October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Trudy Frayer

County of San Diego

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 68 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    42
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Challenges

Planning

Eat Me First

I will create an "Eat Me First" area in my fridge to prioritize food that needs to be used right away.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Planning

Date Labels Demystified

I will not toss food once it is past the best buy date. "Expiration" dates misleadingly refer to quality, not safety. Use your senses and best judgement.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Planning

Portion Planning

Use a portion size guide to ensure appropriate portions when cooking. I will cook 5 portion-appropriate meals.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 2 meals.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Dinner Party Guest-imator

I will use the Guest-imator to plan how much food to make for my upcoming dinner party with 1 guests.

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One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Save the Peels

When life gives you lemons (or any other citrus peels), use the rinds to make a nontoxic cleaner.

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One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Cook From Root to Leaf

Utilize beet greens, carrot tops, and herb stems to make a delicious pesto, sauce, or dressing. I will try 2 root-to-leaf recipes.

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One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Repurpose Leftovers

Give leftovers a new life! For example, use leftover rice to make fried rice. I will try a recipe that repurposes leftovers 5 times.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Veggie Scrap Stock

Store vegetable scraps in your freezer and use them to make veggie stock. I will make this recipe 1 times.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Swap This for That

Missing an ingredient for a recipe? Check this list to find the best substitutes.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Storage

Potatoes

Store potatoes with an apple to avoid early sprouting. Keep them away from onions and in a cool, dark place. I will properly store 1 potatoes.

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One-Time Challenge

Storage

Leafy Greens

Roll unwashed lettuce in a dry towel, then store in a sealed bag in the refrigerator. I will properly store 1 leafy greens.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Storage

Berries

To keep berries fresh, place them on top of a paper towel in a sealed container to absorb excess moisture and reduce chances of molding. I will properly store 3 packs of berries.

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One-Time Challenge

Storage

Bananas

To keep bananas from browning quickly, break up the bunch and separate. Don’t store bananas with apples, which speed up ripening. If the stems came covered in plastic wrap, do not remove the plastic until ready to eat as this will slow the release of ethylene gas. I will properly store 1 bananas.

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One-Time Challenge

Storage

Avocados

Allow green, unripe avocados to ripen on the counter, then transfer to the refrigerator. Once cut, keep the pit in and rub with lemon or oil to reduce browning. I will properly store 2 avocados.

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One-Time Challenge

Storage

Asparagus/Celery

Trim the ends of asparagus and place them in a jar or glass with 1-2 inches of water, just like fresh cut flowers. Keep them in the refrigerator. I will properly store 2 bunches of asparagus/celery.

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One-Time Challenge

Storage

Apples

Store apples up to 7 days on the counter, then move them to the refrigerator. Keep them away from bananas and avocados as they speed ripening. I will properly store 2 apples.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Storage

Fridge Demystified

Did you know that milk should never be stored in the side door of a fridge? Learn where to properly store food in your fridge by checking out the Resource. I will properly store 1 cartons of milk.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Food Systems

Stay Connected

Sign up for the San Diego Food System Alliance Newsletter to stay up to date on what's happening in the region

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One-Time Challenge

Shopping

Tap the Salad Bar

For recipes that call for small amounts of different vegetables, shop at the salad bar to get exactly what you need.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Shop the Bulk Bins

Grains, nuts, and other dry goods are often sold in bulk bins that allow you to purchase only the quantity you need.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Shop More Often

Grocery shop more often, and buy fresh foods in smaller quantities.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Support Imperfection

20 billion pounds of fruits and veggies go to waste on farms every year, often because they don't live up to the cosmetic standards of grocery stores. Buy ugly produce at the grocery store, farmers market, or sign up for an ugly produce CSA box.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food Waste Tracking

Food Waste Tracking

Ready. Set. Record!

For each day during the food waste tracking week, record your food waste. This action accepts one entry per day, so be sure to enter one total for food waste across all of your meals, or weigh all of your food waste once at the end of each day. Please use ounces for unit of measurement.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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