5 Food Items to Stock Up On to Help Eliminate Food Waste and Stretch Your Budget

5 Food Items to Stock Up On to Help Eliminate Food Waste and Stretch Your Budget

When you’re trying to eat local and organic, it helps to pinch pennies which means buying what’s in season and cheaper but also using every single bit of those veggies and fruits.

Which is exactly why we’re delving into the 5 food items that can be used to help you preserve your perishables and eliminate food waste and how to use them.

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Best Loquat Peach Salsa

Best Loquat Peach Salsa

It's raining loquats in north Florida, which means I'm out here with buckets doing my happy dance. 

Most people aren't familiar with the loquat, and don't realize it's edible. 

For those living in areas with loquats (most of the Southeast and California in the US, though they can be found worldwide), these tasty fruits are a delicious, low-impact food source. And loquats make one HELL of a fruit salsa. Click through for my Loquat Peach Salsa recipe!

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Ultimate Mulberry Peach Cobbler with Rosemary Topping (Waste Not Want Not)

Ultimate Mulberry Peach Cobbler with Rosemary Topping (Waste Not Want Not)

You may have noticed I love food. I consider it a sport and I'm going pro, y'all.

Today we're delving into native berries and low impact food sources... in the form of a delectable mulberry cobbler.

Cobbler for the planet, y'all

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Delicious Kumquat Chutney Recipe (Waste Not, Want Not Challenge)

Delicious Kumquat Chutney Recipe (Waste Not, Want Not Challenge)

What a pain in the citrus!

When we left last off, I was drowning in a heap of delightful miniature fruits. Backyard grown (no pesticides or fertilizers), packed with vitamins, and destined to fall and rot, I committed to not letting any of the 37 cups of kumquats go to waste.

So today we explore the wonder of chutney! Click through for a delicious kumquat chutney recipe, which will extend the shelf-life of excess fruits for more than a month.

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Low Fat Spiced Kumquat Ice Cream (Waste Not, Want Not Challenge)

Low Fat Spiced Kumquat Ice Cream (Waste Not, Want Not Challenge)

News Flash: homemade ice cream is a perfectly legitimate way to extend the shelf life of your excess fruit.

My fridge can only fit so many jars of jam and pickles before my boyfriend calls Homesteaders Anonymous. I passed that limit about 2 batches of marmalade ago - shut up and hand me my bonnet.

Here's my favorite new recipe: Spiced Kumquat Ice Cream. The peels are naturally sweet, and they take on a delicious candied texture when frozen. It's sinful, it's easy, it's a foodie-approved way to use up extra fruit. 

 

 

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