Beat Food Waste


Cooking Guide

“Stem-to-root” cooking

Many parts of vegetables that Americans typically throw out can be used to make creative and delicious meals. Here are some recipes and tips.

Broccoli and cauliflower stalks

Apple skins

Carrot tops

Citrus peels

  • Dry them in the oven at 200 degrees for future use in stews and sauces.


Last-minute saves

Don’t trash food that’s past its prime without trying these recipes first:


Be Creative

  • Leftovers getting old? Try combining them with fresher ingredients to modify them into new meals.
  • Have a few friends over for a potluck to share recipes and get creative with cooking unfamiliar vegetables from a CSA or farmers’ market.
  • Get in the weekly habit of doing “kitchen-cupboard” recipes before shopping. Look around your kitchen at the food you already have and create recipes from that before buying fresh groceries.