Boston/Sally Lunn Bun
Turn leftover mashed potato into this classic Kiwi spiced fruit bun.
Turn leftover mashed potato into this classic Kiwi spiced fruit bun.
Compleating at its finest!
Recipe was inspired by the Whole Meyer Lemon Loaf by Nicola Galloway, find the link to this recipe in the cooking tips below.
A loved Filipino snack and street food commonly made with spring roll wrappers and deep fried. This version of a Turon uses filo (or phyllo) pastry making a light, crispy and delicious snack!
Crowned with meringue peaks, turn bread crusts or stale slices of bread into an impressive pudding!
Yes this recipe uses the whole orange, rind and all! Compleat eating at its best!
A simple recipe for ANZAC biscuits with a twist.
It can be easy to buy and double up on spices then find yourself with too many! This recipe is a fun way to use up some of those spices.
Quick and impressive, and a great way to enjoy peaches or try with other fruit!
This raspberry and avocado ice cream by Irina from Nourishing Works is an easy, delicious and healthy way to use up avocados, should you be in the fortunate position to have too many (or have some over-ripe ones). It's dairy free and you can use maple syrup to make it vegan.
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.
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.
If you make your own nut milk then don't waste the almond pulp. These easy chocolate brownies use almond pulp and aquafaba so they really are a zerowaste treat!
These delicious berry bread puddings are similar to little pies, but are made with bread instead of pastry. The bread goes nice and crispy.
This refreshing orange sorbet is an easy way to cool down when the weather heats up. You can make it using bought orange juice or squeeze your own.
Even the brownest bananas can be used to make this pan fried banana split.
These quick microwaved stuffed apples are perfect for an indulgent weeknight dessert. The honey marscapone can be replaced by cream, ice cream or custard.
Treat yourself to a guilt-free snack with these berry roll-ups. While the roll ups in the photo are made with blueberries, any sort of berries - fresh or frozen - can be used. This is a great way to utilise bruised or squishy berries.
These apple and cinnamon gummies are a lot like lollies. They are great for using up soft apples, or try using pureed berries, feijoas or other fruit instead of the apples.
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 leftover cooked pumpkin into these delicious pumpkin muffins. They're perfect for breakfast, a lunchbox treat or afternoon snack.
Turn your kid's uneaten bread crusts into these chocky bready muffins - they're perfect for the lunchbox or a quick dessert.
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.
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.
Candied citrus is a great way to make use of the whole fruit, with no peel going to waste. These chocolate dipped candied citrus slices make the perfect little sweet treat.
Vegans, rejoice! Here is a vegan bread and butter pudding recipe so you can indulge in this delicious dessert.
This fridge harvest crumble is a quick and easy way to use up ripe fruit. Use whatever fruit you have.
If you have an abundance of persimmons and don't know what to do with them, try this delicious dense but moist persimmon loaf.
It's skins and all in this feijoa jam recipe so nothing is going to waste.
This feijoa paste is a delicious treat - either as a sweet on its own or as an addition to your next cheese board.
This feijoa cordial uses the feijoa skins which means you really can have you feijoas and eat them too!
Make the most of feijoa season with this luxurious no bake feijoa and white chocolate cheesecake.
If you have never tried making quince paste before you can’t go wrong with this foolproof recipe. This recipe uses a slow cooker and makes the most of your quince by using the skins.
This feijoa and apple crumble is sure to put a smile on your face. Stew and freeze feijoas while they are in season so you can make this crumble all through winter.
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.
Grapes are not often found on the ingredient list for many recipes, but they star in this grape and apple chutney. Serve this alongside cheese or cold meat.
We admit that fried watermelon rinds do sound a little crazy, but in the Southern States of America they're considered a treat. While these certainly aren't healthy, they are a unique way to reduce food waste.
This unique carrot cake recipe uses cooked carrots instead of raw carrots. Give it a go next time you have leftover cooked carrots.
Make the most of summer stone fruit with this stone fruit sponge cake which is perfect for an afternoon treat.
If you're running out of ideas for how to cook courgettes, try this chocolate courgette cake. Don't despair if your courgettes have grown into marrows, you can use them in this cake too!
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!
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.
You definitely won't want to waste any of this delicious caramel banana stuffed crust pizza.
Fruit yoghurt is the secret ingredient in this sweet pizza.
Poke is a traditional Cook Islands' dish that can be made with either over-ripe bananas or pumpkin.
Lauraine Jacobs' unique twist on the traditional apple pie uses cream cheese and walnuts.
The Messy Baker Charmian Christie puts a modern twist on a traditional dessert with this nut roly-poly. Great for using up leftover pastry.
While this is called a pudding, it is actually more like a cake.
Aquafaba is the brine in a can of chickpeas and is often used to replace eggs in recipes. Try it in this healthier recipe for chocolate mousse.
Give new life to stale brownies with these easy but impressive truffles.
This is a delicious fruit salad that can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert.
This microwave lemon curd is a good way to make the most of lemons when they are in season.
Preserve citrus with this great marmalade recipe.
Jam is a great way to give new life to excess or damaged fruit.
Try these banana nuggets instead of a biscuit with your cup of tea.
This tropical cake is perfect for afternoon tea.
Turn ripe bananas into Sua Fa'i, perfect for a simple and filling breakfast or dessert.
Turn leftover rice into a deliciously creamy treat with this great Nadia Lim recipe.
Inspired by the British favourite, mandarins are the star in these jaffa cakes - peels and all.
These chewy carrot cake cookies are a great way to use up carrots that may have gone a bit limp in your vege drawer.
Bread-and-butter pudding always tastes better than it sounds – and the addition of banana and chocolate makes it even better. This is a simple dessert for kids to make.
Crumbles are fantastic for a cosy warm pudding. This version uses up all sorts of odds and ends.
Don't throw away your banana peels, they are the secret ingredient in this cake.
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.
Save the discarded fruit from your kid’s lunchbox and turn it into this fun jungle gelato, perfect for a hot day.
If you have leftover cooked pumpkin, but are craving something sweet, give these soft, slightly chewy bars a try.
Allyson Gofton's sweetly spiced apple cake with a nutty streusel topping is easy and quick to make, and it uses pantry staples.
This quick and easy tart will impress your friends and family.
These will make use of any slightly soft fruits from the fruit bowl, such as apples, pears, apricots, plums etc. Whatever you have will be delicious.
Delicious and easy to make, these apple roll ups are great any time of the day.