These budget crackers are so simple and easy and take no time to make.
These budget crackers are so simple and easy and take no time to make.
If your celery is starting to go limp or you don't enjoy eating the inner stalks of the celery, then soup is the answer.
These salmon burgers with lemon slaw use cupboard staples for a tasty low cost burger
These easy beef burgers with wedges include ingredients which are cheap and in season in Autumn making a low cost alternative to Friday night takeaways.
These pizzas are made from pita pockets and use cupboard staples to make your money go further.
These mini Hawaiian pizzas are super easy to make at home with the children. If you can't find flour at the moment or want to save time, use pita pockets as the base.
This fresh spring salad uses the entire cauliflower stalks and stems to replace the bulgar wheat that’s usually found in tabbouleh. Perfect for anyone who is gluten-free this recipe is full of fresh herbs and the inclusion of oranges adds a lovely sweetness.
These easy peel muffins use banana and orange peels. Give them a go - you will be surprised how good they taste.
Here’s a great hack for turning stale bread crusts into a delicious dessert in under 10 minutes.
A tasty and easy way to use up your leftover kūmara and potato peels.
Use up the whole of your cauliflower - stalks and all - by making this lemon and herb cauliflower rice.
This sauce can be made with oranges, tangelos or lemons. It goes well with leftover pork or chicken, but would also work well with ice cream for dessert.
This easy cordial recipe can be made out of lemons, limes or grapefruit. It takes less than 10 minutes to make so it's an easy way to make the most of seasonal citrus.
When your trees are groaning with lemons, limes and mandarins, why not save the skins and make your own citrus cleaning spray? This simple eco friendly cleaner can also help you cut down on how much plastic you use.
This is a concentrated vegetable stock paste. Unlike conventional vegetable stock you use up all the ingredients instead of straining them out at the end saving all that goodness. You can even use your vegetable scraps to make it and it lasts for up to 4 months.
Making homemade seed crackers reduces your plastic waste and these super easy crackers use any combination of seeds and flours.
These crispy chicken rice paper cups are easy to make, impressive to look at and delicious to eat.
Turn leftover salad greens into this bright green dip - it's an delicious way to get in an extra serve of vegetables or two.
Give new life to leftover mince with these individual Mediterranean mince pies. This recipe can easily be scaled up or down depending on how much mince you have.
Jazz up your leftover mashed potato by making these salmon mashed potato bites – perfect as a starter or finger food for a party.
These quick microwaved stuffed apples are perfect for an indulgent weeknight dessert. The honey marscapone can be replaced by cream, ice cream or custard.
This easy microwave curd can be made with any sort of citrus: lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, mandarins or tangelos they can all be used to make this tasty curd.
Turn the woody ends of your asparagus spears into this easy asparagus stalk pesto. Use the pesto as a dip, spread, salad dressing or pasta sauce.
Turn your cabbage into this simple and versatile Japanese savoury pancake. Make it your own by topping it with your favourite toppings.
This zucchini, feta and mint quiche is perfect for a vegetarian meal. Because it uses sliced bread as the base it is quick and cheap to make.
No pastry, no problem! Whip up this quick ham and cheese bread quiche in a flash, using bread instead of pastry.
If your kids won't eat their crusts, serve them these cinnamon sugar bread chips. Quick and easy to make, these make the perfect treat.
Turn your kid's crusts into a snack they will love. Save them in a bag in the freezer until you have enough to make these garlic bread chips.
Make a meal in a mug in only a few minutes. This savoury dish can be a breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack – whatever you need! It’s quick and easy to make, and you can easily adjust the flavourings to use up what you have.
If you’ve got hungry mouths to feed, this recipe is for you. Sweet and satisfying, your kids can whip up this meal in a mug in a matter of minutes, using whatever you have in the pantry.
If you love pesto, try making this broccoli stalk pesto. It's quick, easy and a great way to make use of a broccoli stalk.
Raid your fridge for any leftover meat and wilting greens which you can use to whip up this quick fridge harvest stew.
Use leftover roast pumpkin to whip up this quick and easy pumpkin hummus. Toast stale bread to serve alongside it for a tasty snack.
These feijoa fritters will become a family favourite. They're perfect for an after school treat.
Only two ingredients are needed to make this banana and chocolate ice cream. Not only is it easy to make, it's also healthier than regular ice cream.
These picked carrots are super quick to whip up when you need to add some zing to a meal.
Quick and easy to make, this crunchy carrot and apple salad makes a great side dish.
If you ordered too much food at the takeaways, don't throw it away. Turn your leftovers into this delicious fish and chip pie.
All you need to whip up this quick one cup jam is half a cup of berries and half a cup of sugar. Easy as!
Fire up the barbecue and turn your Christmas leftovers into these easy Boxing Day fritters.
Turn the last of your cereal into a Christmas Crackle Tree. These make a great centerpiece which you can eat and enjoy after the meal.
