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                                                                              food waste at home

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     DEFRA municipal statistics 2004/5 and WRAP compositional analysis.
**     and let us have your comments.
     WRAP/Exodus Market Research Ltd. ‘Food Waste’. 2006.
*** World Health Organisation. 2005.
**** Strategy Unit Report. ‘Waste Not, Want Not’. 2002.
WRAP works in partnership to encourage and enable
businesses and consumers to be more efficient in
their use of materials and recycle more things more
often. This helps to minimise landfill, reduce carbon
emissions and improve our environment.
“We throw more food in the bin
 than packaging. *
                                                         More than a third of us go
                                                         shopping without a list.**
 WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme)
                                                            Making a list saves time
 is asking everyone to consider the growing issue           and money.

 of food waste in the UK.                                   Shop with meals in mind
                                                            and you’ll end up throwing
 This booklet features five simple ways in which            less away.

 we can all help reduce the enormous amount
 of food that gets thrown away. Your actions will    Stop before you shop!
 help to cut down the amount of food waste
                                                         Our research shows that
 that ends up in landfill sites. Rotting food in         people who don’t plan are
 landfill generates methane – a greenhouse gas           more likely to over-purchase,
                                                         which can lead to wasting
 that is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide.       food and money.
                                                         So remember to check
 We hope you will be inspired to take action.            what you have at home before
                                                         you shop.
 60% of us end up throwing           70% of our fridges are set at
 away food because it has            too high a temperature.***
 passed its ‘use by’ date.**
                                        Keeping your fridge
    Planning your meals with            between 1-5 oC helps you
    the ‘use by’ date in mind           get the best from your food.
    could save you money.

                                No more soggy surprises
Use it or lose it
                                     Food will go off quicker if
 Get to know your fridge and         it is not stored correctly.
 what’s inside it. It may            If your fridge doesn’t indicate
 sound obvious but keeping           the actual temperature on
 an eye on the perishable            the dial, it’s worth investing
 food you have and planning          in a fridge thermometer.
 to eat meals to fit in with
                                     Also, leaving food out
 their ‘use by’ dates will
                                     overnight can cut the shelf
 prevent unnecessary waste.
                                     life by up to 100% for
                                     foods like milk, cooked
                                     meats and salad.
   More than half of households        On average, over 70% of
   say they throw away food            household waste is landfilled
   because they’ve cooked              each year.****
   too much.**
                                          At least 30% of an average
      Making delicious meals              household bin could be
      from leftovers is a smart           composted at home.
      way to make sure you
      eat everything you buy.
                                     Feed your garden
Love your leftovers                    Fill your compost bin with
                                       everything from uncooked
   This also means the last            vegetable scraps and
   egg in the fridge, the fruit on     fruit peelings to teabags,
   the counter-top, as well as         coffee grounds, eggshells
   the leftover food from special      and even the egg boxes.
   meals like Christmas.
                                       This will reduce the amount
   At the end of this booklet          of rubbish you put out for
   we have listed some fantastic       collection and also create
   recipes from members                a free, nutritious fertiliser
   of the Women’s Institute to         that will help make your
   inspire you.                        garden more beautiful.
APPLE, ORANGE AND SULTANA                                                  CHEESE SOUFFLE BITES
                                                                            1 small loaf of un-sliced bread.    METHOD
 75g (1 ½ lb) thin                     METHOD                               75g (3oz) full fat                  1. Take the crusts off the loaf,
 skinned oranges.                     1. Thinly peel the zest off           cream cheese.                          and cut into 2.5cm (1”) or
 225g (8oz) sultanas. than half of households and cut into
                    More                  the oranges                       110g (4oz) grated mature               slightly smaller cubes. This
                    say they throw away small dice.
 350g (12oz) cooking apples,               food                             cheddar cheese.                        will make approximately
                    because they’ve cooked
 cored, peeled and chopped.           2. Remove and discard the             110g (4oz) butter.                     50 bites.
 350g (12oz) onions, much.
                    too                   pith from the fruit and chop      2 egg whites beaten stiffly.        2. Gently melt the cream
 peeled and chopped.                      the orange flesh into                                                    cheese, grated cheddar
                        Making delicious meals
 425ml (15fl.oz) white                    smallish pieces.                                                         cheese and butter. Stir to
                        from leftovers is a smart
 wine vinegar.                         3. Put the zest, juice, chopped                                             make a kind of rarebit.
                        way to make sure you eat
 5ml (1 level teaspoon)                   fruit, apples and onions in                                           3. Beat the egg whites to a
                        everything you buy.
 ground mixed spice.                      a large saucepan and cook                                                stiff peak and fold into
 2.5ml (1/2 level teaspoon) salt.         with the lid on until onions                                             the mixture.
 2.5ml (1/2 level teaspoon)               are soft.                                                             4. Dip each cube of bread
 ground ginger.                       4. Remove the lid, stir in the                                               into the soufflé mixture and
 Grated nutmeg.                           sultanas, vinegar, ginger,                                               place on a tray lined with
 225g (8oz) dark, soft this also means salt,last
                    But                   the nutmeg and sugar.                                                    silicone paper. Freeze and
 brown sugar.       egg in the fridge, theStir until the sugar
                                            fruit on                                                               pack into boxes.
                    the counter-top, as well as then simmer
                                          dissolves,                                                            5. Bake from frozen on
                                          for approximately 1 hour or
                    the leftover cooked food from                                                                  gas mark 6/200ºC/400ºF
                                          until there is no free liquid.
                    a special meal like Christmas!                                                                 for about 10 minutes or
                    To help you, we havePut into clean, warm jars
                                       5. listed                                                                   until crisp on the outside
                    some fantastic recipes cover.
                                          and                                                                      and golden.
                                      6. Set aside to cool, then label
                    provided by Women’s Institute
                    members at the end with name and date, etc.
                    this booklet.

