Love your leftovers

Could you learn to love your leftovers?

To avoid food waste really helps being aware of what is in your store cupboards, fridge and freezer so do keep a good check on it. Move older items forward so they get used up first. I have on several occasions forgotten about something we have bought and it has just sat and spoiled at the back of the fridge. How sad. The average throwaway value of food in a family each month is roughly £50, what a waste.

Here are just 4 very easy leftover love ideas:

Lasagnes and fruit pies can use up all sorts of odds of vegetables and fruit that might otherwise need to be thrown away. Muffins and soup also really good options for using leftovers These are the kind of recipes that are perfect for kids to get involved with too as they involve stirring, scooping, rolling and throwing it all in.

So with just 4 basic recipes you can put an end to most food waste. Here are a few useful cook books on the subject

On the bookshelf

The Thrifty Cookbook: 476 Ways to Eat Well with Leftovers [Paperback] Kate Colquhoun

Love Your Leftovers (Cookery) [Hardcover]

 

Love Your Leftovers (Cookery)

 

The best website on this subject of reducing food waste is Love food: Hate waste which also contains loads of gttreat storage tips.

Do you love your leftiovers ? What have you used your leftovers for this week?

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1 Comment

  1. April 10, 2012 / 07:59

    Oh definatley…. Im a great fan of leftover soup. Even though theres five of us theres generally a 6th portion of dinner left…. whiiiiich makes a lovely lunch the next day.

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