Low Waste Kitchen

The way we cook and shop can have a big impact on our food waste and Australians certainly throw out a LOT of food. 

Below, you will find great tips and tricks for creating your low waste or zero waste kitchen, including reducing food waste, easy recipes you can cook at home to avoid packaging and single-use plastic. There is a little on how to grow your own food at home, and how to create homemade waste free pet treats.

  

September 18, 2019

Coffee is good for more than just getting you going in the morning. Finding a second life for coffee grounds can help save you cash, and live a more planet-friendly lifestyle. That's right, your coffee is an excellent resource, even after you’ve finished sipping your morning cuppa!

August 22, 2019

Single-use plastic produce bags are a great example of ridiculous and completely unnecessary plastic. You can purchase reusable produce bags but you don't actually need to. This post will give you 14 ways to avoid single-use without spending any money at all.

July 24, 2019

What can you do with too many lemons? Plenty, but freezing both the lemon juice and lemon zest is a handy way to prevent any homegrown or organic lemons going to waste AND have a convenient stash in your freezer. By the way, this works for any citrus; >Limes, >Oranges, >Native Australian finger limes >Buddah's Hand

May 7, 2019

Zero waste crackers have been a struggle for me BUT making these seedy crackers from a mix of healthy seeds and no grains or oils couldn't be simpler. So if you're looking for a zero waste option, or just a healthy alternative to traditional crackers, you need to try this.

April 2, 2019

Beeswax wraps are a brilliant eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to plastic and silicone and completely biodegradable. If you haven't tried them, this review on beeswax wraps includes everything you need to know about using, washing, storing them and more.

March 25, 2019

Want a no waste recipe that uses an entire Pumpkin? This whole butternut pumpkin soup recipe is a brilliant way to make sure you use every bit of the pumpkin and prevent food waste. Whether it's a precious home grown pumpkin or you just want to avoid the pumpkin halves covered in single-use plastic at the supermarket. This simple cook from scratch recipe will be healthy, delicious and zero waste.

March 16, 2019

Making your own Self Raising flour is simple and really handy when you run out or want to minimise ingredients stored in your pantry. As we head more towards a zero waste lifestyle I love the ability to minimise my pantry and reduce the number AND amount of things we store. Choosing basic ingredients has become a big thing for me. Why? because having base items means I can make a load of other items with them, including self raising flour.

March 6, 2019

These Zero Waste super healthy and totally delicious chocolate brownies are grain free, sugar free, gluten free AND Package Free. So simple to make at home and a decadent way to still enjoy rich chocolate treats without the crap. The perfect dessert or afternoon snack without the guilt. These can be frozen for up to 6 months, but let's face it, they wont last THAT long!

February 25, 2019

Making the swap to reusable snack bags is a great step towards being ecofriendly and avoiding single use disposable plastic. There are a number of factors to consider in choosing the right food pouch options and of course personal preferences. Here are the key things to look out for before purchasing.

February 2, 2019

These Chocolate Banana Spelt cookies are packed with flavour and are a healthy nude food lunch box snack. Spelt is a nutritious alternative to wheat, packing more fibre, protein and goodness in and lower on the glycemic index. (This recipe is egg-free) Preparation takes around 5 Minutes, and they will need approximately 12 minutes in the oven. These make a soft (not crunchy) cookie. Suitable to Freeze in a reusable container for 3-4 months

January 13, 2019

These mini savoury muffins are so quick and easy to make and are a great package free, zero waste lunchbox snack that is healthy. I love that these are sugar free, it seems way to easy to pack a lunchbox full of sweet things while savoury is often more of a challenge. They take about 5-10 minutes prep time and 12 minutes in the oven.

January 3, 2019

Here are THE BEST Zero Waste icey pole moulds for this summer that I just know you're going to love as much as I do. From unicorn popsicles, frozen ice straws, ice-cream sandwiches and reusable squeeze pouches, these moulds are genius ways to skip the ice-cream shop, single-use plastic and go zero waste. Whatever your purpose, I've got you covered here with super fun options.

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