                   LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS                                           RECIPES FROM THE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
CHRISTMAS TREE QUICHE                                                    CHRISTMAS PIE WITH SAVOURY LAYERS

 PASTRY                               METHOD                               TWO STAGE PASTRY                    METHOD
 75g (3oz) butter.                    1. Make up rich shortcrust           225g (8oz) plain flour.             1. Make up the pastry by
 175g (6oz) plain flour.                  pastry and line a 20cm (8”)      150g (5oz) soft tub margarine.         placing half the sifted flour
 1 egg yolk.                              flan tin. Chill
                    More than half of households for 20 minutes            2 tablespoons of water.                into a mixing bowl and
 Approximately 6 teaspoonsthrow away in a refrigerator to
                    say they               food                                                                   adding the margarine and
 of water.          because they’ve cookedprevent shrinkage.               FILLING                                water. Mix to a soft paste
                    too much.         2. Bake blind gas mark 6/            110-175g (4-6oz) cooked chicken        with a fork. Gradually add the
 FILLING                                  200ºC/400ºF for 15 minutes.      or turkey meat.                        remaining flour and knead
                        Making delicious meals
 1 onion, sliced.                     3. Make filling: Fry onion in        1 large or 2 small leeks.              lightly before use. Line a 20cm
                        from leftovers is a smart
 1 tablespoon of oil.                     oil for 3 minutes until just     175g (6oz) paté or liver sausage.      (8”) flan ring with 3/4 of the
                        way to make sure you eat
 Approximately 225g (8oz)                 starting to colour. Drain on     275ml (1/2pt) chicken stock.           pastry. Reserve the rest for
                        everything you buy.
 fresh asparagus                          kitchen paper. Place with        25g (1oz) butter.                      the lid.
 spears steamed until                     asparagus on the bottom          25g (1oz) flour.                    2. Trim and finely slice the leeks.
 just tender.                             of the pastry case. Mix          1/2 teaspoon dried herbs.              Cook until just tender in a little
 150ml (5fl.oz) natural yoghurt.          together yoghurt, eggs           Seasoning.                             water. A microwave does this
 2 eggs, beaten.                          and seasoning. Pour this         Egg glaze.                             task in 2 minutes.
 75g (3oz) grated Red this also means mixture over the vegetables.
                    But                   the last                                                             3. Slice the paté or liver sausage
 Windsor cheese. egg in the fridge, 4. Top with two cheeses,
                                      the fruit on                         OVEN Gas mark 6/200ºC/400ºF            and spread evenly over the
 75g (3oz) grated Sagecounter-top, as well as a Christmas tree
                    the                                                    for 30 minutes                         pastry case.
                                          shape. Use
 Derby cheese. the leftover cooked food from the Sage Derby                                                    4. Make an all-in-one sauce with
 Salt and freshly ground
                    a special meal like Christmas! and the Red
                                          for the tree                     REDUCE TO gas mark 4/180ºC/            the butter, flour and stock.
 black pepper. To help you, we haveWindsor surrounding it for
                                           listed                          350ºF for 20 minutes                   Season well and add herbs.
                    some fantastic recipesa festive finish.                                                    5. Cut the chicken into pieces
 Serves 6-8                               Have a template to help you.
                    provided by Women’s Institute                          Serves 6                               and add to the sauce.
                                      5. Bake gas mark 5/190ºC/
                    members at the end of                                                                      6. Spread the cooled leeks
                    this booklet.         375ºF for 20 to 30 minutes.                                             over the paté and then the
                                                                                                                  chicken mixture.

