There are a lot of good reasons why you should try to use your leftovers as much as possible. For one thing, it eliminates or at least reduces waste, and that is important for all of us and the planet. You are also going to save a lot of money if you are using leftovers in this way, and that of course is going to help a great deal. Finally, you’ll find that having leftovers can actually be really delicious. In this post, we’ll take you through four meals that you can make from leftovers in your kitchen, all of which are amazing.
Bubble & Squeak
This old British classic came about in just this way – as a way of using leftovers that were there from the night before. Essentially, there is no actual rule to what constitutes a bubble and squeak – it is just re-fried leftovers which are then grilled with cheese. However, it’s generally delicious, and traditionally it is often made using leftover leeks, carrots, potatoes and other root veg too. All in all, it’s an amazing dish that is very filling, and quick to make the morning after a night of cooking.
You will often find that you have potatoes leftover after making soups and other dishes, and those can actually be used in a lot of different ways. One eway is to turn them into a soup – and you have a few options that you can consider trying out here, including a potato and kale curry soup combination, or something like this baked loaded potato soup recipe. You might not be able to do it entirely on leftovers, but they will form a big part of it, so it’s a dish that is well worth trying out for yourself.
Many pizzas can be constructed from whatever you have leftover from the night before. You can be really creative with pizza, after all, and there is no reason to think that certain ingredients are off-limits here – it’s just a case of ensuring that you match up the right ingredients on the same pizza. This is an idea that you should therefore always have in the back of your mind if you are keen to make good use of your leftovers, as you should find that it helps you to really get on top of the process of avoiding that waste.
Finally, you can also always put together a pasta dish from whatever leftovers you have. As long as you can pair it with the right sauce, you are always going to have pasta dishes that you can create, so this is definitely something that you will want to think about here. Take a look at this site to see an example of how this can work out. It’s amazing what you can do with leftover pasta, too, including making noodles out of them and many other ideas besides.
As you can see, there are a lot of things you can do with all kinds of leftovers.
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