For the Love of Soil


Looking for ways to reduce food waste at home? Compost! Decide what the right method of composting is for you and your living space. If you have a yard, find an out-of-the-way spot for your compost pile or purchase a compost bin or tumbler. If you choose to use an open-air pile you’ll want to only compost vegetable scraps or vegetables cooked without oil or fat (so that your pile doesn’t attract animals). If [...]

For the Love of Soil2021-07-14T20:51:20+00:00

Power out?


Stronger storms can mean more power outages. Here are a few tips on what to do if it happens to you: Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. If the door stays closed, food will stay safe for up to 4 hours in the refrigerator and up to 48 hours in a full freezer Group frozen foods together if your freezer is only partially full. Transfer items you don’t need [...]

Power out?2021-07-14T20:51:34+00:00

Cooking for the Smaller Household


Let's face it, groceries are just not packaged with the smaller household in mind. Packs of meat, bundles of herbs and big boxes of snacks meant for 4-6 people can lead you to toss food before you can get to eating it. Luckily, there are some easy fixes that can stop you from filling up your garbage at the end of the week which can save some serious cash. Shopping First, let's start with [...]

Cooking for the Smaller Household2021-07-14T20:52:13+00:00

Use It, Don’t Lose It


We've all been there -- checking the date on carton of eggs, a ketchup bottle, a packet of meat and realizing that date has passed. In the bin it goes. After all, no one wants to eat expired food! It turns out that those dates aren't actually expiration dates. Which is great news for you AND your wallet. Where do dates come from? Dates on packaged food aren't exactly required by law. Infant formula is [...]

Use It, Don’t Lose It2021-07-14T20:52:25+00:00

Hack Your Vegetables


We would never recommend coming to blows with your vegetables, but we can recommend some ways to revive, use up, and make the most of what you’ve brought home or grown. Common Problem: Limp lettuce Hack: Those greens (and carrots, and celery, and green beans…) that you left in the fridge a little too long can bounce back. Soak them in water for 15-30 minutes to bring back the crisp! Common Problem: Squishy fruit [...]

Hack Your Vegetables2021-07-14T20:52:40+00:00

Kiesling Detroit Cocktail Kits Highlight Waste-Free Mixing


Our friends at Kiesling Detroit offer a range of to-go cocktail kits that are a fun way to follow along with the cooking series. Buy one in time for the show! Here's what they had to say about their operations: As a craft cocktail bar in the time of COVID-19, we are learning a whole new type of service through bottled cocktails. We work hard to be a No-to-low-waste bar. Making ingredients in house [...]

Kiesling Detroit Cocktail Kits Highlight Waste-Free Mixing2021-05-19T20:25:07+00:00

Be Inspired.


Be Inspired. Chefs know that the secret to great tasting food often comes from using up bits and scraps in creative ways. Head over to these participating restaurants throughout September and taste the delicious dishes that make sure food doesn't go to waste. We have some of these recipes on our website so you can try them at home!

Be Inspired.2021-05-19T20:26:14+00:00

Imperfect to Some, Perfect to Us


Not all fruits and vegetables look like what we see in the grocery store. Where does all that funny looking produce go? Sadly, much of it gets thrown away or is left on the fields even though it tastes just like the uniform produce we see in the stores.Hungry Harvest is one of the organizations that stops this from happening. They rescue those fruits and vegetables that don’t make the cut and deliver them [...]

Imperfect to Some, Perfect to Us2020-07-31T17:39:25+00:00

Interview: Stephanie Osborn


Studies show good health is all important Make Food Not Waste will go live this Sunday thanks to the countless hours of our 30+ volunteers who have worked together over the past year to create and event that will inspire thousands of people to waste less food at home. One of our most dedicated organizers, Stephanie Osborn, Wayne State University’s Community Health Pipeline Program Manager, talked to us about what this event [...]

Interview: Stephanie Osborn2020-07-31T17:39:55+00:00

Introducing the Chefs


Chef Phil Jones has been part of Make Food Not Waste since planning began in August 2017. To the few that may not know Chef Phil, he is a generous, tireless advocate for food sovereignty, food justice and food security who happens to cook amazing food. Chef Phil has inspired a group of local chefs to be part of Make Food Not Waste, providing a platform for chefs to showcase their creativity in [...]

Introducing the Chefs2020-07-31T17:40:15+00:00
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