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We each have things we do to make the most of our food. Maybe you make smoothies from brown bananas or your Mum has a special way of storing celery?

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Going away? Leave food for a neighbour

If I’m going away and I have perishable food in my fridge, I will drop it around to a neighbour before I leave.

By: Justine, Auckland


Freeze leftover cheese

I freeze all the little bits of leftover hard cheese, cream cheese, feta and cream to add to a cheese sauce for cauliflower and macaroni cheese. I make sure to use the leaves and stalks of the cauliflower.

By: Lucy, Auckland


Grate and freeze courgettes

Grate courgettes when they are in season, freeze in small bags or containers, to be used in pizzas or other dishes.

By: Mary


Use carrots to thicken stew

Add grated carrot to a stew to thicken it and add some sweetness.

By: Paul, Auckland