My true confessions about shopping for produce, especially at Whole (Paycheck) Foods, where I can’t abide by paying for parts of the vegetables that are inedible or unusable. This applies mainly to items priced by the pound:
- Portabella and shiitake mushrooms – I snap off the stems
- Leeks – break off the unusable dark green fronds at the top
- Red bell peppers – break off the cute little stems – who needs them?
- Green beans – throw away the stems and little branches
When you’re paying for produce by the pound, pay for what you use, not for what you throw away.
If I think of more I’ll add them, but just back from shopping this afternoon, these were top of mind.