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. 

You don't need friends for salad

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 artificial 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.

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: 7 December 2020
Topics: green