This instagram photo is a prime example of how I reduce the amount of food waste we produce at home.
I always have staples like greens, sweet potatoes, some form of ground quality meat, and canned tomatoes. This examples is a rarity because it contains cheese, which I usually don’t have.
The greens were fresh, but the meat was leftover from the night before, the tomatoes were from a sauce I made for spaghetti squash, and the cheese was from a dish I made for a Super Bowl party and on its last leg. Most importantly, the champagne was from the night before, my wedding anniversary, and we didn’t finish the bottle.
I made a conscious effort to come up with a well-rounded, pale-inspired meal that consisted of food items that were going bad. It turned out to be a great, hearty meal, and one of my husband’s favorites (he loves anything like this, which he calls “stuff in a bowl” – so creative). This also fell in line with one of my 2016 goals of conquering cooking fears! I was fearful that this wouldn’t turn out well, and it would be a waste no matter what. But I went forward with it anyway, and I’m very glad I did!
So this “burrito bowl” was actually healthier than one we would’ve gotten at Chipotle, and it was a whole lot cheaper! Not to mention, we saved the garbage bin from having added wasted food.
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