Live Online Cookery Class - Zero Waste Cooking

Zero Waste Cooking

Date and Time

Saturday 6th June 2020

12:00pm - 2:00pm


Suggested donation £20


Zoom, details to be provided 

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The Event

Ever wondered how to use every part of a piece of fruit or veg in your cooking? Registered Dietician Hannah Walker will show you how to turn usually discarded bits of produce into delicious and nutritious meals to feed your friends and family.  

You’ll learn:

  • How to make a warming Carrot Top Dahl with homemade veggie scraps stock
  • The many exciting uses of banana peels - how to cook up a South Indian Banana Peel Thoran and use the bananas to make a simple and yummy Banana Bread Pudding
  • A range of other recipe ideas for using up everything from lemon peels and apple cores to broccoli stalks and wilting salad
  • The nutritional benefits of ‘root to stalk’ cooking
  • Hannah’s top tips for preventing food waste, including meal planning and bulk cooking, that can also save you time and money

Beautiful image by Sareta Puri

About Hannah

Hannah is a registered dietitian and cookery teacher with a passion for helping people to optimise both their health and happiness though good food. Her favourite message is ‘eat the rainbow’ and she is a big advocate for zero waste cooking. In her spare time she leads foraging and wild food cookery courses, where she tries to get people as excited as she is about nettles and dandelions!

Fee: Suggested donation £20 but any donation amounts accepted. This money will be used to help fund our FREE COVID19 emergency meal service and keep our charity going at this difficult time.  


For the carrot top dahl:

  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds (ideal ingredient but not essential)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red chili, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes)
  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 small bunch coriander, stalks and leaves (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 200g / 1 cup red lentils, rinsed well
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 cup of carrot tops/leaves (washed and finely chopped) 
  • 1 tin (400g) of chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml / 2 cups vegetable stock
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Rice or pitta bread to serve (optional)

For the Banana Peel Thoran:

  • 3 large banana peels (organic if possible)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 1 red chilli (or dried/flakes)
  • 1 green chilli 
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (or ½ teaspoon ground ginger)
  • A pinch of asafoetida (optional)
  • 5-6 curry leaves (ideal ingredient but not essential)
  • 2 teaspoons olive or coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of black mustard seeds (ideal ingredient but not essential) and cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1-2 tablespoons dessicated coconut (or grated coconut cream bar)

For the Banana Bread Pudding:

  • ½ loaf (or approx 250g) leftover bread (sourdough is great but not essential)
  • 250ml / 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice (e.g. oat, almond, soya)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener of choice (e.g. date syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseeds + 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ teaspoons vanilla essence (optional)
  • More maple syrup, for serving (optional)


  • Sieve to wash the lentils
  • One medium-sized pot with lid for the dahl
  • One medium frying pan with lid for the thoran
  • A baking tin for the banana bread pudding – can be loaf tin or other shape depending on what people have available 
  • Kettle or extra pan to boil water
  • Teaspoon, tablespoon and measuring jug or cup measures
  • Cooking utensils – wooden spoons and ladle
  • Chopping board
  • Large knife
  • Grater

            Refunds: we require a minimum of 3 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

            For information: / 020 8442 4266

            LocationZoom, details provided after booking