With the cost of living crisis and all that, I thought it might be useful to have a thread to discuss food waste and maybe share some ideas on how to reduce it. I’m definitely not as good at this as I’d like to be! But here are a few things I do
I freeze chicken bones and other meat offcuts to use to make stock. Sometimes I freeze carrot peel too but I’m not as reliable at this as I should be
I use broccoli stalk (with the outer peel cut off) in soups. We eat more broccoli than soup at the moment though so maybe I should try just cooking it in with the broccoli?
I found out recently that you can freeze beansprouts (blanch first if you cba), which is great because it’s rare for us to get through a whole bag before they go off
I prefer the broccoli stalk to the floret bit in lots of recipes…especially in slices in pasta, so tasty, very good with gnocchi. Also that Jamie Oliver green mac and cheese is a great recipe for just using up every bit of green veg like that too if you ignore sticking to it exactly.
If you chop a little slice off the end off a bunch of celery and then put the bunch in water in a vase or something it lasts for AGES. Weeks and weeks.
Lots of ends of veg like onions and that you can grow new ones from just putting the bottom bit in water but this never leads to anything for me, but if you have more patience it might.