No Waste Food Challenge for February

Being a Better Blogger:

Blog challenges and linkys are one of the best way to get involved with the blogging community, letting people know you are there and ‘virtually’ networking with other bloggers.  At times I  feel something of a failure as a food blogger.  I never quite get round to doing all the challenges I mean to join before the monthly deadline and I watch others with awe!  But, one that I *have* taken part in quite regularly  is the the No Waste Food Challenge – it really appeals to my own ethos and, matches the way I tend to cook and eat at home too.   In the New Year of 2012 Kate over at Turquoise Lemons made a New Year’s resolution to not waste so much food. Inspired by the Love Food Hate Waste campaign Kate launched the No Waste Food Challenge in a bid to encourage others to do the same.  I know many of my friends and fellow food bloggers have joined in regularly.    Last year, Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary started to co-host the challenge – this year, because Kate is tied up with a few other things, she’s taken over completely  and has invited a number of us to guest-host for her each month.  It’s a great way to spread the word and hopefully get even more people involved.

This month it’s my turn and I’m going to do my best to help promote what I think is a really worthwhile challenge.  I’ll be tweeting, sharing and then at the end of the month writing a round-up of all the wonderful posts.  So, please DO join in – it’s a very, very straightforward challenge where all you need to do is link up your No Waste Food Challenge Post for the month and display the badge on your post.

No Waste Food Challenge

Challenge Conditions:

1. Please link up your url using the linky at the bottom of each month’s challenge post.
2. Feel free to republish old posts just make sure you add a link to the current challenge and add the challenge badge (the blue badge at the top of this post).
3. Make sure you link up before the end of the month!
4. Posts will be added to the No Waste Food Challenge Pinterest Board to help spread the food waste prevention love!
5. Please make sure your post includes a link back to both Elizabeths Kitchen Diary and London Unattached
6. Tweet @TangoRaindrop and me, @fionamaclean with the tag #NoWasteFoodChallenge and we will retweet all that we see.



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  1. says

    Wow what a great and thoughtful challenge. i will admit to being a notorious waster of food. i buy it let it sit in the fridge or freezer without ever even bothering to cook it. weird how i do that but obsess about not wasting food on the plate.

  2. says

    This is the first I have heard of this challenge, and it sounds like a wonderful challenge for a food blogger. So many of us waste good food – I was brought up to believe that is a sin. It’s hard, though – we tend to overbuy, especially fresh vegetables. I am not a food blogger, but I posted a recipe last Saturday for an escarole soup that is great for using up greens in a most delicious way. I’m sorry I don’t have the time right now to link but I’m glad to know about this now, and I will spread the word.

  3. says

    I have to confess, I can’t throw away any food … that is unless it has those undesirable white, green or blue spots on it … ah, honestly, I like this challenge and I hope I manage to share this month, too.

  4. says

    Sounds like a good cause, though I immediately thought of the waste that accompanies take-out food (non-recycled plastic bags, condiments, utensils) rather than the food itself.

  5. says

    OK, I modified a prior post and wrote a new food waste article for March but I want to test out the modified one to if I understand the requirements correctly.

  6. says

    Great challenge. I never really blog about my dishes created out of leftovers, silly really as that’s where most of the creativity comes out. I shall try and enter a recipe this month.

  7. says

    Gosh, the world is your oyster, especially as a food blogger. Do whatever you want! Blog challenges are a fun way to push you to try new things, which is why I like to do them. Thank you for hosting NWFC this month. :)

  8. says

    The entries so far sound lovely. I’m sorry but I’ve somehow managed to mess up adding my link and have added it twice. I put everything in the wrong boxes and so did it again thinking I could somehow delete my previous entry, but it’s showing twice. Can you ignore number 27?

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