Reduce Wastage In The Kitchen: Cooking Tips For Leftovers

Reduce Wastage In The Kitchen: Cooking Tips For Leftovers

love transforming leftover food items into a delicious meal. There is always something that you can do with your leftover food items (as long as they are not spoiled) so every week, make it a habit to look through your fridge and pantry and identify what needs using up. Stop wastage today and become creative with your leftovers.

  • Ideas for Reduce Wastage In The Kitchen

 Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • To add a delicious scent and gently humidify a dry winter room, simmer leftover citrus peels (oranges, lemons, limes) in water with a few cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise and a bay leaf or two. Top up the water as needed.  (Be careful the water does not evaporate completely.)
  • Use up leftover prosciutto by lightly frying it then adding it to a salad or eat it fresh on its own (rolled up) as an appetizer for a pre-dinner treat.
  • Make a pasta salad with leftover cooked pasta by adding cherry tomatoes, avocado and olives and a dash of 1000 Island Dressing.
  • Make a frittata with any left-over vegetables. Add some chopped cooked meat if you have any, a few whisked eggs mixed with a little cream and parmesan cheese and cook in a frittata or fry pan on low heat until almost cooked through. Finish off under the grill for a golden top.
  • Don’t waste leftover or stale bread. Process it in the blender to make breadcrumbs and store it in 1 cup portions in re-sealable plastic bags in the freezer. Keep for 3 months.
  • Freeze peeled old and brown bananas and blend with milk for an instant creamy smoothie.
  • For a cheap and easy chicken stock, put the leftovers from a roast chicken into your slow cooker with a carrot, onion, celery, a few herbs and water to cover. Leave it on low overnight. In the morning, strain the stock and refrigerate or freeze.
  • Make a homemade pizza on pita bread to use up leftover ham or salami.
  • Make a vegetable soup using any leftover vegetables in your fridge at the end of the week.

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