                                  Too much                                                                     7. Cover with a pastry lid
                                                                                                                  Decorate with pastry

                                 at Xmas?
                                                                                                                  trimmings cut into holly leaves
                                                                                                                  and berries. Glaze.
                                                                                                               8. Bake to golden brown.
                                                                                                                  May be eaten hot or cold.

                   LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS                                          RECIPES FROM THE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
INSTANT TURKEY HOLLANDAISE                                                FRAGRANT LAMB CASSEROLE
                                                                          WITH WALNUTS AND MANGO
 225g (8oz) broccoli spears.           METHOD                             TOPPED WITH HERB DUMPLINGS
 8 slices 350g (12oz) cooked           1. Cook the broccoli in a
 turkey meat.                              saucepan of boiling salted
 50g (2oz) button mushrooms.
                   More than half of households 2-3 minutes, then
                                           water for                       700g (1½ lb) diced lamb (leg,      METHOD
 300g (10oz) of condensed throw away food and arrange in a
                   say they                drain                           shoulder or stewing).              1. Remove excess fat and make
 chicken soup. because they’ve cooked      greased shallow ovenproof       2 tablespoons of seasoned flour.      sure the meat is chopped
 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
                   too much.               dish. Quarter the mushrooms     1 tablespoon of oil.                  into even sized pieces.
 2-3 tablespoons dry white wine.           and add to the dish.            2 onions sliced.                   2. Roll in seasoned flour.
                       Making delicious meals                              110g (4oz) packet frozen peas.     3. Fry onion to soften but
 4 tablespoons of thick                2. Arrange the turkey slices
                       from leftovers is a smart                           450g (11b) carrots sliced.            not brown.
 mayonnaise.                               over the broccoli and
                       way to make sure you eat                            425ml (3/4pt) lamb stock.          4. Add the meat and fry lightly
 Salt and freshly ground                   mushroom mixture.
                       everything you buy.                                 Bouquet garni.                        for 2 minutes.
 black pepper.                         3. Combine the chicken soup,
 25-40g (1-1½oz) fresh white               lemon juice, wine and           50-75g (2-3oz) walnut pieces.      5. Add stock to meat and
 breadcrumbs.                              mayonnaise and season well      415g (approximately 15oz) tin         onions with carrots and
 25-40g (1-1½oz) grated                    with salt and pepper.           mango slices.                         bouquet garni.
 mature cheese.                            Pour evenly over the turkey.                                       6. Stir through the boil and cook
                                                                           Serves 4-6                            covered in an oven proof
                                       4. Mix the
                   But this also means the last breadcrumbs with the
 Serves 3                                                                                                        casserole dish for 1 hour.
                   egg in the fridge, the fruit on and sprinkle evenly
                                                                                                                 Gas mark 5/190ºC/375ºF
                   the counter-top, as well asthe surface of the dish.
                                       5. Cook towards the top of a                                           7. When cooked and the meat
                   the leftover cooked food from
                                                                                                                 is tender, stir in the walnuts
                   a special meal like Christmas! hot oven, gas
                                                                                                                 and mango pieces. (You
                   To help you, we have listed 7/220ºC/425ºF, for
                                           25-30 minutes until bubbling                                          can cut the slices in half to
                   some fantastic recipes
                                                                                                                 make them a little smaller.)
                                           and golden
                   provided by Women’s Institute brown.
                                           Serve at once.                                                        Add the peas.
                   members at the end of
                                                                                                              8. Bring the dish back up to
                  this booklet.

