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7 Smart Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

Food. Waste. Are there any two more depressing words when it comes to the kitchen? With all the resources we have, food waste prevention should be second nature. Let these food waste prevention tips…

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10 Ways to Reuse Banana Peels

We’ve written a lot about food waste lately. And as you probably know, the facts about food waste are startling: Americans never eat 40% of the food we produce. The cost to the environment is signif…

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10 Creative Lemon Peel Uses

A squeeze of lemon in your water. A bit of lemon juice to finish a pot of beans. Lemons are endlessly useful in cooking, and it feels so wasteful to just toss those peels into the compost or trash. Ne…

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We’re Wasting Food & Money By Misreading These Labels

"Sell By," "Best By," "Use By." If food labels are confusing you, you're not alone. That confusion is causing us to dump tons of perfectly edible food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic R…

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50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again

"Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without" is a favorite adage in both frugal and green circles, and it is something I strive to live by. One of the best ways to "use it up" is to think differen…

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14 Ways to Cook with Food Scraps

Here in the U.S. we waste around 40 percent of the food we produce, and part of that happens in our very own kitchens. Check out some of these ways to bust food waste by cooking with food scraps! &nb…

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Do ‘Best By’ Dates Really Matter?

Would you be open to eating food that has aged past the dubious "sell by/use by" date? Former president of Trader Joe's, Doug Rauch, certainly hopes so. He is in the works of opening a new restaurant-…

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21 Crazy Facts About Food Waste In America

The world learned some devastating truths about itself this past week. Not only did we learn that 9 out of 10 of us throw away food long before it's spoiled, we also found out that all that rotting fo…

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Want to Share Leftovers With Strangers? There’s an App for That.

I once had a girlfriend who always requested a to-go box for her restaurant leftovers, no matter how much or how little there was to spare. Post meal we would walk around the city, sometimes in aimles…

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7 Ways to Reduce Holiday Food Waste

Thanksgiving may be behind us, but big food-centric gatherings with friends and family are just beginning. One thing that's always struck me about holiday parties is how much food ends up wasted at th…

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