1. The best before date
The best before date, as the name implies, means that the food is kept for at least as long as it is on the pack, not at most! So you do not have to throw it away. Many products are still very long-lasting, such as dried legumes, cereals and many canned foods. For fresh food, the date can not be exceeded for months, but also applies here: Just because the best before date is already a day ago, the soy milk does not have to land in the sink. The smell test usually provides information on whether the expired is still edible. So, have a good look, smell, taste and, if it’s still good, keep using it .
2. Proper storage
- Vegetables and lettuce stay fresh for longer when stored in in the fridge.
- Tomatoes, fruits (except berries), peppers, onions and potatoes are not in the fridge.
- Store fresh herbs in a damp cloth in the vegetable compartment.
- Keep grain and flour cool and dry.
- Store nuts as cool as possible. For the refrigerator, pack airtight.
- It is best to pack already cooked food in
3. Upgrade the old
- Root vegetables, lettuce and herbs become fresh again when they are left for 15 min. bathing in cold water.
- Shriveled vegetables are great for cooking soups or vegetable stock.
The broth can be stored in ice cube trays in the freezer, giving any dish the right spice.
- Always keep bread in a kitchen towel, cloth bag or lunchbox and not in the fridge. Once it was dry, simply wrap it in a damp cloth, let it soak in and bake it again in the oven. Also with rolls from the day before!
- Mix dried bread to breadcrumbs or, if it is not completely dry, cut the cubes and bake in the oven with herb salt and a little oil to make croutons.
- From brown, very ripe bananas you can make delicious smoothies or cakes, as this bake. Even ice cream can be made out of the bananas very quickly. Simply peel, cut into pieces and freeze. Allow frozen bananas to thaw briefly and puree in the blender to a creamy banana ice cream. Finished! Super tasty, almost incessantly durable and also healthy.
4. Food “waste” recycling
- Whether as a fertilizer or to keep the outflow, old coffee grounds can be quite a lot. You can find tips at beechange
- Do not throw away fresh pumpkin seeds , but
- Dye with onion peels or peels of beetroot: simply bring to a boil and then you can develop a reddish-golden or pink tincture to color fabrics or other foods. How about self-righteous pink pasta?
- as eye mask, against bad odors or as plant fertilizer. The most creative becomes it!
- Lemons and orange peels (sprayed!) Can be processed into a super aromatic salt. Simply layer salt and peel in an old glass, cover it and after a few days you have a seasoning salt, which reminds of summer. Or simply remove the peel of lemons and oranges with a Zestreiser or kitchen slicer and dry them before eating the citrus fruits. Store the dried peel pieces in a jar and refine cakes, but also soups and sauces. What you can do with the citrus peels, you can see
- With , you can also do a lot, such as cleaning shoes or acne and even fighting warts. Only if they are really good in the food, we are not so sure.
But best of all, you only buy what you really eat, so there’s no chance of food waste! Do you have any more tips in stock?