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  • Sarah Mosley's avatar
    Sarah Mosley 2/05/2021 10:41 AM
    Well, this week has been pretty tough. I lost some veggies and had lots of scraps after cooking several days. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!

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    Sarah Mosley 8/13/2020 7:47 PM
    Breakkie was cereal. Lucky Charms to be exact. :-D Also, I hate milk, so that's where most of my waste was today. I poured too much for my cereal, and couldn't finish it. Lunch was cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, and fresh basil (from my own kitchen herb planter!). Dinner was ground chicken and mirepoix with a teriyaki-like stir fry sauce. <-- I just throw together soy sauce, mirin, fresh ginger, garlic, brown sugar, and some hot chili sesame oil. Also, made a ton of sticky rice! Gonna use the leftovers of that for some rice pudding tomorrow, yum.

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    Sarah Mosley 8/12/2020 6:51 PM
    I realize I mostly mention dinner, but that's because I always have zero waste for my breakkies and lunches. Breakfast is an energy drink, and lunch is typically a sandwich, soup, or both, or leftovers from dinner the night previous. Today I splurged and had a strawberry (pre-cut) and fresh cream croissant; lunch was a 3-cheese grilled cheese sandwich on multigrain bread along with a small salad (mixed greens, shredded carrot, and a bit of cranberry vinaigrette). Neither of these meals produced any waste. Dinner was pan roasted chicken in a honey-garlic sauce with roasted new potatoes (skin on) and carrots with steamed sugar snap peas. Waste was a few bits of unhappy chicken and some bean strings.

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    Sarah Mosley 8/11/2020 3:37 PM
    Yesterday had to throw out some mouldy cheese. I try and buy the smallest blocks possible, but sometimes still can't get through it all before it goes bad. Tonight is grilled salmon with farro and butternut squash, along with some blistered asparagus. I buy a bag of frozen, peeled squash so no waste! And, I *love* salmon skin, so I leave it on and it gets nice and crispy. 

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    Sarah Mosley 8/07/2020 8:19 AM
    So close to having no waste today, but those darn banana peels! Made smoothies for breakkie, and already have everything prepped for dinner tonight - it's gonna be a stirFriday smorgasbord. Using up the last of the celery, carrots, and snow peas, found some already peeled frozen ginger, and ground chicken. I make my own teriyaki sauce (so easy and much tastier than the bottled stuff), but sadly I have no onions! :( 

    And before you ask, I don't peel my carrots, just scrub them well. The tops do add to the food waste, but barely. Out of curiosity, I did try part of a top, and nope, nope, nope - the little bit of stalk left was so bitter!!  > _ < 

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    Sarah Mosley 5/26/2020 3:49 PM
    Also, here's me and the scale casting judgement on that terrible bagel...

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    Sarah Mosley 5/26/2020 3:14 PM
    Oof, this weekend was not good! Never had to throw away more than a pound of food in a day, and do it more than once. We had some meat that spoiled, so that was a total loss. Then had to toss a bagel and several pieces of bread because of mold. I'm sure some folks are fine with cutting off the mold on breads/cheeses, but I have quite a severe penicillin allergy, so have to be extra careful. Anyway, we enjoyed homemade pizza (yep, from scratch sauce and crust!) Sunday and yesterday, and today was a no-fail halloumi and grape salad. Yum!

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    Sarah Mosley 5/19/2020 12:24 PM
    Leftovers today! Not a scrap left. :)

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    Sarah Mosley 5/12/2020 3:58 PM
    Ok, silly question - do apple cores count as food waste? My Dad will actually eat the whole apple, core and all, but that is too weird for me! So, should I weigh the cores and log as waste?

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    Sarah Mosley 5/12/2020 7:35 AM
    In light of covid-19, the daily 'Shop More Often' task is not really feasible, is it?

    • Sarah Feteih's avatar
      Sarah Feteih 5/12/2020 9:40 AM
      This is a great observation! Although grocery shopping more often is typically a great strategy for reducing food waste, current public health recommendations advise minimizing trips to the grocery store.

      In this case, food storage is going to be a critical food waste reduction strategy to make sure that the groceries we do pick up stay fresh and last longer. Be sure to check out the the storage actions on the EcoChallenge website!