We’ve all heard this before: There are starving kids in *enter name of whatever place,* that would love to eat the food you are so carelessly turning your nose up at. Thanks moms everywhere, because what they say is true. Food waste remains a huge and every-growing problem, not just here in the United States, but all over the world. In order for things to truly change, however, we all need to be aware and committed to change. So get ready for a few incredibly useful tips to help you reduce food waste in your hospital, healthcare facility, nursing home or assisted living facility, today.
Mushroom Madness: Portobello’s are known for their earthy aroma, gentle texture, and subtle flavor when added to a variety of diverse cuisines, but the stems can be tough and less than tempting while preparing your favorite delicacy. However, you shouldn’t be too quick to toss them out. Dehydration can prove to be a useful process for concentrating that powerful umami flavor. Add a little marinade for a double helping of yum on your next salad or baked potato. Don’t forget to try vegan mushroom jerky for a delicious snack on the go.
Tackling Tomatoes: First mushrooms, now tomatoes. Hey what’s that over there? Let’s dehydrate it! In all seriousness though, you can use every part of a tomato. If you find yourself with leftover skin, cores, or any other pieces you for whatever reason decided not to use, try dehydrating them. Essentially a sun-dried tomato, you can use it in any recipe that calls for them.
Powder Power: By now you have jars full of dehydrated mushrooms and tomatoes, because you are such a good listener, care for environment, and sympathize with the starving people all over the world. So let’s take it a step further and condense even more by turning them into powder. You may think, but why would I want to do that? The answer is, because insanely flavorful powder can punch your favorite foods right in the face. Pasta, burgers, soups, chili’s, stews, veggies, and more, all over the top delicious all because you didn’t throw away those seemingly useless scraps. You’re welcome.
Kimchi Cores: Pineapple cores are always overlooked and are another great example of poor helpless foods being discarded without even a second thought to their unique possibilities. In case you didn’t already know, pineapple cores are the perfect texture to ferment for kimchi.
Scrumptious Salts: Making your own salts can add an insane boost of flavor to your next meal. With endless possibilities, you can enjoy a variety of flavors prepared right from your own kitchen, saving you time, money, and sanity while preparing your favorites. Try leftover espresso grinds or dehydrated beet peels for a unique rub that can take your meat to the next level.
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