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Jennifer Hart

County of San Diego - Winter

"Creating joy, health and connectivity though a healthy relationship with food"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,137 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    52
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    7
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    25
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    69
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1,264
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Jennifer's Actions

Food Systems

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 3 apples.

Completed
One-Time Action

Shopping

Scrutinize Deals

Five bananas for $1 is a good deal only if you eat all five. Many stores offer the sale price even if you buy less than the stated quantity.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food Systems

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Train Like a Chef

I will watch 1 online classes on "Creating a Full Use Kitchen" through the James Beard Foundation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Watch Save The Food San Diego Videos

I will watch 2 Save the Food San Diego videos.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 1 root-to-leaf recipes.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Cooking

Save the Peels

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Gleaning

I will glean backyard produce and create a recipe plan for full utilization, i.e. sharing with friends, canning, preserving, etc.

Completed
One-Time Action

Shopping

Skip the Cart

Bigger carts make us feel like we need to fill them! Use a hand basket to improve grocery store discipline and prevent over-purchasing.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Storage

Nuts

Without the shell, nuts like almonds, walnuts, and pecans can stay in the freezer for 2 years or more. Pack into tinted zip-top freezer bags and freeze. I will properly store 2 bags of nuts.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 1 packs of berries.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 3 bananas.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jennifer Hart 2/03/2021 10:14 AM
    Thank you for the encouragement to use my slightly over ripe apples & blueberries! Crumble was VERY well received 😋💖

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    Jennifer Hart 2/02/2021 8:52 AM
    Grateful for the bonus food water challenge to see how our habits have evolved 😁

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    Jennifer Hart 12/07/2020 9:46 AM
    So happy to report we’ve started compositing again! Now there’s so much less waste ❤️

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    Jennifer Hart 12/02/2020 8:29 PM
    Does anyone do meal kit service?🤔 My boyfriend & I have been getting one delivered every few weeks. Meals are easy to prepare, mostly organic, delicious & fun to prepare together. Interested in your experiences 😃

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    Jennifer Hart 12/01/2020 4:31 PM
    Anyone else over turkey? Haha 😆 rest is in the freezer until cravings return

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    Jennifer Hart 11/30/2020 9:56 AM
    We savored the remaining Thanksgiving leftovers yesterday! So delicious! Remaining turkey is freezer bound for later use ❤️

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    Jennifer Hart 11/19/2020 1:25 PM
    Today, I made a leftover mash-up with a homemade broccoli salad, pasta, curry powder, Bragg’s amino’s & extra spicy Indian pepper. Oh, mercy! It was delicious! Boyfriend commented, “It has everything you’d want in a dish! It really tastes like a purposeful recipe. Mmm, mmm, mmm!” And her inhaled  it. Haha. That’s great feedback 😊

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    Jennifer Hart 11/10/2020 2:57 PM
    Anyone else feeling extremely motivated to start composting? Haven’t started mine up again & my boyfriend is VERY determined to have our fruit & veggie scraps (or nut shells)
    going into compost vs trash. Yay! Thanks for helping to convert him 😍

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    Jennifer Hart 11/10/2020 9:44 AM
    Our refrigerator died this weekend :( We were grateful we’d already started keeping less perishables on hand! Some cheese didn’t survive (RIP) but everything else is looking good so far 😄

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      Jennifer Hart 11/11/2020 8:40 PM
      Update: Sadly, some other refrigerated items didn’t survive the cooler situation. It was painful to put them all in the food waste bin! :( 

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    Jennifer Hart 11/09/2020 7:21 AM
    Didn’t want apples & lemons to go to waste, so I made some applesauce in my Vitamix 🍎😃