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August 1 - August 31, 2022
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Lorinda Fraboni

Team Eden Prairie

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 704 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    56
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    60
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    109
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

Lorinda's Actions

Planning

Keep a Food Inventory

I will take a fridge and pantry inventory to stay up to date with what I have at home before I go grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Cooking

Use the Edible Portion

I will learn about what food is still safe to eat if portions have gone bad and make sure to utilize the edible portions if I can.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Learn About and Choose a Meal Plan Style

I will explore different meal plan techniques and choose one that works for my household.

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Cooking

Make Soup Broth

I will store vegetable scraps or bones in my freezer and use them to make veggie stock or bone broth. I will make 5 batches.

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Cooking

Save the Peels

When life gives me lemons (or other citrus peels), I will use the rinds to make a nontoxic cleaner.

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Shopping

Source Local Foods

I will buy locally grown food from my grocery store and make 2 meal(s).

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Stick to Your Grocery List

I will only purchase the items on my grocery list and avoid impulse purchases.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Glean or Forage

I will glean or forage locally growing produce and then preserve, share, eat or donate 2 meal(s) from it.

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One-Time Action

Shopping

Skip the Cart

Bigger carts make us feel like we need to fill them! Use a hand basket to improve grocery store discipline and prevent over-purchasing.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Storage

Properly Store Berries

To keep berries fresh, place them on top of a paper towel in a sealed container to absorb excess moisture and reduce chances of molding. I will properly store 2 packs of berries.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Planning Learn About and Choose a Meal Plan Style
    What meal plan method works for you and why? Have you tried some in the past that didn't work?

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/20/2022 3:26 PM
    The things that work for me are making large pans of soups/chilis because I can freeze them in smaller containers.  I eat mostly vegan and my husband doesn't like frozen foods. He prefers to buy a piece of meat, and a potato fresh and eat it.
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Save the Peels
    Which citrus do you have the most of and what kind of cleaning product will you make?

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/20/2022 3:24 PM
    I have lemons and grapefruit.  I put some in my garbage disposal to keep it fresh.
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Make Soup Broth
    Have you ever made soup broth from scratch before? What kinds of vegetables do you have on hand to put in?

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/20/2022 3:23 PM
    Yes and I use carrots, celery, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, summer squash.
  • Reflection Question
    Planning Keep a Food Inventory
    Are there food items you have been better about using up and not wasting since you started keeping an inventory of what's in your fridge?

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/20/2022 3:22 PM
    I started buying smaller portions.  Carrots and celery last a lot longer than other items.
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Use the Edible Portion
    Have you previously learned about what food is still safe to eat if a portion of it goes bad? Who taught you this information?

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/20/2022 3:21 PM
    I looked it up online - for instance - bread is NOT good if there is mold on one part because spores can travel through the bread.  Cheese is ok.

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:58 AM
    Another way to prevent waste that I use is when my veggies are getting too ripe I cut them up and make a soup/stew/chili adding beans, chicken stock or vegetable stock.  I do this about twice a month and freeze in small containers.  I spice up with my favorite spices and I like it spicy!

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:49 AM
    One other tip is if you make a large meal and can't eat it all before it goes bad is to put it in small containers and freeze it, taking it out the day you want to eat it.

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:47 AM
    Make sure to compost any food waste you may have.  We bag ours in small bags that are compostable.

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:43 AM
    It's going well.  I do not wash produce until I'm about to use it so it lasts much longer.  Romaine lettuce is one of the few I rinse ahead of time and wrap in a dishtowel and put in a plastic bag to crisp up.  I notice if the power greens I buy start getting soft that if I put in a paper towel, they last a lot longer.
  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Glean or Forage
    Did you know what "gleaning" was before you joined this challenge? Have you noticed any fruits trees or berry patches in your neighborhood that produce more than is being used up?

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:40 AM
    I did not know what gleaning was before.  We don't have any local fruit or berry patches in our neighborhood.