This is our food waste for the week. Poor cilantro.
This picture might make you think we haven't been eating cilantro, but in fact we've been eating A LOT of cilantro. My husband has been adding it to almost everything lately (burritos, soup, Trader Joe's Indian food, and scrambles), and I used it in several meals, but we got it in our CSA delivery about four times in a row and couldn't keep up with it. This is already very old, because we save it in a glass of water in the refrigerator.
So it was dumped in the compost bin. Visit The Frugal Girl for the rotten food photos round-up (hey, we all get our kicks somewhere). And check out Wasted Food if you want to know how the food that ends up in a landfill creates greenhouse gasses. If that's too abstract a concept, here's one that might hit closer to home: wasting less food saves money.
Are you tracking your food waste? How did you do this week? Let us know in the Comments section.
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And I'm choosing this post by Catherine at The Vegan Good Life as my favorite blog post of the week even though it's almost a month old. It's about absolutism and it's really stuck with me these past few weeks. I'm sure it was the inspiration for my post a few days ago about my 90% rule. The post is called "A Plea for Inclusion" and it talks about her philosophy on veganism and life. She believes the "vegan label police" and now the "vegan thought police" have scared millions of people away with their smug attitudes and intolerance. I think her ideas apply to lots of areas of life and I agree with her that no one wants to be part of a group that gives off such a judgmental vibe. I couldn't do The Compact if I thought it was all about "I'm a better Compacter than you!" No thanks. It shouldn't be a competition. Catherine has written a thoughtful and insightful post, so check it out and feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the Comments section.