Are you looking for a way to waste less food in your kitchen? I's sure it's a familiar instance for all of us at one point or another of letting food expire in the fridge or not utilizing those veggie scraps. But now, we can turn these missed opportunities into our next meal.
Don't worry, I'm, not telling you to eat expired food! But there are several foods and staples you can freeze before it expires to use at a later time. You might think it seems pointless to save a spoonful or two of something, but if you devote an ice tray to hosting these kinds of things, you can pack more flavor into your meals. Once frozen, you can pop the cubes out into of the tray, stash them in a labeled freezer bag, and use them as you see fit. Brilliant, right?
1. Fresh herbs
Before you turn around and find your fresh basil has gone brown, chop what's left up and add a little olive oil to it. This works for all your fresh herbs! You can dedicate an ice-tray just for herbs, and even make some herb mixtures to try when you're feeling adventurous.
2. Tomato paste or sauce
How many times have you forgotten about the little bit of it hiding in the jar in the back of your fridge? The next time you use tomato paste or sauce but only have a tiny bit, take it and put it in the freezer immediately so you can put it to good use next time. This is also a great was to utilize an ice-tray to keep things organized.
3. Broth or stock