Frugal Foodie: When Life Gives You Bananas; Make Pancakes

For every gorgeous bowl of fruit decorating your kitchen counter, its overripe cousin likely got thrown in the trash. In fact, some basic Google-fu taught me that “Every year, consumers in industrialized countries waste almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (222 million vs. 230 million tons).” http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/food_waste_the_facts In fact, “in the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month.” Yikes! I really can’t judge. I have been just as bad a food waster as anyone. Sometimes…

Taking Away My Take Out

  Oh, how I wanted to order out today! Mr. Grasshopper – much more fun to type than typing “my husband” ad nauseam – is out for work this evening, and I am left to my own devices. Without my favorite health nut to impress, I am usually free to order some Chinese, or even a pizza. Plus, as I pointed out to him before he left the house today, it’s World Taco Day tomorrow. So, it may even be my civic duty to order Mexican food for dinner. But no. I…