Recipe Index

Legend: Veg = vegetarian; V-able = easily veganizable; V = vegan *

Food Recipes

Appetizers and snacks

Apple rings, dried   V
Hummus   V
Hummus with preserved lemon   V
Kale chips   V
Popcorn   Veg, V-able
Potato skins, fried   Veg, V-able
Pumpkin skin   Veg, V-able
Roasted chickpeas   V
Sourdough crackers   V
Tomatoes, solar-dried   V

Beverages

Almond milk   V
Beet kvass   Veg, V-able
Bloody Mary, fermented
Ginger beer   V
Ginger bug   V
Hibiscus soda, naturally carbonated   V
Kombucha   V
Kombucha, cold-brew   V
Kombucha, flavored   V
Lemonade, naturally carbonated   V
Mead   Veg
Rice milk, cooked rice   V
Rice milk, no-cook   V

Bread and sourdough

Breadcrumbs   V
Pizza dough   Veg, V-able
Soft pretzels   V
Soft sourdough pretzels   V
Sourdough bread   V
Sourdough crackers   V
Sourdough pancakes   Veg
Sourdough starter, detailed instructions   V
Sourdough starter, stick drawings   V
Sourdough starter, with video   V
Sourdough waffles   Veg

Candy

Candied citrus peels   V

Cheesemaking

Buttermilk, cultured   Veg
Crème fraîche   Veg
Ricotta cheese   Veg
Sour cream   Veg
Yogurt, plain   Veg

Condiments and dressings

Aioli   Veg
Fruit chutney, fermented   V
Ketchup   V
Kimchi   V
Olive and preserved lemon spread   V
Preserved lemons   V
Salsa, fermented   Veg, V-able
Sauerkraut   V
Sauerkraut, garlic-dill   V
Tahini   V
Vinaigrette, balsamic   V

Cookies and cakes

Chocolate chip cookie mix   Veg
Chocolate coconut cake, flourless   Veg

Fruit

Apple rings, dried   V
Cherries, how to pit   V
Pomegranates, how to remove seeds   V

Fruit, fermented

Fruit chutney   V
Lemonade, naturally carbonated   V
Preserved lemons   V
Vinegar, fruit scrap   V
Watermelon rind pickles   Veg, V-able

Grains

Granola   Veg, V-able
Irish oatmeal (steel-cut oats)   Veg, V-able
Pasta, homemade with egg   Veg
Sprouted beans, grains, and seeds   V

Main and side dishes

Black beans, not-too-spicy   Veg, V-able
Cauliflower couscous   V
Chana masala (chickpeas in tomato-onion sauce)   V
Chili, vegetarian   V
Dal, lentil   V
Frittata   Veg
Fritters, vegetable   Veg
Pesto, vegan   V
Pizza   Veg
Potato skins, fried   Veg, V-able
Roasted vegetables   V
Soup, vegetable, two ways
Vodka pasta sauce   Veg

Stocks and soups

Broth, bone
Broth, vegetable   V
Minestrone soup   Veg, V-able
Soup, vegetable, two ways

Vegetables

Cauliflower couscous   V
Fritters, vegetable   Veg
Kale chips   V
Potato skins, fried   Veg, V-able
Pumpkin puree   V
Pumpkin puree, pressure cooker   V
Pumpkin seeds   V
Pumpkin skin   V
Roasted vegetables   V
Soup, vegetable, two ways
Sprouted beans, grains, and seeds   V
Tomatoes, ketchup   V
Tomatoes, pasta sauce   V
Tomatoes, pizza sauce   V
Tomatoes, fermented sauce   V
Tomatoes, roasted   V
Tomatoes, solar-dried   V
Tomatoes, vodka pasta sauce   Veg

Vegetables, fermented

Dill pickles   V
Hot peppers   V
Kimchi   V
Salsa   Veg, V-able
Sauerkraut   V
Sauerkraut, garlic-dill   V
Tomato sauce   V
Tomatoes   V

You can make that?

Almond milk   V
Buttermilk, cultured   Veg
Chai tea, looseleaf   V
Chocolate syrup   V
Crème fraîche   Veg
Dill pickles   V
Ginger beer   V
Ginger bug   V
Hot peppers, fermented   V
Ketchup   V
Kombucha   V
Lard
Lemonade, naturally carbonated   V
Mead   Veg
Pasta, homemade with egg   Veg
Pumpkin puree   V
Pumpkin puree, pressure cooker   V
Rice milk, cooked rice   V
Rice milk, no cook   V
Ricotta cheese   Veg
Soda, naturally carbonated   V
Sour cream   Veg
Sprouted beans, grains and seeds   V
Tahini   V
Vanilla extract   V
Vinegar, scrap   V
Watermelon rind pickles   Veg, V-able
Yogurt, plain   Veg


Other Recipes

All-purpose citrus cleaner   V
Bathroom cleaner   V
Deodorant   V
Dish soap   V
Eggshell calcium powder   Veg
Laundry soap, chestnut   V
Mouthwash   V
Toothpaste   V
Tooth powder   Veg, V-able


* Legend explained

Veg = vegetarian

These recipes contain dairy, eggs or honey. I haven’t broken down the various denominations of vegetarians.

