Food Waste

Reduce Food Waste and Stock your Fridge with Hungry Harvest

Are you stuck in a weekly dinner plan rut? After months of cooking at home, it’s easy to fall into a routine with what you get at the grocery store to what you make at home. If your dinnertime playlist could use a reboot, try refreshing your meal plan with fresh produce. Hungry Harvest helps […]

Cut Down on Waste: Chicken Liver Mousse

Meat production in this country is heavily industrialized. The industry meets consumer demand by producing high volumes of only a few popular cuts from the entire animal, often wasting the rest. Chicken breasts, for instance, are so profitable that they finance all other parts of the bird, including the legs and wings.  But, this doesn’t […]

Five Food Focused Films for 2021

I love using film as a method to learn more about food. Each February, I share some films that have impacted my perspective around food. See my picks for this year, in no particular order. Gather – 2020 – Rent on Vimeo  This powerful film tells important stories of Native American’s reclaiming their spiritual, political […]

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Sip a Moment of Peace in the Kitchen

During stressful times, turning to the kitchen might be a helpful tool in reducing stress. Cooking sparks creativity, forces one to be mindful in the moment, and evokes all the senses. Touching the ingredients. Looking at the ingredients as they transform. Hearing a sizzle in a pan. Smelling the aromas of what’s cooking. Tasting all […]

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A Word on Waste: Part III

This article is part of a four-part series on buying, storing, preserving and composting foods to prevent waste We have an extreme problem with inefficiency when it comes to food production across the globe. The resulting excess usage of natural resources has an enormous effect on the environment. As individuals we can take small actions […]

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A Word on Waste: Part IV

This article is part of a four-part series on buying, storing, preserving and composting foods to prevent waste There is no ‘away’ to throw things. When food ends up in landfills it decomposes anaerobically which releases methane, a greenhouse gas 25x more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. Since Americans throw away around 150,000 […]

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A Word on Waste: Part II

This article is part of a four-part series on buying, storing, preserving and composting foods to prevent waste. In the previous article I discussed the massive impact food waste has on global greenhouse gas emissions. According to the UN, if food loss and waste were its own country it would rank third, behind the US […]

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