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Adapt recipes for ingredients you already have instead of buying everything new

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The benefit of using what you have instead of buying new

Many people find that new recipes call for a novel and obscure ingredient that they don't typically use in cooking. After buying the ingredient, it may then sit in their fridge or cupboard before it's thrown away.

Instead of following a recipe exactly, you might consider using the internet to search for substitutes and looking in your cupboard to see if there's anything that could replace it. If not, consider whether the recipe would work without it.

This reduces unnecessary consumption and can reduce your food waste drastically. It also might save you a lot of money and help you learn to adapt recipes and become more confident cooking with different foods to learn what works!

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