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Rosemary and Garlic Potato BakeNothing is better than a simple Rosemary and Garlic Potato Bake. Warm and smelling yummy on these cold nights, this potato bake will keep everyone happy.Shepard’s PieWhen it comes to comfort food, Shepard’s Pie is the dish. It was invented in England and has become a staple of the Kiwi family dinner table! This hearty meal combines mince lamb with vegetables together into one delicious crust of mashed potatoes.Curried SausagesCooking good food is a time-honoured tradition that runs deep in the veins of most family meals. The best memories come from those shared around the dinner table, where you can feast on everything from Shepard’s Pie to Curried Sausages and feel like everyone's coming together to have some tasty treats.
The smells as well as tastes are what make these dishes so memorable; it reminds us all how much we enjoy being there for each other when times get tough or happy...The Whole Damn Pumpkin Soup – Moroccan StylePumpkin soup is an easy soup to make, but we tend to throw out a lot of the flavour and goodness in preparing the pumpkin for cooking. In this recipe the whole pumpkin is used (ok, except the stem), which adds more flavour and nutrients to what is already a favourite soup for many families. Try this Whole Damn Pumpkin Soup recipe and see what you think, we think you just may be surprised at your upcycle recipe efforts.Vegetable and Chicken Thai Noodle SoupQuick, easy, warming and yum, this Vegetable and Chicken Thai Noodle Soup uses our perfect Chicken Broth as its base. Take for lunch or have it as an easy dinner.Piri Piri Roast ChickenLove a good roasted chicken? Well you need to try this recipe. This Piri Piri Roast Chicken will become a favourite and will make your food go a lot further as the other half of the chicken is used for other meals! Once devoured, use the bones to make a spicy chicken stock.Chicken and Potato BakeWant and easy meal that can use the chicken meat and chicken broth we made earlier? This Chicken and Potato Bake is a good family meal and can use up some of those old vegetables by adding them to the layers.Cinnamon Coffee ScrubDo your hands smell after preparing meals and you can’t get rid of it? Well, this scrub will not only keep your hands wonderfully soft but will also help to remove those smells while re-using something that you would have thrown away. Winning!
Pressure Cooked Moroccan LambThis Pressure Cooked Moroccan Lamb seems to be a very fancy meal but secretly, it’s actually using all the vegetables that are going floppy in the fridge but are too good to throw away.Upcycle Potato Skin ChipsDon’t throw away those potato peelings! Put them aside and make them into low fat chips. These Upcycle Potato Skin Chips are really crunchy, tasty and everyone will love them. Play around with the flavour by using different Mrs Rogers BBQ Rubs. Green RisottoEver find that spinach leaves go really floppy and then, what do you do with them? This Green Risotto is so yummy in flavour and really easy to make. It also uses up all those spinach leaves!Watermelon Rind RelishYes it’s true! Use the watermelon rind to make a really sweet and spicy relish. This Watermelon Rind Relish will add flavour to any cheeseboard, wrap or as a chutney with chicken and the best thing is, it’s using a part that we normally throw away.Upcycle Spicy Pumpkin SeedsSTOP! Don’t throw away those pumpkin seeds. Toast them up and cover them in flavour to make Upcycle Spicy Pumpkin Seeds. Perfect to add to a cheeseboard, for on top of steamed vegetables or just to have as a great snack.Banana Skin Creamy RiceBelieve it or not, using banana skins in this Banana Skin Creamy Rice recipe makes it taste and look exactly like caramel. Try it, it’s really good.Banana Skin BreadBanana skins are not a common ingredient in cooking but they add an amazing amount of flavour and fibre, great for big and little tummies. This Banana Skin Bread will have everyone coming back for more and they won’t even know there are banana skins in it…until you tell them.Upcycled Black Tea Bag ChickenEach tea bag is around 2 grams of tea, which doesn’t seem a lot - but annually the average Kiwi throws away 1.2kg of tea, and yet each bag still is still usable for many things.
Not only are many of the leading brands of tea bags compostable, but collecting up the used tea to be used in this unique chicken recipe means you are upcycling in a rather unique way.
Upcycled Black Tea Bag Chicken is well worth the effort and of course, Mrs Rogers Organic Garlic and Herb Salt adds the finishing flavour.Easy Upcycle Vege Stir Fry with Maple SyrupWhen preparing vegetables we tend to throw away at least 20% because, well, that’s what we’ve been taught to do. Try this Easy Upcycle Vege Stir Fry with Maple Syrup recipe and just see how much further your veges can go, you will be surprised at how much further your meals will go.
Did you know that carrot tops, essentially the leaves, are totally edible and actually quite delicious? They taste faintly of carrot, and although they are slightly bitter with minor salt notes, there is no reason to throw them away at all.The Whole Damn Pumpkin SoupPumpkin soup is an easy soup to make, but we tend to throw out a lot of the flavour and goodness in preparing the pumpkin for cooking. In this recipe the whole pumpkin is used (ok, except the stem), which adds more flavour and nutrients to what is already a favourite soup for many families. Try this Whole Damn Pumpkin Soup recipe and see what you think, we think you just may be surprised at your upcycle recipe efforts.Chicken and Turmeric Banana Skin Noodle SoupSorry, Banana Skin Noodles are a thing now? 😯 OK, so right away this post is going to sound like we are being all high-and-mighty about food waste, and don't get us wrong, we are the first to admit we could do better in the kitchen - but it's all about making small steps.
The term "upcycling" has been around for a while, but usually it has applied to transforming waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new products perceived to be of greater quality than the waste that it is seen as. Upcycling food however is something that we can really get behind!
So, here we go - inspired by the great Nigella Lawson, we present to you BANANA SKIN NOODLE SOUP! You will be surprised at how using banana skins can be so tasty!Ginger Leftover Lemon-Skin SyrupIt's time to stop throwing away your lemon skins once you have squeezed the juice. Why? Because you can easily upcycle the skin to make the yummiest Ginger Leftover Lemon-Skin Syrup that keeps in the fridge and can add so much flavour to a lot of dishes.