Food waste is a big issue in this country, with figures from WRAP showing that estimated annual food waste from households, hospitality, food, retail and wholesale in 2018 was 9.5 million tonnes.
Avoiding food waste can be very simple and a lot of it comes down to careful meal planning and shorter, more frequent shopping trips to avoid produce going off before it has a chance to be eaten.
It can also be helpful to know what to do with certain items if they do start to turn or go stale, so that you can make them into something tasty instead of throwing them in the bin.
If you have a stale loaf of bread, for example, don’t just chuck it… there’s a lot you can still use it for! What about making a summer pudding, a delicious combination of stale bread and fresh fruit? This way, you get to eat something incredibly tasty and reduce your wastage at the same time.
Another quick and easy way to reuse your stale bread is to whizz it up in a food processor, mix in some herbs and a bit of seasoning, then store it in the freezer in a freezer bag until the next time you want to make chicken kiev.
And, of course, don’t forget about our feathered friends… if you have leftover crusts or slices but not enough to do anything else with, crumble them up and scatter them outside for the birds. Who knows what visitors you might see in the garden as a result?
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