It’s a Book!

The Zero-Waste Chef: Plant-Forward Recipes and Tips for a Sustainable Kitchen and Planet


A sustainable lifestyle starts in the kitchen. Get started with the use-what-you-have, spend-less-money recipes and tips that you’ll find in my forthcoming book.

In my near-decade of living with as little plastic, food waste, and stuff as possible, I’ve learned that “zero-waste” is above all an intention, not a hard-and-fast rule. Because, while one person eliminating all their waste is great, if thousands of people do 20 percent better it will have a much bigger impact on the planet. The good news is you likely already have all the tools you need to begin to create your own change at home, especially in the kitchen.

In my debut book, I give readers the facts to motivate them to do better, the simple (and usually free) fixes to ease them into wasting less—you can, for example, banish plastic wrap by simply inverting a plate over your leftovers—and, finally, the recipes and strategies to turn them into more sustainable, money-saving cooks.

Keep a loaf out of landfill by making Mexican Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding, or revive some neglected greens to make a pesto. Save five bucks (and the plastic tub) at the supermarket with Yes Whey, You Can Make Ricotta, then use the ricotta in a savory galette and the leftover whey in sourdough tortillas. With 75 vegan and vegetarian recipes for cooking with scraps, creating fermented staples, and using up all the groceries you buy—including end-of-recipe tips on what to make next with your leftover ingredients—I’ve laid out an attainable vision of a zero-waste kitchen.

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Advance Praise for The Zero-Waste Chef

A timely and much needed resource. We love the way Anne-Marie gives us manageable, actionable steps so that we can waste less in our own day-to-day lives.”

Tracy, Dana, Lori, and Corky Pollan, New York Times bestselling authors of Mostly Plants

The choices we make in our kitchen profoundly affect our environment. Anne Marie’s insightful words and flavourful recipes will help you find your best path forward.”

Chef Michael Smith, bestselling author of several cookbooks including Real Food, Real Good

The sobering facts surrounding food and plastic waste cannot be denied. Anne-Marie’s encouraging, smart, practical, and delicious reduction strategies are simple enough to be implemented immediately in the home. This book is brimming with: genius uses for typically discarded products like nut pulp and vegetable peels, empowering recipes for homemade staples like apple cider vinegar and mustard, and a no-holds-barred enthusiasm for the never ending uses of a glass jar.”

Laura Wright, author of The First Mess

In The Zero-Waste Chef, Anne-Marie makes cutting back on waste more fun and accessible than ever. Her helpful tips, anecdotes, and delicious recipes will have you clamoring to ‘cook like a grandma’ and reduce your waste in the kitchen, benefiting your health, your wallet, and the planet in the process.

Jeanine Donofrio, Love & Lemons

No matter where you are on your zero-waste journey, this cookbook will inspire you from start to finish. Beautifully written and illustrated, The Zero-Waste Chef is filled with approachable recipes and wisdom for real life in a sustainable kitchen.

Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, author of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars

48 Replies to “It’s a Book!”

    1. Helen Purcell says: Reply

      Wonderful, Anne-Marie! So happy for you.
      Love to all!

      1. Thank you, Helen! I hope you’re well 🙂
        ~ Anne-Marie

  1. Congratulations! I can hardly wait to get my hands on this book. Looks gorgeous. It will make a great gift. You are a genius!

    1. Thank you very much, Maureen. I am very very happy with it. Been working on it for a long time!
      ~ Anne-Marie

      1. Jessea NR Greenman says:

        Congratulations on this cookbook, Anne-Marie!! Here’s a new challenge for you: write a cookbook of energy-saving recipes, focused on NOT pre-heating! So, for example, how to cook a roast by putting in it a cold oven and setting whatever temperature for whatever time until done!!!

      2. Thank you Jessea. That’s a great idea. I’ve written a blog post on saving energy in the kitchen but that could be expanded to recipes too. I love it 🙂
        ~ Anne-Marie

  2. Well done you. Looking forward to this. I wish we didn’t have to wait so long 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, Chris. I really appreciate that 🙂
      ~ Anne-Marie

  3. Congratulations Anne Marie! I so excited for you and can’t wait to order and get my hands your book. And I’m happy it’s available in Canada.
    Madeline from Toronto, Ontario

    1. Thank you very much Madeline 🙂 I really appreciate it. I’m also very excited!
      ~ Anne Marie

  4. Congratulations! Gives me some hope that you’re releasing a book into the world. You bring sustainability to zero waste, which is not always the case. The zero waste approaches by many “experts” are “organic,” while yours is regenerative. Thank you for bringing meaningful solutions and being a bright light!

