Haste Makes Waste


Recently France passed a food waste law that bans supermarkets from throwing away unsold food.


The paradox of our time has some people going hungry while others with plenty needlessly waste edible food eg food from buffets and unsold produce and prepared food. The new law in France will require supermarkets to donate edible food to charities and inedible food to farmers for compost and/or animal feed.

What to do with leftovers?

  • Use leftover condiments to make a sauce or add to soups/stew for extra flavour. Ketchup and mustard go with just about anything. And how do you retrieve the last remaining bits that cling to the sides and bottom of the bottle? Add water to container, put lid on tightly and shake bottle. Pour into the dish you are preparing.
  • Use up overripe fruit before it gets all green and fuzzy: add to cake/muffin batter; bake in a crumble; make quick cook jam.
  • With overripe vegetables: throw into soup or add to veggie burgers (especially if overripe and mushy); make soup stock; use as compost to grow more vegetables!

Check out the documentary Just Eat It A Food Waste Story

How do you use up your leftovers? 

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