Feta, Avocado and Sun-Dried Tomato Snacks — Use ‘Em While Ya Got ‘Em!

30 Jan

I’m in a Use-It-Up frenzy at the moment; bought more fresh food than Leandro and I could consume during a week in which we were unexpectedly invited to dinner at other people’s houses and even if I could afford the waste, I have a really hard time throwing out food.

(For more on the food we throw away  visit Jonathan Bloom at Wasted Food; or the E.P.A. — where you’ll find out that Americans generate 34 million tons of food waste each year; or this NYTimes article from 2008 which says “As it turns out, Americans waste an astounding amount of food — an estimated 27 percent of the food available for consumption, according to a government study” ).

So, no real recipe today, but a serving suggestion of flavors and textures that worked well in a “scrappy” snack…horrid pun intended.

I took half an avocado left over from the previous day, some slices of feta that needed using up, and some sun-dried tomatoes in oil that have been lurking in my fridge. I just sliced fairly thin, laid them on woven wheat crackers and called it a light lunch.

It was delicious and satisfying and effectively utilized my natural resources! Pretty too, don’tcha think?



8 Responses to “Feta, Avocado and Sun-Dried Tomato Snacks — Use ‘Em While Ya Got ‘Em!”

  1. http://culianarytypes.blogspot.com January 31, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Great ideas – I struggle with the fact that I have too many condiments on hand from previous recipes, but you’re making me think that some of these would help boost some healthy snacks.

  2. Debra January 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    I can’t wait to try this one!

  3. fairyhealthylife January 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    Sun-dried tomatoes and feta are amazing together. I had that for lunch mixed with some pasta! Very versatile.

  4. Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy January 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    I would roast the beets and bell peppers (with carrots and celery if I had – and I almost always do == and then make them into soup with some stock and onions and such…you got me on the vanilla yogurt, because I don’t like that, but would probably freeze it into pops or just have it for breakfast with fruit….if it were plain yogurt I’d swirl it into the soup!

  5. Ashley January 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Nice! Great suggestion, and I completely sympathize with being unable to throw away food. Now, what would you do to use up these: beets, bell peppers and vanilla yogurt?:)

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