You know when you get a bee in your bonnet? Yesterday mine was my kitchen cupboards. Yep I know, not the most exciting blog topic but stay with me because a grey day in the lakes encouraged me get on with it!
It was one of those jobs I wished I'd never started but I'll admit I felt somewhat cleansed afterwards and it seemed sweeter when it resulted in me rustling up some home made granola with my findings!
The bulk of my cupboard foraging came from Christmas ingredients! Already feeling wasteful, there was no way I was just going to throw it all away so here's my recipe for granola using things I actually had in my cupboard!
My recipe filled two Kilner jars (the 7inch tall ones) and I had a small bowl to nibble on (obviously) It's yummy! I've looked online and I think it should keep for around two months because the fruit is dried but you may want to research it for yourself! And I dont honestly think it's going to last that long.
I've so far eaten this as a snack, for breakfast with milk and fresh fruit, and with my homemade banana ice cream! Recipe to come! It's nice when you can actually rustle something up from the depths of your cupboards!
I don't like food waste so often use leftovers for another meal. Recently I created (I'll use the term loosely) my dinner from some leftover spicy tomato chicken and some lingering items from the firdge! This was a case of being on my own for dinner so the risk was all mine, but it turned out to be yummy and pretty healthy, so here goes:
Ingredients (I did this for one and it was a big yummy bowl)
*Leftover spicy tomato chicken (used on pasta the night before, diced chicken, canned tomatoes, garlic, diced onion, diced pepper, chilli, paprika, oregano and a dash tobasco)
*1 small sweet potato
*1 small corgette
*1 small leek
*3 mushrooms quartered
*A chunk of cheddar, grated
*A knob of butter
*1 level teaspoon of dried thyme
*salt & pepper
*Whilst leftover chicken is gently heating in a saucepan prepare the vegetables
*Peel sweet potato, peel corgette, trim and rinse leek
*Using the veg peeler, shave ribbons of sweet potato
*Shave ribbons of corgette (Dice the watery centre, pat with kitchen towel and add to chicken, no waste here!)
*Cut leeks into 2inch pieces, cut lengthways and length ways again to create small ribbons.
*Melt a knob of butter in a pan and saute mushrooms with salt, pepper and thyme for 1 minute
*Add sweet potatoes and saute for two minutes
*Add leek and saute for 1 minute
*Add corgette and saute for 1 minute
*Season to taste and serve in a bowl
*Put the heated leftover spicy tomato chicken on the top and sprinkle with the cheese
A great way to clear the fridge, use leftovers and have some comforting cheese! A healthy and tasty leftovers dinner!
The other day I wanted some veggie goodness but also wanted to cosy up with a bit of comfort food. So on a mission not to venture the 50 metres to the shop (it was raining!) I spent a few minutes staring into the fridge hoping a meal would just appear on a plate! It didn't.
Anyway I did figure out what I could eat and I'll warn you, on paper this doesn't sound so great but it was really yummy! And I don't think it's too unhealthy! I just used what veg I had in but I'm sure you can play around with the contents of your fridge.. I winged it (My culinary speciality) with most of the quantities as I figured I could have any leftovers for next days lunch!
Enjoy a plate of cheesy goodness!
Hats off to social media for invading my news feed with an easy recipe! A recipe that's healthy, tasty and doesn't take a whole day to make!
Based on what I had in I made some changes and the hungry husband loved it when he got home after a long commute! After fifteen minutes prep before he got home, it probably took another fifteen minutes to cook - perfect! Have a look at this recipe from Food Network and get it made!
My changes were:
I like to keep an eye out for discounted meat when I'm shopping because let's be honest, we all like a bargain and if there's a tasty tea to be had - bonus! (is it tea or dinner? who knows!)
My meat bargain today was some lean pork mince at the grand price of £1.68! Cue pork meatballs in a tomato sauce served on pasta, yum!
This serves 2 but is quite filling so you may have enough to freeze a third portion!
For the meatballs:
This meal only cost me the price of the pork because I had everything else in the cupboard. It was tasty but I'll admit I overcooked the pasta...there's always something with pasta for me, too much, too little, too al dente! This time a little overcooked, some would say slimy.....😆Anyway, take note of the cooking instructions on your pasta!
Easy peasy - enjoy!
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