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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