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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 [...]

Zucchini Roll-ups

My husband and I enjoyed these at a rustic French restaurant years ago, and I've been making them every summer since. You can use either yellow summer squash, or zucchini to make them. Choose any soft [...]

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. [...]

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 I originally made this sauce as a salad dressing.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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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