waste less http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12386/all en-US Best Money Tips: How to Waste Less Food (and Money) http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-waste-less-food-and-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-waste-less-food-and-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman-refrigerator-groceries-Dollarphotoclub_66044374.jpg" alt="woman refrigerator" title="woman refrigerator" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to waste less food, things that are cheaper at Trader Joe's, and the characteristics that successful people share.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/3347/reduce-food-waste">10 Ways to Waste Less Food (and Money!)</a> &mdash; Learn what freezes well. This can extend the life of your leftovers, sale buys, and fast-expiring foods until you're ready to use them. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2015/01/9-items-to-purchase-at-trader-joes/">9 Things to Purchase at Trader Joe's Because They Are (Usually) Cheaper Than Anywhere Else</a> &mdash; Trader Joe's wine and coffee and even some produce are great buys. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savethebills.com/10-characteristics-successful-people-share/">10 Characteristics Successful People Share</a> &mdash; Successful people are self-aware. They know who they are what their strengths and limitations are. [Save The Bills]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Natural-Neosporin-Alternative-33623879">Neosporin Has Nothing on This DIY Antibacterial Cream</a> &mdash; This all-natural cream uses the antibacterial properties of coconut oil and astringency of witch hazel to heal ouchies fast. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/01/22/10-surprising-items-irs-says-to-report-on-your-taxes/">10 Surprising Items IRS Says to Report on Your Taxes</a> &mdash; Do you get tips on your job? That's taxable income. [Forbes]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money-with-old-newspapers">Extra, Extra: 3 Simple Ways to Make Money With Old Newspapers</a> &mdash; Sell birthdate newspapers and cash in on nostalgia! [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/frugal-things-to-do-when-waiting/">Frugal Things to Do When Waiting</a> &mdash; Do you have some down time between events in your schedule? Get some quick exercise at the park, the gym, or in your own living room. [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/3-ways-know-truly-connecting-someone/">3 Ways to Know If You Are Truly Connecting With Someone</a> &mdash; The best relationships spark and grow naturally, without overthinking or adjusting how you express yourself. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://untemplater.com/relationships/tell-someone-lying">How to Tell If Someone Is Lying</a> &mdash; When someone is lying, they may give verbal cues like being focused on irrelevant details or trying to persuade you rather than giving the facts. [Untemplater]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/questions-to-ask-before-sending-your-kid-to-a-new-friends-home-for-a-play-date">Questions to Ask Before Sending Your Kid to a New Friend's Home for a Play Date</a> &mdash; Although it may be a difficult conversation, it's important to ask the parents if they keep guns or weapons in their home, and whether the items are secured properly. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-waste-less-food-and-money">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/waste-not-want-not-stop-throwing-away-your-food">Waste Not, Want Not: Stop Throwing Away Your Food!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-deliciously-affordable-meats-youll-love-grilling">7 Deliciously Affordable Meats You&#039;ll Love Grilling</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-barbecue-hacks-to-master-this-summer">10 Barbecue Hacks to Master This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">Eat Less Sugar With These 10 Simple Tricks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-creative-ways-to-save-money-on-food">8 Creative Ways to Save Money on Food</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips waste less Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:00:17 +0000 Amy Lu 1283052 at http://www.wisebread.com When Being Frugal Isn't the Solution http://www.wisebread.com/when-being-frugal-isnt-the-solution <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/when-being-frugal-isnt-the-solution" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_with_coffee.jpg" alt="Man with coffee" title="Man with coffee" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here at Wise Bread, we have a lot of articles on how you can become more frugal and still enjoy a great lifestyle. All of these articles are very useful, but sometimes being frugal isn't the solution to improving your life. Here are some instances when frugality isn't the whole answer, and some additional solutions for achieving a happy balance. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-frugal-compromises">12 Frugal Compromises</a>)</p> <h3>When Your Savings Are Limited by Your Income</h3> <p>If you are trying to achieve financial goals simply by spending as little as possible, then you are ultimately limited by how much income you have. Some readers have written to me and said that it is impossible for them to save just because their fixed expenses eat up most, if not all, of their income. Most of them are not lavish spenders, but are just making so little that they're surviving paycheck to paycheck. In that situation, it's better to focus more on increasing income than saving nickels and dimes. If you think about it, an extra $25 earned a day equates to $500 a month, and that <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-reasons-why-everyone-needs-side-income">side income</a> will definitely help pay down debts faster.