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Food Waste Friday | Spinach, a Cuke, and a Brat

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.

A bratWURST, that is. 😉

A week's food waste.

Normally I’m willing to pick the remaining good leaves out of a bag of spinach, but not when there’s yellow liquid in the bag. Eww.

The cucumber was forgotten about and the bratwurst was the last one in a package we didn’t really like that much. We were trying something new, but I think we’ll stick with the stadium brats.

Live and learn!

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Sunday 1st of July 2012

I had to toss out a precious organic nectarine---how the heck did I let that happen?---and a lemon that went south only 2 days after I bought it---grrr. But I managed to save some potatoes that I had thought were too far gone by peeling off the nasty bits and making soup out of them.


Saturday 30th of June 2012

I had nothing if you don't count the 2 petrified bbq boneless ribs I gave the dogs for a treat.


Friday 29th of June 2012

After volunteering at the rest station during a bicycle race, my sister gave me the left-over grapes, so they wouldn't go to waste. I saved most of them but a few got moldy despite my best efforts.


Friday 29th of June 2012

Kristen, I'm with you on the yellow liquid in the spinach bag. I've tried rinsing the leaves when that happens but they still taste bad.

Although we had more waste this week, it's still less than when I began paying attention to, and blogging about, our food waste.

Holly @ My Plant Based Family

Friday 29th of June 2012

I lost a lot of spinach last week. I plan to be much more intentional this week. Unfortunately this week I had to toss quinoa and! Yesterday I bought a cuke for a veggie tray and completely forgot to cut it up and add it. My husband and I don't eat cuke's so I need to find it another home or it will make an appearance here next week.

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