Towards Zero Waste
As big supporters of sustainable living and the move to a plastic-free, zero waste society, we are always looking at what we can do not just in our business, but in our homes too.
One of the challenges many people struggle with is food waste. When one is catering for large group or big family it is tricky to get the portions just right, and there are invariably left-overs, many of which sadly go to waste.
Here are a few tips we have picked up along the way to help:
As bread nears its "stale-by" date , there are a few things you can do with it. One of our favourites is to use it make bread-and-butter pudding. Another option is to slice it thinly, let it go hard and then toast the slices to make the most amazing base for bruschetta. Our family's favourite - "blitz" it to make crumbs. Mix these with some sage leaves to make a really tasty crumb for pork or chicken schnitzels.
One of our staple foods - we seem to always cook too much or too little. The bad news is rice should be eaten within 24 hours of being cooked. The good news is thah day-old rice is the best rice to use for fried-rice. Just add some spring onion, a bit of egg and some soy sauce.
3. Roast Vegetables
One of the easiest things to do with these is chop them up into really small pieces, add some onion, a little bit of garlic and ginger and chickpea flower. Roll them into balls and deep-fry them and you'll have home-made pakora!
This seems like an odd one, but litres of water are wasted every time we run a hot sink. Have some water bottles or flasks handy, and instead of letting the water run down the drain while you are waiting for it to get warm, save it so you can drink it or cook with it later.
There are so many things we can all do. We'll keep sharing our tips as we discover them on our journey to a plastic-free, waste-free world.