I began yesterday’s show by talking about an article in the Times-Picayune about Msgr. Christopher Nalty titled New Orleans priest sees food as the lure that brings people together.
My idea was to cover a few different stories involving food in the news. However, I ended up spending most of the show talking about this one article from Paste Magazine that offered 14 Ways to Curb Food Waste at Home. More than a few of the suggested ways dovetailed nicely with an article I wrote a while back titled 10 Shortcuts for Cooking Dinner in Record Time.
Did you know that the average American family wastes over $640 a year in food?
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14 Ways to Curb Food Waste at Home
Here are the 14 suggested ways listed out. You can read more about each one in the original article here: 14 Ways to Curb Food Waste at Home :: Food :: Lists :: Paste.
- Give yourself a clean start
- Plan meals out in advance
- Use the freezer
- And then remember to eat what you’ve frozen
- Understand that a sell-by date is not an expiration date
- Make leftovers visible
- Think of leftovers as culinary gold
- Be savvy when storing food
- Seek out recipes with smaller yields
- Keep your good intentions in check
- Don’t get carried away at big box stores
- More is not necessarily better
- Order half-portions at restaurants
- Be okay with taking small steps
**Featured image courtesy of the US Department of Agriculture on Flickr.com.**