They’re nearly here!! The Yumicons are on their way.

Encouraging kids to Eat Fresh and Waste Less –

In addition to developing the Next Generation EatBy Smart Kitchen App, we’ve been busy behind the scenes with something fun… the Yumicons App.
As part of our educational package, Yumicons are a daft, fun way of engaging kids and adults – but mostly kids, but then we’ve been trying the beta app versions – too much fun – so really adults also – but originally designed for kids. Anyway, I digress.

From trumpifying turnips to crowning cauliflowers, kids are going to love sharing their 5-a-Day successes.

Yumicon creations will be limitless using our stand alone sticker app. The Next Generation EatBy App incorporates a kids mode featuring the Yumicons with an awesome surprise (again, that adults will be completely addicted to too;)

“When will the Yumicon App be available?” We hear you yell.

We’re rolling out the stand alone … Continue reading

Introducing the Yumicons

We are proud to present the Yumicons, Both fun and educational these crazy food characters are the latest addition to our artillery in the war against food waste and a great way to encourage kids to eat fresh and healthy food.

The Yumicons have been designed to bring a smile to children and adults. A new creative app is on it’s way featuring the Yumicons and an array of fun packed features. The launch of the app later this year will coincide with the introduction of an educational pack about food production and how we can all reduce the amount we waste.

In the mean time a selection of Yumicon Fun Food Stickers are available for iMessages on the App Store. We are pleased to see that the Yumicons have already become an instant success, helping us to spread the word about about the EatBy … Continue reading

France passes bill to ban supermarket food waste

The French government has passed a bill that makes it illegal for supermarkets to dispose of edible food. The bill, which comes into force next year, makes it possible to pass prison sentences and charge hefty fines for food waste offenders.

Using up leftovers in a delicious Bubble and Squeak. Is there a best recipe?

Bubble and Squeak is a traditional British dish that uses leftovers from the British traditional Sunday roast meal.

Bubble and squeakConsequently it was usually served on the Monday. Bubble and Squeak is now a brilliant and tasty way to use up those leftovers in the fridge. But is there a “traditional” recipe for bubble and squeak?

There’s an abundance of different recipes for bubble and squeak on the internet – all claiming to be the traditional recipe. But the nature of bubble and squeak prevents the dish from having a definitive recipe because it’s made from whatever’s left over – which can vary depending on what people had for lunch on Sunday or what you have lying around in the fridge.

Your list of ingredients should include:

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with These Strategies!!!

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!

  • Data from the Consumer Price Index shows that food costs have increased an average of 2.8% per year since 1990, and are likely to continue their upward spiral!

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:

  • supermarketStop paying for convenience. Continue reading

  • Saving money and the planet? There’s an app for that.

    So much wasted food.

    I recently read a report by the United Nations Environment Program that stated over half of the food produced globally is wasted, lost or discarded as a result of “disorganization in the human-managed food chain”. I honestly felt sickened to learn that food waste generally takes place largely in high-income countries such as the US and UK. Some reports estimate that 30 to 50% of all the food that’s produced is wasted before ever reaching the table. It’s hard to imagine that amount of food going to waste.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (or USDA) estimates that supermarkets annually toss out $15 billion of unsold fruit and vegetables. But that’s only part of the problem. Domestic food waste apparently accounts for over 50% of the total. That’s $165 billion in the US alone! I’m not saying that food waste only happens in developed countries, it’s a global problem and the reasons differ widely between countries and regions.

    Many people don’t realize the impact wasted food has on the economy and the environment. … Continue reading