Limp veggies: reduce waste and increase nutrition

We eat a lot of vegetables. Raw, cooked, steamed, in soups, stews, sauces…and, we compost the non-edible parts. Mostly.

But sometimes, I think there’s too much waste going into the compost bin. Right?

Kale, carrots, leeks, broccoli stems. Sometimes, there’s mushrooms, Swiss chard and stems, root veg, soft cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, onions, green onions

Some of you know I spend half my life living away from home, for a variety of reasons. I make the effort to leave a fully stocked fridge for the teens and their dad, but sometimes (often) I come home to find much of it still there. They do prep and eat some of the veg but when it comes to certain items, like chard or kale for instance, they tend to just leave it.

Well I don’t want to chuck that stuff out every time I come home. So I came up with a creative idea of how to make use of those odds and ends. And now, you can too, because I’m going to show you how.

There are 2 methods, and I’ve done both with success: Raw and Cooked.

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Freshly harvested Swiss chard (and what you can do with it)

Do you know what Swiss chard is? Well, it’s not kale… And it’s not like kale, either.

Kale’s leaves are much tougher than the leaves of the colourful-stemmed Swiss chard. If I had to compare the chard to something similar, I would say it’s kind of like spinach.

So what does one do with this chard?

Lots. It’s quite versatile. Continue reading “Freshly harvested Swiss chard (and what you can do with it)”

Elusive chocolate and candy stash: mom vs teenagers edition

Wanna know some breaking news from my household?

The girl child accidentally found my chocolate and candy stash I hid at the beginning of lock-down. Mainly from the teenager. Continue reading “Elusive chocolate and candy stash: mom vs teenagers edition”

I went shopping and lived to tell the tale

There is a grocery store near my parents’ place that I occasionally frequent if I’m out that way.

🎡🎢🎡🎢 Should I stay or should I go 🎡🎢🎡🎢 (The Clash) Continue reading “I went shopping and lived to tell the tale”

Hungry pandemic teenagers

Disclaimer: this is an attempt at some silly humour. If you’re [still] a snowflake and can’t take my attempt of describing a slice of life in a locked-down, metropolitan πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ family, best piss off before leaving a passive aggressive comment. Sorry not sorry.

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The apocalyptic stash of Pringles is now officially gone.

I bought three cans and a few bags of chips before this all happened, and the boys have been out twice for supplies since we sequestered ourselves in our home in IDK, 14, 15 days now.

The chips are gone. All of them. 😢

I find myself facing a dilemma. It appears I no longer have a choice here.

I’m going to lock my teenager in the shed. πŸ˜› Continue reading “Hungry pandemic teenagers”

Clandestine chocolate stash

I had to hide the stash of mini chocolate bars.

Backstory: I started buying those little Halloween candies a few months ago to give the kids in their lunch bags. Nut free ones like KitKat, Mars and Aero. I added some others with nuts for treats at home, like Snickers, Oh Henry and Reese cups.

I stored them in these giant plastic mixed-nuts containers from Costco and kept them on the counter next to the toaster.

Well that didn’t work for long because, teenagers. 😳

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