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Black Food Waste Friday

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’m not out buying Christmas gifts today…instead, I’m blogging about my food waste!


So yeah…I didn’t exactly have the zero-waste week I was hoping for. I really did try, though! The picture would have been much worse if I hadn’t been working at it.

The stuff in the container is some pink sauce, which had been frozen. I got it out to use on our leftover night, but then we didn’t end up using it. And it sat in the fridge, for too long.

And then there is some spinach. I think I am going to take a break from buying spinach for a few weeks because I have been wasting it awfully frequently lately.

Maybe next week I will waste nothing.


How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the Mister Linky Widget below. Participants get a spot on my Food Waste blogroll for the upcoming week, so join us! You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog!

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Friday 4th of December 2009

I've read your site for a while now and thought I would try to document my own food waste. My problem this week was everyone but me was out of town. We should have planned better. I guess it's a work in progress. :-)


Sunday 29th of November 2009

I ended my problem of fresh veggie waste by purchasing a few Rubbermaid fresh saver containers. They are the ones with the green lids. Seriously, I have lettuce and other veggies in my fridge that are over 2 weeks old (I went out of town for a week or they would have been consumed by now). Still as fresh as the day I bought them.


Saturday 28th of November 2009

I usually wash and rewrap my greens as above but this last week I got busy and forgot. My lettuce was getting old so I decided I better try and use it up. So, the other morning I washed the lettuce to use in my son's sandwich. It was getting a little wilted, but still good. I peeled off the outer leaves. Then, a HUGE, black moth crawled out and into my sink. That was it. The whole head went into the garbage. The ick factor was too much for me. That moth was in there for at least four days. Eeeeew.


Saturday 28th of November 2009

I started putting handfuls of spinach in our smoothies- it sounds really gross but you don't even taste it. The smoothie will be green unless you use a dark red or purple fruit in there. But it's a good way to use up spinach if you get in the habit, and it's healthy. Your kids might even think it's fun- a blogger named Carla- I can't think of her blog at the moment- calls it the "Green Monster."


Friday 27th of November 2009

I have a hard time eating a whole bag of baby spinach before it goes bad. Sometimes I throw it in the freezer to use in sauces and stir fries.

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