Rice used to be my most wasted food, I don’t think I have every cooked the exacted amount so I always have some leftover. Some people can be a bit nervous about reusing cooked rice, this is what I do to prevent the spores from flourishing which can cause food poisoning:
- Run cold water over the cooked rice until it has completely cooled.
- Store in the fridge for a maximum of 1 day.
- Do not leave warm, cooked rice out on the kitchen side. The spores will germinate at room temperature.
These pancakes only require two ingredients so they are really simple to make. I use them as wraps, in the kids packed lunch, a side for almost any meal. They are especially good with a fried breakfast!
Makes 4 small pancakes
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Apples – Try being versatile with popular food items. As well as making treats like apple crisps or apple crumble, you can also try adding grated apple to a curry instead of mango chutney.
Bananas – We are all guilty of wasting bananas so why not try some of these recipes with your squidgy bananas. Banana and oat pancakes and banana bread.
Cornish Pasty – Pasties are great for using up any leftover meat or vegetables. Why not try my cheese and bacon pasty?
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As Christmas approaches I have to be as thrifty as ever when it comes to our food shop. This week I brought a lot of vegetables for our meals form the reduced section in Asda just so I could buy an extra present or two!
Chorizo and Paprika Potatoes
Chunky Potato and Bacon Soup
Mozzarella and Tomato Gnocchi
Tacos with homemade Quick Salsa and Taco Seasoning
Leftover Baked Potato Bar
At the end of the week I am always left with a few leftovers from lunches and dinners. This week I managed to picked up some baking potatoes that had been reduced to 5p, so I thought it would make a fun meal to combine them with the leftovers and a few extras. Both my kids loved being able to pick their own toppings and it was great not having waste any food!
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What do you do with your leftover vegetables from your roast dinner? This week I put mine with with an easy pasta bake and made it even more tasty by putting crispy bacon crumbs on top. If you are a vegetarian, feel free to substitute the bacon for breadcrumbs. Both my kids ate all their broccoli… probably something to do with it being covered in cheese sauce!
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