Has anyone else noticed their food waste has changed during this rather strange time? One thing I’ve noticed during this time where we’ve been at home, is that we are wasting far far less food and using up stuff much more.
We are also barely eating any ready made meals or over processed packaged meals, in fact I think we’ve only had one meal of those.
I’ve enjoyed cooking and food prep and also find emptying the fridge and making sure we don’t waste anything very cathartic but it has also made me very aware that we have, in fact fallen into better eating and food waste habits and I want to keep that up, as we ease back into normal, even if that’s slowly.
I’m baking bread rather than buying it and we make sure we use up all fruit and veg weekly. I kind of instigated this as lockdown started to save us money and also because we were on the sheileodd list and were relying on grocery deliveries. But even now we are doing more going out and shopping I’m sticking to our better way of eating.
This week I’m also cleaning out and defrosting our fridge and freezer so I’m working on things being eaten so we don’t have much to throw away. I hate defrosting and cleaning the fridge and freezer but it’s a good thing to do so they are running at optimum and working well, this is actually better for energy consumption too.
Our meals look like this. Simple and easy. Use up things. Minimal work for mum who has other house projects happening.
Monday – sticky chicken and rice – This is a recipe I’ve adapted from an old Annabel Karmel recipe. Sticky tofu for me using the same marinade.
Tuesday – vegetarian spaghetti bolognese
Wednesday – jackets and salad
Thursday – Greek salad and pasta
Friday – Emory the fridge food forage
Saturday – picnic lunch and fish and chips
Sunday – lunch out with friends, our first time since lockdown started.
Next week I’m sharing my how to sour dough bread recipe, which I’m hoping will be helpful. A few people have asked.
What are you eating this week?