Stop Wasting Food
I don’t know about you, but I hate wasting food! I avoid throwing out food as much as possible. And I love finding creative ways to use up leftovers. That’s why I was excited to come across this article about using up leftovers.
I want to share with you some of the great ideas from this article – along with some of my own – for using up leftovers so that you can stop wasting food.
Buttermilk. Use leftover buttermilk to make homemade ranch dressing. This recipe by Five Heart Home does look yummy http://www.fivehearthome.com/2015/05/07/the-best-homemade-buttermilk-ranch-dressing/
Sour cream. Use leftover sour cream to make blueberry sour cream pancakes. These pancakes by Taste of Home look absolutely delicious http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/blueberry-sour-cream-pancakes
Tomato paste. Freeze it for later use, or use it up in a soup, stew or chili. Add a few herbs and spices to top pasta or make a pizza sauce.
Broth or stock. Cook rice or boil potatoes in leftover broth or stock to add flavour.
Rice. Add leftover rice to a soup, stew or casserole. Use it to make rice pudding. Make a quick lunch time salad by adding cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber and peppers, chickpeas or tuna. Drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Sweetened condensed milk. Drizzle a little over fruit for a simple healthy dessert. Make your own flavoured coffee by replacing your usual cream and sugar with a little sweetened condensed milk.
Breads and buns. Freeze them for later use, or make your own croutons.
Heavy cream. Use up leftover heavy cream to make a cream soup. Or whip it up into fresh whipped cream to top desserts or fruit.
Canned pumpkin. Use leftover canned pumpkin to make a delicious latte, or blended into your smoothie. Add it to your oatmeal, or make pumpkin muffins. Mix pumpkin into vanilla pudding to make yummy pumpkin pudding. Try this simple recipe by Nestlé https://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/28454/quick-pumpkin-pudding/