These Cranberry Christmas Kebabs use leftover ham and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
These crispy veggie fritters are a quick way to transform leftover vegetables.
Use up your leftover leafy greens in Sarah Wilson's delicious cheesy super-greens fondue which is perfect for a night on the couch.
If you have unexpected guests and need to whip up a dip in a hurry, then use those frozen broad beans lurking in your freezer in this quick and simple recipe.
Quesadillas are a quick and easy way to make leftovers tasty. You can make these in a sandwich press or a frying pan.
This omelette wrap is perfect for turning a small amount of leftovers into a whole new meal.
Rice paper rolls are a quick way to repackage your leftovers - with no cooking required!
Thick, creamy, tangy and delicious; this bread aioli is a great way to use up stale and even frozen bread. Serve it as a dip or a sauce.
These are apple pies with a twist! They're quick and easy to make, and are a great way to use up small amounts of leftover pastry.
Muffin tins are an easy way to make pies and the best thing is, you can fill them with all types of leftovers. These lattice top pies look great and use up all those pastry scraps.
Use up wilting spinach by mixing it with ricotta in these crispy pies.
Making a strudel out of filo pastry is a simple way to make a pie. This chicken and cranberry strudel can be made using your leftover Christmas turkey.
The Messy Baker Charmian Christie puts a modern twist on a traditional dessert with this nut roly-poly. Great for using up leftover pastry.
Turn your leftover puff pastry into these moreish cheese straws. They make a great party snack and you can use a range of flavourings depending on what you have to hand.
Turn a bag of forgotten, sad looking greens into a damn good dressing. This works well with spinach, lettuce, rocket or even leafy herbs like parsley or coriander.
If you’re peeling potatoes, save the skins! They may look a lot like waste, but it is quick and easy to turn them into something delicious. Munch them down as a snack or pile them atop anything you like to add a bit of salt and crisp to a dish.
This is a delicious fruit salad that can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert.
Jambalaya means jumbled or mixed up, which is a great way to describe this dish as it contains a mix of spice, chicken, prawns, vegetables and rice. You can experiment with different meats and veg, depending on what’s in the fridge!
Turn your leftover chicken into a tasty Asian-inspired filled roll with pickled carrots.
You'll never throw away your cauliflower leaves again after trying this pesto.
Try these banana nuggets instead of a biscuit with your cup of tea.
Use leftover chicken or turkey in this fast and tasty meal.
These healthy tarts are quick and easy to make, and are a great alternative to a sandwich in your child's lunch box.
Turn ripe bananas into Sua Fa'i, perfect for a simple and filling breakfast or dessert.
If you've cooked too much pasta make use of it in this frittata.
Turn leftover rice into a deliciously creamy treat with this great Nadia Lim recipe.
Served warm or cold, this surprising salad combination is tasty and filling.
These are super simple and perfect for the lunchbox. There's no need to follow the recipe exactly - use whatever vegetables you have on hand.
Fried rice is the perfect way to use up leftover rice and any odds and ends lurking in your fridge.
This tasty soup is perfect for lunch or quick evening meal. You can add any leftover cooked pumpkin or kūmara.
Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt shares his recipe for cheese rolls. These cheesy treats are also known as the 'Sushi of the South'.
If you aren't sold on the idea of salad, you can cook your lettuce. This speedy cooking method keeps the lettuce quite crisp and it is a good side dish with a Chinese-style meal.
Sophie Gray shares her recipe for a hearty pumpkin pasta that will please your hungry family.
Wrap your leftover chicken and vegetables in a tortilla to make these tasty fajitas.
The broccoli leaf may not be a famous 'super food' yet - but you will feel pretty super after starting your day with this smoothie.
These bite-sized banana morsels are a not-so-naughty treat.
Turn brown bananas into a delicious breakfast.
MasterChef NZ winner Aaron Brunet shares his Panzanella recipe to breathe new life into stale bread.
Save the discarded fruit from your kid’s lunchbox and turn it into this fun jungle gelato, perfect for a hot day.
Quick and substantial, you can include whatever vegetables and cheese you need to use up.
Annabel Langbein shares her recipe for using up stale bread. This Provençal Crust makes a great topping for cauliflower cheese, roasted vegetables or spooned into mushrooms and baked.
Don't throw out your broccoli stalks, they are a key ingredient in this nourishing soup from Dr Libby Weaver.
This quick and easy tart will impress your friends and family.
This is an ideal way to use up any left-over cooked rice. Adapt the filling to include whatever you have in the fridge.
Leftover rice is easily transformed into dainty, crispy rice cakes which make an ideal side dish.
Somewhere between an individual soufflé and a quiche, these are a delicious way to jazz up leftover cooked vegetables.
Delicious and easy to make, these apple roll ups are great any time of the day.
Use leftover rice and vegetables in these impressive stuffed tomatoes.
This deliciously thick stew can be varied depending on what you have in the fridge. Its good served with couscous, rice, baked potatoes or warm pita bread and salad. It’s also really tasty cold the next day served in a wrap.