An indispensable cookbook of delicious, flexible recipes, and easy, everyday solutions to reduce the amount of food waste you produce—for life.
THE STATS ON FOOD WASTE ARE STAGGERING: currently one-third of all the food produced in the world is thrown away. Going zero-waste with food isn’t some-thing we’ll reach overnight, nor is it a hard and fast rule; but it’s something we should all be moving towards—to help the environment, and our own wallets too!
Cook More, Waste Less uses recipe icons to guide you, and shows you how, for example, to cook a hearty Pot Roast and turn the leftovers into a Savory Pie, and then use the bones to make a stock to freeze for when you next make soup. And, how to make a meal of Simple Roasted Vegetables, then whip up a frittata the next morning, and use any scraps for Stone Soup. If you’ve got some extra rice? Turn it into Fancy Fried Rice with other ingredients in your fridge, or Leftover Rice Pudding for dessert. Fruit going soft? Turn it into Any Way Marmalade, or use banana peels for This Bread is Bananas. Fresh herbs or greens wilting? Put them in a pesto! Christine also includes guides on how to mix and match any array of vegetables, meats, and plant-based proteins for flexible, fast recipe ideas like Pasta Night or Taco Tuesdays.
This definitive cookbook even looks beyond meals to other creative uses for extra foods, like making pet treats, beauty treatments, and home cleaning products, and it features advice from other experts—such as composting tips from Carson Arthur, and food waste solutions from Anna Olson, Bob Blumer, and Todd Perrin.
Cook More, Waste Less is a life-changing cookbook that gives you simple and actionable steps on what you’ll cook next—and what you won’t throw away.
“A must-have for the conscientious cook. This book partners practicality and appeal, presenting delicious and achievable recipes along with some sage ingredient purchase and storage advice.”
“Cook More, Waste Less shows us that this isn’t an all-or-nothing game. Small steps over time can make a remarkable difference to reducing food waste, helping the environment, saving money, and living gentler. The timeliness of Christine’s passion is impeccable,as are her mouthwatering recipes that teach you how to make the most of what you have on hand, and create flavor-focused meals in a breeze. This book makes the daunting task of reducing kitchen waste easy, exciting, and delicious!”
—JOEL MACCHARLES AND DANA HARRISON, authors of Batch
"From grocery shopping tips to pantry storage ideas, ingredient substitution advice and ways to transform leftovers, [Cook More, Waste Less] is packed with strategies to help you use what you have, and feed yourself instead of the compost bin.
—JULIE VAN ROSENDAAL, The Globe and Mail