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6 x working with leftovers: this is how you combat food waste | Culinary

A study by meal box supplier Hello Fresh shows that 84% of the Dutch would like to waste less food in the kitchen. That this is not so easy is shown by the fact that more than half (55%) of consumers often buy too much and therefore have to throw away ingredients.

As it is Earth Day on April 22, we would like to share the tips below with you to reduce food waste. Because you can do much more with leftovers than you think.

1. Puree leftover vegetables into a vegetable sauce or make a colorful ratatouille.

2. Roast onion peels and other cutting waste with some oil and garlic in the oven and then draw into a stock. Add spices to taste and if not using immediately, freeze the stock like ice cubes.

3. Did you know that you can also freeze fresh herbs such as rosemary and sage very well? Make sure you chop the herbs coarsely and put them in an ice cube tray. Pour in olive oil and then freeze it. This way you always have fresh herbs at hand, for example for the preparation of soups or sauces.

4. Is your fruit no longer nice and fresh? Cut it into pieces and keep it in the freezer. Delicious in a smoothie – and it is immediately cold – or as an ice cube in your cocktail!

5. If your wine has been open for a few days and you don’t want to drink it anymore, don’t throw it away! Set it aside and use it, for example, to make your risotto.

6. Did you make something with avocado? Then that big pit will always remain. But did you know that you can grow your own avocado plant with the seed of an avocado?

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