THE LIFE OF FOOD

THE LIFE OF FOOD

A FRESH FOOD ADVENTURE


Recent Posts

Lebanese Chicken, Heirloom Fattoush

Lebanese Chicken, Heirloom Fattoush

The Lebanese salad knows as Fattoush is traditionally vegetarian, but add some grilled chicken and you’ve got a fone one dish meal.  Try our chicken dish with a Middle Eastern Twist. Ingredients Lebanese spice Tbls (Delish custom blend) 4 Mint round sprig – finely chopped […]

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 19.09.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 19.09.17

Photo – Joanne, Jaeger & Daniel (Grech & Borg, Sydney Markets) FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT Birds are chirping, mangoes are ripening, fresh QLD prawns are arriving and it’s going to be a 30-degree weekend! Life in the fresh produce game can’t get much better! Read […]

Charred Tijuana Pork Fillet, Grilled Corn with Chipotle Lime Mayo and Parmesan Floss

Charred Tijuana Pork Fillet, Grilled Corn with Chipotle Lime Mayo and Parmesan Floss

This delicious Mexican dish is inspired from one of our favourite Balinese restaurants Barbacoa. Smoky corn on the cob is the ultimate summertime recipe. Topped with Parmesan and homemade Chipotle Mayo you can’t go wrong! ORDER THIS RECIPE NOW Ingredients Delish Blend Mexican spice Tbls 4 […]

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 12.09.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 12.09.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT There is a smell that has filled the air at the markets, it’s the early spring aroma of mangoes ripening. This marks the winding down of the citrus season, whilst we all eagerly await the start of all the new season […]

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon with Flashed Asian Greens

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon with Flashed Asian Greens

Salmon is great for your health, offering a range of vitamins and other nutrients essential for optimal health. It has a mild flavour that goes perfectly with sweet sauces like Teriyaki and Hoisin.  Ingredients Garlic chives – finely chopped 1 bunch Choy sum bunch – chopped in […]

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 05.09.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 05.09.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT Can’t fault supply this week, produce quality is superb and there is sooooo much to choose from. Read my market report to find out what groceries you should have in your baskets this week.  If you want to jump straight to […]

Sticky Seminyak Chicken Salad

Sticky Seminyak Chicken Salad

This Balinese inspired salad is easy to make, light, fresh and delicious! A healthy salad that is a feast for your eyes and your stomach. Be sure to use fresh herbs you can find for maximum flavour. Ingredients  Coriander bunch – leaves picked 1/2  Almond – […]

Fresh Local Produce Market Report 29.08.17

Fresh Local Produce Market Report 29.08.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT The market is Bananas……. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Across the board prices and supply are fantastic, warmer than normal weather in QLD means crops are flourishing. So much produce around its a great week to be amongst it, learn whats the best produce to […]

Pork, Kidney Bean Cabbage Leaf Enchiladas

Pork, Kidney Bean Cabbage Leaf Enchiladas

This delicious healthy Mexican dish will prove to you how simple it is to substitute your favourite treat meals with a healthier option. Ingredients Garlic clove – minced 2 Avocado medium – diced 2 Coriander sprig – roughly chopped 8 Red cabbage – shredded 400g Spanish […]

Fresh Local Produce Market Report 22.08.17

Fresh Local Produce Market Report 22.08.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT Cracking week to be filling your kitchen with market fresh goodness. Why is it so good? There seems to be high supply across all fronts. QLD is delivering some awesome veg lines, VIC is sending some delicious fruits and the local […]


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5 Simple Ways to Minimise Food Wastage

5 Simple Ways to Minimise Food Wastage

In Australia, we waste up to 30 percent of the food we purchase. In NSW alone, the average household wastes up to 315 kg’s of food a year, at a cost of just over $1,000. That’s a HUGE waste of money, not to mention the damage it causes the environment. For more Food Waste Facts visit War on Waste.

Much of the food wastage comes from simply buying too much or inadequate planning. To reduce the amount you throw away you can easily put these simple steps into practice at home;

MEAL PLAN

Before you shop, check what’s in your fridge and plan your next meals around what needs to be eaten. Thinking about what you will eat for the week will help you buy only what you need – minimising wastage and saving you money.

SHOP SMARTER

This sounds simple but is one of the most important things you can do. Buy produce only in quantities you will use and not in bulk. A saving isn’t saved if the food is not actually eaten. Shopping online with Delish Deliveries allows you to have control over how much you purchase and remove any temptations that might make their way into your trolley at the checkout. Online shopping is also a great way to stay within your weekly budget by having access to the final total each time you add something to your cart.

STORING FOOD 

Storing your produce in the right place is going to have a huge impact on the lifespan. It’s often surprising to most people learning what kind of fruit and vegetables are best kept at room temperature vs the refrigerator. To find out more information download this easy storage guide here.

GET CREATIVE 

I will be honest that more often than not I stare into the fridge and think we have nothing to eat. My creative mind doesn’t flourish from simply raw ingredients. Jaeger has a talent for making a meal with the so-called ingredients left in the fridge, and manages to make it taste good too! Set yourself a goal to cook with everything in your fridge and you’ll be surprised as to what you can create. Struggling for inspiration? Browse our online recipes here.

AVOID CLUTTER

Out of sight out of mind. If you have managed to forget about something in the fridge then chances are it’s not good enough to eat anymore. Keep things neat and tidy,  follow a “first in” “first out” practice moving the older produce to the front of the fridge to be enjoyed first.

Putting these 5 simple steps into play will help you save money, time and the most important reduce your food wastage. We encourage you to trial this at home.

Each week OzHarvest drop by the Delish warehouse to collect boxes of fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste. Produce that might resemble a slight imperfection, but is still perfectly fine to eat – Delicious might I add! We would like to say a BIG thank you for rescuing our food to help Australians in need. A great initiative we are very proud to be part of.