Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Food Waste

Welcome to my new follower Stephanie.


I wouldn't just throw money in the bin would you?

Well that is what many people are doing, wasting food is exactly the same thing.

If you have a few odd boiled potatoes left, why not chop them up add a few chives and a little mayonnaise and there you have a portion of potato salad.

Stale bread can be made into breadcrumbs, bread and butter pudding, croutons.

Left over pasta can be eaten cold with some salad.

Stale french stick can be made into bruschetta.


Fruit can be made into a crumble.

Bendy veg can be made into a soup.

A little leftover pastry can be made into some jam tarts.

There are so many things you can do, just use your imagination.





Today I cleaned out the fridge and there were some bendy carrots, squishy tomatoes and floppy looking celery, I just added some onions, red pepper, seasoning, herbs and a few slices of chilli, some chicken stock which I made the other day from boiling up the chicken carcuss. 

Cooked up and whizzed, it made some lovely soup for lunches.







Learn to love your leftovers.

22 comments:

  1. You can't beat a meal made with leftovers.
    Today I am going to combine last nights leftover curried pork casserole with some leftover potatoes to make enough for packups for two people.
    They will both be happy to have something warm to eat as a change from a sandwich-x-

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    1. That's good, it will make a change from sandwiches x

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  2. I love using up leftovers and soup is a great way to use up those vegetables that get lost at the bottom of the fridge. I can't stand food waste. Some great tips Marlene. X

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    1. Me neither, the thing with soup you can vary what you put in it and using different spices and herbs is good. x

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  3. We don't get many leftovers here - maybe we're a greedy family. I do however always freeze leftover gravy. I'm on a mission currently to get to the bottom of our freezer - something I've been trying to do for ages!!

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    1. Sometimes I do make to much as I feel I don't want to be to stingy, sometimes the guys eat more other times less, but any thing left my husband often has for lunch the next day. Good luck with getting to the bottom of the freezer.

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  4. Quite right! Those of us who were brought up during the war years know all about using up....well, it was my Grandma who taught me that as of course I was very young!

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  5. I used to think I didn't really like soup until I started making my own, homemade soup is delicious xx

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    1. It is, I prefer it to a tin any day and you know its all good xx

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  6. Another 'soupy' tip I picked up is to keep all your vegetable peelings, even onion skins, in a polybag in the freezer. Once you have enough, boil them, covered with water, for 30 minutes, season to taste and you have a perfect stock for soups, or freeze into ice cubes to add into gravies, soups, stews etc.

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    1. Yes that is a very good tip, I much prefer to make stock if I can rather than use a cube.

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  7. Soup, muffins, scones - my staple leftover recipes. Most fruit can get chucked in a muffin. Veg for scones or soup. Leftovers rock.

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    1. Sounds good, which more people didn't waste good food.

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  8. Good tips. I try not to waste any food, if it's a couple of days past best I give it a quick look over and a sniff and if it looks and smells alright, I eat it.

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    1. Same here Tania I have never made any one ill.

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  9. This is how we used to cook, eat, live before we became a throwaway society. All very good reminders to those of us who might've forgotten these tips, and news to some who perhaps hadn't thought of these ways of saving money for, as you say, binning food is throwing our money away.
    Margaret P

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    1. We had a tiny bit of cauliflower cheese left from tonights meal, I will put in with the soup for lunch, perhaps with food prices rising folks will stop and think about waste a little more.

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  10. Great tips...I hate food waste. :-)

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    1. Thankyou Suzie, there is no need for it at all.

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  11. Congratulations on the book! How exciting.

    I love leftovers and I love rolling ingredients over from on day to the next and I really enjoy a bottom-of-the-fridge one pot at the end of the week.

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    1. Thankyou so much Sam, same here, there is absolutely no need for waste at all.

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