March is almost gone and spring is definitely on her way! I couldn't be happier! Spring is my favourite season!
Spring is all about fresh produce like green salads, crunchy radishes and watery, fresh cucumbers. I love all fresh produce, but sometimes we get carried away and order/buy way too much of something. Too many eggs, too many tomatoes, too much bread, carrots and even bananas. I am more aware now of food waste and try to use everything before it spoils.
The best way to use up leftover bread is to make bread pudding! Mix milk, raisins, brown sugar and orange zest! Cover bread slices and place in a baking tray. Bake until crunchy. Is just so good and such a quick and easy way to use up left-over bread.
Tomatoes are best used up by making tomato sauce. Cook tomatoes with olive oil, sugar, basil, oregano and a pinch of salt until it starts to thicken up. Pour it into jars and use it up for your sauces.
Leftover bananas are my favourite because I get to make banana bread, pancakes, banana muffins or this delicious sticky banana cake! A real treat, for sure! See my recipe card for my favourite banana treat!
The best way to use up leftover vegetables is by making soup or roasting them and serving them as a garnish for your fish or chicken.
Food waste is very real and it is up to us to try and minimise it as much as possible. I think that we are heading in the right direction and that more and more people are trying to use up all their leftovers in different ways. Nowadays, online resources are making it easier to find simple-to-follow recipes that only require a few ingredients! So more reason not to waste food and use up our leftovers!
I hope you find my tips useful when wondering what to do with the leftovers.
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Cristina is a food photographer, food stylist, and recipe developer, loves travelling and spending time with friends.