Food Waste Friday / Save It

It’s Friday Guys – My turn once more to host Food Waste Friday!

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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!

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Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge

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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.

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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:

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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.

(Or just click here and it will take you to my Instagram page – where you can see my photos)

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.”

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{ 18 comments… add one }
  • Live and Learn February 21, 2014, 1:38 pm

    Congratulations on no waste. I have the most fun cooking when I am trying to use up things. Tonight we are have a stir fry from the need-to-be-used things in the fridge.

  • Live and Learn February 21, 2014, 1:38 pm

    Congratulations on no waste. I have the most fun cooking when I am trying to use up things. Tonight we are have a stir fry from the need-to-be-used things in the fridge.

  • myliladventures February 21, 2014, 6:50 pm

    I gots waste! Saucy berries?? 😉

    Linking up:
    http://myliladventures.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/food-waste-friday-2214/

  • myliladventures February 21, 2014, 6:50 pm

    I gots waste! Saucy berries?? 😉

    Linking up:
    http://myliladventures.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/food-waste-friday-2214/

  • Sarah G. February 21, 2014, 8:25 pm

    Things were going so well here in terms of food waste, and using up all the food lurking in the fridge/freezer… but now we’re off track quite a bit as I’m newly pregnant (happily of course!) and dealing with a lot of nausea… nothing looks good, so much of my plans to use things up have been forgotten for the time being. I did have a minor save yesterday though- a leftover baguette got chopped up and made into croutons to be a topping for yesterday’s pea soup. Not sure I should even mention my save with all the other waste happening around here! 🙂

  • Sarah G. February 21, 2014, 8:25 pm

    Things were going so well here in terms of food waste, and using up all the food lurking in the fridge/freezer… but now we’re off track quite a bit as I’m newly pregnant (happily of course!) and dealing with a lot of nausea… nothing looks good, so much of my plans to use things up have been forgotten for the time being. I did have a minor save yesterday though- a leftover baguette got chopped up and made into croutons to be a topping for yesterday’s pea soup. Not sure I should even mention my save with all the other waste happening around here! 🙂

  • WilliamB February 22, 2014, 1:48 am

    Congrats on your no waste!

    I think I was no waste this week, but I honestly don’t remember for sure. If I don’t use up those mushrooms I’ll definitely have waste. But I have a houseguest for the next few nights so I see some Chix & Mushrooms (not sure how yet) in my near future.

    • simplybeingmum February 23, 2014, 12:20 pm

      You’re very resourceful. My money’s on those mushrooms being eaten,,,,

      • WilliamB February 23, 2014, 6:45 pm

        I tried to make mushroom patties with them – minced then, bind with bechmel, pan fry. But something was wrong with the recipe and they fell apart in the pan. I dubbed them “crispy mushroom sauce” and we had them anyway.

        The remainder of the bag of spinach is definitely in the waste category, unfortunately.

  • WilliamB February 22, 2014, 1:48 am

    Congrats on your no waste!

    I think I was no waste this week, but I honestly don’t remember for sure. If I don’t use up those mushrooms I’ll definitely have waste. But I have a houseguest for the next few nights so I see some Chix & Mushrooms (not sure how yet) in my near future.

    • simplybeingmum February 23, 2014, 12:20 pm

      You’re very resourceful. My money’s on those mushrooms being eaten,,,,

      • WilliamB February 23, 2014, 6:45 pm

        I tried to make mushroom patties with them – minced then, bind with bechmel, pan fry. But something was wrong with the recipe and they fell apart in the pan. I dubbed them “crispy mushroom sauce” and we had them anyway.

        The remainder of the bag of spinach is definitely in the waste category, unfortunately.

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