Yummy boredom-busting, no-waste recipes to cook at home

Woman cooking in a home kitchen over stovetop

So, you've binged everything on your pay-TV accounts, sweated it out in a living room gym session, and even gone 'Marie Kondo' on your cupboards. Staying busy while social distancing at home can definitely work up an appetite. Luckily, we've got you covered with a range of yummy, low-waste, high-flavour recipes that are not only great boredom busters but great for the environment too. With some grocery items harder to find than others, it's never been more important to Love Food Hate Waste by using the food in your fridge, freezer, and pantry.

Let's start at the beginning

Okay, so you're no Maggie Beer, but cooking in isolation doesn't have to be a drag. Get creative in the kitchen with some of our top Love Food Hate Waste recipes. Try our no-fuss fried rice, which is good for beginners and a handy way of using up those leftover veggies and any excess rice sitting in your fridge. Once you're feeling a bit more confident, our waste-free sweet stir-fry is sure to have your family singing your praises.

Dinner for one, or for some

For many of us, a roast is a Sunday staple. Transform your roast leftovers into something amazing by checking out our lamb roast and zero waste chicken recipes. Or if golden, flaky pastry is more to your liking, try turning your roast dinner leftovers into crunchy pasties.

You don't need friends for salad

Living in sunny Brisbane means salads are never off the menu. Our simple salads are easy to make and can be amended to feed one, or a hungry tribe. Using what you have at hand doesn't have to be boring either. Check out our short, easy video to create a blue cheese and broccoli salad. Sounds and looks yummy, right?

Something sweet

Want to treat yourself to something sweet without the added guilt? Try making your own healthy frozen fruit blocks or homemade ice-cream out of overripe bananas. Not only is this an excellent way of using up excess fruit in your fridge, they're also free from artifical flavours and preservatives.

Kitchen fun for the kids

Cooking is a great way to keep the kids entertained too. Our easy-peasy banana bread recipe is sure to be a hit among big and little chefs alike. Bananas are one of Brisbane's most wasted household foods, so feel good about the waste you save when you cook this recipe, while licking the wooden spoon.

Cheers to that

If all this cooking is making you thirsty, have a go at turning your scraps into frappes with one of our mouth-watering recipes. Now that's something worth toasting!

Waste no more

There are so many possibilities for kitchen creativity and using up leftover food without waste. Check out more Love Food Hate Waste ideas and let your imagination run free. And remember, next time you're topping up the pantry, show a little local love and grab your groceries from your neighbourhood traders. 

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Last updated:30 April 2020
Topics: green