Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday Short Subjects: Love Food, Hate Waste

Food Waste is a huge issue in the UK, just as it is in the US. Love Food Hate Waste tackles this problem, promising… “Whatever food you love, we can help you waste less and save you money.”

Their site is easy to navigate and easy on the eye. There are facts, tips on reducing food waste and saving water, tons [tonnes UK parlance] of recipes, and tools to help you discover many more from ingredients you have on hand. 

Love Food Hate Waste offers something for everyone. Newbies to the kitchen, particularly those on a budget, will appreciate the hints on “making the most of the food we buy” and the meal planning section. Experienced cooks will enjoy the seasonal recipes and the beautiful food images. Environmental educators will find plenty of facts ideas, and stories to share.

Love Food Hate Waste is also available as a free app for your smartphone, a great tool for helping you with menu planning on the run. Two caveats: The app requires over 19 MB of storage, and the recipes use the metric system and UK English. [You are limited to England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales as selections for your home country.] Check out the website first. If you like what it offers and have the space on your phone, go for it! 

Love Food Hate Waste is an initiative of WRAP, a not-for-profit organization in the UK formed to “help recycling take off in the UK and to create a market for recycled materials.”  

Have a great weekend. 

Why Saturday Short Subjects? Some readers may recall  being dropped at the movie theater for the Saturday matinee — two action-packed feature films with a series of short subjects (cartoons or short movies, sometimes a serial cliffhanger) sandwiched in between. Often the short subjects were the most memorable, and enjoyable, part of the morning. That explains the name. The reason behind these particular posts is that we are all short on time. My Short Subject posts should not take me as long to write or you as long to read (or try).

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