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Have Your Food and Eat It: Food waste recipe book.

Do you know the difference between Use By and Best Before dates?

Can you safely reheat rice?

Fed up with throwing away mouldy bread?

If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.


In the UK, we throw away 6.7m tonnes of food a year – that’s a third of the food we buy. Nearly half of that is fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, dairy, rice and pasta.

Research also shows that we throw away more food than we think we do. Some of the common reasons for throwing food away include buying too much in the first place, improper storage, not eating things in time and cooking too much – especially pasta and rice.

We know that food waste is a common problem, but what can we do to reduce it?


Recycle Devon has launched a new online recipe book to help Devon residents waste less food. With a few tweaks and changes, the average family of four could save as much as £800 a year!

The free book “Have Your Food And Eat It” shares tips on buying, storing and preparing food and contains recipes for using up leftovers to help make food stretch further.

Whether you’re a culinary novice or a kitchen whizz, there are a range of recipes guaranteed to tempt your taste buds. Or perhaps you’re stuck in a rut and need some inspiration to create new dishes?

The first half of the book looks at ways to save you money and time, from smarter shopping to meal prepping for the week ahead.  Perfect for busy families and lifestyles!  The second half provides a selection of recipes suited to using up ingredients in the fridge, or leftovers from previous meals. 

 “Have Your Food And Eat It” has all the answers, and more! Packed with facts, tips and advice, it’s the ideal go-to for making food go further and money last longer. Whatever food you love, this book can help you waste less and save you money… and it’s a lot easier than you might think!” 

For more food saving ideas and recipes, visit our Love Food Hate Waste pages.