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Winnie Polischuk

County of San Diego - Winter

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 987 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    32
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    5
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    15
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    773
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    9
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    17
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Winnie's Actions

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

Cooking

Cook From Snout to Tail

Utilize all parts of an animal. I will try 1 snout-to-tail recipes.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Planning

Portion Planning

Use a portion size guide to ensure appropriate portions when cooking. I will cook 3 portion-appropriate meals.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Eat the Leftovers

I will plan an Eat the Leftovers night by creating a tasty “smorgasbord" or using a recipe that repurposes leftovers. I will eat 3 meals using leftovers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Planning

Fridge Inventory

I will keep a fridge inventory to stay up to date with what I have in my fridge before I go grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Befriend the Freezer

The freezer is your friend! Store any leftover food in the freezer for a quick weekday meal or freeze fruits that are getting ripe to use for a delicious smoothie later. I will freeze 5 food item(s).

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Food Preservation

Extend the life of your food by trying different preservation strategies like pickling, drying, or jamming. I will try 1 preservation techniques.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Swap This for That

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food Systems

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Veggie Scrap Stock

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

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 35
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Planning Date Labels Demystified
    What is your first reaction when you see an item that is past its "Best By" date? Where do you think this reaction comes from?

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    Winnie Polischuk 11/17/2020 10:30 AM
    My first reaction is to toss it.  I usually don’t toss it out until I do the smell and taste test.  A majority of the time the food is still edible beyond the best by date.  It is a good indicator of learning to buy the right amount of food. 

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    Winnie Polischuk 11/09/2020 11:49 AM
    Made a quart of pickled onions for the first time. So easy!

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    Winnie Polischuk 11/06/2020 9:46 AM
    Filled the compost bowl while making a  delicious Hawaiian style potato Mac salad.  

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    Winnie Polischuk 11/04/2020 7:19 AM
    So far so good.  COMPOST!

    • Jennifer Hart's avatar
      Jennifer Hart 11/05/2020 7:30 AM
      Yay!!! I haven’t started my compost back up at my new home and this is great encouragement to do so :)