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October 13 - November 10, 2021
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Kristy Jeffcoat

Jenny Wollner

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 253 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    6
    locally sourced meals
    consumed

Kristy's Actions

Week 2 Focus: Shopping

Buy Loose Produce and Shop the Bulk Bins

I will buy loose produce or food from the bulk section to get the exact quantity I need.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Week 2 Focus: Shopping

Source Local Foods

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

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Storage

Make Smoothies

I will freeze fruits and veggies, such as overripe bananas or avocados, to use later in smoothies.

COMPLETED 3
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Storage

Organize My Refrigerator

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

COMPLETED 2
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Storage

Rotate My Foods

When I restock my fridge or pantry, I will put new items in the back and bring older items to the front to be used first.

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Storage

Preserve food

I will try a new method of food preservation, such as canning, pickling, drying or making jam. I will try 4 preservation techniques.

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Week 3 Focus: Cooking

Cook From Root to Leaf

I will try 2 root-to-leaf recipes, which utilize all parts of the vegetable, such as beet greens, carrot tops, and herb stems.

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One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Week 2 Focus: Shopping Source Local Foods
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally, what would be the hardest food item for you to give up?

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    Kristy Jeffcoat 11/01/2021 1:26 PM
    I would have a hard time giving up fruit in general in the winter. 
  • 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?

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    Kristy Jeffcoat 10/22/2021 8:21 AM
    Peppers, tomatoes, herbs, squash, tomatillos, greens, carrots, beets, celery.

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    Kristy Jeffcoat 10/22/2021 8:20 AM
    I harvested all of my peppers and herbs yesterday before the frost. Today I will chop and freeze them the pepers and dry herbs :)
  • Reflection Question
    Week 2 Focus: Shopping Buy Loose Produce and Shop the Bulk Bins
    How has buying bulk impacted the amount of food you waste?

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    Kristy Jeffcoat 10/22/2021 7:26 AM
    I only buy what I will use, and it comes in a smaller plastic bag that I can wash and reuse. I have brought my own containers also, depending on the store.

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    Kristy Jeffcoat 10/21/2021 5:52 AM
    I joined the challenge to learn more and reflect on how to waste less food. I liked the idea of a team in that it will motivate me to participate on a regular basis. I like that accountability.
  • Reflection Question
    Storage Make Smoothies
    What kinds of fruit and vegetables do you like eating in a smoothie?

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    Kristy Jeffcoat 10/21/2021 5:50 AM
    bananas; berries of all kinds; mangoes; cherries.
  • Reflection Question
    Storage Rotate My Foods
    How has rotating your foods changed your awareness of what you have on hand? Have you changed any of your shopping habits because of this practice?

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    Kristy Jeffcoat 10/21/2021 5:48 AM
    It prevents me from opening multiply containers or packages of the same item.
  • Reflection Question
    Week 3 Focus: Cooking Cook From Root to Leaf
    Are you more likely to "hide the vegetable" in a dish or make it shine as the main ingredient? Why?

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    Kristy Jeffcoat 10/21/2021 5:38 AM
    I do both. I don't intentionally "hide"a vege but sometimes you can't tell it is in there.