What gives food more value, and how does this reduce food waste?

“… what remains when the good, fruitful, valuable, nourishing and useful has been taken […] the tat, the lowly that has sunk to the depth of a value system”. Scanlan, 2005 As Scalan posits, and as I explore in the Longer read What is food waste?, waste is simply something that has lost value toContinue reading “What gives food more value, and how does this reduce food waste?”

5 ways to use up oat pulp

When I started making my own oat milk, I had to contend with the oat pulp that was leftover. Blending and straining the oats and water leaves a by-product that resembles a gloopy, porridgey lump in my sieve. I was determined to use it all up – it seemed counter-intuitive to make oat milk forContinue reading “5 ways to use up oat pulp”

How is food waste measured, and why does it matter?

Food waste is a global issue, accounting for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. In comparison, aviation accounts for just over 2%. If food waste were a country, it would be the third biggest emitter after the US and China. According to the FAO, we waste one third of all food produced for humanContinue reading “How is food waste measured, and why does it matter?”

3 steps to homemade oat milk

I was so disappointed when oat milk company Oatly sold its soul to Blackstone, a giant corporation that funds Amazon deforestation, influences rent hikes and donates millions of dollars to Trump. Amidst “oatlygate” a couple of friends told me how easy it was to make oat milk myself. There are loads of benefits: it’s cheaper,Continue reading “3 steps to homemade oat milk”

Easiest vegan apple crumble

My parents have an apple tree in their garden in the countryside, and this year is has produced SO MANY APPLES. We don’t know what to do with all of them! Whenever I visited they sent me home with bags of them, and I wanted to make sure I would use them all. I madeContinue reading “Easiest vegan apple crumble”