sweet leftover lime loaf with a slice cut

A brand-new set of delicious recipes submitted by the public to help reduce food waste is now available to view.

In a bid to stop unwanted food from going to waste, Leicestershire County Council’s new recipe hub has been designed to help residents make the most of what they buy.

The county council ran a competition giving residents the chance to take part and submit recipes that use up leftover ingredients and some of the most commonly wasted food and drink items, such as bread, milk and potatoes.  

Each recipe was tested out at one of the local community kitchens in Leicestershire, which are designed to bring people together to cook and eat, as well as running free food waste prevention themed cooking classes.

From a pasta bake, ‘anyway’ frittata and bread pudding, all recipes used common, basic ingredients that many people might have leftovers of in their kitchen.

The winning recipes – a sweet leftover lime loaf and a sumptuous vegetable spicy rice were selected as the winners of the competition by Councillor Blake Pain, lead member for the environment and the green agenda.

We were really pleased to run this great competition – it’s great to see residents of Leicestershire playing their part in helping others to reduce their food waste. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their food creations made from leftover ingredients. 

The recipes are now available in full on the Less Waste website to give everyone the chance to make best use of food leftovers.

To view the recipe hub and find more tips for reducing your waste, visit the Less Waste website.

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