All posts filed under: Food Waste

Food Waste Hacks | Pumpkin

We have a problem ‘Tis the season to waste woeful amounts of pumpkin, according to statistics I’ve read recently. According to The Independent, we throw 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin flesh in the bin every Halloween – equating to the weight of 1,500 double decker buses. HubbubΒ have discovered through their research that if all the edible pumpkins thrown away were to be saved, there’d be enough to make a bowl of pumpkin soup for everyone in Britain. That is really not cool, and we 100% need to do better. infographic from Hubbub So, what do we do about it? It’s kind of a tricky one. I’m absolutely not going to tell you to ditch pumpkin carving in favour of shitty plastic glowing pumpkins that get used for five minutes and spend the rest of eternity static in landfill, because that is a far worse problem in my opinion. I’ve also noticed special ‘carving pumpkins’ on the market now that are built specifically to be wasted – by which I mean their flesh is useless nothingness …

Food Waste Hacks | Bread

Domestic food waste in the UK is something we should all be ashamed of, there’s no sugar coating that. Yes, supermarkets are in part to blame for their offers that strengthen their profit margins but bamboozle us into buying more than we need, but we can’t shirk all responsibility onto the people that sell us stuff. The fact is, we’re throwing away food at an alarming rate and we need to do better. You all know me, I’m not here to judge, I’m here to suggest and hopefully enable change. Ever since my interview with a lovely Mashable journalist earlier this year, I’ve been thinking about how I can bring the issue of food waste into this blog, because it’s a real passion of mine. So, please welcome aboard this new series. I’m going to tackle one little bit of food waste at a time and tell you how I manage it in my kitchen, alongside handy tips I dig up while researching. I hope it’s useful, and if you’ve got questions or suggestions please …