When Did We Start To Waste So Much? And A Recipe Created To Avoid Loss – Orange Nut & Seed Loaf

If you have ever read my blog, you know that I am against waste. I have gone over how I feel when I watch home improvement shows and they go in and start smashing everything. Even things that could be saved and donated or even sold instead of ending up in our landfills. But the truth is that we waste everything in our lives. We have become such a wasteful society.

In our attempt to keep up with the Jones’, we are spending beyond our means to keep up with this idea that we have succeeded in life. Who are the Jones’ anyway? I have never wanted to be them nor have I ever cared what others thought of me. Anyway, in our pursuit to be the best of everyone we are forgetting what is really important in life. Family. Friends. Love. Health.

There was a time when we did everything we could to make sure that we didn’t throw anything out. Or maybe that was a poor people thing? Do you think that if everyone struggled to put food on the table, we would have less food waste? I wonder…

The point is that we need to become more vigilant about waste. This earth is a place that we need to take care of. For the kids. We won’t be here when the waste becomes a problem but our kids will be. And our kids children and so on. Here are some websites that address food waste specifically. The first one details just how bad North America is contributing to the food waste problem, which is a Global problem guys and the second one discusses how we can help do our part in helping to make a difference in food waste.

CBC – Food Waste

David Suzuki – Help End Food Waste

Now we come to the part where you will love me for posting. I have an Aunt who loves to bake. I also have an Aunt who grew up with a Mother who never let things go to waste. It just wasn’t done in their time. The war took Fathers away for years and that left Mothers behind struggling to keep the house aloft. Nothing was wasted. So now we have a recipe from my Aunt Paul that was born from some oranges that were going to turN bad.

Take it away Aunt Paul…

Morning Lisa,

I decided to make something with some oranges that we may have lost otherwise and it turned out amazingly delicious and healthy.

In my grandmother’s days and my mom’s we wasted nothing.                            

Pre-heat your oven to 325 and grease and flour a 9x5x3 loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

1 1/2 cups of flour

1/2 tsp. of salt

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup soft butter

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

3 oranges + 3 tablespoons graded orange zest

3/4 cup of orange juice

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup chopped almonds

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1 tsp. vanilla

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir in nuts/seeds and orange zest. In a small bowl, beat the soft butter until very smooth add sugar beat for 5 minutes, add the eggs beat well. Now add the yogurt beat well, add orange juice and vanilla beat well. Stir into dry ingredients until well mixed. Bake and enjoy the delicate flavours of the oranges come out of this amazing loaf with added crunch of the nuts/seeds.

Happy baking!

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6 thoughts on “When Did We Start To Waste So Much? And A Recipe Created To Avoid Loss – Orange Nut & Seed Loaf

  1. Firstly, let me say what a great post. First the topic is waste, not discussed enough and not enough action taken so well done (again).

    Secondly I loved the way you got Aunt Paul’s email in…very nice Segway and it just sung as a post. It was like having Oprah introduce the Queen. Loved it, loved it all.
    Well done both of you.
    Thanks for posting interesting, relevant and lasting topics. I love you more xxx

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  2. A very nice sounding yummy cake and an intro to your auntie …Waste don’t get me started but you know that anyway…lol.. Hope your PC troubles are in the past now and all systems are going…I also hope today and this week is a good week for you…Love and hugs 🙂 xxx

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    • I wish that I could tell you that my computer troubles were over but sadly I can not. My new computer is great, don’t get me wrong! But the button that I use to type is broken and they sure aren’t in a hurry to replace it. I guess that I am the only one who uses a button instead of blinking or using the dwell setting, which I hate! I think that they want me to get used to dwell or blinking because I will not always have my one thumb to click but, again, I hate it. Why not let me have my one thing while I can? Bastards! lol otherwise I am brilliant! I hope that you are keeping well xoxo

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      • I am pleased that apart from that you are brilliant..Give me their number and I will call them… Now dwell off I go to Mr Google as I haven’t a clue on that one…lol…Enjoy your week and stay well 🙂 xxx

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