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What is sustainable Food: Zero Waste Tips

by: Yvonne Doff
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Are you aware of how much food is wasted in your own home? It will probably be more than you think right now. After reading this article, you will know how to run a zero-waste household. What is sustainable Food: Zero Waste Tips.

Sustainable Food: Zero Waste Cooking

Zero-waste cooking means that you know the food (and other waste) you produce during baking and cooking. Zero-waste cooking is all about getting the best out of each ingredient and not wasting anything. Try it. In a few weeks and you're definitely obsessed with every tiny bit of food you can use in diverse recipes. Don't know where to start? We've put together 20 of the best zero-waste cooking tips to make you a sustainable kitchen professional.

Start A Food Scrap Garden

Do not run straight to the compost because you can reuse some food products with a food scrap garden. You can re-grow them, so you'll soon have your own sustainable mini food garden. Use every little bit of food you have.

egg box, potatoes, sustainable food, zero food tips

Recommended: Dumpster Diving: Hobby Which Combats Food Waste

Compost When You Can

If you still have food leftover that you can’t use, composting it. This way, you have an option if you still have some food leftover.

Think about what you cannot put in the compost, like cans filled with vegetables, fruits, seeds, grains, beans, tofu, nutshells, pasta, bread, eggshells, coffee grounds, baked goods, and snacks. You can throw these ingredients away without the can.

compost box, food waste, grass

Recommended: Biodegradable Or Compostable? Let’s Break It Down

Invest in the Food Cycler

Not everyone can compost. You may not have a garden, or you live in a small apartment. It's a bit on the expensive side, but if you want to compost, but you don't have much space or live very urban, then the Food Cycler FC-50 may be a sustainable solution for you. You throw the food residue into the metal container, which composts it over time. Press the button, and within three to eight hours, you'll get earth in return. Use it for your backyard, your Food Scrap Garden, or as a top layer for your plants.

Make What You Can (Instead of Buying)

Make what you can, like nut butter and seed-, oat-, and nut-based milk. In a few steps, you can make this at home. You will need your oats, seeds or nuts, a bowl, mason jars, and a nut bag or cheesecloth. But other sustainable things to make at home are deodorant, dog or cat treats, sustainable make-up. Even the coronavirus face masks. A lot of products come with plastic packaging. You can try to make your own cleaning products, like soap, Lysol as baking soda to clean.

Recommended: Sustainable Storing Of Fruit And Food: Life Without Fridge

Buy Food in Bulk From Stores

Try to buy food in large quantities. Bring your reusable storage container. Make sure you register the tare weight. Read our tips for bulk buying.

bulk food containers, sustainable food, zero waste tips

Invest in Zero-Waste Food Storage

If you want to store your food for a long time, it is essential to keep it well. Make sure you have lots of jars, reusable silicone bags, stainless steel, and glass containers so you can create storage. This way, you'll need less plastic and aluminum foil.

Freeze Leftover Scraps In

You don't have to eat everything right away, so put - what you don't need - in the freezer. This will extend the shelf life of the product.

Make Broth or Stew From Leftovers

If you have many vegetable scraps left over, consider another sustainable way to make use of the food: make a vegetarian leftover stew or broth. The Zero-Waste Chef has a great recipe to use all your vegetables.

Stew from leftovers, sustainable food

Recommended: Food Which Keeps Your Immune System Running

Leftover Prime Rib Roast Beef Stew (about 6 servings):

Use the leftover rib bones and meat/fat trimmings from a standing rib roast (a.k.a. "prime rib").

  • 2-3 rib bones leftover from prime rib
  • any meat scraps/fat trimmings leftover from prime rib
  • 1/2 – 2 c. leftover au jus
  • 1/2 to 1 c. leftover wine (red or white)
  • 7-8 c. water
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 3-6 sprigs of thyme
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c. flour + 1 c. water

Feed the Dog or Cat

If you have leftovers, which may be useful for animals, you may be able to feed these remains to your cat or dog. Pumpkin, sweet potato, blueberries, apples, strawberries, eggs, and bananas can be healthy in moderation for pets.