                                                                                                                 the boil. Taste and correct the
                                                                                                                 flavour and consistency.
                                                                                                                 Add a little mango juice
                                                                                                                 if liked.

                                                  it up!
                  LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS                                           RECIPES FROM THE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
CARAMELISED APPLE SCONE                                                       ORANGE BREAD AND BUTTER
WITH CHRISTMAS SPICES                                                         PUDDING SERVED WITH SEVILLE
                                                                              ORANGE CREAM
 225g (8oz) plain flour.                METHOD
 2 level teaspoons baking powder.       1. Using the rubbing-in method,
 1/2 teaspoon salt.More than half of households the scone dough.
                                            make up                            3 oranges.                       METHOD
 50g (2oz) butter. say they throw away food to a soft consistency
                                            Mix                                110g (4oz) sultanas.             1. Grate the rind of one orange.
 50g (2oz) sugar.   because they’ve cooked  when adding the egg and milk       50g (2oz) demerara sugar.           Peel and segment all three.
 1/8th pint milk. too much.                 mixed together.                    1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier.   2. Remove the crusts from the
 1 egg, beaten.                         2. Knead lightly and roll out to       6 slices of bread.                  bread and spread with butter.
                        Making delicious meals                                 Enough butter to spread          3. Butter your chosen dish and
 3 large cooking apples.                    an oblong to fit a greased
                        from leftovers is a smart                              on the bread.                       lay three slices of the bread
                                            and base lined tin,
                        way to make sure you eat                               275ml (1/2pt) milk.                 on the bottom.
 TOPPING                                    approximately 8 inches by
                        everything you buy.                                    2 medium eggs.                   4. Sprinkle with half the
 50g (2oz) butter.                          10 inches. (20 x 24cm.)
 50g (2oz) sugar.                       3. Peel and core the apples,           150ml (1/4pt) unset                 sultanas.
 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.                     slicing them thinly and evenly.    natural yoghurt.                 5. Mix the orange segments
 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg.                   4. Place in neat rows on the                                               with the liqueur and spread
                                            dough. Bake as directed.           Serves 3-4                          over the top of this layer.
 OVEN Gas mark 7/220ºC/425ºFmeans the last the topping
                                        5. Melt all                                                                Scatter with sugar.
                    But this also
                                            ingredients together; reduce                                        6. Cover with the remaining
                    egg in the fridge, the fruit on
 TIME 20 minutes.the counter-top, as well asthe oven temperature to gas                                            bread to make a sandwich
                                            mark 4/180ºC/350ºF.                                                    and sprinkle with sultanas.
                    the leftover cooked food from
 Serves 16                              6. Lift the apple scone out of the                                      7. Whisk the eggs, beat in the
                    a special meal like Christmas!
                                                                                                                   milk and yoghurt. Add the
                    To help you, we have listed Brush with the spiced
                                            butter mixture. Return to                                              orange rind.
                    some fantastic recipes
                                            the oven for a further 20                                           8. Pour the egg mixture over
                    provided by Women’s Institute
                                            minutes. Serve warm with                                               the bread, oranges and
                    members at the end of
                                            cream, ice-cream or use for                                            sultanas. Scatter with sugar
                    this booklet.
                                            tea cut into fingers when cool.                                        again and allow to stand for
                                                                                                                   10-15 minutes.

                                 Loads of                                                                       9. Bake gas mark 4/180ºC/
                                                                                                                   350ºF for 30 minutes.

                   LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS                                              RECIPES FROM THE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE

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