Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. Why do I do this? Because in March of 2008, I finally got fed up with the amount of food I was wasting, and I thought that showing my waste to other people would motivate me to use up my food instead of wasting it. Because this often embarrassing practice was so helpful for me, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.
It’s three containers, but none of them are full.
At the bottom, there are some booze-y smelling pieces of pineapple, and the stainless steel bowl is holding somewhere around 8 black beans.
(Whyyy did I not just finish those up the last time I ate beans? That was dumb. I mean, really, who doles out all but 8 black beans?)
At the top are two pieces of lime. Joshua cut one up to squeeze into his smoothie, and he put the rest in a container, which slowly made its way to the back of the fridge.
Happily, everything here could be dumped into the compost bin.
Another happy thing? My fridge is now all cleaned out and organized, so at least for the moment, nothing is lurking in the back!
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