Jill Lightner - Scraps, Peels and Stems

Canned Food Drive! Help your hungry neighbors by bringing a canned food donation to the event. Donations of canned tuna or chicken, hearty soups, canned vegetables, and dry or canned beans are all appreciated and benefit The Rainier Valley Food Bank. Look for the collection bin on site the night of the event. Learn more at https://www.rvfb.org/

What’s the impact of the food you eat? How about the food you waste? You may think those extra broccoli stems can’t change the world, but what if you knew that we each waste more than 18 pounds of food per month? With new ways to use everything from turkey bones and bruised apples to restaurant leftovers, and recipes for Kitchen Sink Muffins, Roasted Cauliflower Leaves, Coconut-Lime Gin Fizz, and more, this accessible and engaging guide will inspire you to re-think what you toss. 

Scraps, Peels, and Stems is a comprehensive and accessible guide to reducing food waste in your daily life. Food journalist Jill Lightner shows how to manage your kitchen for less waste through practical strategies, tips, and advice on food purchasing, prep, composting, and storage. Topics and features include:

-More than 70 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks as well as items for your pantry

-Three levels of “do-able” waste reduction steps for every topic

-Insight into “nose to tail” and “root to stem” cooking trends

-A smarter Thanksgiving turkey buying guide for less waste during the holidays

-Meal planning, grocery shopping, food prep, and money-saving tips
Portioning to avoid leftovers

-Storage strategies for small kitchens—including what expiration dates really mean

-Composting and recycling tips, and more


“Enlightening, absorbing, and inspiring, this is a must-have addition to every kitchen bookshelf.” – Elissa Altman, author of Poor Man’s Feast

Writer and editor Jill Lightner has long explored the economics, environmental concerns, and flavors of the food system. Most recently she was the co-editor of Taste magazine, published by the largest food co-op in the US, PCC Community Markets. She has also been a restaurant critic and edited the award-winning Edible Seattle magazine, as well as two Edible Communities cookbooks. She is the co-author of the popular book Mason Bee Revolution (Skipstone). Jill lives in Seattle.

Scraps, Peels, and Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home Cover Image
By Jill Lightner, Shannon Douglas (Photographer)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781680511482
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Skipstone Press - September 1st, 2018

Mason Bee Revolution: How the Hardest Working Bee Can Save the World - One Backyard at a Time Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781594859632
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Skipstone Press - May 1st, 2016