I absolutely HATE wasting food. Seriously. The hubby makes fun of me because I will make really weird leftover combinations to use up the food we already have. Spaghetti pie? Tostada with any mixture of veggies that are starting to go bad?
I get it from my dad…”Don’t you dare throw that away! People in third world countries are starving!”. He beat that into my head.
I did some super official academic research (ahem…wikipedia) and found out the average person living in a developed country wastes 220 pounds of food a year! Crazy!
How this Dark Chocolate Bark came to be:
If you have been following along lately, you might know I’m moving to Slovenia. Before we left our house in Monterey, we tried to eat everything and not waste anything. A few days before the movers came I was left with a package of dark chocolate chips and some pistachios.
I remembered these dark chocolate covered apricots (5 ways)–and then this pistachio dark chocolate bark came to be.
It was a hit with the hubby.
- 1 package dark chocolate chips
- crushed pistachios
- Line a casserole dish with wax paper.
- Melt the chocolate (I did it in the microwave) and pour it into the dish.
- Sprinkle with pistachios (or any other topping of your choice).
- Let it cool, then break it up. That's it!
Any other food waste haters out there? If you have any tips to avoid wasting food send them my way!