I always try to avoid food waste. We are lucky to live within reasonable distance of a fair number of good food shops, many of them being small local shops rather than supermarkets. So I buy little but frequently, often shopping for groceries on the way home from work. This means we cut down on the amount of food that is sitting around the kitchen.
I also usually buy local and/or organically grown produce, both of which seem to keep better.
My personal challenge to cutting down on food waste is broccoli stems. I try to choose broccoli with shorter stems and have recently started cutting it differently to use more of the stem. Even so some of that stem is fairy tough and inevitably ends up in the compost. Does anyone have a great recipe for making the hard bits of broccoli stem edible and even tasty?
Here are a few ideas for reducing food waste:
* Avoid Overpackaged food
* Recycle food and drink packaging where possible
* Plan your menus and buy only what you need when you need it
* Store your food properly
* Learn some recipes for using leftovers
* Compost any raw fruit and veg that go off
For Zero Waste Week
You can read Zero Waste's blogpost for Organic Fortnight in this post here.