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Nov 7/14 – Tossed a navel orange which ironically wasn’t even close to being orange in colour, 1/2c leftover pasta that went slimy and a couple of tiny bell peppers purchased from the farmers market in a large tub for $5. They were freebies that were tossed in last minute.  1/2 of an English cucumber and 3 radishes. Yes, just 3. LOL

Nov 14/14 – NOTHING WASTED! 😀

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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Wow time has flown. Life as a new mama and full time caregiver is hard to balance let alone find any time for yourself!  Though I haven’t been posting/checking in, there has been very minimal food waste. This week’s food waste seems huge to me. 😦

* slice of pizza from Pizza Hut (this hurts more b/c it was take out pizza!)

* a somewhat dehydrated lemon

* 1/2 of a mushy cucumber

* 1 portion of salad (from the weekly tub)

* 1/2 jar of salsa (pushed into the death pit aka back of the fridge)

* 1 cup cranberry homemade cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving (Canadian and dad figured there was no more use for it after the big day, he dumped it! Hello? Leftovers need love too!)

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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Minimal loss this week – 1 avocado and 1 bell pepper. Again – surplus graciously and secretly donated by the sister unit. I wish she’d let us know when she dumps stuff off in our fridge. This is a classic case of “I thought I was helping”. (She’d rather pay the lower price for multiples knowing she can’t consume them before they go bad but she drops them off here literally 2 days before they turn towards the dark side) Ugh.

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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Discovered that someone (dad or my sis) purchased nectarines this past week. Want to know how I found out? They were a liquidy mush at the bottom of the fruit drawer. Ick. I tossed 3 of them then cleaned up the mess. That makes me sad. I try to slice off the icky parts of fruits and freeze them to use in a smoothie later on. These nectarines didn’t even get a chance. RIP poor lil nectarines.

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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We have waste 😦 On Friday out went 1lb of blueberries and 1lb of strawberries, 1 crushed nectarine and 1 yellow bell pepper beyond saving. As usual, over shopping has been the culprit. I had popped out earlier this week and took dad with me then my sister came later in the end of the week taking him shopping again. Over purchasing produce is our main culprit however we do eat a high volume of it. So, how much is too much?  I’ve tried having this conversation with my dad and he agrees but he’s the one going shopping twice in a week so he should be the one to realize what we have at home. Having said that, my sister tends to shop with my dad at the Asian markets (while I hit up the discount grocery stores) and shops the deals but then splits them with us. 

Example 4 for $5 – whatever produce item. She’ll take 1 or 2 depending on what it is then leave the rest here. I don’t know about it so I’m not conscious about eating it/using it up before it spoils.

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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This week’s waste = none. Apparently someone bumped the temperature control dial at the top of the fridge while putting items on the top shelf and cranked the cold factor. A lot of the fresh fruits/veggies that were presliced have been slightly erm, frozen? Or super chilled so they’re well preserved. They’re tasty to eat and totally fine texture-wise once they thaw a bit LOL For now, I’ll count it as a no waste week here!

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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Hmm…this week’s waste, a lonely lime and a moldy orange. I suspect they were having a ripe ole time together which is how they ended up as they did. (see what I did there? LOL)

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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No waste this week! T’was kinda easy actually – we didn’t buy that many fresh / perishable items AND we’ve been diligent on eating up leftovers. Spaghetti with meatballs for breakfast anyone? 😀

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

FoodWasteFriday Slacking. That’s all I can say that I have been doing in this department. This lil guy takes up a lot of my free time, if not all. Love him to pieces and its worth it to waste a bit of food. Wait, what?!

The past 3 weeks list of wasted food: head of romaine, bag of coleslaw, leftover homemade home fries, 1/2 of a 1KG tub of yoghurt, 4 lil pots of Activia yoghurt, 1L of lactose free skim milk (trying to see which dairy – if any – upsets baby’s tummy aka elimination diet starting with dairy), 1 orange, 1 avocado, 1 apple and lastly 1/2 tub of salad as someone bumped the temperature gauge while putting something into the fridge. The salad literally froze and when thawed on the counter – things were slimy b/c of the freeze/thaw of the cucumbers in there. Ick.  So for 3 weeks – is that really bad?

How’d you do?

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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Ugh – long time no update but I’ve been busy trying trying to find the right balance in terms of running errands, grocery shopping, doctor appointments and taking care of the lil one. During that process, a lot of produce has gone through the fridge and into the compost bucket.  My sister tried to help and kept making our weekly tub of salad for us but her way ie trying to make the produce go further by dicing things super fine. Where I’d use 2 bell peppers for the tub, she’d use 3/4 of one.  As a result, it was much harder to eat, so we didn’t when she wasn’t here to dish it up for us.   She also tried to help by buying produce for the hubster’s lunches. He’s not picky by any means, nor am I – we’ll pretty each anything – but for some reason her selection was not appetizing. So that sat for a couple of weeks until it’s time came and went.

This week’s waste – 1/2 of a steak, coleslaw, an avocado and a handful of grapes. All things that got pushed to the back or hidden. Booo!

How’d you do?

BTW: Happy 4th of July to my US readers 🙂

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

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