Blog Posts - Waste Not



How to transform wrinkly kiwis and mushy avocado's into a delicious dessert!

I don't know about you, but I struggle to work out when kiwis and avocados are ripe. To stay on the safe side I leave them out in the fruit bowl until the kiwis have gone wrinkly and the avocados are a bit squishy. Unfortunately by this time they may...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jun 9, 2016

A quick, inexpensive, sugar free curry sauce recipe

I usually buy curry sauce in jars because I always thought making my own version was too complicated, but I have realised it couldn't be easier to throw one together and it is far cheaper if I make it myself! It also has the added bonus of being suga...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 9, 2016

A disposable coffee cup a day destroys the trees and wastes your money away!

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by Eco Thrifty Living on Mar 27, 2016

What I think about the £2000 sharing economy tax break

The UK government has shown it's support for the 'sharing' economy in the 2016 budget with a potential £2000 worth of tax breaks for people who want to start up micro - businesses. This is really encouraging and good news for us. We rent out part of...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Mar 26, 2016

A delicious use it up sugar free zero waste dessert!

Last December we went on holiday and by avoiding waste we saved ourselves over £500 (read more here)! One of the things I did was to freeze some milk that we couldn't use up before we went away. I froze it in an ice cube tray and once the cubes...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Mar 14, 2016

I'm in the rubbish hot 100!

Resource Media's Hot 100 - their list of the 'brightest sparks of the waste industry' was recently announced and I managed to sneak in there at number 76, which was pretty exciting.  Thanks to Karen Cannard for sharing this picture on Twitter!Th...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jan 27, 2016

Beautiful beetroot and butternut frittata!

On the first weekend in October we went to our local fruit and veg pick your own farm and came back with several pumpkins and butternut squashes. They have been sitting in my house for a few weeks now! When I went to check on them recently I noticed...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Nov 17, 2015

Don't Throw Out that Pumpkin! Make Old Fashioned Fried Pumpkin Seeds!

Some of my neighbors make displays around this time of year with whole bright orange pumpkins....They don't even carve them up, they simply arrange them..... perhaps with some other decorations to make their front porch look "harvesty" and abundant.W...
by You Can Know Anything on Nov 12, 2015

How to store Jerusalem artichokes and 20 ways to eat them!

We went to a seedling swap a couple of years ago and came back with some Jerusalem artichoke tubers. You can read more here, but basically we took some seedlings and swapped them for other people's seedlings or in this case tubers - it was great! My...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Nov 9, 2015

Waste Not Want Not

The philosophy that really makes no sense at all, yet I'm going to attempt to make some sense of it. Now where to start.Waste Not Want Not, taking that into perspective it could mean a lot of things. For instance, you buy a carton of milk, we all kno...
by Living Simplistically on Apr 29, 2015

What to do with Stale Bread

Before you feed that stale bread to the birds (it's not really good for them anyway) or put those crusts in the bin (what a waste of good food and your money!) there are a lot of other uses for it.The most obvious one is bread crumbs. You can make ei...

Quick Darning for Holey Socks

My husband wears the thick explorer socks and due to his job gets holes in them. I used to have trouble darning them until I tried this method. Fill a sewing machine bobbin with shirring elastic and thread the top thread with normal thread. Put the m...

Lamb Fritters

Leftover lamb doesn't have to be just for sandwiches. It can be used to make another meal entirely - lamb fritters. They are delicious and a wonderful way to use just a little bit of leftover lamb.Ingredients:Leftover lamb roast – diced1 large onio...

31 Days of MOO No. 23 - Simple Chicken Stock

Chicken stock is so easy to make, and so much better when you make it. It's rich and thick, full of flavour. Compare that to the thin, watery packaged stocks or the over-salted, artificially coloured cubes and, well, there really isn't a comparison.

5 Ways an Ice Cube Tray Can Save Your Grocery Budget

Every household has at least one lurking in the freezer to the back of a kitchen cupboard. It may come out in summer, but once the weather cools down it's forgotten again.The humble ice cube tray can do so much more in the kitchen than make ice cubes...

Would You Just Put $500 in the Rubbish Bin?

I'd no more take $500 from the bank and put it in the rubbish than I would fly. But on average Australians put $500 in the bin each year, in the form of wasted food. Food that was bought to eat but then is either left to go bad, or is poorly cooked,...

The No Waste Kitchen: 10 Good Ways to Re-use Tea Bags

You all know that I am a coffee drinker. No, I am a coffee lover. I enjoy a good cup of coffee every morning, and perhaps another one later in the day. I like good coffee, I am fussy about my coffee and insist on buying a particular blend of beans.

My No Waste Kitchen

A funny thing happens when you become a Cheapskate. You become aware of the food you eat, where it came from, how much it cost. You become aware of just how much you eat and just how much you waste. It was the waste that shocked me way back when Di...

Make-do Kitchen Tools

In line with the Saving Revolutions UWMW creed (Use it up, Wear it out, Make do or Do without) today I am going to look at some kitchen gadgets that serve more than one purpose, often being used for a job completely alien to their original use.It is...


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