Expert tips-off on how to be kinder to the planet from cooking and cleaning to way and finance
Clean up your kitchen
Love your leftovers
Look at what basics you’re binning.” Chefs talk about what to do with carrot surfaces or whey from cheese, but that’s not where we need to make changes ,” says Feast food writer Anna Jones.” It’s the milk poured down the settle and stale bread- the items we don’t employed as much value on .” Jones tears up bread to freeze for instant croutons, or whizzes it into breadcrumbs for incorporated into croustades, pastas and salads. If oats have already been obligated into porridge, follow Claire Thomson, chef and author of The ArtOf The Larder( Quadrille, PS25 ), and substitutefor some of the flour and liquid in eat dough.
Treat ” food waste ” as ingredients, says Ollie Hunter, cook and scribe of 30 Easy WaysTo JoinThe Food Revolution( Pavilion, PS14. 99 ).” It’s easy to turn it into something else; aquafaba( chickpea liquid) can be made into a vegan mayonnaise; fry squash seeds in oil and sprinkle with salt for a snack; section courgette straws into penne conditions and cook like pasta. You need to find creative ways to use everything up; squandering meat is down to a lack of imagination .”
Use tech for good
Apps are taking the fight to food waste. Olio connects neighbours and local retailers so surplus meat can be shared; Too Good To Go enables cafes and restaurants to sell uneaten meals at reduced rates; while Farmdrop connects you with sustainable local farmers. To recycle kitchen scraps, find neighbours with a compost bin( or chickens) at sharewaste.com.