The Under Ten Challenge: Part II
As 2017 approaches we will all make many resolutions. My resolution is to combat my own food waste issues. Each week I will limit myself to spending 10€ on groceries while creating healthy and elegant meals. Each year metric tonnes of food waste fill landfills be here in Italy or the USA or UK or any of the occidental nations. We simply buy more food than we can eat and the result is food waste further damaging our environment.
Step one of the challenge is to use my pantry more as the base for my weekly meal planning. In my pantry I regularly keep on hand grains such as farro, quinoa, and couscous which are great staples that be use as the basis for a variety of healthy and nutritious meals. Step two is buying seasonal fruits, vegetables and proteins. Not only are these foods at their peak flavor when they are in season in addition these foods generally cost less when purchased in season.
Step three is to make a list and stick to the list. When I shop using a grocery list I tend to stay on budget but also I don’t buy more than I need. Step four is to be creative. I test and post recipes that are influenced globally. The recipes can be Indian Chapati (Roti) or Greek Avgolemono soup or American Macaroni and Cheese these recipes can be tweaked to satiate the most discerning palate. Good food does not mean spending a lot of money. French Onion Soup is inexpensive and elegant. The greatest cost to this recipe is time.
Join me and help the environment at the same time by taking the Under 10€ Challenge. Your taste buds will thank you.