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Food Waste Friday | The new plan!

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.


We’ll get to the new thing in a minute, but first, I wanted to tell you that Lisey and I made some crazy-easy, very delicious, gluten-free, four-ingredient cookies. You should make a batch!

In less delightful news, here’s my food waste.

The avocado was a sad, forgotten one, too wrinkled and squishy to be saved. The egg white was lefover from….something. I don’t remember what. And the sad thing is, I made some French bread recently, and I totally could have used the egg white as a glaze. Oops.

And then there are a few pieces of leftover grilled chicken. Drat.

Ok! The new thing:

Since I’m paring down my blogging a bit, I’d like to do Food Waste Fridays every other week (I’ll still post on Fridays…just not about food waste.)

But some of you really want to be able to confess your food waste every week. So, I asked Jo of Simply Being Mum (a faithful FWF participant if there ever was one!) if she would host Food Waste Friday every other week. And she graciously said yes.

She will host FWF on alternating weeks, and there will be a link and a FWF graphic code and all the usual stuff up over at her blog. And I’ll put up a little link to her blog next week so that you’re reminded about where to go for all things food waste.


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.

Those of you who participate in Food Waste Friday can now grab a fancy-schmancy button to perk up your posts. If you copy and paste the following code into your Food Waste Friday post, this little graphic will appear.


If you blog on WordPress, just make sure you’re in html mode when you copy and paste the code, or it won’t work properly.


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Friday 14th of September 2012

Hello! I am Amber and I'm thirteen and this is my first blog post ever. I thought it would be good to show what you can do with left over potatoes. My seriously yummy potato salad!


Tuesday 11th of September 2012

I know it's not Friday, but I just pulled out the 2 eggplants I bought this past Wednesday so that I can use them today (Tuesday) Well, they have gone bad! I don't normally buy eggplants, so I really didn't know how long they would last in the drawer in the fridge. Anyway, that's $4.00 down the drain! It really aggravates me since I was going to make a nice recipe of eggplant "meat"balls that I found online. How totally dissapointing!

Jennie @

Tuesday 11th of September 2012

Ugg. Who wastes raspberries? They are my favorite.

But, I am thankful for this as it has completely raised my consciousness of waste!


Skirnir Hamilton

Saturday 8th of September 2012

Did boil a ham bone and throw away the bone. Made banana bread and banana cookies to use up some bananas. Peeled some mold off cheese before using it. But don't think I threw anything out this week. Do have some thawed ground beef that needs to be used and probably will be a meatloaf tomorrow. Need to still use up my mole sauce. Still looks fine and been eating some. A little heavy right now in left overs, but I think we will manage to use them.


Friday 7th of September 2012

I made a batch of about 10 salmon patties. We ate them all but one - it fell on the floor. And that was it for my food waste. I have half a head of lettuce and a wrinkly tomato that I need to use up asap, though.

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