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Waste-Free Dishes from JBF Chefs

Maggie Borden

June 20, 2016


All month long we’re talking food waste, showcasing your efforts to turn peels into pleasures through our Instagram campaign. Tired of bulking up your compost pile? Try a few of these creative, conservation-based dishes from our recipe collection. Then post a pic of your plate on Instagram and use our hashtag #jbfnofoodwaste to enter to win a copy of Steven Satterfield’s Root to Leaf.

Dan Barber's Root Vegetable Peel Chips
Why pay for fancy vegetable chips when you’ve got perfectly good peels sitting on your cutting board? This recipe from JBF Award winner Dan Barber turns scraps into elegant, addictive bites perfect for your next cocktail hour.

Amanda Cohen's Beet Greens Pesto
Basil does not hold a monopoly on pesto—just try this killer condiment from vegetable virtuoso Amanda Cohen and you’ll find yourself saving every green in sight.

Shaved Broccoli Stalk Salad with Lime and Cotija
This recipe from Tara Duggan, the JBF Award–winning author of Root to Stalk, reveals how the oft-discarded pieces of a vegetable can be true diamonds in the rough.

Pan-Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Tomatoes and Capers
Cauliflower steaks are all the rage these days, but you don’t have to go to a restaurant to get one. Tara Duggan offers up this easy, satisfying recipe that incorporates all of the cauliflower, from stem to leaf, for a crowd-pleasing, visually stunning, trendy yet tasty plate.

April Bloomfield's Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata
Though April Bloomfield is known best for her deft hand with pork, beef, and lamb, the JBF Award winner showed her devotion to dirt in her latest cookbook, A Girl and her Greens. This recipe, easily modified for whatever’s at the market, proves that reducing food waste is always in season.

Migas con Huevo Frito
This recipe, an effortless at-home version of a dish JBF Award winner José Andrés serves at minibar, encourages you to clean out your pantry in pursuit of a delicious brunch.

Share your food waste–fueled dishes on Instagram with our hashtag #jbfnofoodwaste and you could score a free copy of Steven Satterfield’s Root to Leaf.  Learn more about the contest and how to enter.