Oil up your eggs.
Rub egg shells with vegetable oil before refrigerating. The oil will keep the eggs fresh for an additional three to four weeks.
Spoon your ginger.
Even the lumpy bumps of a ginger root are easy to peel with a spoon, and you’ll be left with a beautiful piece of peeled ginger and almost zero waste.
Have your cake and a slice of bread too.
After cutting into a cake, use toothpicks to cover the exposed portion with piece of bread. The bread will get hard and stale, but the cake will stay nice and soft.
Poke your lemons.
For recipes that just require a bit of lemon juice, puncture the rind with a toothpick and gently squeeze out what you need. Then cover the hole with a piece of tape and store the still-fresh lemon in the fridge for later use.
Reuse cheese wrappers for storage.
Add oil, vinegar, herbs and spices to the dregs of a mayo jar and shake.
Bathe fresh berries in vinegar water to prevent insta-mold (also helps remove pesticide residue).
Hide garlic and onions in holey paper bags.
Store cut avocado with cut onion.
Store apples and potatoes together
Add warm milk to the dregs of a Nutella jar and shake.
Peel mangoes with a glass.
Store pineapple upside down.
Wrap celery in foil.
Flip natural nut butter upside down a few days before you open it.
Wrap banana crowns in plastic wrap.
Turn old milk into new cheese.
If the expiration date is looming, don't toss that milk down the drain! Follow this recipe to turn it into delicious cottage cheese instead.
Make herb butter ice cubes.
Brown-bag your lettuce.
Lettuce will keep longer if you place it in a roomy paper bag before putting it in the fridge. Also, leave the outer leaves in place even if they're limp or dirty: they keep the rest of the head fresh while in storage.
Add spent coffee grounds to potted plants.
Revive stale crackers and chips by zapping in the microwave.
Re-heat old pizza in a skillet.
Use a Food Hugger to keep nubs fresh.
Turn flat soda into pop-sicles.
Pour flat soda into ice cube trays or popsicle molds for a sweet, frozen treat.
Regrow food from scraps and stumps.