Do you cook it, or do you chuck it out?

Waste not, want not

How much food in your fridge ends up going to waste?

The Two Girls eat left overs and pack lunches but we’re really conscious that too much good food ends up as compost or landfill.

We’re thinking about responsible consumption after a food clean up.

One Girl found herself over the weekend, with some fruit that needed to be eaten, otherwise it would have to be thrown out.
My aunt cleaned her own freezer out and brought around a bag of frozen Tassie apricots. I also had a few bananas turning rapidly to black. (The Other Girl never has this problem because she is bananaphobic).

God bless the internet. A quick surf of the World Wide Web found a Nigella Lawson banana muffin recipe and a Women’s Weekly upside down apricot cake recipe.

As you can see, just because bananas have turned black doesn’t mean they aren’t still edible, in fact this is the best time to cook with them.
This Nigella recipe is very simple and took less than 10 minutes to pull together.
20 minutes later, beautifully cooked muffins.
The upside down cake was just as simple, although there were a couple of extra steps with the layering of the brown sugar and apricots, before placing the cake batter over the top.
The longest part to this recipe is the 30-minute bake time.

When turned out, this cake looks very impressive!
It is such a great feeling to know that something that may have been thrown out has been turned into some beautiful baked goodies!

Do you cook it, or do you chuck out?