OXO GreenSaver & Melissa's Produce Eggplant: How To Minimize Produce Waste

I have a confession. I waste food. It happens. I'm not proud of it. Sometimes I buy produce and it sits in my refrigerator despite my best intentions of using it. I often feel very guilty about this.

Luckily, OXO came to the rescue! Earlier this month I received one of OXO's latest creations to test in my kitchen and also a shipment of Chinese eggplant from Melissa's Produce. Both products were sent to me free of charge, but I am not being paid for this post and all opinions are my own.

Below is a photo of OXO's GreenSaver! Doesn't it look cool? It will help you keep your produce fresher longer! Also, the basket insert can be used as a colander!

The GreenSavers provide proper airflow, control humidity and get rid of ethylene gas! Plus, the containers are clear, so it's really easy to see what you have and to actually use your produce!

Look how well the GreenSaver fits inside my refrigerator!! You can set things on top of it too.

Because I was going to use the Chinese eggplant right before my vacation last week, I decided to roast them with a bunch of other vegetables I had: no wasting of produce!!! I also used herbs I have growing on my windowsill in the recipe.

Roast All The Things!
2 Chinese eggplant, cubed
1 yellow squash, cubed
1 Vidalia onions, cut into wedges
1 yellow pepper, cubed
2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
olive oil {I actually used the oil from a jar of sundried tomatoes!!!}
salt & pepper to taste
10 thyme sprigs
fresh basil

1. Preheat the oven to 450.
2. Add all the vegetables onto a large cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Combine.
3. Top the vegetables for thyme sprigs and roast for 40-60 minutes depending on how small/large your pieces are.
4. Remove the thyme sprigs and serve topped with fresh basil.

This was such a delicious concoction! I had to stop myself from eating the entire thing. This dish can be served straight from the oven or at room temperature. It also freezes really well!

You can serve this mix of roasted vegetables on their own, or add it to pasta, omelets, soups, and even Panini!

The OXO GreenSaver has kept the eggplant in a top form for the last 2 weeks! I definitely give it two thumbs up.

Have a great weekend!