Our favourite recipes for leftovers

01 January 2016

Let’s face it, sometimes our groceries end up in the bin a bit more often than we’d like. That got us thinking what recipes we in the Ideas team love that use up leftovers, older fruits and veg and foods close to their expiry date. Come over and have a taste!

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The energy boost super juice

Juices and smoothies have got to be the fastest way to use up fruits and veg you think might not last until the end of the week, plus they’re a big vitamin boost to boot. You can use almost anything but we found apples, mint, grapes, spinach and kale worked really well. Onions on the other hand, not so much...

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Cecilia’s brown banana muffins

This is a recipe our designer Cecilia got from her sister and has fast become a family favourite. Cecilia says the browner the banana, the better the flavour and she and her kids love to have them as an afternoon treat with some cold milk on the side. 

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“These muffins are great for using up brown bananas! At home my kids and I like to eat it as an afternoon treat.” 
 
Cecilia, Digital designer

Jamie’s Indonesian style fried rice

My recipe's a spin off an Indonesian dish which people typically make for breakfast using rice and leftovers from the night before. We normally make it for dinner at home, and it works great if you add leftover roast veg or meat too. You can add chilli or sprouts as you like and it’s really good with a fried egg on top!

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“We find ourselves cooking this all the time, it’s such an easy way to use up leftover rice, roast meat or veg, but it still tastes so fresh and the sauce makes it sing nicely.” 
 
Jamie, Writer

Gen’s pain perdue dessert

Making pain perdue is one of our Canadian stylist Gen’s favourite comfort foods from home. This recipe uses up leftover bread that’s baked in the oven and eaten hot covered in fresh fruit and maple syrup - the perfect pick me up for a cold winter evening! 

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“This is a perfect way to use your bread leftovers. But really, for me, it’s just another reason to get my maple syrup out on the table!” 
 
Gen, Stylist
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Photographer: Mats Ekdahl
Interior designer: Geneviève Jorn
Digital designer: Cecilia Englund
Copy writer: James Rynd
Editor: Linda Harkell