From Food Waste to Tasty Meals
Did you know that a lot of the food waste we produce can actually be used for amazing raw vegan meals and products?
Let’s explore some of these ideas together to avoid unnecessary food waste.
Food waste turned into delicious raw vegan meals
🥕 GREENS OF CARROTS OR BEETROOT
The green stuff on top often becomes food waste – although its a perfect salad ingredients. But since carrot greens are often a bit bitter mixing them with milder greens like spinach easily balances the flavour.
🥦 BROCCOLI STALK
Oh yes, it’s not just the florets that can be enjoyed. I really like to grate the broccoli stalk and add it to my salads or zoodle bowls. Below the harder skin the broccoli stalk is actually super tender and has a nice mild taste.
Beauty and natural living ideas with food waste
🌱 SPRING ONIONS
Did you know that you can easily regrow spring onions on your kitchen counter? For this, simply cut off the top green parts for your meal, set the leftover onion into a glass of water and observe them regrow. By the way, this also works well with celery, lettuce and others.
🍍 PINEAPPLE TOPS
Well, this might not work in any location but in the tropics this is a real winner. When you prepare your pineapple, cut off the top and plant it in your garden. Pineapple easily regrows giving you plenty of more delicious fruit meals to munch on. When I was working in a vegan café in Australia, we used to collect all the pineapple tops and give them to a friend with a tropical fruit farm. He regularly replanted them and is now enjoying an abundance of delicious pineapples!
🧅 ONION SKINS
First of all, I have to admit that I haven’t tried this one. However, I have seen a friend do it beautifully and didn’t want you to miss this great idea. So, you can actually use the outer skin of onions to dye your clothes and give white shirts a new earthy look. To learn how it’s done, simply search online to find tons of tutorials.
🍌 BANANA AND PAPAYA PEELS
This is actually one of the very few practices I use for my skin. Rubbing the inside of banana or papaya peels onto my face. Then, let it sit for 15-30 minutes and wash it off again. On top, this also works great for extra soft hair!
Now, it’s your turn to get creative!
If you could use some recipes to for your “food waste” ideas – check out my ebook Raw Vegan Abundance. Here you find 55 delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time, all fully raw and super healthy.
Have a lush day, everyone!
Puerto Escondido, Mexico