-03-06T17:12:16-05:00February 17th, 2023|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Wellness|Comments Off on Potato Cauliflower Artichoke Bake

Everything you need to know about Zero Waste Cooking really boils down to buying less food, storing it properly, and using it all. Use it All Using what you have on hand falls under the "use it all" guideline. I was invited to a pot luck recently and [...]

28 11, 2022

Leftover Makeover: Mashed Potato Ball Appetizer

By Rust Nutrition|2023-06-10T11:29:29-04:00November 28th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Leftover Makeover: Mashed Potato Ball Appetizer

Got 3-day old leftover mashed potatoes? I have a delicious solution. Don't waste them, make them into these crowd-pleasing appetizer. You can add one or more eggs and adjust the grated cheese and seasoning depending on how many cups of potatoes you have left. These come together quickly, [...]

15 11, 2022

Eye on Food Waste

By Rust Nutrition|2022-11-17T13:23:49-05:00November 15th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste|Comments Off on Eye on Food Waste

The amount of food wasted each year seems to continue to trend upwards. It may not seem like a big deal, but the little efforts you can make at home matter. In my latest book, I delve into the subject, discussing everything from sustainable agriculture to [...]

21 10, 2022

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Walnuts

By Rust Nutrition|2022-11-01T10:33:05-04:00October 21st, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Walnuts

It's officially sweater weather right? This dish hits all of the notes of the season, delicious, beta-carotene-rich butternut squash and spinach for those B vitamins, put together with creamy, comforting pasta. It can be eaten immediately, or made ahead, kept warm or reheated. This simple dish comes together [...]

22 09, 2022

Zero Waste Blueberry Yogurt Salad Dressing

By Rust Nutrition|2022-09-18T20:35:09-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food waste, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Blueberry Yogurt Salad Dressing

Pledging to reduce your food waste involves better food planning. Pro tip: When you have a trip coming up, it's time to clean out the fridge. When you are heading out to travel and will be away from home for a while, it's best to cook from the [...]

14 09, 2022

Peanut-y Chicken Thighs with Veggies

By Rust Nutrition|2023-06-10T11:29:28-04:00September 14th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Recipe, Weight Management|Comments Off on Peanut-y Chicken Thighs with Veggies

As summer ends and fall begins, schedules tend to amp up. Getting a healthy dinner on the table can sometimes add more stress to the day. Nobody wants that! Keeping some frozen veggies on hand, along with simple protein options, helps make deciding what's for dinner easier. Another [...]

4 09, 2022

Zero Waste Berry-Banana Bread

By Rust Nutrition|2023-09-06T17:03:15-04:00September 4th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Berry-Banana Bread

When you adopt a zero waste cooking lifestyle, you have to have a plan for your bananas. It's almost inevitable that you will have one or two overripe bananas left from every bunch you buy. You can use them in smoothies, make a frozen treat, or bake muffins [...]