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Tips & Tricks to Using Food Scraps in Your Recipes with Plant You Cookbook Author Carleigh Bodrug

Apr 3, 2024

Today, we’re diving into the world of sustainable, mouthwatering cuisine with none other than the culinary visionary herself, Carleigh Bodrug.

Carleigh’s journey is nothing short of inspiring. Growing up on a farm where meat reigned supreme, she later discovered the alarming truth about red and processed meats being classified as carcinogens by the World Health Organization. This revelation, coupled with her personal experience of her father’s battle with colon cancer, propelled her toward a transformative shift in her diet. Fast forward to today, and Carleigh has become a household name, captivating millions with her blog, Plant You, and her latest cookbook, “PlantYou: Scrappy Cooking: 140+ Plant-Based Zero-Waste Recipes That Are Good for You, Your Wallet, and the Planet.”

Now, what sets Carleigh’s cookbook apart? Well, it’s all about scrappy cooking—making delicious, nutritious meals while minimizing food waste. Ever wondered how to turn those food scraps into culinary gold? Carleigh’s got you covered!

So join us as we explore plant-based recipes that not only tantalize your taste buds but also make a positive impact on your wallet and the planet!

Listen to Episode 276 with Carleigh Bodrug

What we discuss in this episode:

  • How food waste contributes to global warming.

  • The destructive power of methane vs. carbon dioxide.

  • Carleigh’s tips to reduce food waste and save money.

  • Aquafaba and its uses.

  • How to make an amazing broth.

  • Making use of seeds.

  • How to make delicious vegan bacon.

  • Growing food from food scraps.


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