Interview with Dana Gunders, staff scientist at NRDC (Natural Resource Defense Council) – 11.05.15

Today I interviewed Dana Gunders, a Staff Scientist at the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and author of a new book called,Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook, where she shares her knowledge and many tips on ways to reduce ones food waste. Dana’s focus at the NRDC is on Food and Agriculture, especially when it comes to reducing food waste. She is the author of a widely distributed report “Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40% of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill”. She also recently co-authored a report called, The Dating Game, revealing how confusing food dates lead to food waste in America. Her work on food waste has been featured by CNN, NBC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and many other outlets. Please join me on Thursday, as Dana shares her expertise with us, and helps guide us on ways to reduce our food waste.


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Fat Free Linzer Tart

Makes 22 cookies

1 ½ cup oats, ground

1 ½ cup W.W. pastry flour

¼ t. cinnamon

Pinch salt

2/3rd cup maple syrup

½ cup apple sauce

1 jar raspberry, apricot or other jam

Preheat oven to 350’ degrees.

Combine all ingredients, except jam, in large bowl. Make into 1” balls. Press down on greased cookie sheet, creating a flat cookie. Indent center of cookie with your thumb. Fill in center with raspberry jam.

Bake at 350’ for 15 minutes, turn cookie sheet and bake another 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool before transferring.