Category: Using scraps
The Supermarket Bargain Bin Is Where My Dinner Potential Lives
I enter my local supermarket in a somewhat gloomy state. There’s brown shreds of smooshed lettuce in the bottom of the stacked baskets. I pass the bunches of broccolini that have made national news for being too expensive. A big picture of Justine Schofield is printed on the side of a display. She smiles violently…
Roasted Strawberries Pop in This No-Churn Ice Cream
No churn without being sickly sweet and you only need 6 ingredients!
DIY ‘Aesop’ Post-Poo Drops (Natural Mandarin Toilet Freshener)
Aesop is an Australian skin-care and self-care company, known for their high-end, well-branded (and incredibly expensive) products. And there’s no bigger epitome of this than their fabled Post-Poo Drops, a toilet freshener which elicits an understated scent of Mandarin, Tangerine, and Ylang Ylang when plopped into your toilet bowl after (and this is to quote…
Summery Sweet! Mango Pits & Peels Make a Delicious Marinade
There’s nothing like biting into some juicy mango on a hot summer’s day. I have so many memories of cross hatching mango cheeks with a knife and inverting them to become an edible cubist echidna. But what do you do with the pits and the peels that you can’t eat? I recently came across this…
Use Your (Prawn) Head! Zero-Waste Prawn Head Oil
Merry belated Christmas! I hope, like me and my family, you enjoyed bucketloads of fresh seafood and prawns or maybe you’re having some for New Years. With all those prawns, inevitably comes lots of leftover prawn heads, tails and shells. In this recipe I’m going to show you how to get the most bang for…
Mushroom makes a bloody good mince!
I usually make this mushroom mince when I have a glut of mushrooms that I either forgot about or overbought from the bargain bin. Semi dried out, sad looking mushrooms are perfect for this!
Cauliflower leaves make an excellent pizza topping
Cauliflower leaves are quickly becoming my go-to zero-waste staple. This non-traditional pizza recipe came about when I ran out of baby spinach but was craving a spinach and egg pizza. The closest thing I had in the crisper was a whole cauliflower + extra cauliflower leaves (everyone left them behind at the grocers, so I…
Zero Waste veggie peel fritters
How often do you peel a carrot or a potato and chuck away the skin? Imagine if these nutritious strips could be turned into a whole ‘nother meal. Well dream no more. Recently I was cooking a bunch of carrots and parsnips, and didn’t have the heart to bin the peels — so I developed…
Supercharged Instant Ramen (feat. old mushrooms)
Packet ramen, taken to the next level with old mushies and chicken miso mushroom broth.
Cauliflower leaves become deliciously crispy when roasted
Whenever you have a cauliflower with the outer leaves and stalks in tact it’s almost second nature to pull them all off and bin them. I started this process recently and noticed there was almost as much leaf as actual cauliflower. That got me thinking…there had to be a way to utilise them…