The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook

Harvard Common Press (2020)
The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook

With her fourth book, "The No Waste Vegetable Cookbook," “garden foodie” Linda Ly offers easy and doable practices to minimize food waste and create delicious meals. It’s more than a cookbook as it offers inventive and easy ways to minimize kitchen waste and opt for creative ways to utilize every part of a plant. From pickling watermelon rinds to making pesto from kale stems, the 80 recipes are inspiring and full of flavor and freshness from the garden. Chapters cover a variety of vegetables and their edible parts, providing options for tomatoes, peppers, leafy greens, peas, beans, bulbs, stems, roots, tubers, melons, gourds, flowers, and herbs. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, this cookbook will help you make the most of your produce and reduce food waste.

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The Benefits

Gardener and cookbook author Lindy Ly suggests:

  • How plant scraps from the garden can make for nutritious food
  • Tool tips and cook’s notes handy for healthy cooking
  • Practical tips for sustainable practices to reduce food waste