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16 Earth Day Recipes – Sustainable Eating Everyday

Check out these easy, earth-friendly recipes without breaking the bank or requiring special cooking skills. These sustainable recipes are made with local ingredients, they reduce waste, and they will empower cooks to use local ingredients. They’re great for anyone wanting to eat better while helping the planet.

These dishes use simple ingredients and are easy to make, even if you’re not a pro in the kitchen. Imagine enjoying a meal that feels good and does good for the earth. With these recipes, you’re not just eating; you’re making a difference with every bite.

Vegetable Stock From Kitchen Scraps

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Vegetable Stock from scraps couldn’t be easier. Just freeze your leftover kitchen scraps. It’s flavorful, healthy, and a great way to reduce food waste. Freeze the scraps in freezer bags for at least 6-8 months. Then add water and spices and cook. You can use this vegetable broth in soups, stews, or any recipe that requires broth. Get the Recipe: Vegetable Stock.

Dehydrating Garlic Scapes

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Dehydrating garlic scapes is an easy way to preserve this delicious early summer vegetable. You can also make garlic scape powder and use it as a substitute for garlic powder. It’s so versatile and a great way to save money and reduce waste. Get the Recipe: Garlic Scape Powder.

How to Cook a Wild Turkey

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Let us show you step-by-step how to cook a wild turkey. Wild turkeys are more flavorful than domestic turkeys, but you need to know how to cook them! They are a great ingredient to add to your sustainable recipe repertoire. Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey.

Venison Stew

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This Venison Stew is so easy. It’s so much healthier than beef and has just as much flavor. The venison is neither gamey nor tough. It is melt-in-your-mouth tender in the slow cooker or on the stove. A perfect recipe to celebrate the gifts of the earth.! Get the Recipe: Venison Stew.

Smoked Pheasant

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This Smoked Pheasant has a mildly smoky flavor and stays so juicy and tender! Lots of serving suggestions are included. It is pictured above with a citrus salsa and smoked potatoes. Get the Recipe: Smoked Pheasant.

Chicken Bone Broth

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Canning Chicken Broth is the perfect way to stock your pantry with this all-important staple. Of course, it’s the ultimate winter canning project and a great way to use as much as you can from an ingredient. Get the Recipe: Canning Chicken Bone Broth.

Dehydrated Strawberries

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Dehydrated strawberries are incredibly easy and take only a few minutes hands-on time. You can use them sliced or make strawberry powder. They can be made into cakes, cookies, smoothies, or a delicious dessert and more. Get the Recipe: Dehydrated Strawberries.

Canning Chickpeas

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Canning chickpeas is a fantastic way to make this versatile ingredient more accessible and convenient to use in various recipes. When you buy dried beans and peas, you reduce your carbon footprint compared to buying canned products. Get the Recipe: Canning Chickpeas.

Pan-fried Smelt

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Fried Smelt is an easy dinner for any night of the week. They only take five minutes to cook, have six ingredients, and are done in less than 30 minutes. They are locally harvested and sustainable. Get the Recipe: Fried Smelt.

Canning Apple Pie Filling

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Canning apple pie filling is the perfect way to preserve your harvest of apples and enjoy a sweet treat all year long. It is incredibly easy and you won’t believe the difference in flavor. Get the Recipe: Apple Pie Filling.

Croutons From Stale Bread

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Don’t throw away your old bread. It is easy to make homemade croutons from your stale bread. It only takes about 20 minutes, and you have perfectly delicious croutons from something that would otherwise have gone to the landfill or compost pile. Season them with your favorite spices; like oregano, garlic powder, thyme, or cumin. Get the Recipe: Croutons.

Spinach Pesto

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Spinach pesto is an incredibly easy and healthy way to get all those vitamins in spinach in a new way. Delicious on pasta and more, and a great way to use a whole bag of spinach so that none of it goes in the trash. Get the Recipe: Spinach Pesto.

15 Minute Salmon Tacos

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Quick and delicious, these salmon tacos are a perfect blend of savory and fresh. They are a fast yet gourmet option for a busy weeknight dinner. Packed with the rich flavors of perfectly cooked salmon and a burst of zesty toppings, they promise to satisfy your taste buds in just minutes. They’re sourced from a local fishery. If you don’t have a close fishery, buy sustainable seafood. Get the Recipe: Salmon Tacos.

Canning Tomato Sauce

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Canning tomato sauce is one of the best ways to utilize lots of tomatoes from your garden. It is very simple to can with a water bath canning pot. With the sauce, you can make delicious recipes all year long. Get the Recipe: Tomato Sauce.

Pomodori Verdi

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This green tomato sauce is made with green, unripe tomatoes, not tomatillos. It’s a great way to use up end-of-season tomatoes that would otherwise go to waste! Get the Recipe: Green Tomato Sauce.

Smoked Rabbit

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This is a surprisingly delicious way to cook rabbits. This smoked rabbit is cooked low and slow and is tender and moist. Get the Recipe: Smoked Rabbit.

Wholesome Recipes for Your Air Fryer

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The air fryer has become a staple appliance in kitchens worldwide because it can crisp up foods using hot air circulation. This collection of air fryer recipes unlocks the full potential of this versatile device, showcasing a diverse array of dishes ranging from appetizers to desserts. Get the Recipes: Air Fryer Recipes.

Unique Tacos

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You’ll be taken to a world of culinary creativity with our assortment of unique taco recipes. Combining traditional ingredients with novel twists, these taco recipes are an inventive piece of culinary art. Get the Recipes: Unique Tacos.

Beth Neels

Author: Beth Neels

Title: Owner

Expertise: canning, game meat cooking, smoking


Beth Neels is an entrepreneur, blogger, photographer, author, and recipe developer. She founded Binky’s Culinary Carnival in 2014, focusing on “Crafting delicious recipes with sustainable ingredients.” She has been featured in multiple online publications, including MSN, Reader’s Digest, Associated Press, and Parade.

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