This World Environment Day’s theme is Think:Eat:Save. Australians waste over 4 million tonnes of food a year, or nearly 180kg per person. We need to make people conscious of the impact this waste is having on our environment.
The UNEP Website explains:
Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted.
Food loss and waste also amount to a major squandering of resources, including water, land, energy, labour and capital and needlessly produce greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to global warming and climate change.
One of our many gifts to you this World Environment Day is a collection of recipes that will help keep your carbon footprint small, help reduce waste AND taste delicious! We will be releasing one everyday for the rest of the week, and include a Think, Eat, Save Tip at the bottom.
What more could you want?
First up this week:
Maeve O’Meara’s Mexican Guacamole
3 ripe avocados
½ fresh jalapeno chilli (optional) finely chopped
2 tsp coriander, chopped
1 tomato, diced
A little chopped red onion
Juice of ½ a lime
1 Tsp Salt
Halve the avocados, remove the seeds and use a spoon to scoop the flesh into a bowl.
Add the chilli, coriander and onion.
Mash together with a fork, gently fold in the tomato, lime juice and salt.
Season to taste.
Guacamole should be made just before serving, but adding the seed of the avocado will keep the guacamole green.
Up to 30% of food we buy is wasted, at an estimated national cost of $5 billion-plus a year. Cut down on waste by not letting food go out of date, avoiding over-catering and looking after any leftovers.
We are daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers getting on with practical climate action to live better for us and the planet. Join the movement at www.1millionwomen.com.au