</p> <h3>When Being Frugal Is Wasteful</h3> <p>I have seen those extreme couponing shows, and it actually scares me that some people buy so many boxes of processed foods. I'm not sure if all that stuff actually gets consumed, but I have seen many instances where people bought so many of something just because they got a good deal, and then a lot of it went to the trash. With the rise of deal sites like Groupon, I've also heard of stories of many paid coupons that aren't redeemed. I am a fan of looking for coupons for the things I need immediately and buying just enough, and I really like Phillip Brewer's article on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buy-your-groceries-european-style">shopping European style</a>. I think more people can actually save money by buying what they need on demand instead of buying too much of something on sale.</p> <h3>When Frugality Makes You Unhappy</h3> <p>A phrase that has been popping up lately is &quot;frugal fatigue.&quot; Basically, it means many people became frugal due to the recession, but now they are sick of pinching pennies and out to spend again. I've heard stories of people giving up their coffee or changing the grocery store where they shop, and it's the mentality of sacrifice that makes people unhappy. I think as long as you can comfortably afford something, then there is nothing wrong with <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/21-frugal-ways-to-reward-yourself-right-now">treating yourself</a> once in a while. Sometimes happiness costs very little, and you don't have to feel guilty about spending.</p> <p>Ultimately, I think that a combination of living below your means and generating extra income will help you reach your financial goals faster. You can't just concentrate on looking for deals and clipping coupons to improve your financial situation. Just like a well-balanced diet is good for your physical health, a well balanced set of financial actions will improve your financial health.</p> <p><em>What do you think? Are you too fixated on saving money and not on earning money?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xin-lu">Xin Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-being-frugal-isnt-the-solution">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/finding-balance-how-to-practice-moderation">Finding Balance: How to Practice Moderation</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-side-jobs-for-stay-at-home-moms-and-dads">12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-truths-from-a-mystery-shopper-you-must-read-before-you-get-started">8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-when-money-is-tight">9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living side jobs treating yourself waste less Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:24:30 +0000 Xin Lu 802659 at http://www.wisebread.com Why Recycling Is My Lowest Priority http://www.wisebread.com/why-recycling-is-my-lowest-priority <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/why-recycling-is-my-lowest-priority" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/recycling.jpg" alt="Recycling" title="Recycling" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We live in a world that loves sound bites and oversimplifications. We embrace concepts that sound wonderful without much critical thought. All the noise around recycling is a classic example of what happens when an idea gets a lot of press, but in isolation doesn&rsquo;t really solve much. The larger and more inclusive mantra of &quot;reduce, reuse, and recycle&quot; is the real game-changing idea, yet we often forget about the first two &ldquo;R's&rdquo; and what they truly mean. To me, the three R&rsquo;s are in descending order of importance. Here's why. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-by-rekindling-the-art-of-reusing-your-stuff">Save Money by Rekindling the Art of Using Your Stuff</a>)</p> <h2>Reduce</h2> <p>For those of us who care about sustainability, good environmental stewardship, and simplicity, reduction is the primary motivator and the foundation of all the other principles. Reducing our wants and needs sets the stage for managing reuse effectively and recycling efficiently. Eliminating items from our personal orbits is the first small step in eliminating demand for them entirely.</p> <p>It's comical and only cosmetically green to continually over-buy and think that we&rsquo;re saving the earth by merely recycling the packaging of our surplus. Without reduction, restraint, and constant review, recycling is only marginally effective and provides us with a misleading sense of comfort and a hollow consolation.</p> <h2>Reuse</h2> <p>Reuse is the big brother of recycling. It involves avoiding single-use items and giving new life to objects in their original form or with only slight modifications. Recycling means destroying the original form and remanufacturing a new item from the material. Recycling is energy-intensive; reusing is creative. Reuse happens in the sewing room, garden, art studio, or workshop. Recycling happens at the curb.