The less waste, the better it tastes!

Groenten Zonder Grenzen (‘Veggies without borders’ ) is an initiative that converts leftover food into free social dinner parties.

This week’s social dinner is happening!

Reservations are no longer required so feel free to stop by our location in the WMO Radar community center near Rotterdam Blaak.

There will always be a warm bowl of vegetable soup waiting for you with bread from Das Brot and many other goodies.

The buffet opens Wednesday around 7/7.30 pm, see you then!

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General info

To truly experience the magic of GZG you have to help make it happen! Here you will find all the info on how to join us.

Volunteer Teams

When you sign up to volunteer you can choose to join one or more teams.

Each team has different responsibilities which are explained here.

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Donate food or appliances

Since we can only save fruits and vegetables from the market we always need a few more ingredients to make our meals come to life.

If you would like to help us with this in return for your meals we would be grateful if you could bring along one or more of the following:

Donate ingredients
Start your own GZG

Starting your own Groenten Zonder Grenzen location is easier than you think! We have done most of the groundwork so all you need are a few enthusiastic volunteers and a cosy and hygienic place to cook. Based on our research, on any given day in Rotterdam there is enough edible food being thrown away to feed 88,000 people.

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No Food Waste Mixed Veggies

Mixed Vegetables is an easy way to get your daily palette of colourful seasonal vegetables in one dish. Choose your favourite vegetables and sneak in the ones you don’t like as much. Blend the red (peppers, tomato), orange (carrot, pepper), white (cauliflower, mushrooms) , green (beans, peas, capsicum). Up the protein by adding diced tofu bits.
Buy local and seasonal.It’s also a good way to finish various small quantities of leftover vegetables!

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Sweet Potato Borani

Do you know Borani Kachalu? An Afghan potato dish traditionally served with a delicious garlic-yogurt sauce. One of our volunteers, Sara, made this delicious dish with sweet potatoes during one of our dinners. The sweetness of the potato combined with the acidity of the yogurt sauce is finger-licking good.

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Besan Ladoo

Besan Ladoo (or laddu) are Indian sweet bites (produced in Machilipatnam of Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh) traditionally made of besan (gram flour), sugar and cardamoms fried in ghee (clarified butter). Those treats are normally baked ina “kadai” a specific firebowls, but you can substitute it with a good pan or wok.

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