Recommended: Coronavirus: From Bat, Pangolin Or Raccoon Dogs

Store Food the Right Way

You cannot store all foods in the same way. Nuts and seeds should be kept in the refrigerator or freezer. Meat should be held at the bottom of the fridge because of possible leakage. Omega-3 oils and nut and seed meals should be kept in the refrigerator. Eggs should be in the fridge center (not in the door) to maintain their temperature even.

Buy Local Food

Locally grown food is best for the environment and your health. It tends to have more nutrients, be fresher, and help protect biodiversity in your environment. Little transport ensures a lower CO2 footprint. Visit a local (farmers) market.

Buy Organic Food

Organic products can lead to less waste. When safely harvested, you can even eat the peel of organic products. Examine the products to be sure which are healthy and safe to eat as a whole.

Start a Neighborhood Cooking Co-op

Start a co-op with your neighborhood; what a great idea! To avoid food waste, donate or share the meals you have leftover. This way, food is used better.

Save Your Almond Pulp

When you make almond milk at home, there is sometimes some almond pulp leftover. You can also use them to make your crackers, cookies, hummus, and the like. So, could you not throw it away?

Research 'Nose to Tail' Cooking

Yuppie Chef says, "nose to tail" cooking (and eating) is a movement to eat varieties of meat parts, even the undesirable ones, to avoid wasting food.

Try Canning

Canning is relatively easy to store food for a long time. You can freeze the food or store it in a cellar for months. This extends the shelf life.

canning, pots, sustainable food

Preserving Your Own Food 

Make Jams

If you have fruit in your house about to get bad, try making homemade jam out of it. You need to invest a little in pectin to get the desired jam-like consistency.

Save Vegetable Stems

This looks like "nose to tail" but is called "root to steel." It's about consuming all parts of fruit or vegetables. Use them, for example, in soups, smoothies, juices, or through a puree.

Add Food to Your Beauty Routine

You are what you eat, so why not use food scraps in your beauty routine? For example, ginger can be used as a treatment against acne; you can use some teas as sustainable facial masks.

Make Pesto

You can use the tops of vegetables such as radishes, beets, carrots, and turnips by boiling them into a pesto. Zero waste! Don’t forget to add some salt.

Before you go!

Recommended: Agrivoltaics: Food, Water, Energy At Its Best

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What is sustainable Food: Zero Waste Tips

