When you prepare fruits or vegetables in the kitchen, a lot of them end up in the trash can. Peels, cobs, stalks - all this waste can actually be used to make various delicacies. They are full of beneficial nutrients and definitely do not deserve your neglect.
The next time you reach for the peels or cores of fruits and vegetables, remember that you can turn them into something the whole family will enjoy. Here are some ideas.
Turn broccoli stalks into fake fries
Broccoli is a tasty and he althy vegetable, but only the florets are eaten. That means broccoli stems and heads go in the trash. In this way, you are not only wasting edible food, but also throwing money down the drain.
To change this, turn broccoli stalks into lovely fake fries. To do this, cut them into julienne. Season them with different spices of your choice. Drizzle them with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Bake in a tray with paper at about 200 degrees until golden.
Carrot stalk pesto
When you shop for fresh carrots, they often come with their green stalks. You probably throw them in the trash. Well, next time don't, because these stalks make a wonderful pesto. It is full of vitamins, antioxidants, vitamins, mainly vitamin A and C, potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, zinc.
To make pesto from the carrot stalks, grind them in a blender along with a few spoons of olive oil, nuts and spices of your choice. This pesto sauce is suitable for pasta, various meats, as a salad dressing or simply to spread on a slice.
Turn citrus peels into candy
Citrus fruits are eaten peeled. These peels often end up in the trash. Next time, don't throw them away, but turn them into jam or candies. To do this, boil the peels with a little sugar in a saucepan. Add a little water to cover them. Boil until the sugar is completely dissolved and the sauce thickens.
To make candied candy, cut the skins into thin slices. Place them in a pot of boiling water and cook until tender or 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the slices to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Sprinkle them liberally with sugar. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until they are dry and candied.
Turn apple cores into apple juice
To make delicious apple juice, collect all the apple cores and freeze them. Once you've harvested a large amount of cobs, put them in a pot of water and let them simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes to infuse the water with their nutrients, vitamins and flavors.Strain the liquid. Add some honey or stevia if desired. Cool the juice completely before serving.