Our Green Cooking Tips for World Environment Day

Our Green Cooking Tips for World Environment Day

03 June 2020

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There’s a number of ways in which we can all make our cooking more eco friendly, from thinking about where we shop to how we cook. If you’re wondering how you can make a difference this World Environment Day, here’s a few of our top Green Kitchen Tips. 5th of June is World Environment Day. Organised by the United Nations, it aims to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. At Prestige, we’re committed to doing our bit to make cooking more green, efficient and sustainable. This is why we've developed the Eco cookware range - the world's friendliest plant-based non-stick pans.   There’s a number of ways in which we can all make our cooking more eco friendly, from thinking about where we shop to how we cook. If you’re wondering how you can make a difference this World Environment Day, here’s a few of our top Green Kitchen Tips.

Save your Scraps

Don’t throw those cheese scraps and carrot tops away! Saving your food scraps can help make you a greener cook and make your homemade dishes even tastier. Parmesan rinds can be added to stews to help provide a savoury umami flavour. Vegetable greens can be whizzed up with some olive oil and a handful of nuts to make a tasty pesto. Stale bread can be used in salads like Panzanella or added to soup to help bulk it out. If you really have to throw that food away, think about getting a compost box so you can use them as fertiliser for your garden.,

Cook Once, Eat Twice

We all know that we should love our leftovers. But buying - and cooking - in bulk is also a great way to reduce both waste and our energy usage. Reheating leftovers also requires less energy use as preparing a larger portion will save you from having to use more heating power to cook something different. This can also help you reduce your cleanup times and cut down on your water use. If you’re looking for tasty batch cooking ideas, we’ve put together a blog post with links to a few of our favourites.

Hang on to Heat

It sounds fairly obvious, but covering your pans when you’re cooking really helps when it comes to conserving energy. It also helps to reduce cooking time (and your hobs being splattered with sauce!) You can also use residual heat when roasting and baking items in the oven - just turn off the oven 10 minutes before the recipe indicates. It should still be warm enough to keep your dish cooking. However, if you’re roasting meat, it’s always advisable to check to see if it’s done before dishing up.,

Apply Some Pressure

Did you know that a pressure cooker can save up to 70 percent of the energy that gas hobs use? This is because foods like dried beans, whole grains and tough cuts of meat cook very quickly. Plus, using a pressure cooker can help retain the nutrients in your food, making it greener, healthier and tastier. They’re also the perfect piece of kit for batch cooking. You can use them to cook big portions of soups, stews and risottos which you can then freeze and save for later.

Use Eco Friendly Cookware

Using Eco Friendly cookware isn’t just good for your kitchen. It’s also good for the planet. Our new Eco range includes our unique plant based non-stick inside and out. Plus, each piece is PFOA free and Palm oil free, and made up of recycled materials as well as being recyclable themselves; We've also teamed up with Tree Aid, so for every Eco pan sold we'll plant a tree. Thanks to you, we’ve already managed to plant over 2,000 trees! For more fabulous eco friendly cooking tips and recipes, follow @yourprestigekitchen on Instagram or like Prestige UK on Facebook