Monday, May 19, 2008

got leftovers?

I am always appalled by how much food Americans waste.

Not to brag, but we throw away very little food in my home. One of my secrets is "kitchen sink soup". I keep a tupperware container in my freezer for vegetable peelings, meat bones, and the little odds and ends that are left after meals. When the container is full, I boil it, pick out the bones and icky stuff, then add a little rice or pasta. It has never failed to make a really good soup.

I don't understand the food waste that happens in most households. If you won't eat it, don't buy it. Or don't buy so much. It seems so simple.

Here is a fabulous UK site aimed at helping people conserve food. If you click on the recipes tab, there is this cool tool where you can list what you need to use up and it will give you a recipe. Now you have no excuse!


Unknown said...

Hey! Thanks for the great info. I was browsing through a bunch of green websites and blogs and I came across yours and found it very interesting. There are a bunch of others I like too, like the daily green, ecorazzi and I especially like’s carbon calculator ( I find it really easy to use (it doesn’t make me feel guilty after I take it). Are there any others you would recommend? Can you drop me a link to your favorites (let me know if they are the same as mine).

A said...

Wow...thank you so much for the "kitchen sink soup" idea that is wonderful and I love the site you shared too.

Thanks again for the wonderful things you share!

Lisa Russell said...

my kids waste food when they fix their own plate. We're not allowed to force them to eat it all or they'll have control issues with food and become anorexic. So I fix their plates. And I eat the leftovers in the middle of the night, when it's quiet.