Cooking with Scraps

It’s habit, it seems, to toss out the scraps when prepping in the kitchen, but a 2018 cookbook asserts the opposite. Cooking With Scraps by Lindsay-Jean Hard demonstrates how to use the parts and parcels we tend to toss out to create culinary dishes you’ll savor. Just imagine using banana peels to bake a heavenly cake, carrot tops to cook tantalizing tartlets or coffee grounds to whip up a creamy butter. Or give these recipes a try to see how you enjoy cooking with scraps.


Dill Pickle Brine Potato Salad

Crispy Breadcrumb Fried Eggs

Fudgy Aquafaba Brownies

Excerpted from Cooking With Scraps by Lindsay-Jean Hard (Workman Publishing). Copyright © 2018. Photographs by Penny De Los Santos.

Featured in the April 2021 issue of Colorado Country Life.