It’s Friday Guys – My turn once more to host Food Waste Friday!
Each week since March 2008, in order to motivate her to waste less food, Kristen The Frugal Girl, has posted a picture of any food that has gone bad over the last seven days. She found this embarrassing practice so helpful, to her, that she invited other bloggers to post their own photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.
I started participating in October 2010 and have found, that 3-years on, the amount of food I waste is minimal. In fact every Friday, as part of my No Waste Tastes Great routine, I account (and devise a plan) for all my potential food waste as well as confessing to any items that I failed to save.
Kristen has kindly asked me to host Food Waste Friday, alternate weeks (when she doesn’t post herself), and her initial invite for everyone to join in is cordially extended here!
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
A little more than usual to see today.
This is because last Friday’s No Waste Tastes Great didn’t quite go to plan. We had a power outage from mid-afternoon..
I knew my usual Friday routine was going to be delayed, as I had an important birthday cake to set up at the party venue.
As I arrived home, the lights went out.
This meant that my usual Friday Aldi UK grocery shop, happened on Sunday instead.
But with every cloud has a silver lining. It gave me an opportunity to participate in #saveitsunday for the first time.
That leads very nicely into today’s post. Today is Food Waste Friday. An important part of reducing food waste is taking proactive action.
As I have no waste to declare this week, this is the ideal opportunity to focus on how I make a save.
Last night, after a quick fridge inventory, I discovered some slow-cooked ham in cola remaining.
That’ll be the Hubby’s lunch today then:
I also uncovered some asparagus tips. Those who follow me on Instagram will know what I did with those last night. It looked a rather odd combination to me, but it tasted great.
The remaining tips you might see on top of a little leftover cottage cheese, in today’s fridge. I’m thinking pan-fried asparagus in lemon and black pepper, served alongside cottage cheese and hard-boiled egg, for lunch. I’m nothing if not adventurous.
After all, #nowastetastesgreat
I’d really love to hear how you ‘Save it’ and what amazing and adventurous concoctions you have rustled up whilst fighting the good fight against food-waste.
If you’d like to learn more on how to reduce food-waste #saveitsunday is a great resource for US/International readers.
UK readers may want to check out Love Food Hate Waste.
As always I’ll leave the last word to Kristen…
“How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the widget below. You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog! And if you don’t blog, you can still share about your food waste by leaving a comment.
**I’ve decided not to include the LINKY for the foreseeable. My blog doesn’t allow links on the actual post, and being redirected to another page isn’t ideal. Please drop your link in the comments section.** Jo
Those of you who participate in Food Waste Friday can now grab a fancy-schmancy button to perk up your posts. If you copy and paste the following code into your Food Waste Friday post, this little graphic will appear.”
If you blog on WordPress, just make sure you’re in html mode when you copy and paste the code, or it won’t work