Cook smart

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Cooking smart doesn't require a gourmet background or any fancy training.

Keep it simple. Keep it easy. Keep it tasty.

Look in the pantry and refrigerator and use what you have.

See what you already have and build meals around these ingredients.

Homemade food is more tasty and you know exactly what you are eating.

You will also reduce packaging waste and save money as well as the time it takes to go to the store.

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Get great ideas from a recipe database

Our recipe database works with what you already have in the house to make quick and delicious meals.

By entering in key ingredients that are in your fridge or pantry, the database recommends new meals and also suggests options for transforming your leftovers into a scrumptious second meal.

Vegan and Gluten Free Recipes are tagged – simply select these when you search the recipe finder!

The recipe database also offer tips and tricks on how to prepare, cook, and store the top 25 most wasted ingredients.

Shop and cook to a seasonal recipe guide

Want to eat in season? The seasonal recipe guide is updated monthly and highlights the pick of the produce for each season with a selection of recipes and tips.

Use leftovers to save money and time

Instead of scraping leftovers into the bin, why not use them for tomorrow’s ingredients?

  • A bit of tuna could be added to pasta and made into a pasta bake.
  • Vegetables that are starting to wilt can be made into soup.
  • Fruit that is just going soft can be made into smoothies or fruit pies.

We have great ideas on making the making the most of your leftovers in our toolkit.

Also, check out our guide to commonly wasted foods and learn about how you can get more from the things we waste the most.

Our friends at Love Food Hate Waste have a whole bunch of great ways to Love Your Leftovers

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