08 Feb '12, 1am

25 Ways to Reduce Food-Related Waste

Something my mother always did, and now so do I, is use up little bits of condiments by adding them to dressings or meatloaf. Ketchup & mustard bottles would get rinsed out with milk or water and mixed in to ground meat. Mayonnaise jars and dressing bottles got a dousing with vinegar and added to milk to make "buttermilk" dressings for cucumber or tomato salads. Sometimes, I get really crazy and grab everything from the refrigerator door that's almost empty and make barbecue sauce. Worcestershire, soy, sauce, jelly, maple syrup, bottled dressings, pickle juice, citrus juice, ketchup, mustard, tomato paste, all those packets that come home with take-out food, whatever...Squeeze or pour as much as you can get out of them into a small saucepan. Swish the bottles clean with a little vinegar and/or water and add it to the pan. Add brown sugar or molasses if you like a sweeter s...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/reduce-food-waste.html

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