These hearty dishes are a great reminder that meals assembled from kitchen scraps don't have to be paltry or leave you feeling hungry. You'll probably need to pick up some extra ingredients to finish off these recipes, but often you'll find overlooked veg, cheap cuts of meat or waste ingredients like stalks lurking in the back of your fridge looking in need of a little attention.
Okay, so not many people have leftover ox hearts lying around the kitchen- but organ meats and other less prestigious cuts are available for cheaper. Get to know your local butcher and ask them for advice. By expanding the range of ingredients you consider, you'll be able to reduce the amount of food that grocers and supermarkets throw away.