As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.
Summer is a time of great harvest, but it often feels impossible to eat the abundance of fresh produce before it goes bad. And then there’s the scraps. The amount of watermelon rind left behind alone is enough to fill an entire trash can in a matter of days (btw, you can and should be pickling that), not to mention corn husks and cobs from backyard grill outs (there’s also some good stuff you can do with that!).
Composting this food waste is one way to ensure it gets a second life, but there is more that you can do. A lot of food scraps ― like strawberry tops! ― can actually be turned into delicious meals or drinks. We’re always looking for new ideas, and the folks behind Foodstand, a community of people focused on good eating and fighting food waste, feel the same way. They started a #NoFoodWaste campaign with this aim and have surfaced some new ideas to stop food waste in the kitchen. Below, we rounded up our favorite ideas:
Language in the petition embedded in this entry has been updated to reflect Walmart’s recent efforts to sell some “ugly” produce in the U.S.
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