We don’t waste anything in our house, food in particular. I think it’s because food is literally FUEL for our jobs. But we’re also always on a budget, yes, tis life. With those two things in mind, I find myself getting more thrifty in kitchen, recreating meals from leftovers, and making do with the GOOD goods we got.
These leftover meal creations are what I call “peasant meals.” They are cheap (because they save us money), nutrient dense, and satisfying. And yes, they are tasty! In fact, they are some of the kiwi’s favorite meals, haha.
First up, Sprouted Brown Rice Pasta with Lentil Veggie Stew and Parmesan cheese.
We had 2 leftovers; sprouted GF noodles and Amy’s Organic Lentil Veggie stew. I drained the stew and tossed it with the noodles. Reheated and then added Parmesan, butter, and sriracha! Seriously, it’s delicious and so easy!
Second, salmon bean roll ups. Trust me, kids will even like this!
Just mix together leftover grilled or baked salmon with organic baked red beans (or black beans, northern beans, lentils, etc.) and a little sharp cheddar cheese. I mash up the beans a little before mixing. Then melt and spread on a gluten free tortilla (we use Udis Gluten Free) to roll it up. I often will add in salsa or a curry sauce to give it more flavor. Almond Cheese also works here if you can’t eat real cheese. Don’t do beans? Try it with mashed squash!
Last up, and one of my favorite, zucchini chickpea fish cakes! I posted this on Sizzlefish Blog a few weeks ago and just had to share again.Print
I know, lots of beans. But remember, if you soak them first, you can digest them better. Also, you can replace most of the beans with any other starchy vegetable or nut.
Well friends, that’s all I got. Maybe I should really go to the store now. Hmm….
Favorite meal to make with leftovers?