2. It is hard, especially for singles, not to waste, but I surely have been working on it...
I'm much more conscious about freezing extra portions and/or cooking fresh produce immediately. It not only saves from waste, but is ultimately time saving as well.
I'm horrified to think how much food I (and my family) have wasted over the years. But, along with being conscious of how much I drive, how much gas used, I'm very conscious of food savings and food waste.
Perhaps the one good thing to come from this horrible recession is that others may be doing similarly.