A little of this, a little of that, not quite enough for a full serving -- but what a waste to just toss it. Recent studies show that about 40 percent of the food we buy is thrown away -- wasting time energy and resources. Organizations like the Food Recovery Network are working to reduce food waste and fight hunger by recovering surplus perishable food and donating it to people in need. But on a much smaller scale, you can reduce your own household food waste by shopping more wisely and using recipes like this one from mother nature network to make the most of leftovers.
Recombine cheese "odds and ends" to create a delicious cheese spread even better than the sum of its parts.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
- 8 ounces cheese, any combination of hard or soft cheese: Swiss, Brie, goat, Gruyere
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2-4 ounces dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, any combination, chopped fine: parsley, thyme, oregano, marjoram, chives
1. Cut cheese into small chunks. Add cheese to food processor. Add garlic, wine and fresh herbs. Process until cheese turns a creamy consistency. Serve immediately on crusty bread, or refrigerate for up to one week.
Photo: Marju Randmer