Are you aware of how much food is wasted in your own home? It will probably be more than you think right now. After reading this article, you will know how to run a zero-waste household. What is sustainable Food: Zero Waste Tips. Sustainable Food: Zero Waste Cooking Zero-waste cooking means that you know the food (and other waste) you produce during baking and cooking. Zero-waste cooking is all about getting the best out of each ingredient and not wasting anything. Try it. In a few weeks and you're definitely obsessed with every tiny bit of food you can use in diverse recipes. Don't know where to start? We've put together 20 of the best zero-waste cooking tips to make you a sustainable kitchen professional. Start A Food Scrap Garden Do not run straight to the compost because you can reuse some food products with a food scrap garden. You can re-grow them, so you'll soon have your own sustainable mini food garden. Use every little bit of food you have. Recommended:  Dumpster Diving: Hobby Which Combats Food Waste Compost When You Can If you still have food leftover that you can’t use, composting it. This way, you have an option if you still have some food leftover. Think about what you cannot put in the compost, like cans filled with vegetables, fruits, seeds, grains, beans, tofu, nutshells, pasta, bread, eggshells, coffee grounds, baked goods, and snacks. You can throw these ingredients away without the can. Recommended:  Biodegradable Or Compostable? Let’s Break It Down Invest in the Food Cycler Not everyone can compost. You may not have a garden, or you live in a small apartment. It's a bit on the expensive side, but if you want to compost, but you don't have much space or live very urban, then the Food Cycler FC-50 may be a sustainable solution for you. You throw the food residue into the metal container, which composts it over time. Press the button, and within three to eight hours, you'll get earth in return. Use it for your backyard, your Food Scrap Garden, or as a top layer for your plants. Make What You Can (Instead of Buying) Make what you can, like nut butter and seed-, oat-, and nut-based milk. In a few steps, you can make this at home. You will need your oats, seeds or nuts, a bowl, mason jars, and a nut bag or cheesecloth. But other sustainable things to make at home are deodorant, dog or cat treats, sustainable make-up. Even the coronavirus face masks. A lot of products come with plastic packaging. You can try to make your own cleaning products, like soap, Lysol as baking soda to clean. Recommended:  Sustainable Storing Of Fruit And Food: Life Without Fridge Buy Food in Bulk From Stores Try to buy food in large quantities. Bring your reusable storage container. Make sure you register the tare weight. Read our tips for bulk buying. Invest in Zero-Waste Food Storage If you want to store your food for a long time, it is essential to keep it well. Make sure you have lots of jars, reusable silicone bags, stainless steel, and glass containers so you can create storage. This way, you'll need less plastic and aluminum foil. Freeze Leftover Scraps In You don't have to eat everything right away, so put - what you don't need - in the freezer. This will extend the shelf life of the product. Make Broth or Stew From Leftovers If you have many vegetable scraps left over, consider another sustainable way to make use of the food: make a vegetarian leftover stew or broth. The Zero-Waste Chef has a great recipe to use all your vegetables. Recommended:  Food Which Keeps Your Immune System Running Leftover Prime Rib Roast Beef Stew (about 6 servings): Use the leftover rib bones and meat/fat trimmings from a standing rib roast (a.k.a. "prime rib"). 2-3 rib bones leftover from prime rib any meat scraps/fat trimmings leftover from prime rib 1/2 – 2 c. leftover au jus 1/2 to 1 c. leftover wine (red or white) 7-8 c. water 2 beef bouillon cubes 1 onion 4 medium-sized potatoes 4 carrots 3-6 sprigs of thyme salt, pepper to taste 1/2 c. flour + 1 c. water Feed the Dog or Cat If you have leftovers, which may be useful for animals, you may be able to feed these remains to your cat or dog. Pumpkin, sweet potato, blueberries, apples, strawberries, eggs, and bananas can be healthy in moderation for pets. Recommended:  Coronavirus: From Bat, Pangolin Or Raccoon Dogs Store Food the Right Way You cannot store all foods in the same way. Nuts and seeds should be kept in the refrigerator or freezer. Meat should be held at the bottom of the fridge because of possible leakage. Omega-3 oils and nut and seed meals should be kept in the refrigerator. Eggs should be in the fridge center (not in the door) to maintain their temperature even. Buy Local Food Locally grown food is best for the environment and your health. It tends to have more nutrients, be fresher, and help protect biodiversity in your environment. Little transport ensures a lower CO2 footprint. Visit a local (farmers) market. Buy Organic Food Organic products can lead to less waste. When safely harvested, you can even eat the peel of organic products. Examine the products to be sure which are healthy and safe to eat as a whole. Start a Neighborhood Cooking Co-op Start a co-op with your neighborhood; what a great idea! To avoid food waste, donate or share the meals you have leftover. This way, food is used better. Save Your Almond Pulp When you make almond milk at home, there is sometimes some almond pulp leftover. You can also use them to make your crackers, cookies, hummus, and the like. So, could you not throw it away? Research 'Nose to Tail' Cooking Yuppie Chef says, "nose to tail" cooking (and eating) is a movement to eat varieties of meat parts, even the undesirable ones, to avoid wasting food. Try Canning Canning is relatively easy to store food for a long time. You can freeze the food or store it in a cellar for months. This extends the shelf life. Preserving Your Own Food  Make Jams If you have fruit in your house about to get bad, try making homemade jam out of it. You need to invest a little in pectin to get the desired jam-like consistency. Save Vegetable Stems This looks like "nose to tail" but is called "root to steel." It's about consuming all parts of fruit or vegetables. Use them, for example, in soups, smoothies, juices, or through a puree. Add Food to Your Beauty Routine You are what you eat, so why not use food scraps in your beauty routine? For example, ginger can be used as a treatment against acne; you can use some teas as sustainable facial masks. Make Pesto You can use the tops of vegetables such as radishes, beets, carrots, and turnips by boiling them into a pesto. Zero waste! Don’t forget to add some salt. Before you go! Recommended:  Agrivoltaics: Food, Water, Energy At Its Best Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write about your food waste experience? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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