Earlier this week I made a caramel pavlova to take to a dinner party. Pavlova is a fun dessert but uses a lot of egg whites, leaving the chef with a bunch of leftover yolks. I really, really don't like to waste anything (for both economic and planetary reasons), so always plan to use any spare ingredients, or things due to go out of date, as soon as possible. Having a weekly menu helps! Here are some recipe ideas, if you find yourself with spare ingredients ...
Pavlova (or mini pavlovas, i.e. meringues)
Crème brûlée or café brûlée
Home made pizza
Pumpkin, feta, pine nut and rocket salad
Pumpkin, coriander and chilli scones (and good old pumpkin scones)
Hearty vegetable soup
Japanese chestnut pumpkin simmered in sake
Pumpkin soup with drizzled coriander pesto
Chocolate zucchini muffins
Zucchini, basil and feta fritters
Hmmmm, what have I forgotten? Another option, of course, is to skip recipes altogether, and throw leftovers into a stir fry or omelette, or a hearty soup.