Not into composting? No guinea pigs, or chooks? If you suffer pangs of guilt throwing out your vegetable  scraps, you might be interested in a website called Love food, hate waste.

The idea is to actually eat up more of the food we would normally throw out. Some of the recipes offered are perhaps a tad creative for my liking, (it may be just the mental picture, but I can’t get excited about roast dinner soup! ) while others offer practical suggestions for using things that are getting past their prime, but can be redeemed if cooked cleverly.

For the less stoic among us, the two week menu planner, and the tips for food storage may be a gentle start along this noble journey to reduce waste.