V-able = easily veganizable

By easily veganizable, I mean you can easily omit an ingredient like whey from a ferment or easily replace honey with something like maple syrup, without affecting the recipe much—if at all. I haven’t marked any recipes as V-able if they need something like an egg replacement. When I created my legend, I had beginner cooks in mind who may not regard replacing eggs with tofu in frittata as “easily veganizable.”

V = vegan

Because vegetarians can eat vegan, I haven’t bothered to mark the “V” recipes also as “Veg.” Please let me know if you find anything confusing.

12 Comment

  1. Hi there. I love all your tips and tricks – inspired! I just saw your post on freezing fruit and i wondered if you have any tips for freezing or otherwise preserving fresh herbs? Like mint, parsley, coriander – and perhaps even chopped garlic and ginger?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Robin. Thanks for that. Last week on social media someone told me they freeze large pieces of ginger and then grate them with a microplane. I haven’t tried it yet but it sounds life-changing to me 😉 You can also freeze chopped herbs in olive oil: http://www.thekitchn.com/freeze-herbs-in-olive-oil-173648 I used to mince lots of garlic at the beginning of the week and then put it in a jar with enough olive oil to cover it. That made my life easier. I imagine you could freeze that too. Also, you can always dry the herbs: http://www.thekitchn.com/tips-three-ways-to-preserve-fr-88889

  2. I just found your site, and I am in heaven! I have been drinking kombucha and kefir for a while now, you have me itching to spread my wings. I can’t wait to get a ginger bug going so I can create some ginger beer and lemonade. The first thing I will make though is the simple mead, since we have a healthy stock of raw honey, from our own hives.

    1. Hi Donna. Thanks for checking out my site. I think you’ll love the ginger beer and lemonade. As for the mead, that’s my dream–to one day use honey from my own hives! That’s going to be so delicious. Enjoy!

  3. Alice Reed says: Reply

    Please add the candied ginger recipe.

    1. Hi Alice. I only have recipes listed here that I have written posts on and candied ginger isn’t one of them. But here’s the Alton Brown recipe I use for mine: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/candied-ginger-recipe.html

  4. Fantastic! So many things I want to try! Ca you come organise my life too?

    1. The Zero-Waste Chef says: Reply

      Hahaha. Thanks Annie 🙂 When should I come?

  5. Hello I love what you do!!! I recently got in contact with a local fruit and veg store owner and explained to him that I am a student trying to live a whole food lifestyle on a budget. I asked him whether I can buy his “old” products for cheaper. He agreed but I need to tell him what product in general would I like to use. What segmentation do you have, products that I can use in most dishes and freeze as well.
    Thank you

    1. The Zero-Waste Chef says: Reply

      Thank you so much. My daughter is in the same boat. She wants to eat well on a student budget. She eats lots of squash (I do too actually…). It keeps for a long time and you can make soup, curries or pot pies. That might not be one of the “old” products your store will sell you, since they keep for so long… Carrots, celery and onions go into just about everything when chopped finely. You can saute them for sauces, soups, stews. We eat lots of tomatoes. If he would let you have tomatoes cheap, that would be great. You could use them as a basis for chili, make pizza sauce, chana masala (I have a recipe for that on here: https://zerowastechef.com/2016/08/13/chana-masala/ We eat lots of beans and legumes. All of those tomato dishes freeze well and if you get a pile of tomatoes, you can make a vat of food. I hope those ideas help 🙂

  6. Thank you for this index. On the blog you mentioned cooking for your cat. Can you post your cat food recipes or blog about your process? I am considering doing this for our Mrs. Whiskers. Thanks!

    1. The Zero-Waste Chef says: Reply

      Hi Catherine, my pleasure! I will post the cat food recipe after I make it. I’m not sure if the cat food I used to make is very healthy. My one cat loved it so much she would gorge herself on it until she made herself sick (she had stomach problems though…she has since moved to the neighbors because she hates Bootsy…). I need to do a bit of research. The cat food post is at the top of my to-blog list. I hope Mrs. Whiskers will like it 🙂 ~ Anne Marie

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