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, 3-years on, the amount of food I waste is minimal. Every Friday, as part of my No Waste Tastes Great routine, I account for all my potential food waste as well as confessing to any items that I failed to save.
Kristen kindly asked me to host Food Waste Friday, alternate weeks and her initial invite for everyone to join in is cordially extended here!
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Now that’s what I am talking about.
Plastic. Lots of plastic.
Just 2 slices of mouldy bread to declare this week on the food waste front. Fortunately spotted before eaten! Not sure what’s going on with bread at the moment. It doesn’t seem to be lasting well at all.
And back to the plastic.
Not much to declare on the food waste front, yay! But there will be some non-recyclable plastics wasted.
That’s my aim next week as part of #ZeroWasteWeek. To reduce my plastic waste.
(as well as my food waste of course! ;))
Zero Waste Week runs 1-7th September in the UK. There’ll be a post about my attempt to shop non-recyclable-plastic-free next Monday, as that is the 1st.
Returning to my Friday fridge, the majority of items, avocado, grapes, sweetcorn, tomatoes etc… will be headed for salads over the weekend. I have frozen fish in the freezer to rustle up a Smoked Haddock Pasta bake.
And the lemon – that I’ve stored in a recycled glass jar (Thanks Kristen for this tip! – think it was onions I saw over at yours) will be drizzled over these:
(I have eggs in the storecupboard also – that’ll cover breakfast tomorrow).
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 blog link into the comments section 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 without a link.
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