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Sustainable cooking tips

  • Cook more from scratch.
  • Eat more vegetables.
  • Eat less meat and dairy.
  • Store food correctly to prolong life.
  • Save energy when cooking by keeping a lid on saucepans and place on the same size hob. 
  • Plan to cook several things at once when using the oven.
  • Make veg that’s past its best into soup.
  • If fruit has gone soft, cook it and stir into a cake sponge mixture before baking, use in a fruit pie or serve with yoghurt.
  • 20 million slices of bread are thrown away every day! Slice and freeze half of your loaf of bread when you buy or make it. Bread doesn’t take long to defrost, particularly slices.
  • Look for recipes to use up leftovers. The BBC food website has hundreds of recipes for any ingredient.

  • Put unused vegetable scraps into a compost bin. If you haven’t got a compost bin, pass onto a neighbour who does. If you live close to Seaford Community Garden, you can take your vegetable scraps for their compost heap.
  • Make sure hot food has cooled down before putting in the fridge.
  • Fill any empty space in your freezer with plastic bags. A full freezer runs more efficiently.
  • Use reusable plastic tubs instead of aluminium foil or cling film.
  • Cover leftover food with a plate instead of cling film. 
  • Learn new cookery skills at a local cookery class:

Community Chef, Lewes.

East Sussex College cookery courses

Brighton and Hove Food Partnership Community Kitchen

Lerato cookery classes, Eastbourne

Brighton cookery school