As an ex chef, business owner and massive foodie wasting food (and money) is something that is not ok with me, in fact I hate it. Sometimes it's unavoidable, you buy too much and can't consume it, the kids want carrots instead of corn (hahaha as if) or you cook for friends, they hate it and you are left with too much to manage before its unsafe to eat. But imagine that we are just ignorant (heaven forbid). Imagine we have just become accustomed to doing things in a certain way because it's convenient or the way we believe its meant to be done. Well thankfully I am here to educate you on this very important subject. Food innovation is a sure fire way to keep your tastebuds tingling, your pocket positive and your tummy ticking over.
Almost 50% of all food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes (shame on us).
The average UK family throws away 22% of their weekly shop, which is worth £700 a year. So that’s £12.5 billion in the UK (shame on us again).
In countries where supermarkets are not on every corner and food is harder to come by they utilize things properly.
For us lucky ones we should look for little ways to save money, make things go further or to re invigorate our love for certain food items. in turn keeping it real and making it exciting (you should see my apron!!!).
Start with this one. Summers coming get it on the bbq, it will change you view and maybe your love for bananas.
How do you eat a banana? Peel that bad boy, eat the flesh and throw the skin right..... WRONG. Read on my friends and keep an open mind, Let me know how you get on.
Health-conscious folk over in India have been cooking and consuming the yellow fruit's peel for a long time, reports Live Science. It's apparently a source of vitamins C and B6, magnesium and potassium so it makes no sense to keep piling them up on the rubbish heap. Sure, they don't taste very nice raw: all bitter and chewy. But bake in the oven for 30 minutes and hey presto, they become sweet, soft and melting. Just make sure you clean them thoroughly first to remove any pesticides and try to go for ripe fruit as the skins are naturally sweeter.