A commercial for Ziploc bags said people throw $500 of food away per year.
I had planned on having grilled salmon filets over baby romaine dressed with olive oil and lemon. Plain, simple, healthy and easy. Then I realized the greens I had been basing most of my meal on were on their way out. Sure, I could’ve gone through the box, one leaf at a time, salvaging what I could but who has that kind of time or patience?
After dumping the greens down the sink (there goes a portion of my yearly $500 total of wasted food), I put a put of water on to boil for some soba noodles and cut up a cucumber. Once the noodles were done, I tossed them and the cukes with some sesame oil and just a drizzle of soy sauce; and dumped the salmon filet on top.
I love it when a last-minute improv works out, despite my contribution to the millions of dollars of food wasted per year.