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In Springfield, food waste is the second largest component of our collective waste stream, accounting for over 12% of the waste that makes it to the landfill every day. That’s over 31,000 tons of food every year. 
A small way to help combat that waste stream is by using ingredients when they are on the brink, but still edible and good for cooking and baking.


BroccStemSlaw

BROCCOLI sTEM SLAW  FORGET THE FLORETS! 



Ingredients:

· 1 cup peeled and julienned broccoli stem (about 1 medium broccoli stem)
· 1 cup julienned carrots
· 1 cup julienned green apples
· 1 cup julienned red peppers
· 2 cloves garlic, minced
· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
· 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
· ½ teaspoon sesame oil
· Juice of ½ lime

DIRECTIONS: 

Toss all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl, refrigerate, serve, eat!