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Learn to eat for free

Learn to eat for free

  It’s the end of January and Christmas has left us with tight waistbands and worrying bank balances. To get you through the next week, we have a way for you to eat for free – eat the food you already have.    Most of us have cupboards and freezers filled with food that has already been paid for. The longer it stays there, the less likely we are to use it. This week, while you count down to pay-day, eat the food you have at home! Staying out of the shops will help you save money, save food and leave more time for that new gym-membership, or the couch…   Cupboards How many times have you come back from the supermarket with two tins of tomatoes to find six already in the cupboard? Now is the time to use them up! Kidney beans and tinned tomatoes could make the base for a great veggie chilli. Tins of tuna and sweetcorn could save you buying a lunch or two....

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Leftover Recipes for You this Christmas

Leftover Recipes for You this Christmas

The disposal of unused food reaches a peak over the Christmas so the Stop Food Waste team have put together a few recipes and tips to help you avoid wasting food and money! Check these out in our Festive Newsletter and have a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Also check out this cool infographic for 5 Christmas Dinner Leftover...

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The Festive Shopping Battleground – a survivors’ manual!

The Festive Shopping Battleground – a survivors’ manual!

Christmas is a lovely time of the year but also a time when there can be lots of wasted food. More food is thrown out during the festive season than at any other time of the year. Buying too much can have a big impact on your pocket and if this food becomes waste well then, who’s the turkey? With a little forward planning, and watching out for some of the key foods that are wasted, a lot of this food waste can be avoided. One of the main areas to be careful is in the supermarket. Trying to avoid over spending and overfilling your fridge at Christmas can be challenging. To help you avoid this we put together a few tips to keep you sharp on the festive shopping battleground! Check out our Survival Guide to the Festive Shopping Battleground for our top...

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Freeze your spending!

Freeze your spending!

Freezers are a great friend to every kitchen but they can become a disorganised food black hole in no time. We put food in with the best intentions of future use, but it often comes out and goes straight into the bin because we can’t remember how long it’s been in there! So this week why not go to your freezer and make a list of what’s in there. Put the list on the side of your freezer. Then plan a series of meals around these items – this is food that will cost you nothing but if forgotten may be wasted. Check out our newsletter for more...

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Fall foliage – also known as Autumn leaves!

Fall foliage – also known as Autumn leaves!

As summer heads off in the rear view mirror (thankfully very slowly) and autumn sets in, one of the best resources for home composting is falling all around us – leaves! If you have a lot of leaves in your garden you may find them annoying at times but when it comes to composting they are fantastic. Gathered and left to decompose on their own they will break down over time to form a lovely mulch. However, if you have the time and space to gather and store a number of large piles they are ideal to use during the summer months to compost with your grass and food waste. Leaves can be stored in the open, in a simple wire enclosure to prevent them from blowing away or, if gathered when moist, they can be stored in bags that have a few air holes in them. Also, kids love playing with leaves so getting them on the case can be a great way to keep them active! Leaves...

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