Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. I started doing this in March of 2008 to help motivate myself to use up my food instead of wasting it and it’s been very effective. Since it helped me so much, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.
I have nothing to take a picture of this week, which is awesome. For some reason, muffins were the main weapon I used in my fight against food waste. I used up some sweet potatoes by modifying a pumpkin muffin recipe (yum!), I made some zucchini muffins to use up some zucchini that was going south (those were not so yum, probably because I stupidly tried a recipe from a low-fat cookbook.), and I made some chocolate chip banana muffins to use up some banana slices that had been in my freezer for a long time. And of course, I’ve eaten quite a few leftovers at lunch this week.
However, I still have a number of leftovers in my fridge, and I am not overly confident that I am going to get through them all before they go bad (and not all of them can be frozen). So, this week I’m all good, but I will be surprised if I make it to next week with no waste!
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