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5 Ways to Prevent Food from Going to Waste

Don't Kick Food Waste to the Curb--Prevent It


9/28/2014 7:01:38 AM

Great ideas.. Thanks SP :)
8/9/2014 7:48:24 AM

MM11113's SparkPage
This is a subject that I thought I was on top of, and turns out, I'm not. I can do a lot more! Thanks.
7/21/2014 8:59:15 PM

I liked the suggestions for what can be done with scraps & leftovers.
4/10/2014 5:25:42 PM

JODYANNA's SparkPage
Good article...motivating! And I enjoy reading the comments from others. There are a lot of good thoughts there, too. By the way, some foods ARE good for your dog, but please check with your vet first as was suggested.
10/14/2013 1:22:04 PM
10/14/2013 1:20:43 PM

Simply fantastic article!! Great suggestions too. The suggestion of composting was the best.I also liked the other idea wherein making of broth using raw veggies was suggested.
8/28/2013 11:57:38 AM

NANA-B-FITZ's SparkPage
I clicked the link for.... Freezing and Food Safety information
It said the page has moved
8/28/2013 7:32:02 AM

9CATMAN9's SparkPage
Another great solution to many issues is: Buy a Juicer! All to often neglected are the multiple benefits you can reap by "juicing" fruits and vegetables. In the property I asked for from my divorce was my juicer. At 61 yrs old I am again juicing almost "everything". Green beans, carrots, celery, spinach, and it may be a little wilted...but that's OK! I save tons of money now..juicing fruits...grapes, tomatoes, apples, even catalope, watermelon, etc. My weight has dropped my energy level is "jacked" and my appetite is much better controlled. Read myrecent blog for more . Best of all....NO MORE WASTE! Try it...u will love it! Scott
8/17/2013 1:40:45 AM

I really like the idea of using raw veggie scraps for making broth and even using the left over chicken bones for a chicken broth. Thanks!
11/19/2012 8:34:10 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
all good points I would like to add that its good to keep a sharp eye on the fridge- I know its easy to forget what's inside before it spoils - especially vegetables.
9/24/2012 7:42:58 PM

NANASAMM's SparkPage
If you're lucky your compost pile just may produce beautiful vegetables all by itself. Mine gave me two perfect and delicious spaghetti squash!
9/7/2012 1:59:37 PM

These are actually good ideas! I save money by buying whole chickens and cutting them to portions myself. I freeze the scraps like the backbone and organs for stock, then after I eat the meat off the bones I also freeze those for stock. I save onion peelings, celery ends, and carrot bits for the stock too. I always have a big container of these scraps, and when it's full it's stock-making time! I also make my own raw fermented sauerkraut and pickles and plan to make my own apple cider vinegar from apple cores and skins once I get a bunch of apples. Leftover wine can be made into wine vinegar.
9/7/2012 1:48:23 PM

Great ideas. I do save my veggie scraps and freeze them until I have enough to make broth. I put them in the crock pot for 48 hours and then freeze them in ice cube trays so you can measure them easily (about 1/4 cup each cube). Besides using them in rice and similar items, I will use a couple of cups worth on steak night, reduce it down to about 1/3-1/2 cup so the flavors are condensed, add a little salt and pepper and just a dab of brown sugar which helps flavor and thicken. Then, I add my sauteed mushrooms and the whole thing goes over the filet mignon. Sort of a semi-veggie-demi-glace. Heavenly!
9/7/2012 12:14:39 PM

Great ideas, I really like the one about freezing leftover coffee for iced coffee later.
9/7/2012 10:27:13 AM

DAVEED's SparkPage
Great Article. I was just talking about this yesterday. Composting is a very good idea.

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