Food Waste Action Week 2023

Whenever we save a meal from going to the bin, that’s a win. And that is what we are celebrating this  Food Waste Action Week 🍛🍕🍝

Whether it’s leftover soup, stew, curry, stir fry, rice, mashed potatoes, roasted veges, salad, pasta, roasted or barbecues meats – these can all be saved! Freeze them to eat later or keep them in the fridge to eat for lunch the next day. Tip: all cooked food can be frozen, and leftover fresh salads are best eaten the next day.

Leftover tips, how tos, and FAQs

Making the most of the food we already have is a great way to value our food, but sometimes we need a little bit of inspiration or information on ways to use up the extra cooked rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes, ways to bulk up what is left, or ways to reinvent and makeover the leftovers. Tap on any of the links below for that inspo or info 😉

Recipes from Misfit Garden


How good do these look? 😍😛🤤

You’re gonna want to save your leftover mashed potatoes and rice and turn them into these delicious dishes!! We partnered with Misfit Garden who are the creative minds behind these two recipes – Leftover Mashed Potato Roulade and Crispy Rice Rolls. Thanks so much again for creating these for us, Misfit Garden team 💚

Have you taken the FWAW Quiz yet?

Find out if you’re a winner or a binner 🤔

Video: The feeling when you save leftovers


This year FWAW will take place 6th-12th March, “demonstrating how valuable food is in our lives, how it unites people and how using up everything we buy saves money, time and the planet.” source: WRAP 

The ‘Win. Don’t Bin.’ theme will focus on leftovers with the aim to increase the confidence we have to use up leftovers by highlighting a range of skills that can be adopted to give any leftovers a makeover.

For more details and background information, check out LFHW UK.

And if you’d like to get involved here in Aotearoa email us with your interest at