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Food Waste Friday | Oh, lonely chicken.

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.

Today’s waste really should have gone out last week, because it probably was bad even then. I had hopes of salvaging it, though, so I left it alone.

It’s a bit of leftover roasted chicken. I know there are 60,001 things you can do with leftover chicken, but I did none of them.

Definitely a leftover chicken fail on my part.

But, I have no other waste to report, and I don’t think there’s even anything in my fridge that’s on the food waste precipice. Yay!


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Today’s 365 post: Potato Head (in which I say very little)

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Sunday 21st of November 2010

I'm not a big expert on cilantro/coriander (still trying to acquire the taste so at the moment just buy it a couple of times a year to make salsa with) but it seems to me like the kind of herb that would be fine with that old standby trick of freezing in ice-cubes. Just put a few leaves in each section of an ice-cube tray, fill up with water and freeze. Once frozen, you can tip the ice-cubes into a ziploc bag or freezer container to use as and when you need. Herbs frozen like this tend to not be great for using as fresh but as great for using in cooking.

(All of the above obviously assumes you have a freezer and an ice-cube tray.)


Saturday 20th of November 2010

This week I didn't have anything to throw away. I almost had two tomatoes and a cucumber but I cut them up and threw some dressing on them to have with Grilled Cheese and Chicken Noodle soup tonight. However next week I think we are going to have cilantro to toss..I have no idea what I am going to do with it.


Saturday 20th of November 2010

I had a bad beet week but otherwise did well.


Friday 19th of November 2010

Absolutely disasterous week. Ate out more than expected, lower appetite in the house than usual, topped off with 2-3 days of my gut going on strike during which I didn't eat and barely drank.

- 2 c. leftover yummy chix stir fry which I forgot was in my briefcase and so left out all day. - 2 c. roasted potatoes that weren't all that good so (how can roast taters with oil and salt be not so good? I don't know but I managed. So much for my vaunted cooking skills.) - about 2 c. total of Salvadorian restaurant leftovers: chix strips, beef strips, dried-out pupusa, french fry-like fried potatoes, sauteed onions. - a cut up apple. - 1.5 c. leftover restaurant rice. - toasted bagel that I forgot about, left overnight in the toaster = very stale.



Friday 19th of November 2010

We wasted leftover spaghetti and something called beans,potatoes and ham.We simply made too much and neither freezes well.

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