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Watermelon Rind Quick Pickle (Video)
Sep 19, 2023
So often we only pay attention to the juicy and sweet interior of the watermelon and don’t give the rind any attention. Such a shame!
Riz's Corn Chowder
Aug 17, 2023
Food Shift Office Manager, Riz, shares a tasty corn chowder recipe that draws flavor from veggie scraps and corn cobs!
Ms. Carolyn's Pesto Pasta
Jul 27, 2023
Ms. Carolyn’s adaptable pesto recipe will inspire you to get creative based on what you have in your fridge and pantry.
Jul 25, 2023
Got leftover rice? You could reheat it as is, or make the equivalent of hash browns, but made with rice, to tuck into a crunchwrap.
Ms. Debra's Potato Salad
Jul 18, 2023
Ms. Debra’s recipe transforms a bag of potatoes and condiments she has handy into a crowd-pleasing side dish.
Kim's Bean Burgers
Jun 12, 2023
Kim’s budget and planet-friendly recipe is easily adaptable with what you have on hand to appeal to your taste buds.
Lia's Fried Rice
May 12, 2023
Lia shares her commitment to not wasting food at home with this flexible recipe that makes use of leftover ingredients, vegetables, and condiments on hand.
Connie's Breakfast Fritatta
Apr 05, 2023
Food Shift shares the story of Connie, a Culinary Training Program graduate who loves to learn and approaches new things with enthusiasm.
Yuka's Chimichurri & Pickled Carrots
Mar 16, 2023
The act of preparing food is a love language to ourselves and others we care about and we believe that food prepared with love often creates our most cherished memories.
Vegetable and Cheese Fritters with Chimichurri (Video)
Feb 13, 2023
In this video Marie will show you how to transform leftover and forgotten vegetables & cheese into versatile and mouth watering pancakes that you will never get tired of eating.
Danny’s Mushroom "Bacon"
Feb 13, 2023
Danny, a graduate who completed the Food Shift Culinary Training Program during shelter-in-place in 2020, has an inquisitive nature and an excitement for learning new ways to use vegetables. Danny’s experience illustrates how being open to different options in the kitchen can go beyond just what you are eating.
5 Tips for a Low Waste Party
Jan 31, 2023
Gatherings with friends and family don't have to end with bags of trash and waste. Plan ahead for a low waste party!
Mushy Apple Muffins (Video)
Jan 17, 2023
Mushy apple magic! From overripe apples, to applesauce, to whole wheat muffins.
Quick Greens Gratin (Video)
Oct 31, 2022
Have leftover ingredients from a recipe but not enough to recreate it? Savi Joshi, 18 Reasons Chef Educator, shows how to repurpose ingredients with some pantry staples to create a quick, easy, completely new meal.
Event: Maximizing Food for Your Budget, Health, Community and the Planet (Video)
Aug 30, 2022
Watch a recent lunchtime conversation with Food Shift to learn how to make the most of our valuable food resources.
Chicken Pie with Radish Greens (Video)
Jul 14, 2022
Chef Violeta shares one of her favorite food saving dishes from her grandmother - chicken pie that uses leftover chicken and radish greens. This adaptable recipe can be prepared with other meats and vegetables.
Waste Reducing Food Hacks (Video)
Jun 22, 2022
Get the most out of your produce with simple tips and chef hacks to cut down on food waste from Mike Weller, chef and instructor at 18 Reasons.
Food Shift Kitchen Guide
Sep 29, 2021
Check out this new, easy to use resource for reducing wasted food in your kitchen!
Jul 30, 2021
Food waste reduction tips and affordable alternatives to fresh produce.
Moving Beyond Expiration Dates
May 19, 2021
Strangely enough, expiration dates often have little to do with the freshness or usability of a food product.
Snacks You Can Make Ahead
Apr 01, 2021
Chef Alison shares her tips for easy kid-friendly snacks you can make and store ahead of time.
Immune Boosting Lemon Ice Cubes
Apr 15, 2020
Do you have too many lemons or some that are almost going bad? Put the whole lemon to good use with this immune boosting and refreshing recipe!
Send Them Home With Leftovers!
Dec 03, 2019
Hosting a big gathering of family and friends? Here's a green tip: save yogurt tubs, take-out containers, and any other containers you're about to recycle to send guests home with yummy leftovers.
Batch Cooking for Leftovers
Jun 13, 2019
Planning for leftovers and storing safely in the freezer can save precious weeknight time and energy. Parents across Alameda County shared their own similar tips to keep their families fed and happy.
Recipes for Repurposing Old Bread (Video)
Mar 06, 2023
It may be past its prime, but don't toss it! Day, and even week-old bread can find new life as an unexpected ingredient.
Vincent’s Stuffed Bell Peppers
Nov 23, 2022
Food is often rooted in story. Food Shift, one of our Chef Partners, amplifies one of the voices of their culinary training graduates in this post.
Leftover Mashed Potatoes Two Ways (Video)
Nov 22, 2022
Stop waste and rethink your leftovers! Learn two ways to use leftover mashed potatoes in Tuna Mashed Potato Cakes and Savory Pancakes.
Crispy Cauliflower with Carrot Top Salsa Verde (Video)
May 12, 2022
Learn how to use all the parts of the cauliflower and whatever you have in the fridge for this healthy dish by a chef from 18 Reasons.
