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Love your leftovers this Pancake Day

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Sunday 10 February 2013

Pancakes are traditionally made on Shrove Tuesday to use up any remaining butter, milk and eggs the day before Lent begins. It's also a great opportunity to use up any leftovers from your fridge or kitchen cupboards, waste less and save more!

Love Food Hate Waste has the perfect recipe for creating something delicious from leftover yogurt and overripe bananas which might otherwise go to waste. If you have any spare sultanas, flaked almonds or soft berries at home these all make tasty additions to the batter too.

It is estimated the average Guernsey family spends around £400 a month on food shopping, as much as £50 of this could be saved just by cutting out some of the waste. So instead of sending your leftovers to the bin, why not follow our simple recipe for a Shrove Tuesday treat.

Emma Simpson, Waste Prevention & Recycling Officer said that using up leftovers is a really easy way to make the most of the food we buy and save money, especially on Pancake Day.

'Save money and a trip to the shops by using up what you already have at home. Pancakes are so versatile and as long as you have the basic ingredients of milk, eggs and flour you can use anything you like as an accompaniment. Plus, it's a great chance to get creative with your leftovers,' she said.

Public Services Deputy Minister, Deputy Scott Ogier said that it is predicted local households will produce around 4500 tonnes of kitchen waste this year. 'As much as half of this kitchen waste is food that could have been eaten instead of ending up in the bin, so it's important to get the message out to people about what they can do to reduce their food waste, and save money at the same time,' he said.

For more ideas for using up your leftovers visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.gg

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