HOW TO EAT MORE SUSTAINABLY THIS MONTH
SUSTAINABLE TIP OF THE MONTH #8 | 5 Anti-Waste Recipes
In western societies we waste 95 to 115kg of food per year, here are a few recipes that can help you reduce your daily food waste this month.
1 | Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Save the seeds from your pumpkins this year and make roasted pumpkin seeds for a healthy, crunchy snack!
- 1 | Remove the seeds
- 2 | Wash and dry the seeds
- 3 | Spice the seeds (ex. salt, pepper, paprike, garlic powder...)
- 4 | Roast the seeds for 10-15min at 180°C (350°F)
- 5 | Enjoy
It's a yummy and healthy snack as it provides fiber and zinc from the shell and will provide you with your daily dose of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and iron.
2 | Carrot Top Mint Pesto
- Washed carrot top greens from one bunch (large stems removed) - roughly 200g
- 50g fresh mint
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 50g olive oil
- 1 | Place the carrot tops, mint, pine nuts, garlic, and lemon in a food processor and pulse until combined.
- 2 | Slowly add the olive oil until it reaches your desired consistency. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.
- 3 | Enjoy
3 | Chocolate - Coffee Grounds Cake
Collect the coffee grounds from your coffee machine or even your coffee capsules or pods and spice up your chocolate cake with some.
- 4 eggs
- 150g raw sugar
- 150g butter
- 250g dark chocolate
- 100g almond powder
- 40g coffee grounds
- 1 | Melt the butter and the chocolate together
- 2 | Mix the eggs, the sugar, the almond powder and the coffee grounds in another bowl
- 3 | Add the melted butter and chocolate to the bowl
- 4 | Cook for 30min at 170C (340F)
- 5 | Enjoy!
4 | French Toast
- 4 eggs
- 180ml (3/4cup) milk (can be done with oat, almond, cashew milk or normal milk)
- 1 tablespoon on unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons granulated raw sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon - 8 thick slices of bread or brioche
- 1 | Whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, sugar and cinnamon
- 2 | Grease the griddle or frying pan with some butter.
- 3 | Place bread into batter to coat one side. Flip over and repeat with the other side.
- 4 | Place on the heated griddle/frying pan and fry for about 1-2 minutes, until golden brown, then flip and fry the second slice until golden.
- 5 | Serve with maple syrup or jam or fruits or whipped cream and enjoy !
5 | Rotten lemon cleaning products and cosmetics
Yes you can also use your food waste to make eco-friendly cleaning products!
- Use the juice of 1 full lemon to clean your shower or your oven (spray it or soak in a sponge with a bit of hot water)
- Mixed with white vinegar and water you can use it to clean your mirrors and windows
- 1 | 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 | 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 3 | 1/2 cup hot water
- Mixed with honey, lemon juice can be used as a natural and efficient purifying and invigorating face mask. Apply to your face, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water (NB : Do not apply this mask in the sun, lemon is photosensitizing).
- 1 | 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 | 2 tablespoon lemon juice
Grab your chef's hat & enjoy!
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