Sustainability can be scary right? Ever wanted to take action against issues our world is facing but just don’t know where to start?
You’ve heard the saying, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Did you know that the most effective way to slow down climate change on an individual level is curbing food waste.
Just because produce may look wilted, bruised or not perfect doesn’t mean it’s no good. It can be used to make all sorts of delicious things such as pestos, jams, sauces, ice cream, the list goes on.
By getting crafty in the kitchen you’ll not only make some great things but you’ll divert otherwise perfectly good food from going to landfill. Which is important because produce that decomposes in landfill releases the greenhouse gas methane, which is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Here is a list of our top recipes for giving food garbage a new life.
Got some limp greens? Pesto is your new best mate.
All you need is any greens (carrot tops, herbs, rocket), garlic, nuts or seeds, oil and sometimes lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and blend.
A classic age old trick to brown spot banana’s is Banana bread. If that’s not your jam you can always eat them frozen or blend into a healthy pancake mix.
A little too overripe fruit?
If you’re living through the winter season and you’ve got some apples, stone fruit or berries? Stew them and make them into a pie or a jam. If it's summer make a fruity ice cream.
Leftovers to use up?
Chuck it into a frittata. Works with any grains, herbs or veggies.