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August 1 - August 31, 2022
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Cassie Hagen

Sierra Zero Waste

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 214 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.4
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    4.8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Cassie's Actions

Storage

Organize My Refrigerator

I will organize my refrigerator to maximize shelf life based on the temperature and humidity of different spots.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Storage

Preserve food

I will try a new method of food preservation, such as canning, pickling, drying or making jam. I will try 1 preservation techniques.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Create an Eat First Area

I will create an "Eat First" area in my fridge to prioritize food that needs to be used right away for my household of 2.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Learn About Food Storage

I will learn about food storage and store food based on best practices to keep it from spoiling before it is used.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Cooking

Revive Limp Produce

I will rescue limp produce like leafy greens or carrots by soaking them in cold water or using them in recipes where appearance doesn't matter.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Cooking

Cook From Root to Leaf

I will try 1 root-to-leaf recipes, which utilize all parts of the vegetable, such as beet greens, carrot tops, and herb stems.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Planning

Make Time for Meal Prep

I will set aside time to prepare 3 meals in advance.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Planning

Create a Household Cookbook

I will create a cookbook or recipe collection of go-to meals for my household to make meal planning easier.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 1
DAILY ACTION

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  • Reflection Question
    Storage Learn About Food Storage
    Did you find that you were storing food incorrectly? Which items have you changed?

    Cassie Hagen's avatar
    Cassie Hagen 8/24/2022 6:25 AM
    I now know to store tomatoes in the refrigerator once they are ripe to make them last longer! Before I was keeping them on a shelf in the kitchen.

    • Becky Wardell Gaertner's avatar
      Becky Wardell Gaertner 8/24/2022 12:04 PM
      It has taken me years to figure this out. I have been surprised they actually do quite well in the refrigerator. Thank you
  • Reflection Question
    Storage Preserve food
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. What are some foods you would like to preserve and enjoy later?

    Cassie Hagen's avatar
    Cassie Hagen 8/22/2022 8:29 AM
    I took a canning class through the Women's Environmental Institute and loved it! I learned how to make and can salsa and tomatoes, and got canning supplies for free from my local Buy Nothing group. I'm excited to try it on my own!
  • Reflection Question
    Storage Create an Eat First Area
    What kinds of food are on your Eat First shelf? Has creating an Eat First area helped you reduce food waste?

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    Cassie Hagen 8/10/2022 6:23 AM
    I set aside part of a shelf for leftovers so we know what we have and it doesn't get lost in the back of the fridge!
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Revive Limp Produce
    What successes have you had in reviving limp produce? What can you do so that your produce doesn't go limp in the future?

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    Cassie Hagen 8/10/2022 6:22 AM
    I haven't revived limp produce yet, but I used soft carrots in a stir fry where the texture didn't matter, and it was delicious!