In Canada, each year it is estimated that $27 billion of food ends up in a landfill as waste. Of that $27 billion, 50% of the food waste is from people throwing away food in the home. Some of the main reasons noted for this waste includes: improper cooking and lack of confidence using leftovers. There is no question that food waste has a large impact on your grocery bill and the environment. A fun challenge is to come up with ways to use all components of the food you’re cooking. This not only saves you money, but it can lead to some very creative meals.