16 May '11, 3pm

Got 10 minutes? Our 6 tips will help you reduce your food waste in a snap

Got 10 minutes? Our 6 tips will help you reduce your food waste in a snap

I could add so much to these suggestions, for example: don’t shop once a week, go several times, food will be fresher when used, and your backpack (much better than a shopping cart or shopping bag) will be lighter. (I am writing from the urban point of view: no car.) The plastic bags you are forced to take home with your prepackaged purchases are re-usable. Sometimes a quick rinse is advisable, usually unnecessary since you will rinse off the next produce that you buy anyway. Really useful are the grape plastic bags perforated with large circles–these have the right proportion of cover and ventilation when you reuse them in your fridge for lettuce, mushrooms, virtually everything. They will eventually be grundgy and thrown in the garbage, but by then you will have new ones. Re leftovers, omelettes are great, soups fantastic, chinese-style stir-fry–make sure you have soy sa...

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