Living SustainablyIssue 22 - December 2011
Jay Huxley creates meals with leftovers at MasterChef Live
MasterChef contestant Jay Huxley showed visitors of MasterChef Live how easy it is to cook delicious meals using leftover ingredients.
Jay became a supporter of the Love Food Hate Waste Program when he heard about how much food is wasted.
'I was amazed to discover that an average household in NSW wastes around $1000 worth of edible food every year,' Jay said. 'When I was asked to show people how to avoid waste and save money, I jumped at the chance.'
'Food is wasted because we buy too much, cook too much and are unsure about how to store it correctly.
'At MasterChef Live, I demonstrated how to turn common leftover ingredients into a quick and easy pasta dish that everyone will enjoy.
'Love Food Hate Waste is great as it gives practical advice to help us all save money on our weekly shop by reducing the amount of food we waste,' he said.
Jay's top five tips to help reduce food waste at home
- Plan your weekly meals to save time and money
- Write a shopping list and check the fridge and cupboard to avoid doubling up on items
- Measure your serving sizes using the Love Food Hate Waste serving size calculator
- Store your food correctly – air tight containers help keep food fresher for longer
- Get creative with your leftovers for an easy week night meal.