10% waste rate

True to my “waste not” approach to life. I developed a system to freeze and store all my food after I cook so that I will eventually end up consuming them all. The goal is to have 100% usage of the groceries I bought.

I’ve been heading towards that direction and staying there for a while. Wasting no food what so ever, buying most things fresh, reducing the amount of waste to 1 garbage bags every 2 weeks.

That is, until yesterday, when I cooked up something so vile that even though I am famished and weak, my stomach refuses to digest. The smell alone made it turn and it’s all I can do to stop myself from vomiting. Add that to an oversight of not freezing certain prepared food 3 days ago and I get a 200% waste rate for this week. (Last week’s purchase + this week are all going to the dump.)

What I learned from this is this: 1. Cooked sausage in tomato sauce does not preserve well. 2. Onion + nutmeg powder + cinnamon powder is a very bad combination for a salty dish. 3. Follow my own intuition instead of the recipe and scientific data.

I feel bad for throwing out these food, but I don’t think anyone would want to eat it unless they are dying from hunger.

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