Archive for May, 2009

Vegan Dumpster Greekbeans

I dumpstered some lovely little greenbeans so I immediately made what I like to call Greekbeans. You’ll need:

  • dumpster greenbeans
  • 2 dumpster tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small dumpster onion, diced
  • juice of 1/2 dumpster lemon
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil


You could blanch the greenbeans by dropping them in boiling water for a minute – or steam them – but I’m pretty lazy so I generally don’t. The greenbeans aren’t as tender the lazy way but whatever, if it gets food in my mouth sooner then I’m ok with it. Heat the oil in a pan and add the chopped onion.

Oh yeah, you should pinch or cut off the ends of the greenbeans to make them all pretty and stuff. You could also break them in half if you want; I like to keep mine long.

Saute onions until tender then add the garlic and cook until it starts to turn golden. Add the greenbeans, tomatoes, and lemon juice. Cover and simmer for as long as you can wait. I can usually go for about 10 minutes, 5 when I’m extra hungry. Then longer you simmer the more tender your Greekbeans will be. Season with salt and pepper. Eat with someone you love. Or someone Greek.


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Recent Dives

Last week’s finds:


ROYGBIVegetables. And those are just the scrubbed veggies.

Still more to clean up:


This week’s finds:


We only went to 3 dumpsters, but we got a TON of stuff. This is just a portion of it.


Also got a bunch of bagged salad mix, veggies (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower), and slaw mix. All in perfectly edible condition. And we found two bags of pistachios (score!), several boxes of chocolate covered peanuts, and a couple boxes of a nuts/dried fruit mix. Crazy.




So much delicious food. Can you believe this is all supposed to be rotting away in a landfill right now? Not even compost to grow more food with. A landfill. Pure waste.

We also got a can of spaghetti sauce and a can of dog food which is probably being eaten by my friend’s cats right now. Eat up, kittens! Even cats can be little anarchist freegans!

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