How Your Microwave Could Help You Save the Environment – Love Food Hate Waste
Food waste impacts our environment – fact. Every time we throw away good food, we contribute to the climate change problem. That’s why we collaborated with Love Food Hate Waste in March to spread the word about Food Waste Action Week, but we’re not stopping there.
From planning portions, and keeping an eye on labels, to looking at how you cook your food, there are simple steps you can take to make sure you’re doing your bit to help, including maximising your microwave to show your leftovers some love. Yes, it really is that simple!
Maximise Your Microwave
If food waste were a country, it would have the third biggest carbon footprint after the USA and China. This means cooking your leftovers to perfection is an easy way to ensure nothing goes to waste, so you can help to fight climate change, all whilst enjoying a delicious meal.
With multiple unique auto programs to easily cook a range of popular dishes, your Panasonic Microwave offers an easy way to do just that. Taking the guess work out of reheating your food, the Auto Cook function is combined with our Genius Sensor, so you simply need to select ‘Auto Cook’ and hit Start, then let the Genius Sensor determine when your food reaches the optimum temperature.
With Auto Menu able to calculate optimum cooking times for baked bread rolls, frozen pizzas, roast beef, grilled chicken, steamed whole fish and more, the possibilities are endless.
Looking for some inspiration on how to use up your leftovers in a delicious dish? Look no further - the wonderful Lucy and Lentils, shows us how she used her Panasonic NN-CS89L Combination Steam Oven to create a delicious dish using lettuce, one of the UK’s most wasted ingredients.
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Offering next-level cooking convenience, the 4 in 1 Convection Microwave Oven NN-CS89L has four distinct cooking methods - steam, convection, grill and microwave to ensure that your meals are cooked or reheated to perfection. Combining its multi-function capabilities to save time without compromising taste, texture or nutritional value, the all-in-one kitchen companion is perfect for people with a busy lifestyle who are passionate about food waste!
Five Top Tips
Making the most of your microwave is just the start, there are some additional simple steps you can take to do your part, including:
• Make a list and plan your portions
• Check your fridge temperature and that it is set just right – turning to 5C or lower can keep food fresher for longer
• Eat everything that’s edible, broccoli stalks and potato skins are a great place to start and lots of leftover food inspiration can be found on the Panasonic Kitchen Instagram page
• Keep an eye on ‘use by’ labels and prioritise food
• Freeze what you won’t eat now to use up later
For more information on how to do your part, visit https://lovefoodhatewaste.com/.