Cooking With Leftovers

There are lots of way to prevent food waste and still have tasty, creative meals.  Check out the resources below for more on cooking with leftovers:

Love Food Hate Waste: click here to explore the extensive resource that is this very successful and fun program in the U.K.

10 Things to Do With Stale Bread: click here for a very resourceful article from on 10 different and tasty things to do with stale bread.

10 Things to Do With a Banana Peel: click here to read another resourceful article from the same folks that got creative with stale bread above.

General Home Food Waste Prevention Tips

From the basics like bringing a shopping list to the market and sticking to it to the more obscure buy funny fruit, there are plenty of easy tips to help you prevent food waste at home. See more below:

Food: Too Good To Waste: click here to learn more about the great Food: Too Good To Waste program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that can help you reduce you home food waste by up to 25%.  This program has had great pilot success in cities all over the U.S. and offer easy to use tools and tips.

Saving Leftovers Saves Resources: click here to for a great general tip sheet for preventing food waste at home or click here for a great pinterest board.

11 Tips for Reducing Food Waste: click here for a great article from the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) to help you prevent food waste at home, including some cooking strategies and embracing "ugly" produce.

Food Storage

Food actually has certain needs when it comes to preserving it and there's more to it than just throwing it all in the refrigerator.

The Refrigerator:click here to find out everything you need to know about that big appliance in your kitchen and or garage. 

Shelf Life Tips for Anywhere in Your Kitchen: click here for a great infographic and article from Huffington Post to find out the shelf life of different things that you may store on the counter or pantry, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer.

Creative Tips to Keep Things Fresh: click here for a great article from Care2 for "hacks" or tips on everything from care for avocados to brown sugar and potatoes.

General Storage Tips: click here for an A to Z guide from Eureka Recycling for storage in your kitchen.

More General Storage Tips: click here for some great tips and links to more tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Fight Food Waste

food waste prevention at home

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure isn't just an old saying, it's the truth.  Prevention is the best way to fight food waste.