Take Action Against Food Waste!
Start with your Refrigerator
Have you ever heard of Okonomiyaki? This delicious dish can help reduce food waste.
Originating in Japan, Okonomiyaki can be made with a variety of ingredients. Leftovers from the fridge, whether vegetable, meat, cheese etc., can be mixed with a flour and water batter, cooked, coated with Okonomi Sauce and served as a complete meal. Once you know how to make Okonomiyaki, you'll be excited to see what leftovers you have and how to combine them next!
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The Problem of Food Waste
The USEPA estimates that about 100kg of food per person or $1,600 worth of food per family is wasted every year.
USEPA (The United States Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that about 100kg of food, per person, is wasted each year, or $1,600 worth of food per family.
Food dumped in landfills then generates methane gas which has a detrimental impact on global warming. Every day, edible food is thrown away because people buy or prepare more than can be eaten.
We Found Ideas to Help in Japanese "Mottainai" Culture
"How can we reduce food waste?"
One great idea comes from the age-old "mottainai" culture of Japan. It's a recipe for Okonomiyaki, a dish that came out of the food shortages after the war and that has been passed down ever since. Okonomiyaki is easy to make and delicious. It can be made with all kinds of ingredients. In a way, it’s the ideal recipe.
Ideas to Reduce Food Waste?
Mix up anything you like for this traditional Japanese comfort food.
Okonomiyaki starts with a batter of wheat flour and water, then you add whatever you like; vegetables, eggs, meat, seafood, noodles, etc., and cook it in a frying pan. Lastly, you top it with Okonomi sauce and mayonnaise. You can also sprinkle cheese or fish flakes on top. The variations on this recipe are endless because it tastes so good with any ingredients!
In Japan, Hiroshima and Osaka are the most famous areas for Okonomiyaki, but generally it can be found everywhere, and tourists from the US and elsewhere love to eat delicious Okonomiyaki!
A Flavorful Sauce Takes
on the Problem of Food Waste
To keep fighting food waste effectively, we need delicious flavors. Made entirely from plant-derived, natural ingredients, the sweet and savory Okonomi Sauce will work magic with the leftovers in your fridge.