Hints and tips
Home cooked saves money at Christmas
It's nearly always cheaper to cook a dish at home than to buy ready made. When meal planning over the Christmas period, think about including recipes for using up all the leftovers. Remember to store food in the best way to keep it fresher for longer.
Eat from the freezer in the run up to Christmas
Make space in your freezer in the run up to Christmas. Start eating from the freezer from today - a couple of nights a week will do. Cheap and easy to do.
Refresh limp soggy biscits
Refresh soggy limp biscuits in the oven - making them crisp and tasty again. Use the oven when it's just been switched off after cooking so that you can use the remaining heat.
Refresh limp biscuits
Limp soggy biscuits? Why not refresh and crisp them up in the oven (the best way is to use the oven when it's just been switched off after cooking and is cooling down so that you can make the most of the remaining heat)
Leftover tea and tea bags
Leftover tea and tea bags?
You can use leftover tea to marinade meat before cooking and even add used tea leaves to compost to help grow your plants. Tea can also effectively remove grease and grime on mirrors and floors so use an old bag to make a cold brew, then use it as a cleaning solution.
Then remember to recycle your used tea bags either at home in the compost bin or in your council food waste collection. Never put them in the rubbish bin. But before you recycle it try using a tea bag on closed eyes to soothe and make your skin fresh and smooth!
Tip for cutting food waste at work
We have 2 bowls at work with 'EAT ME' written on them. One lives in the fridge, the other on the communal table. Any food that is leftover, open packets not wanted, items of food at home that staff dont like go into the bowls and anyone can help themselves to anything in there. Our food waste has gone down at work, and at home as something you may not like will be someone else's favourite.
Cutting waste when eating out
To use any leftover cheese, tomatoes, onions & eggs
Found a stale roll or baguette at the bottom of the bread bin?
Using up butternut squash
Mix left-over double cream and butternut squash with onions, cheese, thyme and tinned tommys. Mix with pasta to make a yum pasta dish!