food waste

Pumpkin porridge and brownies

Pumpkin porridge and brownies

Pumpkin Day has been and gone, and Halloween is just around the corner, which is why my inbox has been filling up with pumpkin recipes. I’m a big fan of eating the insides of your pumpkin, if you’re going to all the trouble of carving one into a lantern, and avoiding food waste. I have […]

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  28th October 2016   No comments
Jim Jams chocolate chip cupcakes

Jim Jams chocolate chip cupcakes

Over the summer I was sent two jars of Jim Jams chocolate spread to try – one jar of Milk Chocolate spread, and one of Hazelnut Chocolate spread. Their selling point is that they contain 83% less sugar than other chocolate spread brands, and yet still taste yummy. We can certainly vouch for their yumminess, […]

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  25th October 2016   No comments
Mojito slushie

Mojito slushie

Ryan and I found ourselves in Tesco recently, which doesn’t happen very often these days. When we do end up in a supermarket we like to have a look and see what’s new and different that we might like to try. On this particular occasion Ryan took a fancy to their ready mixed mojito. We […]

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  16th May 2016   No comments
Bara brith: turning leftovers into cake

Bara brith: turning leftovers into cake

Pancake day (AKA Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras) has got to be the one holiday of the year that’s devoted to avoiding food waste. In keeping with grand tradition, Ryan and I whipped up a batch of pancakes, using the last egg in the fridge and about half of the remaining apple & […]

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  11th February 2016   No comments
Soup & a slice: 20160129

Soup & a slice: 20160129

I’ve seen a few tweets recently from scientifically-minded people, essentially sneering at people who avoid ‘processed foods’. Their point is that almost all foods are processed, including beer and bread, and lots of things that the average person on the street would consider both healthy and delicious. This is true. Almost all food is processed. […]

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  29th January 2016   No comments
Soup & a slice: 20151214

Soup & a slice: 20151214

News that Tesco now sells frozen avocados provoked a mixed reaction amongst the people I know, but it’s true that avocados are pesky things when it comes to food waste. Unripe one second, practically past it the next, it’s hard to time their consumption correctly to get them at their best. My efforts in that […]

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  14th December 2015   No comments
Soup & a slice: 20151119

Soup & a slice: 20151119

The focus on food waste tends to be on the fresh items we don’t manage to eat before they go past their sell-by date, but in our house there are plenty of pantry items that are hidden from view and remain unused, and my Inner Womble has been inventing ways to make use of them. […]

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  19th November 2015   No comments
Cooking with lager?

Cooking with lager?

I have been given the opportunity to review Celia – an organic, gluten-free premium Czech lager. There’s just one problem – no one in this house likes drinking beer 🙂 But a quick web search convinced me that it has lots of culinary potential, so I thought we could try cooking with it. (Apologies to […]

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  15th November 2015   No comments
Chorizo and potato burgers

Chorizo and potato burgers

A simple supper recipe for chorizo and potato burgers, which can easily be adapted to make use of leftover ingredients. Prep: 1 hr Cook: 15 mins Serves 2 Ingredients 150g cooking chorizo 60g sweetcorn (defrosted, if previously frozen) 400g potatoes 1 cup of breadcrumbs Seasoning 2 tbsp oil for frying Method Peel, chop and boil […]

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  10th November 2015   No comments
Dad’s sage and onion stuffing recipe

Dad’s sage and onion stuffing recipe

My dad’s minimalistic and flexible (but delicious!) recipe for sage and onion stuffing. Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 1 onion, chopped and sweated in a generous amount of oil 3 or 4 big leaves of sage (dried or fresh is fine), chopped finely Stock made from a stock cube Breadcrumbs […]

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  10th November 2015   No comments

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