Tuesday 18th October 2022
It’s as easy as one, two, three! We caught up with Chef Ali to find out her top three tips for being as sustainable as you can in your kitchen. We wanted to share our top tips for reducing food waste helping you to put nature first at home!
1) Eat and Shop Locally
You can be more sustainable by eating and shopping locally. This way you are eating with the seasons and food is very fresh. Farmers markets or organic shops are some of the places where you can find local nutritious food that is good for you and the planet. Also, you will reduce pollution and your carbon footprint because you will travel less to your local store than you would to the closest supermarket. Maybe you can even walk or ride a bike if your situation allows you to. Another reason why shopping locally can help the environment is because local stores usually use less or no plastic packaging.
2) Use all of your fruits and veggies
Another way to cut down the kitchen waste is by using the parts of fruits and veggies that would normally end up in the compost bin. If you have decided to make a switch and start buying organic produce, you might as well make the best of it. Seeds, stalks, peelings are some of the parts that would normally go to the bin, instead, why don’t you try drying out the seeds and adding them to dishes for crunch, making stock with veg peeling or pesto with vegetable stalks.
3) Batch cooking
Batch cooking can help you be more sustainable in the kitchen. Planning your meals in advance will help you make use of all products you’ve bought. In this way you will eliminate the change of finding food that has gone off in your fridge. Batch cooking can also save you lots of time. Instead of making a meal every day or choosing a fast unhealthy option, you will have all your meals ready to be enjoyed! Last but not least, batch cooking can be energy-efficient and save you money on electricity bills!
There is always more we can do to help our planet and we’re constantly looking for ways to put nature first! For more sustainable hacks, head to our Blog Page!