Zero Waste Pasta

Frittata di Maccheroni

Frittata di Maccheroni

My sister and I share an apartment, but rarely share meals.  When we do, they alternate between Thai take-out and pesto pasta.  The former, even if you implore the restaurant to include NO UTENSILS, creates an ethically uncomfortable amount of waste (and leads to bickering as I, in obnoxious big sister fashion, police the trash can and recycling bag to make sure packaging ends up in its proper place).  The latter leads to heartbreaking food waste.  Neither of the sisters Darabi is capable of making just the right amount of pasta.  Inevitably, we end up with a dry lump of basil-flecked noodles in the fridge, where it lives optimistically for a week until our biweekly purge.

Luckily, I know a pasta expert.  My friend Virginia has an amazing food blog called Italicious where she recently posted the perfect solution to left-over noodles: Frittata di Maccheroni. Those crafty Neopolitans.  It’s resourcefulness like this that must have seen them through the trash crisis last year.  I can’t wait to see if this works with cavatappi and pesto.  Oh, and do share if you have other past rejuvination ideas.

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4 Responses to “Zero Waste Pasta”

  1. italicious Says:

    Those crafty Neapolitans, it is a shame that their resourcefulness in the kitchen doesn’t always cross over to solutions to the city’s problems. Thanks for the shout out!

  2. everydaytrash Says:

    Thank YOU for the recipe!

  3. Happy birthday, Italicious! « everydaytrash Says:

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  4. Check it Out Says:

    Check it Out

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