Mug Up On Portions

Much of the food we waste is thrown out because we prepared, cooked and served too much[1]. Love Food Hate Waste has an online portion planner to help you calculate the correct portion for adults and children.  If you are not keen on getting the scales out every time you cook, why not make your own measuring mug for those items where it’s hard to guess right, such as rice and pasta? Half a mug of uncooked rice is usually the right...

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Cute cube trays

Ice cube trays are for more than just ice!  Perfect for those small portions of liquids or sauces, foods can be frozen and then transferred to sealed bags.  It’s worth buying ones that are slightly flexible so that they don’t snap. Here are some ideas – Use up your fresh herbs by placing a spoonful in an ice cube tray. Cover with a small amount of water or melted butter and freeze. Recipes from salad dressings to cakes often call for...

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Did you pack that yourself?

Bread from the in-store bakery often comes in thin film or open wrappers and will probably need to be repacked in a good freezer bag with a clip before freezing.  A good clip on the end of a freezer bag containing uneaten garlic bread will also help prevent the smell tainting other food. We always try to convince ourselves that we will remember what’s in the freezer containers, but after a few weeks we really won’t.  Labels and a good...

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Top Tubs

Tubs and lidded containers are key to reducing food waste but there is no need to go out and buy them specially.  Take-away containers are really useful to hang onto because they not only come with good sealed lids, they come in a range of portion sizes. They also stack which is good news when tight on storage space as well, stopping them cascading out of the cupboard. They are often see-through so it’s easier to see what’s lurking in...

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Drop a tonne of CO2e with our Zero Waste Bute Food Waste Tips

It’s not just kitchen skills and knowledge that help us save money and make the most of the food that we buy. The right tools and equipment also help. But how do we ensure that we don’t end up by filling our kitchen cupboards and drawers with all sorts of kitchen gadgets that are never or rarely used? Whether you are a fan of kitchen kit and caboodle, or prefer a minimalist approach, Love Food Hate Waste is here with advice on the...

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