Don't waste those Leftovers
By the end of each week my fridge is generally littered with the same leftover bits of vegetables:
- Half or part of a courgette
- ends of a pepper
- mostly broccoli stalk and the odd floret
- a couple of celery sticks
In order to save these items from the compost bin I have started a routine of cooking them all up along with a few other staples such as carrots, frozen sweetcorn and even some lentils to produce a lovely nutritious veggie puree.
There are 2 ways to make the puree. Either steam chopped veg for the appropriate amount of time or grate the veg and fry in a deep pan with just a little olive oil. I alternate depending on the veg I have.
I keep pouches and also ice cubes of these puree's in the freezer to use for:
- Adding to tomato pasta sauce
- Adding to pizza topping
- Using in pinwheels
- Mixing with sausage meat to make hidden veg sausage rolls
- Adding to pesto pasta
- Making savoury muffins
What veg do you have leftover that you could make into something rather than throwing away?
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