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Julie. I’m glad you like my approach 🙂
      ~ Anne-Marie

  5. Looking forward to this being available in the UK!

    1. Thank you NicolaB,
      After I posted this, several people asked about buying it in the UK and so I asked my publisher about this. You can preorder through Book Depository if you like:

  6. How exciting! In the spirit of zero-waste, I’m going to request that my library buys it 😀

    1. I love it! Thank you very much, Clare Dragonfly 🙂
      ~ Anne Marie

  7. Wow, that’s great. I’ll definitely be buying your book. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you very much, Christine!
      Stay well,

  8. Wonderful, can hardly wait for its’ release.

    1. Thank you very much, Kathy 🙂
      ~ Anne-Marie

  9. What wonderful news, congratulations! Can’t wait to see this treasure!

    1. Thank you very much, Dorothy 🙂 I appreciate it!
      ~ Anne-Marie

  10. Que maravilha de livro, posso imaginar quanto você trabalhou para sair esse livro.
    Acompanho-a algum tempo, poderia ser traduzido quem sabe futuramente para o Português….iria ficar muito feliz em ter um livro com muito conteúdo estudado ao longo do tempo.

    Super sucesso!


    1. Adriana Ávila says: Reply

      Oi esqueceu de mim kkkkk

  11. Congratulations! I will be delighted to purchase your book for the library where I work. Looking forward to reading it, too. Have enjoyed your newsletters for a while and have put in place lots of your ideas!

    1. Thank you very much for the kind words and for getting it for your library! I love libraries <3
      Stay well!

  12. When will the book be available here in Britain please?

    1. Hi Jo,
      After I posted this, I discovered that the book is available for preorder through Book Depository, which ships anywhere in the world and I believe the shipping is free. Here is the link to preorder there if you’re interested:
      Thank you,

      1. Thank you!

  13. Many many congratulations, and thanks for your consistent hard work for our beautiful planet 🙏🏼 G

    1. Thank you for the kind words! I really appreciate it 🙂
      Have a great weekend,

  14. I just put in a Purchase Suggestion for this at the library. Let’s see if they allow it for a pre-order book!

    1. Thank you, thank you, Trish! It will be a real thrill for me to see this on the shelf at the library 🙂

  15. Karen Gissibl says: Reply

    Congratulations Anne-Marie, this is so very exciting. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Yay for you!!

    1. Thank you very much, Karen 🙂
      ~ Anne-Marie

  16. Working to bring developers, builders and homeowners cutting edge green technology would really help in our advocacy to green living. Informative article. Lets go green!

  17. Congratulations! I have been following your IG and blog for about 3 years. I have learned so much. I have pre-ordered your book and can’t wait to to have your recipes in my hand.

    1. Hi Katie,
      Thank you very much for pre-ordering my book! I really appreciate it.
      ~ Anne-Marie

  18. Hello, I have a question about your book…are there many recipe for things like fermentation, using veggies, etc.? That’s mostly what I’m interested in…we don’t eat gluten or dairy in our family, so I wouldn’t really use a lot of bready recipes, but I do make sourdough with different grains/seeds. Thank you!

  19. Laundry Service in South Ex - UClean says: Reply

    Many many congratulations, and thanks for your consistent hard work for our beautiful planet!

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your kind words.
      ~ Anne-Marie

  20. I recently purchased the book and cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you.

    1. Thank you very much, Judy! I’m so glad you like the book.
      ~ Anne-Marie

  21. Hi Anne-Marie,

    We are a Zero Waste store in the U.K. and would like to stock your book for sale, is there any point of contact for retailers please?

  22. […] tips and lessons she learned along the way. Visit her blog, The Zero-Waste Chef, and order her cookbook for more […]

  23. It’s always fun to read your posts and blogs. Thank you for sharing all the great information with the how-to’s.”

  24. I love how this book emphasizes the intention behind zero-waste living and offers practical solutions for the kitchen. The recipes and tips are easy to follow, and the sustainable lifestyle approach feels achievable. Highly recommend!

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