As part of a current holiday campaign, EatBy App are raising awareness about reducing food waste by encouraging families to turn fruit and vegetables into cute characters and to upload photographs onto the app and on social media.
“We want to encourage kids to learn more about fruit and vegetables with their family, and become experts in avoiding food waste,” said Barbara Lewis, one of the founders of EatBy.
Food waste is a problem of global proportions with one third of all food produced ending up being thrown away. Businesses and supermarkets are making an effort to reduce their food waste. But it is up to all of us to make a difference. Supermarkets provide us with perfect fruit and veg because that’s how we’ve grown to like them.
“When faced with a choice,” said Steffan Lewis of EatBy App, “We still pick up the nicest looking carrot even though we know it tastes no better than the wonky one. It’s what we’ve become used to.”
We teach our children not to judge by … Continue reading
As many families across the UK tighten their belts in preparation for Christmas, new research by MyFamilyClub.co.uk, the money-saving and money making site for families, reveals that six in 10 (57%) households are still throwing away food unnecessarily, despite being on a tight household budget.
The main reason for throwing away food was that it had exceeded the best before date, with nearly five in 10 (45%) families stating that they throw away food because it was after the best before date despite watching the pennies each month.
This regular food wastage in the UK is leading to an annual waste bill of GBP 680 per family, according to WRAP.
Leading Chef Jamie Oliver states that it is very important to understand the difference between best before dates and use-by dates so families don’t throw away edible food unnecessarily.
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Ever over estimated the size of the pumpkin you needed? Have some left over pumpkin? Here’s something extra special to serve to the kids – and it’s a favorite with the grown ups too 😉
- Ripe bananas-4
- Red pumpkin puree-½ cup
- Refined flour -1½ cups
- Cornstarch-2 tablespoons
- Baking soda-¼ teaspoon
- Powdered sugar-2 tablespoons
- Vanilla essence-1 teaspoon
- Oil to deep fry
- Chocolate sauce as required
Put refined flour in a large mixing bowl, add cornstarch, baking soda, sugar, vanilla essence, pumpkin puree and sufficient milk and whisk well to make a thick batter. Rest the batter for a few minutes.
Heat sufficient oil in a deep frying pan.
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- Red pumpkin -150 grams
- Leftover chapattis-4
- Olive oil-2 tablespoon
- Salt-to taste
- mixed dried herbs-1 teaspoon
- Crushed black peppercorns-2 teaspoon
- Red bird’s-eye chillies finely chopped-3-4
- Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon
- Schezwan sauce-1 tablespoon
- Processed cheese grated-For topping
- Spring onion bulbs sliced-¼ cup
- Black olives sliced-6-8
- Green olives sliced-6-8
- Red capsicum cut into thin strips + for garnishing-½ medium
- Green capsicum cut into thin strips + for garnishing-½ medium
- Oil-for shallow frying
Peel and cut pumpkin into thin strips.
Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan, add pumpkin strips and cook till golden and crisp. Add salt, mixed herbs and crushed peppercorns and mix well. Add red bird’s … Continue reading
- Arrowroot biscuits-10-12
- Cocoa powder-2 tablespoon
- Powdered sugar-2 tablespoon
- Milk-3-4 tablespoon
- Desiccated coconut-1 cup
- Cocoa powder-3 tablespoon
- Powdered sugar-3 tablespoon
- Green cardamom powder-½ teaspoon
- Vanilla essence-1 teaspoon
- Butter-2 tablespoon
Put arrowroot biscuits in a bowl and crush them to a fine powder. Add cocoa powder, sugar and milk and mix well and knead into a soft dough.
To make filling, put desiccated coconut in another bowl, add cocoa powder, powdered sugar, green cardamom powder, vanilla essence and butter and mix well.
Cover the worktop with cling film, place the dough on it, roll out into a large disc, spread the filling over it and press lightly. Cut out the excess cling film, roll the … Continue reading
This recipe can be made with buckwheat, couscous, burghul or cracked wheat
- 400g buckwheat, couscous, burghul or cracked wheat
- 200g green (spring) onions
- 250 g chopped parsley
- 300 g chopped lettuce
- 200 g chopped tomatoes
- 300 g tomato paste
- Sea salt and ground red and black pepper
- 1 lemon
Macerate 400 gr buckwheat, couscous, burghul or cracked wheat with hot water and leave it for 30 min. Then chop 200 gr green (spring) onions, 250 gr parsley, 300 gr lettuce and add to the mass. Add 200 gr chopped tomato and 300 gr tomato paste. Then add spices like red and bleak pepper (minced), salt and olive oil (200 gr). Add squeezed lemon juice or chopped lemon as well. Place the salad in the fridge in order tastes got mixed and serve with fresh lettuce leaves.
When I moved out of my college apartment in December, I made several shocking discoveries. The first was how many bobby pins there were in my bedroom floor. Seriously, had I kept that place cleaner, I would have known I had hundreds of bobby pins. Second, how quickly so much stuff could be packed and moved. I had spent days working on that room before and never got it clean and my family had the whole thing packed and in the car in an hour. I guess it is safe to say I’m an incompetent house-cleaner. The most shocking discovery by far, however, was how much food I had let go bad in my freezer.
I had spent the last three years sharing an apartment with three other girls and while the apartment had a full-sized refrigerator, by midwest American standards, it was pretty darn small. So how … Continue reading
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Introducing the new mobile app,”Eatby App”
A new money-saving app launches soon: The EatBy App has been created and developed by husband and wife team, Steffan and Barbara Lewis, after a number of incidents when they threw food out because it had passed its Use By date.
“Steffan, mourning his discarded egg custard tart, answered with that modern cliché, ‘I bet there’s an app for that.’ ”
When they learned how much food is unnecessarily wasted worldwide every year they became passionate about the global issue and made it their mission to change the way they shop for food and manage their kitchen.
And so the idea was born. After scouring … Continue reading
It’s expensive to feed your family!
The cost of food is a large portion of most household budgets, and the price continues to climb.
There are several alarming statistics surrounding the cost of food in America:
According to The United States Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, in July 2014 the cost to feed a family of four ranged from $568 to $1,293.20 a month! That’s Huge!
Fortunately, there are a few techniques that can help you save big on your next trip to the grocery store!
Use the following strategies to dramatically lower your food bill: