Did you know that in NSW alone more than 800,000 tonnes of food is thrown out for garbage collection each year? The average household throws 315kg of food into the garbage each year...that's one stat you don't want to be a part of!That's not even counting what gets thrown into the compost....or the waste from food businesses. It is estimated that this waste of fresh fruit and veggies, meat, chicken and fish, packaged foods and leftovers equates to around $1000 per household each year...mmmm, I'm feeling a weekend retreat with those savings.
We are all doing our best right. We try hard to feed our families economically with nutritious, delicious food. It's hard.
There are loads of reasons for this unintentional waste, including;
We buy too much food (think specials, double ups)
We lose or forget about food in our overloaded pantries, fridges & freezers.
We're scared of offal and secondary cuts of meat.
We cook too much and don't eat the left overs.
Plans change and we don't get the chance to cook the meals we've planned.
We don't plan.
We just prefer to wing it!
There should be a self help group for this kind of thing.... Oh hang on there is...
On Friday 25th July in our Real Simple Food cooking class, we sort out this conundrum and our pantries and fridges (photos only please) We check seasonal food guides, plan our recipes, write a meal plan and a shopping list...
We're also cooking a bunch of delicious dishes using every last scrap of food we bought, we're going to eat it all up and look forward to saving $1000 each year from now on. (That's more than the scrapping of the carbon tax will save you...)
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