Wasting food — we’ve all done it, one way or another. You find yourself constantly throwing away moldy containers of leftovers that you meant to eat two weeks ago. You toss out countless fruits and veggies that have spoiled because you never got around to using them. You even throw away unopened foods that have passed their expiration date because you completely forgot you had them hidden in the very back of your pantry. This never-ending cycle for many American households is what contributes to 40% of all food and beverages thrown away every year on average, according to The Natural Resources Defense Council.
Just a few years ago, organic foods were typically found at health food or specialty stores. Today, your local grocery likely has an organic section of its own. Health enthusiasts, environmentally-conscious food fans, and moms alike are going organic for many reasons, including the absence of pesticides and food additives and earth-friendly farming practices.
Spring Cleaning the Kitchen: 5 Steps to a Clean, Organized Pantry
It has been another brutal winter this year, and on Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of bitter cold and snow. On the brighter, warmer side, six more weeks of winter brings us to the official start of spring, signaling more sun, more heat, and the potential for rebirth in your home and kitchen.