Reducing Food Waste

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Many thanks to a friend who informed me about the 4th SGFR X URA Food Waste Awareness Drive at URA Building (opposite Maxwell Hawker Centre) last Friday. I first learnt about this meaningful initiative on FB and was curious about it. Last Friday, I went and got some free veggies. Most of the vegetables were perfectly ok for consumption. It’s just that they had blemishes.

Over the span of 3 days, I cooked these dishes with the vegetables that I picked up. Would like to support this drive in future, and I hope that the organizer will continue to run this programme. 


On Friday evening, I made salad for dinner, using the green bell pepper and lettuce that I picked up. The other veggies were from our fridge.


Made this noodle soup for Saturday’s lunch. Included the napa cabbage and spring onions from the food rescue drive.


Zucchini pizza bites. Yummy but the zucchini slices were a tad soggy. Will make this again and might need a longer time to brown the zucchini to cook out the moisture.

As a parent, I think this is a good way of teaching kids not to waste food. Much more effective than preaching to them till the cows come home. From my personal experience, leading by example is the way to go if you want your kids to change their behaviour.

If you are keen on reducing food waste, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/sgfoodrescue/ for more details.

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