Updated: Mar 19, 2022
Have you already thrown vegetables or fruits because they were too soft? too ripe? Did you refuse to buy fruits and vegs because they were oddly shaped? No more!
Don’t give up on wilted veggies
Fill your sink or a large container with ice water and soak wilted veggies for 5–10 minutes. A quick soak is often enough to revive droopy veggies. Lettuce will crunch, bendy carrots will straighten up and sagging broccoli will find strength. If an ice bath doesn’t do the trick, wilted veggies can still shine in a stir fry or other cooked dishes!
Use overripe fruits and veggies
Overripe fruits? Cook them in cakes or jams
Old veggies? Make a soup
Out of love vegs? Hide difficult vegs in gratins
Try all our save-them-all recipes. The Rescue it Risotto, the Use it Smoothie, the Waste it not Gratin, and more.
More leftover food recipes on Love Food Hate Waste.
There is always a good way to use bread, whether it is too soft, too hard, it should never end up in the bin.
Purchase odd-shaped fruits and vegetables
Large quantities of food are wasted due to quality standards that over-emphasize appearance. Look out for them and save them from the bin. They taste the same.