Reducing Food Waste: Repurposing Leftovers

We’ve discussed the reluctance of people to eat leftovers day after day. Lifestyle magazines often suggest ways to use leftovers for several days in a row, but those methods typically involve a meat-centric meal (e.g., Day 1 roast, Day 2 sandwiches, Day 3 salad) and don’t really apply when you are dealing with a prepared meal like soup or casserole. However, here are some suggestions for how to reuse meals where ingredients have already been combined and flavored. Read More Reducing Food Waste: Repurposing Leftovers

Reducing Food Waste: Leftovers and Ingredients

For some reason, I seem to be the only person to consume leftovers on a regular basis in my household. If I don’t remember, things are placed in the fridge, not eaten the next day, and by the time I remember them, I’m worried that they have gone bad and I’m not sure when we ate them, so they get tossed. It’s wasteful and it’s also frustrating, because if I bother to cook it, dammit, I expect it to be consumed by my admiring public. Read More Reducing Food Waste: Leftovers and Ingredients

Reducing Food Waste: Buying in Bulk

We’ve discussed that reducing the amount of food you buy will reduce food waste. Using that basic rule as a guideline, it’s important to be extremely cautious about buying in bulk. A recent University of Arizona study, slated to be released in full at the end of the month, showed that bulk food was tied to food waste (as was, interestingly enough, planning too much ahead). However, there are times when it can actually reduce food waste, if used judiciously. Read More Reducing Food Waste: Buying in Bulk

Ways to Waste Less Food: Supermarket Edition

One of the things I’m conscious of is how much food my household wastes. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do this, but it’s always moving down to the bottom of the list, so I figured I could write some articles for PMag to keep me honest.

I looked at a lot of organizations’ tips on how to prevent food waste. Some of them were asinine. Some of them required immense dedication. Many of them, though, were universal. Read More Ways to Waste Less Food: Supermarket Edition