Money Saving Ideas For Cooks


Well, here’s some food for thought: British households are estimated to generate around 7.2 million tonnes of food waste a year.

And according to WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) 15 per cent of edible food and drink purchases are wasted, typically costing households £480 per year.

Want to avoid sending perfectly good produce to landfill and save some serious money on your groceries? Take a look in your fridge before you next head out to the supermarket and see what you can rustle up with what you already have.

For example:

  1. Grate up the odd ends of cheese, mix with breadcrumbs and use as a savoury topping for pasta or stir into mash.
  2. Stew leftover berries in a pan with a little sugar and use as the base for a fruit crumble.
  3. More yoghurt than you can eat about to go out of date? Mix it with fresh berries and tip it over your breakfast cereal.
  4. Take whatever leftover vegetables you have with a cheese or white sauce and top with a mixture of breadcrumbs, oats and grated cheese.
  5. Blitz stale bread in your food processor and use the crumbs as a binder when you make burgers, a thickening agent for sauces and a protective coating to seal in flavour with chicken breasts.
  6. Don’t bin limp lettuce leaves – you can give them a new lease of life by sitting them in iced water for 30 minutes.
  7. No idea whether all those opened jars of dressings, sauces and pastes still safe to eat? Start using a marker pen to write on the label when it was opened so that you know how long you have to finish it up

Source – telegraph

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