If you've ever cringed as you've thrown out a few spoonfuls of yogurt, wondered whether broccoli stalks could meet a happier fate than the trash (or even the compost), or unsuccessfully tried to scrape the dregs from the peanut butter jar, then this post is for you. Below, tips for using stalks, stems and tops; chicken bones and fat; stale bread; and those last bits of yogurt and PB. Whether you're already a closed-loop cooking pro, or are just trying to be a bit greener, take inspiration from these clever recipes to waste less in the kitchen (and be rewarded deliciously):
Got any closed-loop cooking tips? Tell us in the comments!
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).