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Food Waste Friday | One Thing

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.

So, I’ve only got one thing in my photo this week, but it’s a sad thing.

I always hate to waste meat because it’s more expensive than most other foods, money-wise and resource-wise and because I don’t have the proper composting resources. But waste it I did.

Fortunately, this is mostly chicken thigh meat, which is not the expensive, happy chicken that I bought at the organic market (that store doesn’t usually sell thighs).

We have made it through a bunch of produce this week, though, and yesterday at lunch I had a delicious salad made with leftover chicken from Chicken Tacos (if you haven’t made those yet, you should! So yummy.), plus chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado, and shredded cheese. Totally tasty.


How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the widget below. You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog! And if you don’t blog, you can still share about your food waste by leaving a comment.

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Monday 14th of February 2011

I LOVE your blog and I think food waste Friday is a great idea. :) I try to prevent wasting food or letting it spoil by strategically planning my weekly menus. I'll make extras of one dish so that I can recycle it into something a bit different the next day. It helps save money, too!


Sunday 13th of February 2011

This is something I REALLY need to do. My husband has been hounding me for years about the amount of food we throw away.


Saturday 12th of February 2011

I find that I have to shop often for fresh veggies, because if I buy them a couple of days in advance we have way too much waste from the refrigerator killing it. Perhaps I should look into buying a new fridge, this one is pretty old, and has enough going wrong with it to be annoying. I bet that would save us so much in the long run.

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Saturday 12th of February 2011

I've read your blog for a while and just started one of my own. The first thing I am taking on is my food budget. And "Food Waste Fridays" will soon be a part of my life as well.


Saturday 12th of February 2011

I had no waste last week, my first week on this adventure. This week, however, I had to toss a chunk of salmon that had gone bad in the freezer. Grrrr...I hate throwing food away. I've gotten very creative in my dinner making!


Saturday 12th of February 2011

If you'd waited till you had other waste to throw away the frozen salmon, you'd've had a waste free week! (Sorta.)

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