Love Food, Hate Waste – turn leftovers, unused food into delicious meals Love Food, Hate Waste – turn leftovers, unused food into delicious meals <div class="ExternalClassD680E2179C9C44FDB5CCBC860A938393"><p>​With summer around the corner, Metro Vancouver residents will likely be thinking about seasonal vegetables and prawns on the barbecue.</p><p>At the same time, Metro Vancouver's Love Food, Hate Waste campaign continues to roll out simple tips and ideas to ensure any leftovers – or unused food in the fridge – is not dumped in the trash.</p><p>By some estimates, a third of all food produced in Canada is wasted. This means more organic material ends up in the garbage and compost, while resources used to produce food, such as energy, water, land, labour and money, are wasted. </p><p>The problem goes beyond restaurants and grocery stores. Consumers are responsible for 47% of food waste, costing the average family $700 per year, according to Metro Vancouver's baseline research. </p><p>But this issue is easy to solve with simple changes. This past Easter, Love Food Hate Waste ran a <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/get-inspired/discussions/dont-waste-it/10/share-your-leftovers-this-easter" target="_blank">promotion</a> to help people plan and prepare holiday meals in a way that reduces wasted food. It suggested recipes to use up Easter leftovers such as <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/plan-it-out/recipes/easter-quiche-lorraine" target="_blank">Easter Quiche Lorraine</a>, <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/plan-it-out/recipes/leftover-mashed-potato-gnocchi" target="_blank">Mashed Potato Gnocchi</a>, and <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/plan-it-out/recipes/easter-chocolate-mousse" target="_blank">Leftover Chocolate Mousse</a>. </p><p>The campaign came to life on social media. Local foodie, foodgressing.com tried one of the Easter recipes and shared the experience on her <a href="http://foodgressing.com/recipe/leftover-easter-chocolate-mousse/" target="_blank">blog</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BTDRDexh-p_/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, helping the campaign reach new audiences. This spring and summer, watch for simple tips and ideas to use up all the food you buy, from asparagus to spot prawns by following Love Food Hate Waste on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LoveFoodHateWaste/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/lfhw_ca" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, or <a href="https://www.instagram.com/lfhw_ca/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/chocolate.jpg2017-05-25T07:00:00ZGP0|#3b8f3b80-a7ab-4371-9209-a63c0676026a;L0|#03b8f3b80-a7ab-4371-9209-a63c0676026a|Issue 32;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass6B9F2E1F0C4540B19B86F41D521A1FE7"></div>With summer around the corner, Metro Vancouver residents will likely be thinking about seasonal vegetables and prawns on the barbecue. At the same time, Metro Vancouver's Love Food, Hate Waste campaign continues to roll out simple tips and ideas to ensure any leftovers – or unused food in the fridge – is not dumped in the trash.<br>0Leftover chocolate mousse