That saying about necessity being the mother of invention has never been more applicable. I and almost everyone I know (and certainly everyone I follow on Instagram) are cooking resourcefully, and in turn, creatively. We’re rethinking the way we look at and cook from our pantries, our refrigerators and freezers, and especially, our scraps.
That carrot top you would have composted? Those bits of trim you usually toss from a whole chicken? They aren’t trash. They’re ingredients that can and should be cooked regularly (not just when we’re being crafty and trying to be less wasteful in the kitchen).
Need some inspiration? Here’s a list of “ingredients” you might have in your kitchen that are waiting to become something flavorful, comforting, warming, savory, or just plain new.