Use the whole vegetable
In many cases, our food scraps shouldn’t be scraps at all. Take broccoli stems or carrot skin for example. These are often cut off and discarded unnecessarily. They’re not just edible, they’re nutritious parts of the vegetable too. Next time you’re prepping carrots, know that washing them is enough and when you chop your broccoli or cilantro, don’t leave the stems out of your meal!
Citrus peels have a variety of uses
Next time you need fresh lemon or lime juice don’t throw out the peels! Most citrus fruits have a variety of recipes to make out of their peels. A few examples to try at home include candied citrus, orange peel chutney, or this homemade citrus infused vodka. Don’t want to eat them? Try using them for a fragrant fire or mixed with vinegar for a natural all-purpose cleaner.