For now, I'm still trying to use up all the perishables instead of opting for eating out or prepackaged foods and throwing out the waste. I made a veggie tomato sauce last night for over the gnocchi and used a zucchini, carrot, onion, garlic and half the mushrooms. Normally we would have skipped the veggies and just gone for sauce on gnocchi. So that's a win. I'm still eyeing off the bunch of broccoli and a few other things. We've done less well on the fruit and I might make a few baked goods to use at least the bananas up. Bananas are tough to digest, so I can only eat them like a second before they have ripened too far. It's a balancing act.
I'm cooking more. And cleaning up more and faster. And I baked a gluten free date loaf which is there in the kitchen for eating. It's been a long time since I baked without purpose. It would be good if I could bake to replace the bought muffin in the morning - both for the $$ and also for the gluten free and control of what I eat aspect.
Improvements all round, I'd say. Now to maintain and continue.