Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Waste Not, Want Not

I have a confession to make.  I am a food waster.  It kills me.  It gives me guilt.  It makes me hate myself.  But I do it a LOT!  I have really tried to be more conscious about my food planning so that I DON'T waste, but sometimes I just mess up and have to throw away food that I've let go bad.

I have done a few things to stop this terrible habit.  One thing, is I bought a juicer.  So any veggie or fruit that is about to spoil goes right into my juicer and I drink up the tasty, near rotten beverage (I kid...If it's really rotten, I toss it).  The other thing I've started to do is just cook everything in my fridge and put it all on a plate.  Like this little concoction that actually turned out to be a really good deconstructed Cobb Salad.

Here's What I Did:
Boil some eggs (Put eggs in a pot, cover with water and turn on high.  Once water begins to rapidly boil, turn off the burner and let eggs sit in the water for 15 minutes.  Peel and cut).  I cooked bacon (Heat oven to 400 degrees and cook bacon in the oven until crisp).  I sauteed mushrooms (melt coconut oil over high heat.  Add sliced mushrooms and cook until browned, about 8 minutes.  Salt & Pepper).  Then slice up any veggies you have (tomatoes, cucumber, etc.)  Add some greens dressed in a little olive oil and some vinegar (I used balsamic).

And there you have it.  A delicious lunch or dinner, hell, even breakfast.  And nothing went bad in your fridge.  And now you're happy because you're not wasteful.  Waste not, want not.