IKEA releases online recipe book on cooking sustainably with kitchen scraps

You can now try scrapcooking the next time you’re in the kitchen.

Sarah Chan

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Published: 23 March 2021, 12:12 PM

Ever wondered what to do with your leftover kitchen scraps? You don’t have to throw them away any more because you can now learn how to cook with them!

On Mar 18, IKEA Canada released The ScrapsBook, an online cookbook consisting of recipes across various cuisines and cultures using one key ingredient – kitchen scraps.

The 214-page cookbook is a collaborative effort with 10 renowned North American chefs including chef Andrian Forte and Craig Wong.

From the nutrient-packed vegetable peels in Peel-Chos to Leftover Chicken Ramen cooked in a broth of leftover chicken bones, readers can expect a menu of 50 healthy and easy-to-make recipes.

Besides a variety of dishes from sides to mains, the book also features a Scrappy Tips section for waste-saving lifestyle tips.

With an estimated 2.2 million tonnes of food waste produced yearly in Canada alone, ScrapsBook was launched as part of IKEA’s effort to promote sustainability and inspire food waste reduction at home through cooking.

The book was also released as part of IKEA’s 2030 goal of becoming a circular and climate positive business.

The ScrapsBook is available for free download here.

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