THE LIFE OF FOOD

THE LIFE OF FOOD

A FRESH FOOD ADVENTURE


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FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 21.11.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 21.11.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT Some cracking local produce on offer this week! However, we saw substantial rain in Victoria and Young in the tail end of last week and over the weekend, this means there are a few things you should be paying close attention […]

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 14.11.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 14.11.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT Local Sydney produce is the shining light this week, with some interstate lines still sky high in price! Read my market report below to find out whats best for your kitchen this week. TEASER: Cherries, Nectarines, Peaches, Mangoes, Beets and zucchinis […]

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 8.11.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 8.11.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT Damn, there are some big movers in the markets this week!  Teaser, broccoli and Cauli are no-nos, Yellow nectarines and White Peaches are the best eating stone fruit, Kale is abundant and its a great week for seafood, best fillets are […]

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 31.10.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 31.10.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT There are a lot of questions on shoppers minds at the turn of the seasons……  Is it too early to be popping cherries into your basket? Whats the best stone fruits to start off with? What are some new seasonal salad […]

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 17.10.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 17.10.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT In case you haven’t seen the “Nine news exclusives”….. there is some extremely bad weather affecting QLD and Northern NSW. What does this mean? Some farms have been hit with 2 months of rain within a few days, hence they are […]

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 10.10.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 10.10.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT Shiver me timbers its a good week in the produce aisle! New season stone fruits, end of season citrus plus some great haul’s from NSW South Coast fisherman. This means your kitchen should be buzzing with flavours this week! Read below to […]

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 03.10.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 03.10.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT Short week, big possibilities! There is a lot on offer at the turn of the season! Im going to pop the question…..Is the early season stone fruit ready for your kitchen? Read below to find out the answer and many more […]

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 26.09.17

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 26.09.17

FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT As the long weekend approaches, we couldn’t have a better array of produce on offer. Fruit, veg, seafood and meat markets are all looking fantastic. Whether you’re catering for a Grand Final party, a family BBQ or a Long weekend dinner […]

Lebanese Chicken and Fattoush

Lebanese Chicken and Fattoush

The Lebanese salad knows as Fattoush is traditionally vegetarian, but add some grilled chicken and you’ve got a fine 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 […]


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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.