Why are you so wasteful?!

By  – Amelia Baines ·  · 4 min read

Don’t you hate that feeling of being disappointed in yourself? You could have done better but life got in the way. Instead of staying in and using up what was in the fridge, you said yes to a last minute dinner at the pub. And who can blame you? We all need a social life. However…could you have made better choices with a little forward planning?

Fear not, I’m not the waste police but hopefully I can offer you a couple of tips to help you make the most of the perfectly imperfect produce you receive in your box. I might even try to remember to use them myself… 🫠

The path of least resistance is to utilise recipes which sit squarely in the ‘chuck it in’ category or as OzHarvest more aptly put it, ‘Use It Up.’ We are proud supporters of OzHarvest and they wisely created a sticky tape which is emblazoned with the words ‘Use It Up.’ You can use it to stick on a tupperware container to remind you to use up the contents or you can label a whole shelf in your fridge. I have created several recipes which you can find on our recipe blog which are specifically designed to use up a mish mash of ingredients. 

Another obvious but helpful tip is to cook a large batch of something. If you freeze it into individual portions, you can easily grab one out of the freezer to take to work for lunch or a quick weeknight dinner. One of my favourite things to do is chunky chop a selection of veg, drizzle with olive oil and roast it in the oven. Roast veggies are great served alongside some couscous and topped with crumbled feta. 

One last tip before I leave you in peace. When you get your box, take a look at the contents and then search our recipe blog for ideas. You can make a meal plan for the week, which gives you a better chance of using everything up! Happy cooking.