I think some of tips are ridiculously simple and sound like simple common sense to me but there are some useful tips included as well.
I hope I'm not breaking too many copyright laws by including some of them here!
- Take half an hour on a Sunday evening to plan menus for the two weeks ahead. Make one night a week "leftovers night" for whizzing up leftovers into soups, stews and risottos.
- Every few months, have "freezer week", when you eat whatever's been there for more than a month or two.
- Preserve wrinkled mushrooms by chopping them, then tossing in melted butter and freezing. They're great added to pizzas and casseroles.
- Help veg live longer by lining the fridge salad drawer with a tea towel or paper towels, which absorb moisture and stop that nasty slime, which rots veg, building up in the bottom.
- Slice or chop tomatoes that are past their best, put them in a bag and freeze them to use in soups, stews or pasta sauces.
- Too much fruit? Dry it! Apples, pineapple, mangoes, apricots and plums all dry brilliantly, and keep for ages in an airtight container. Peel, core or stone them, then cut into slim rings or slices and bake at 100C for 45 minutes. Allow to cool before storing.
- When you buy (or make) bread, slice and freeze whatever you wont use that day and use it for toast.
- Freeze soon-to-expire yoghurts for healthy alternatives to ice cream. Try pouring them into ice lolly makers.