How to make your kitchen a zero wastage zone


Who doesn’t dream of making the world a better place and conserve its sources for the future generations. Few actually take efforts to fulfil this dream. Tell you what, if you turn your house into a zero wastage one and squeeze out every bit of usefulness from the food you consume, you will not just save money, but also help conserve the environment by minimizing food wastage.

Want to know how you can do that? Here’s help:

  • Don’t throw away leftover bones. Seep them in water and simmer in crockpot to make bone broth. Bone broth is an excellent source of calcium, phosphate, gelatin and protein. You can use the broth to make soups, gravies, and sauces.
  • Once you are done making the broth, don’t discard the bones as yet. Dry them, and crush them into a powder and use them as fertilizer for your garden plants.
  • Bread butts also can be put to good use. Just throw them in the freezer for an hour, and then the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Whizz the butts in a food processor to make breadcrumbs that you can use for deep frying starters.
  • If your brown sugar has turned hard and seems unusable, add fresh bread butts to the sugar jar and leave it for a day. The sugar will be perfectly scoopable again.
  • Dry citrus peels instead of throwing them in the trash. The resulting dry zest can be used in face packs, cooking, and even cleaning.
  • Don’t discard fruit and vegetable peels, stems, and scrap. Just wash them thoroughly, chop, and boil on low heat for an hour. Strain the stock and use it in gravies and soups.
  • If your wine has gone bad don’t let it down the drain. Just drop a copper penny into the glass of wine and all the ugly sulphur smells will be gone, making your wine deliciously palatable again.
  • Your leftover rice and bread can be blended in a grinder along with veggies and made into a warm thick soup.

There you go! These tips are just to give you inspiration. Use your creativity to come up with your own hacks that will result in zero wastage. Happy saving

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