Make pickled veggies with lightly sweetened vinegar, a pinch of salt, and whatever spices you need.
Vinegar isn’t just used for dressings or marinades, add it to fruits and herbs to flavour. Jamie recommends topping off a dark stew with raspberry vinegar for a little oomph.
Curries and stews
Oliver claims these are great for using odds and sods.
Coleslaw is a great way of turning chunky veggies into a decadent side dip.
Those that are starting to turn bad might tempt you to throw them away. But have you thought about using them as a brush when grilling meet to add flavour? You can also hang up herbs to dry, they’ll have a different flavour.
Avoid peeling vegetables as the flavour is all in the skin! Just be sure to wash and scrub them well.
Rather than use just the lemon juice, make use of the zest. It is filled with flavour! Don’t throw away lemon peel, instead drop into a jug with water and ice. Not only does this embellish the water, it gives it a little something.
Rather than throwing away bread, turn them into breadcrumbs.