</p> <h2>Recycle</h2> <p>Recycling has a voracious appetite for waste &mdash; paper, aluminum, glass, and plastic are all fed into its gaping maw. Waste implies a cycle that&rsquo;s just inefficient enough to leave something behind. As a result, recycling is the last stop in the short life of a product we couldn&rsquo;t do without and couldn&rsquo;t figure out how to reuse. It's a passive, business-as-usual approach to consumption that requires the very least of us &mdash; sorting the wrappers of our spoils.</p> <p>I&rsquo;m not saying that <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-recycle-your-clothes-shoes-electronics-and-more">recycling</a> isn&rsquo;t necessary or valuable &mdash; it&rsquo;s just the lowest priority. But it continues to get top billing in a world of environmental sound bites. After all, manufacturers, retailers, and marketers can&rsquo;t quite figure out how to market the idea of &ldquo;less&rdquo; to us. Instead, they sell us designer &quot;green&quot; shopping bags, reusable mugs, colorful recycling containers, and more disposable products made with 45% post-consumer waste. What kind of revolutionary statement would we make if we just shopped less, bought less, reused more and ultimately had very little to recycle?</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kentin-waits">Kentin Waits</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/why-recycling-is-my-lowest-priority">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dumpster-diving-101-6-strategies-for-success">Dumpster-Diving 101: 6 Strategies for Success</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-saved-30000-and-helped-the-earth-at-the-same-time">How I Saved $30,000 and Helped the Earth at the Same Time</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-ways-to-cut-down-on-garbage-and-save-money-too">12 Ways to Cut Down on Garbage and Save Money Too!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/welcome-to-container-city-how-shipping-containers-are-recycled-into-green-dwellings">Welcome to Container City - How Shipping Containers Are Recycled into Green Dwellings</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-money-recycling">Make Money Recycling: Get Paid to Recycle by 15 Websites</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Green Living Lifestyle recycling reduce reuse recycle waste less Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:36:10 +0000 Kentin Waits 506071 at http://www.wisebread.com Waste Not, Want Not: Stop Throwing Away Your Food! http://www.wisebread.com/waste-not-want-not-stop-throwing-away-your-food <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/waste-not-want-not-stop-throwing-away-your-food" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/2712005646_fcfcef5b8e_z.jpg" alt="watermelon rinds" title="watermelon rinds" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Americans waste a lot of food. Every year, we throw away approximately <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/18/weekinreview/18martin.html">30 million tons of food</a>. Don't worry (or do!), we're not alone; apparently those goody-goody Swedes throw away roughly a quarter of the food that they buy. Sure, we might be composting like crazy these days, but still, when you think about it, throwing away that much food is still a waste of money. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-cut-waste-when-feeding-kids">10 Ways to Cut Waste When Feeding Kids</a>)</p> <p>My grandmother, who spent a better part of her childhood in Nazi prison camps, instilled in her children a strong conviction that wasting food was downright sinful. I've never gotten over that lesson, so I live in a rather paranoid world where refusing to take home your leftovers from a night of Chinese food is almost on par with punching a kitten: It's just not done. I have become rather adept at using up leftovers. The food that I find myself wasting these days turns out to be stuff that I never previously thought of as <i>food</i>, per se.</p> <p>This past summer, I was meandering through a local farmers market when I came across a stall manned by a Hmong farmer and his wife. On display he had dozens of different vegetables that I had never seen before. Something I was rather surprised to see included was the leftover greenery from the harvest of summer squash. I asked the gentleman who was bagging up my purchase about the squash stems and leaves. Having recently had a terrible experience with undercooked taro leaves, I was leery of anything new and exciting, and the greenery of most gourds is covered in tiny thorns that scratch the skin &mdash; not exactly something that I was eager to ingest.</p> <p>Seeing my apprehension, the farmer laughed and said, &quot;These are scratchy, but not if you cook them for loooong time, like we do.&quot; Intrigued, I looked up <a href="http://www.ifood.tv/network/squash_leaves/recipes">recipes for squash leaves</a> online later that day, and found that squash greens are used in <a href="http://philippinesfoodrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/06/laksa-laksa-bean-noodles-with.html">laksa</a>, a noodle soup common in Southeast Asia. I had happily eaten squash blossoms before, but never the greens.</p> <p>Intrigued, I started thinking about other greens from our gardens and refrigerators that we throw away once the harvest is over.</p> <h3>Carrot Greens</h3> <p>Carrot tops can be boiled for soup stock, along with things like celery and fennel bottoms, fennel fronds, woody herb<strong> </strong>stems, and the rinds of hard cheese, bones, and<strong> </strong>apple cores. You still end up throwing away the leftover bits, but at least you're getting all the flavor out first. If you're feeling more adventurous, you can <a href="http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/2009/11/03/eat-your-carrot-greens/">use carrot greens</a> in a way akin to parsley.