Wilted greens, egg shells, banana peels — only fit for the trash or compost bin?
IKEA begs to differ.
They say, food scraps should be on your plate too.
IKEA Canada is helping us rethink food waste with Scrapsbook, a new cookbook that turns bottom-of-the-crisper vegetables, overripe fruit and what we’ll normally toss in the bin into edible — more importantly — delicious meals.
“In Canada, research tells us that almost two thirds of food scraps that end up as kitchen waste could have been eaten,” said Johanna Andren, Head of Marketing, IKEA Canada. “Seeing how much waste is created in one of the most important rooms in the home, we set out to inspire Canadians by giving food scraps another look and offering new, creative ways to reduce food waste at home.”
IKEA ScrapsBook features 50 recipes made from food scraps
The cookbook features 50 recipes created in collaboration with chefs across North America. It includes breakfast, mains, soups and dessert ideas. Chefs specialising in diverse cuisines like Adrian Forte, Craig Wong, and Trevor Bird have contributed to the beautifully photographed cookbook.
For breakfast, tuck into Banana Peel Bacon & Wild Rice Pancakes made from leftover rice and banana peel.
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