Okay, there can be some scary encounters with this one. How many science experiments are growing in your fridge? And what do you think you’ll find if you venture to the very back of your food cupboard? Let’s find out. Today’s the day.
In the 30 minutes I gave myself for this, I got through my shelves which held my baking ingredients, teas/coffees, and other dry goods (pasta, crackers etc), canned foods, sauces and condiments and spreads.
I let go of flour, baking soda, sprinkles, nuts and other items that had past their sell-by date (I won’t be disclosing by how much, nor will I expect you to 😉 ). I have a few things to replace, but soooo much more space in the cupboard now…
Once you’ve done the same, you’ll have a good idea of what’s actually in your cupboard. As for those things that will expire fairly soon (or that you bought a while ago and still haven’t used), how about making a plan to use them before they also get wasted??
I have tofu, chia seeds, pine nuts and lasagna sheets amongst other things that need to be eaten soon. Hmmmmm, not really a good combination together though. In my fridge there’s broccoli, cream and spring onions which need to be consumed quickly before going to waste. So, do what I’m doing : google your ingredients in the search bar of your favourite recipe website, or just in google itself – or look in the index of your favourite recipe books. You’ll find good recipes for these ingredients. Then plan a meal around them for the very near future.
I’ve found a recipe for tofu, greens and cashew stir-fry.
See you on Day #14.