This World Environment Day the global theme is based around the concept a theme of Think:Eat:Save, so we have put together some of our favourite sustainable cooking tips from YOU our 1 Million Women community.
We need to be conscious of the amount we are consuming and what we are leaving behind.
“Shop at the weekly organic, local Farmer’s Market. Support local business with less food miles.”
“Use empty blocks of land to grow food.”
“Develop fruit orchards on undeveloped land especially nature strips”
“Have more communal dinners to foster a greater sense of community, save energy cooking food & add more variety to diet”
“Make soup from everything left in the bottom of the fridge. Add split peas and blend (from a country cook). Or if soup’s not your thing, just have a cooking session to cook up all leftovers in your fridge just before they go off, then freeze the dishes you can’t bear to eat just now, and relive them later.”
“Buy from the loose vegetable section to avoid over packaging.”
“Freeze left over vegetables, peelings etc. to cook up and add to dog food.”
“Food ideas – leftovers from baked dinners can be made into Shepherds pie, baked dinner toasted sandwiches or even rissoles/fritters with tomato sauce! – all delicious.”
As an extra special treat, we have three of our favorite clips from our ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ event to share with you all. These include a DIY worm farm, PORTABLE veggie garden, a cooking demo by Australia’s first Master Chef and an interview with 3 generations of the amazing Fulton Family. Wow.
Keep your eye’s open for our Think:Eat:Save inspired recipe series, FoodPrint recipes.
We are daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers getting on with practical climate action to live better for us and the planet. Join the movement at www.1millionwomen.com.au