Wasting food is anathema to me! Since I'm home at lunchtime most days I love it when there are leftovers in the fridge - a quick easy meal. When I'm cooking something that keeps well I always cook extra to make sure we have leftovers.
In Seattle we lived 2 blocks from Trader Joes and now, in Tokyo, we actually live in a building that has a grocery store in the basement, so it is much easier to pick up things we need daily than it was when I had to do all my shopping for the week - that really keeps the waste down.
I'm made of atoms, you're made of atoms, and we're all in this together. Ben Lee