Ten ECO-Tips for Cooking Over The Summer!
Here are Trustee Nicky Saunter's top tips for planet-friendly cooking.
- Think about where your food comes from try local produce
- Don’t buy anything that has been on an aeroplane if you can grow it in the UK
- Growing some of your own veg even a window-pot of herbs or a growbag of tomatoes will help and will taste better
- Buy unwrapped fruit and veg, take your own bags, shop at a greengrocer if you can’t get it loose at the supermarket
- If you are cooking anything in the oven, use up all the space by cooking a second dish and freezing it/eating it the next day
- If you eat meat, ask where it comes from and if it’s reared outside (grass is much less carbon intensive than growing grain to feed to animals)
- If you are BBQ-ing, use local charcoal from sustainably managed woodlands
- Eat your weeds! Young dandelion leaves are good to replace curly endive lettuce, fat hen is like spinach. Try Richard Mabey’s book Food for Free
- Eat raw food. More salads means less energy needed for cooking
- Make yourself a rocket stove and cook outside on a tiny amount of fuel instead of using a conventional BBQ