Throwing out-of-date or leftover food into the bin is often a heartbreaking affair. Whether you are conscious of the money you are squandering or the wider picture when it comes to food waste, it never feels good to toss away any part of your weekly shop, no matter how big or small. Sometimes, it’s because you’ve let the food in your kitchen pass its expiry date. In other cases, it’s because you’ve simply bought too much food, or cooked more than your family can handle.
With the average UK family throwing away as much as £60 a month in out-of date food and leftovers, Sainsbury’s, in collaboration with Google, has launched ‘Sainsbury’s Food Rescue’ - an online and mobile service offering practical solutions to make the most out of ingredients you have lying around the kitchen.
Top tip: over-ripe fruit can be cut up and frozen, providing a useful addition to future smoothie creations.
Using mobile voice recognition technology and a database of over a thousand snack and supper suggestions, you can find quick, easy and inspiring recipes and tips that will give new life to food that is past its prime.
Top tip: revitalise stale French bread simply by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the loaf and giving it a five-minute stint in a hot oven.
For more great tips, recipes and advice about minimising food waste, visit ‘Sainsbury’s Food Rescue’.