Love your leftovers seasonal recipe cards

A range of seasonal use up recipe cards for the people of Nottingham, to help reduce food waste

From shop to home – we can all make a difference

Food is something that unites. It’s something that is lovingly grown and nurtured for months before it arrives in our shops. It’s a social activity, a comfort, an essential, and a luxury.

And yet in UK households we waste 6.5 million tonnes of it every year, 4.5 million of which is edible. We’re not talking egg shells or chicken bones... We mean the last few bites from your plate that you couldn’t quite manage, or your bread crusts, or potato peelings – all stuff which could have been transformed into something delicious.

Those 4.5 million tonnes are enough to fill 38 million wheelie bins, or 90 Royal Albert Halls. It’s a lot, but we have the power to change this.

Top tips from Love Food Hate Waste on how to eat Seasonably

1. Buy little and often and have an idea what you are going to make with it when you buy it.

2. Pay attention to storage advice – your veg will last much longer.

3. Preserve what you can’t eat! Fermenting is amazing. It’s easier than you think, you can ferment pretty much any vegetables and come winter it means you can have a taste of lovely local produce, even out of season!