November No Waste food challenge

DSCN0813Generally I don’t waste food. I plan my menus in advance so I can buy just the food I need (apart from the odd treat or three), and pack leftovers for lunch the next day. Additionally, my greed is so great that rarely does spare food get left around before I gobble it up. I mean seriously, how can you focus on what’s on telly when there’s a slice of cake in the kitchen with your name on it?

A problem I have though is that I am not particularly creative with food which might otherwise go to waste: if I have some apples which are starting to turn, I’ll make an apple cake out of them. If some carrots are going soft in the fridge, I’ll make a carrot cake out of them. Are you sensing a theme here?

So this is where you lovely lot come in. This month I’ve been invited to host the No Waste Food Challenge, where you can link up your recipe which use food which might otherwise have ended up in the bin: stale bread, brown bananas (although I am not a fan of the mushy banana, so the less said about those the better), leftfover Sunday lunch … I am looking forward to reading about what you can do with leftovers.

The rules are simple:

  1. Please link up your url using the linky below.
  2. Feel free to republish old posts just make sure you add a link back to this post and you can also add the challenge badge if you fancy (the blue badge at the bottom of this post). Use of the badge is optional.
  3. Make sure you link up before the end of the month!
  4. Creator Elizabeth of Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary will add posts to the No Waste Food Challenge Pinterest Board to help spread the food waste prevention love! Elizabeth will also Stumble and Tweet all entries. I will tweet them all and include them in a full round up.
  5. Please make sure your post includes a link back to this blog post and this one which explains the original concept.
  6. Tweet @creamcakesrock and @TangoRaindrop with the tag #NoWasteFoodChallenge and we will retweet when I see it!

On your marks, get set … GO! And if you need some inspiration, take a look at last month’s host Kate’s (Veggie Desserts) post introducing October’s challenge.

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7 Replies to “November No Waste food challenge”

  1. What a great idea! This is so important – I find myself throwing away food and it’s so disheartening! I’m going to link up my breakfast muffins made with over-ripe bananas

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  6. Awesome idea! I haven’t thought that in order not to throw my fruits for example, I can make a cake out of them. Every time I see my apples starts to turn I immediately throw them in the garbage, without even thinking how I can use them! Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks for commenting Essie – don’t forget to share any tips of your own in the next no waste food challenge 🙂

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