</p> <h3>Cauliflower Leaves</h3> <p>These are often removed from a head of cauliflower before you buy, but if they are still attached, you can cook them with the cauliflower. They're just like cabbage.</p> <h3>Broccoli and Cauliflower Stems</h3> <p>This might seem like a no-brainer, but lots of people discard the stems from broccoli and cauliflower. Just thinly slice the stems and cook with the rest of your veggies. Stems contain fiber and nutrients, too.</p> <h3>Radish Greens</h3> <p>The tops of a bunch of red radishes or daikon are a spicy treat. Because they are often sandy, I triple wash mine before cooking.</p> <h3>Pea Greens</h3> <p>Anyone from China can tell you that <em>dou miao</em> are a delicacy. Sauteed with garlic and sesame oil, <a href="http://localfoods.about.com/od/sidedishes/qt/sauteepeagreens.htm">pea greens</a> are healthy and delicious.</p> <h3>Watermelon Rinds</h3> <p>You probably already know that you can <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-guaranteed-easiest-way-to-make-your-own-pickles">pickle</a> watermelon rind, but you can also simply cook with it &mdash; it acts very much like the Chinese winter melon that is so popular in soups. Watermelonrind.com has a <a href="http://watermelonrind.com/">big list of rind recipes</a> that you can print out (staring at that web site might cause severe eye strain). Try to ignore all of the brand name recommendations; you can use any brand of cumin that you want when making <a href="http://watermelonrind.com/watermelon-rind-curry-recipe.html">watermelon rind curry</a>.</p> <h3>Potato Skins</h3> <p>I'm honestly baffled by anyone who would peel a potato and not eat the skin; the flavor and texture of potato skins is my favorite part of a French fry. But if you're a mashed potato purist, keep the clean potato skins to the side and fry them up as a crunchy topping for meats or salads.</p> <h3>Squash Seeds</h3> <p>Also big in China, salted watermelon and pumpkin seeds are a delicious snack. Although many <a href="http://allrecipes.com//HowTo/roasting-pumpkin-seeds/Detail.aspx">roasted pumpkin seed recipes</a> call for an oven temp of 325&deg;F, you can also cook the seeds at 250&deg;F over a longer period. Try seasoning with kosher salt and spicy Indian masalas, like <a href="http://www.ishopindian.com/mdh-kitchen-king-masala-pr-21923.html">Kitchen King</a>, before roasting.</p> <h3>Garlic and Onion Tops and Flowers</h3> <p>You'd have to be living under a rock not to know how useful garlic scapes are in cooking. While it's true that most grocery stores carry only the bulbs, if you grow your own garlic and onions or buy yours from a local farmer's market, you can take advantage of the whole plant.</p> <h3>Banana Peels</h3> <p>Yes, you can eat banana peels. If chopped finely, they add a distinct (if unfamiliar) flavor to savory dishes, including this <a href="http://www.vahrehvah.com/Banana+Skin+Sabji:6703">Indian curry dish</a>, and this recipe, which <a href="http://www.indianrelish.com/main/recipe/banana-skin-and-cow-pea/">combines banana peels with black eyed peas</a>. One enterprising chef and writer even made <a href="http://www.notquitenigella.com/2010/10/05/banana-skin-cake/">banana peel cakes</a>. Banana peels can also be used, like many fruit peels, to create <a href="http://www.thefilipinoentrepreneur.com/2008/04/06/how-to-make-banana-peel-vinegar.htm">homemade vinegar</a>.</p> <h3>Coffee and Coffee Grounds</h3> <p>Used coffee grounds are great in the garden as slug deterrent, but <a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_5226430_tenderize-meatbeef-naturally-coffee.html">leftover coffee is also a meat tenderizer</a>. Leftover coffee grounds can also be used in recipes that call for a lot of chocolate, like cake or homemade truffles.</p> <h3>Tomato Greens</h3> <p>Gardeners are often loath to part with the fragrant tomato greens. I've always been told to avoid tomato greens due to toxic chemicals contained therein. Well, it turns out that their toxic reputation* may not be so deserved, because<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/dining/29curi.html?pagewanted=2&amp;_r=1&amp;ref=dining"> tomato greens are in use at Chez Panisse</a> and other establishments, and have been since 1987 (see page 2 for citation).</p> <p><em>* While no conclusive data has shown tomato greens to be particularly toxic, you should exercise restraint when eating any plant that you haven't previously consumed. Tomatine, the toxin that exists in tomato vines and green tomatoes, both of which are technically edible, is dangerous in large doses. So don't go eating a pound of tomato vines.</em></p> <h3>Animal Parts</h3> <p>Most of us don't deal in <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/so-you-think-youre-a-carnivore">whole hunks of animals</a>, but who hasn't stared down a sack of giblets at Thanksgiving and wondered why turkey hearts were so unappetizing? I'm not fond of kidneys, myself, but I have a newfound appreciation for deep-fried gizzards. Liver and marrow make meat and tomato sauces more rich, thick, and satisfying.</p> <p><em>Are there fruit and vegetable parts that you have found a use for? How about unusual cuts of meat?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/waste-not-want-not-stop-throwing-away-your-food">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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