Handy tips to waste less food with Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste is one of the Zero Waste Scotland campaigns hoping to help us all waste less. At our Annual Gathering held on the 20th April we were lucky enough to have people sharing information about this campaign and we want to share this with you.

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On the Love Food Hate Waste website (http://scotland.lovefoodhatewaste.com/) you can find handy tips about freezing food that is about to go off, planning your food shopping and recipes aimed at leftover items in the fridge and the cupboard.

Here are some of the tips:

Freezing food

• Fruit – slice and freeze lemons then use them straight from the fridge in iced drinks. Frozen grapes and strawberries also make novel ice cubes which also taste great.

• Potatoes – simply boil for about 5 minutes and freeze them for later. When you want them thaw overnight and roast the next day. Mashed potato also freezes well.

• Cauliflower or broccoli – make a big batch of cauliflower or broccoli cheese and split into individual portions for freezing. It’s great if the veg isn’t going to last much longer or you’ve bought loads. It’s tasty with garlic in the cheese sauce then topped with breadcrumbs and parsley.

Make a shopping list and only buy what you need: http://scotland.lovefoodhatewaste.com/content/portions-and-planning

Mango and rice with Coriander, Cumin and Lime recipe: http://scotland.lovefoodhatewaste.com/recipes/mango-rice-coriander-cumin-and-lime

More recipes can be accessed on their website: http://scotland.lovefoodhatewaste.com/recipes. On this page you can tell them what food you have available and they will suggest what you can cook with those ingredients. The recipes are all simple and healthy. 

Thank you!