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Old 08-13-2015, 08:05 PM   #31
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Also, all of those can be made with beef, pork or chicken and sometimes fish or shellfish. Just because a recipe calls for pork loin doesn't mean you can't use chicken.

Good tip.
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:17 PM   #32
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This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specific ingredients and your likes and dislikes. I live alone and I use various strategies to use leftovers and eliminate waste, I'm always learning.

I use my small freezer compartment to hold meal size packages of raw and cooked meats.

I cook ground beef with various vegetables added and then freeze it in meal size packages.

I buy shredded cabbage/coleslaw mix in one pound packages and use part of it in a cabbage salad, a handful in a pot of soup, another handful in a stir fry, etc...

I shop where I can buy individual fruits, vegetables, bulk food etc... so I can get the amount I need.

I buy frozen vegetables in one pound bags so I can pour out just what I need for a meal and toss the remainder back into the freezer.

and sometimes I just eat the same thing over and over and over until I get bored with it!

Hang around DC and you will get several ideas that you can adapt to your situation.
Thank You for your input and suggestions!
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:24 PM   #33
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CharlieS, I was just going to say some of the things Aunt Bea suggested. I live alone too, and it can be challenging to use up perishables before they go bad.

Thank You. Those are great suggestions!!
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:55 PM   #34
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The purpose of preservatives may be good but I personally believe that a lot of preservatives are very bad for us.
A lot of anything can be bad for us. Moderation in all things
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:18 AM   #35
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Welcome to DC! It sounds as if you have made some great choices about getting fresh ingredients that do not have preservatives. If you have suffered medical problems, I would hope that you would have access to a nutritionist/dietician who could help you figure out what to do with the stuff in the CSA basket. I eat out of the garden all the time--and I flipped when I eat my main meal to the morning. Dropped bread and white sugar, white grains (rice) from my diet. I shrunk 4 sizes--I don't weigh myself--haven't since I was 21 years old and I'm ancient now. I do, however, still have a couple of pairs of jeans I wore in high school...and they now fit (they were in the rag bag). Real food tastes great. Portion control is important. 2/3 of my plate is covered with veggies. Protein is 3-4 oz. Starch is limited to whole grains. Check out the breakfast lately thread---you'll find a lot of great ideas for how to start your day with enough protein to keep you satisfied throughout the day.
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