Thanksgiving Leftovers

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I’ve said it before but it is shocking, 40% of food produced is wasted, of that 40-50% comes from consumers. I am sure that number only increases this time of year. If you want some tips for Thanksgiving meals, and what to do with leftovers listen to this interview I did with WIAD, CBS DC Public Affairs radio in Washington, DC.

Click here for audio link. I hope you enjoy it!

Amanda

 

3 Ways People are Reducing Food Waste + Enjoy More, Waste Less Infographic!

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1. Americans aren’t the only ones wasting perfectly good food. This article explains different ways, apps, and websites throughout Europe that are helping to reduce the amount of wasted food in each country.

2. This is an amazing app just launched to help connect restaurants with extra food to consumers at a sale price. The app is available to people living in London for now but hopefully will expand in the future!

3. “This is not just a charity; it’s not just about feeding people, this is about social inclusion, teaching people about food waste and giving hope to people who have lost all hope.”The Olympics may be over but this food waste story is not. Celebrity Italian chef Massimo Bottura saw an opportunity and turned it into a restaurant. We have all seen articles on how much food and calories Olympic athletes consume, but what about the food that is not? This article is incredibly inspiring and brings to light the problem of wasted food and hunger that is happening around the world.

Great Resources to help you reduce food waste:

  1. LeanPath
  2. PRCH
  3. Society of St. Andrews

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The Best Corn and Tomato Summer Risotto! With No Waste Vegetable Broth

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Tomatoes and corn, summer staples. They are the star of this best ever summer risotto. I see no cook recipes everywhere, and I totally get it, but the DC summer heat wasn’t about to stop me from making this fresh and flavorful risotto. Two secrets to making this the best:

  1. Fresh local corn and tomatoes
  2. Homemade vegetable stock

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10 Day Road Trip Down Routa 40, Patagonia

 

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10 days, 4 girls, 1 small car, 1,300 miles and an epic adventure through Argentina and Chile. This trip has been top on my bucket list for a long time and I was lucky enough to make it a reality in early March. With so many amazing photos and memories to share I have put off this blog post for a long time because I just couldn’t narrow it down.

Vegetarian options were surprisingly delicious and available throughout our trip, even in the small towns. I am not a vegetarian but many times prefer the veggies, although I must say there is nothing like an Argentine steak!

There is so much to love about this beautiful world and embarking on a (foreign and adventurous) cross country road trip did not disappoint.

Day 1 – Flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche

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Carrot Cake Recipe & Sally’s Middle Name- Restaurant Review

Every year since living in DC, I make my sister her all time favorite dessert- Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Every year I try a new recipe hoping it will be better than the last. This year according to my sister “Was the best yet!” Mission accomplished. Recipe is at the end of this post. We also have a tradition of going out to a restaurant of the birthday person’s choice (as I am sure many people do. So far we have hit up- Thai x-ing, Little Serow, Komi, Barcelona, Roses Luxury, Ambar, and I am sure I am missing a few but all have been fantastic! This year Steph picked a spot none of us had been to before, Sally’s Middle Name. Continue reading

Cooking Class in Luberon, Provence and Poached Pear Recipe

One of the highlights of our trip to France was, with out a doubt, this cooking class(click for link), called Cuisine de Chef. Surrounded by the spectacular French countryside of mountains, vineyards, and orchards, I can’t think of a more perfect setting to feel submerged into the serene Provence. Even if you do not attend the cooking class, visiting the historic hill top villages of Luberon is an absolute must. We stumbled upon a small wine tasting event after our lunch and explored the magical little village with a glass in hand 🙂
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Sunday Round-Up

This weeks round-up meal plan is a diverse one. I don’t like to put days to the plan because I think it is too restrictive, maybe you don’t feel like eating stew on Monday but Wednesday it sounds good. So I will just give you the links and do with them what you want. A quick and easy kale and quinoa bowl for a busy night, and makes a great next day lunch. Hearty curry and lentil stew for the coldest day of the week. A fun and different pizza for pizza and movie night, or the House of Cards Marathon. This vegan butternut squash carbonara is to die for, you will not miss the meat I promise! Let me know what you think and tag me on Insta if you make any of these.  Continue reading