Leftovers galore!

Like a child on Halloween, I had fun last Friday night picking through the wonderful bounty that had arrived at my door.

However, before dreaming up all the possible permutations of those ingredients, I had to first address the list of items that were already sitting in my fridge. If I had one superpower, it would be the ability to create a favourable meal out of leftovers. When I was a student, it wasn’t unusual for friends to ask me “I have X, Y and Z in my fridge…what can I do with that?”

With the advent of the Google search, it’s so easy to think of ways to utilize leftovers. Are you looking for something new? Want a twist on a classic comfort food? Short of time? The internet has your answer!

So last Friday, I took out the following unused items below:

From the top: cooked quinoa, arugula (techinically, not a leftover), roasted beets, roasted garlic & pearl onions.
From the top: cooked quinoa, arugula (techinically, not a leftover), roasted beets, roasted garlic & pearl onions.

And turned it into this:

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A tasty quinoa salad with some balsamic & olive oil dressing! I think the only thing I would do differently, would be to sweat the onions on the stove first; they were a bit fierce, even for my liking!

I also threw together a gorgeous soup using these babies:

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It was one of the easiest, silkiest, soups I’ve made in awhile. Stay tuned for that recipe!

Care to share your latest ‘leftover’ creation?

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5 thoughts on “Leftovers galore!

  1. Pizza… the first and only leftovers that I could come up with! lol. I know you’re shaking your head and saying “oh goodness!”. – But maybe you’ll be happy to know I mixed coleslaw and grapes! A healthy combination. No chocolates. No cheese. 🙂

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