Backyard Harvest and Gleaning
May 04, 2022
Whether you're growing it yourself, or have seen neighborhood trees heavy with fruit, you'll know that there is a great deal of fresh, locally grown produce out there that goes uneaten. In our communities, many owners are too busy or physically unable to harvest, while others simply have more than they can possibly eat or give away.
Sheet Pan Meal (Video)
Sep 29, 2021
Use up the last bits of vegetables rolling around in your produce drawer to make this simple meal or addition.
Community Kitchen Cooperative
Sep 22, 2021
Ever thought of creating a community kitchen cooperative?
Strawberry Agua Fresca (Video)
Sep 01, 2021
Turn ripe and bruised strawberries into a refreshing agua fresca drink.
From Fresh to Hearty- Plan Your Week!
Jul 17, 2021
Planning recipes that highlight fresh produce at the beginning of your week and saving your more durable foods for the end of the week will result in less food waste and more money for groceries.
Food Storage Saves Money
Jul 08, 2021
Did you know we lose $1866/year per household on wasted food? Simple storage changes save you money.
Jun 21, 2021
Have you noticed community fridges recently popping up in your neighborhood?
Eating Root-to-Leaf (Video)
May 28, 2021
Why not extend a nose-to-tail ethic to plant-based eating too?
Bruised Berry Quick Jam (Video)
May 21, 2021
Bruised and overripe berries are still delicious - but you have to act fast!
How to Host a Less Waste BBQ
May 21, 2021
How to host a less-waste BBQ this summer!
May 06, 2021
Composting is an accessible and regenerative way to upcycle the inedible scraps in your kitchen, and it benefits the environment in more ways than one.
Subscribe to our blog!
Apr 28, 2021
Subscribe to our blog to receive monthly seasonal tips, tricks, and stories about enjoying more and wasting less.
Choose Your Own Adventure Bowl (Video)
Apr 21, 2021
Re-imagine your leftovers with the "Choose Your Own Adventure Bowl" from Food Shift.
25 Ways to Reduce Food Waste
Apr 20, 2021
“What’s the best/easiest/most impactful way to start reducing my food waste at home?”
Eat the Skin! (Video)
Apr 05, 2021
We want to honor the full potential in every last bit of mother nature’s bounty—and that includes the skin on produce. Food Shift’s Culinary Director, Chef Jen, recently shared her go-to veggie skin chip recipe!
A Miracle in Every Overlooked Grain of Rice
Mar 23, 2021
Food Shift’s Executive Director, Yuka Nagashima, explains her personal connection to curbing food waste as the outcome of an intentional relationship with the food she eats.
Introducing Thrifty Thursdays with Food Shift! (Video)
Mar 03, 2021
StopWaste is thrilled to team up with Food Shift to bring you food waste reduction tips, stories and cooking demonstrations.
6 Hacks to De-Stress Weeknight Meals
Jan 26, 2021
Learn ways to reduce meal-time stress with Chef Alison, our food waste prevention partner and founder of Ends + Stems.
Batch Roasted Vegetables
Aug 28, 2020
Batch roast wilting vegetables to keep them from the compost and complement many meals.
Save Unfinished Wine For Cooking
Aug 27, 2020
Did you know that you can freeze your leftover wine to use for cooking or a vinaigrette?
Makeshift Banana Cream Pie
May 04, 2020
Craving banana cream pie? This simple recipe saved the day and some ingredients from the compost bin!
Sad Sour Milk to Wacky Waffle Dinner
Apr 29, 2020
Sour or curdled milk doesn't have to be dumped, it is great for baking and can be used in multiple ways.
Leftover Baguette Croutons
Apr 29, 2020
Don't compost that rock hard baguette! Revive it and turn it into tasty croutons.
Keep Kids Busy with Baking
Mar 15, 2020
Whether it's tubs of old frosting or frozen brown bananas, these baking projects can prove to be great family activities and ways to clear kitchen space for other goods.
New Year's Fridge Clean-out
Dec 31, 2019
Make 2023 the year you waste less food - while saving money, fighting climate change and eating healthier!
Reflecting On Food, Family, and Community
Dec 19, 2019
Grounding family traditions at one multi-generational Oakland dinner table.
Make a digital shopping list
Nov 12, 2019
In this digital age, keeping track of a shopping list has never been easier and more efficient!
Climate Action in the Kitchen
Oct 16, 2019
Did you know that reducing food waste is one of the leading solutions to climate change?
Preserving Seasonal Fruit Harvest
Aug 06, 2019
With backyard fruit trees, you have to act fast when the fruit comes in - harvest, clean, eat, preserve, or distribute it.
Five Questions With Two Power Moms
Jul 08, 2019
Xouhoa Bowen and Christina Means — Two Power Moms take the Stop Food Waste Challenge
Stick With Your Strong Suit
Jul 01, 2019
Sometimes we need to take a step back from the world of choices we’re presented with every day.
Storing (Some) Food Outside of the Fridge
Jun 13, 2019
Fight the urge! Some food items just taste better and last longer when stored outside of the fridge.
Grow Your Own
Jun 13, 2019
Salad season is upon us! Growing your own lettuces, arugula, spinach, chard, kale, endive and more can be a fun and gratifying way to reduce your wasted food this summer.
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