Spread the Love, Not Waste: Cooking Sustainably

Spread the Love, Not Waste: Cooking Sustainably

Welcome back to the final instalment of Huckleberry’s “Spread the Love, Not Waste” Series. It’s been a delightful journey, sharing innovative ways to honour every piece of our precious produce. Today, we’re wrapping things up with a flourish, showcasing how sustainable cooking can be a feast for your taste buds and gentle on our planet.

Zero-Waste Zest: Citrus Peel Marmalade


  • Peels of 3 organic oranges
  • Peels of 2 organic lemons
  • 1 organic apple, grated (including skin and core)
  • 1 teaspoon of organic cinnamon
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of organic sugar


Thinly slice the citrus peels and combine with grated apple in a large pot.

Add water and bring to a boil. Simmer until the peels are tender.

Stir in sugar and cinnamon, and cook until the mixture thickens into a marmalade.

Cool and transfer to sterilised jars.

This marmalade is perfect on toast, as a cake filling, or even paired with cheese.


Full Circle Fritters: Broccoli Stem Delights


  • Stems from 2 heads of organic broccoli
  • 1 organic free-range egg
  • 1/4 cup of organic flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Organic olive oil for frying


Grate the broccoli stems and mix with egg, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Heat oil in a pan and spoon in the fritter mixture, flattening with a spatula.

Fry until golden on both sides.

Serve with a dollop of yoghurt or your favourite dip.

Sweet Endings: Watermelon Rind Chutney


  • Rind from 1 organic watermelon, green skin removed
  • 1 cup of organic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of organic sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 1 organic onion, finely chopped
  • 1 organic chilli, deseeded and chopped


Dice the watermelon rind and combine with all ingredients in a pot.

Bring to a boil and then simmer until the rind is soft and the mixture has a chutney consistency.

Cool and serve with curries, grilled meats, or as a sandwich spread.

Cooking sustainably isn’t just a trend; it’s a lifestyle choice that respects our resources and nourishes our bodies. By using the entirety of fruits and vegetables, we’re not only minimising waste but also maximising nutrition and flavour. It’s a win-win for you and Mother Earth.

Thank you for joining us on this culinary adventure. Remember, every small step towards sustainability is a leap towards a healthier planet. Keep spreading the love, and not the waste!

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