Leftover Food: Reuse Leftover Chicken, Fish and Vegetables into Delicious Recipes!
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Leftover Foods: Turn Them Into Delicious Recipes Again
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- The purpose of writing this hub is to reuse leftover foods, so that you can save money as well as avoid wastage of Food.
- This is a universal problem almost in every kitchen.
- You relish the freshly made bread, vegetables, cakes, desserts so much, but when you have leftovers, nobody in the family, not even you, want to eat it.
- But can you throw away the food you prepared with so much effort?
- No, you can't and you shouldn't.
- Food materials are as such so expensive and just remember and keep in mind, how many poor people have to sleep without any food, because they cannot afford it.
Here are some options to reuse the food which can be left in your kitchen.
Using Leftover Chicken and Fish to make delicious recipes
Many a times after you have hosted a big party---some pieces of fried fish or some grilled chicken pieces are leftover.
You can make them interesting enough to eat, although they are the leftovers.
1. If the chicken is boneless, it is easy. Fry some chopped onion, garlic, ginger, capsicum, green peas and add chicken pieces. Now combine either boiled rice or boiled pasta into it. Add salt, pepper, chilly flakes. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes and your tasty treat is ready.
2. The leftover chicken or fish pieces can also be added in fresh soups or gravies.
3. You can just use a little bit of imagination to convert leftover chicken into delicious kebabs and leftover fish into tempting fish balls.
4. You can shred the leftover chicken or fish into small pieces and spread them over a chapati or bread slice. Add grated cheese( optional), onion rings, lettuce leaves and tomato sauce. Roll them and your chicken roll or fish roll is ready to be eaten.
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How To Use Leftover Bread:
When the bread is freshly baked from the oven, it tastes delicious but when 2 or 3 slices are somehow left, it becomes hard and no one wants to eat them.
1. It is a good idea to cut the leftover bread into small squares, fry them and use them in soups and salads. The crispiness of such breads add to the taste of your soups and salads.
2. You can even use the leftover bread for binding purposes in cutlets and kebabs.
Just soak them in water for few seconds, squeeze out the water, mash and mix in the required mixture. This acts as a perfect binding ingredient.
3. You can dry the leftover bread in the Sun or simply microwave it for a minute. Later on grind it in the food processor to obtain home made breadcrumbs.
How To Use Leftover Vegetables, Lentils (Daal)
Mix Leftover Veggies and Lentils along with the Dough:
- You can mash and mix left over vegetables in the whole wheat dough to roll into chapatis or the Indian parathas or rolls.
- If required you can puree them or mash, before kneading along with the dough.
- Leftover daal or lentils, if mashed and kneaded with wheat flour, can be made into delicious parathas. You may add spices and coriander leaves, if you like.
- Similarly you might have some leftover boiled vegetables.
- Boiled leftover vegetables can be combined and mashed to make vegetable cutlets.
Add some spices and fresh mint leaves to enhance the flavuors.
Coat with breadcrumbs and shallow fry them.
- Leftover vegetables can be fried along with leftover white boiled rice. It wil taste better if fresh , fried onion rings are added to it along with fresh and green coriander.
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How To Use Leftover Fruits:
- . Some of the fruits like banana taste best when they are fresh.
If they are leftover for two days, no one wants to eat them.
You can mash them and add in cake batters to make lovely banana cakes.
Adding cinnamon powder and spices will add to its taste.
- Leftover fruits can be cut into small pieces and caramelized with a little sugar and cinnamon powder.
It tastes great as a dessert.
- Leftover fruits such as apple pieces, pineapple chunks, grapes etc. can be combined into custards or puddings.
- Overripe fruits can be combined into milkshakes or curd shakes.
Do you use leftover food in your kitchen again?
Why to reuse leftover food?
The main purpose of using leftover food is to avoid wastage and thereby save some money. In addition to the above mentioned recipes, there can be several other delicious options.
It generally happens after a party, that no one wants to eat the same food, which they relished the day before during the party.
With a little creativity and imagination, you can think of so many other ways to make the leftover foods tasty again.
In this way not only, will you save your money but save the planet as well, by not wasting food.
ALWAYS REMEMBER, THE FOOD YOU ARE THROWING, COULD HAVE BEEN A MEAL FOR SOME POOR PERSON!
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