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. If you’re not a blogger but still want some food waste accountability, feel free to participate by leaving a comment.
I hate it when I waste something that’s healthy and expensive.
This is some leftover salmon, which I should have just eaten that night.
Because I should know by now that I am very, very not prone to eat leftover fish, or to think of some creative way to use it (like by making a salmon salad). So, next time I cook salmon, I’m going to cook less and just make sure we have enough in the way of side dishes in case someone is more hungry than I anticipate. Heaven knows I’d rather have some leftover side dishes than leftover salmon.
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