Anyone that knows me knows that I have an enormous sweet tooth, so naturally when we were discussing what we could make as a part of the 2016 Love Food Hate Waste campaign to “use up your leftovers” I immediately thought of something sweet.
Love Food Hate Waste are doing some incredible work showcasing simple ways in which the everyday consumer can decrease the amount of food waste in their household. Per annum, a massive 79kgs of food is thrown into the bin in the average Kiwi household.
In a bid to help the cause I wanted to create something that I knew would easily be devoured in its entirety; no leftovers going begging or into the bin! Combined with zesty oranges, last night’s roast vegetables are given a new lease on life in this recipe for a gluten free orange cake! Drizzle with the thyme infused syrup to subtly compliment any savoury notes from the vegetables and you have a match made in leftover heaven.
Pop over to the Love Food Hate Waste website (https://lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz/) to find more ways in which you can reduce your food waste, and not only help save your back pocket but also the environment.
Luisa works in our refrigeration evaluation team. An ardent lover of food and a resident expert on how to care for food while we are storing them for use. Luisa jumped at the opportunity to make this cake. Honestly it was extraordinarily delicious and a fantastic use of a pile of leftover roast vegetables. Thanks again and- Kate